Day 16 of my Advent Book Blog and today in the limelight is THE OTHER VICTIM by Helen H Durrant. This is book 2 in the fantastic Matt Brindle series.
THE OTHER VICTIM by Helen H. Durrant
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A BRAND NEW DETECTIVE MYSTERY FROM #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT
Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.
But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar.
Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.
DI Matt Brindle discovers disturbing connections to organised crime and a sleazy night club. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?
This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.
What the Bloggers thought:
I have no idea where to start with this novel, there’s just so much packed into it! There’s murder, kidnapping, dodgy business men, gangsters…see what I mean? That isn’t even the tip of the iceberg. Read more here
There are twists and turns galore with a riveting ending. Reading this author’s other books/series, I expected a suspenseful mystery filled with nefarious suspects and otherwise, solid characters … and I was not disappointed. Read more here
Wowzers Helen H. Durrant has come up with the goods again and this is one hell of a read. The story hits the ground running and maintains the pace throughout. From the moment I picked the book up, I was hooked on the story. Read more here
Written in Helen Durrant’s inimitable style, this is not a book which the reader will pick up and put down. The reader is impelled to keep turning the pages until the end is reached and one is left with a burning desire to read the next one in the series. Read more here
There were plenty of twists and turns to the plot. Every time I thought I had worked out whodunnit, I’d discover it was yet another red herring. Read more here
The book starts off fast and the plot and story line don’t slow down until the end, which I felt was very well written and tied up most of the loose ends very nicely. Read more here
This is a well written, enjoyable story. I will be honest and say that it didn’t really grip me like her other books have done and I did find it almost a little bit more of a cosy crime at times than a fast paced action police procedural but it was a great story and I enjoyed reading it, and there is nothing wrong with a bit of cosy crime every now and again! Read more here
The plot-itself is fast paced with little unnecessary fluff to get bogged down with.
So after reading all of Helen’s detective novels I got so excited when she released her latest “His third victim” and I was NOT disappointed. This is a nail biting page turner for sure. Full of twist you do not see coming. Read more here
Also by Helen H Durrant
THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
BOOK 8: DEAD BAD
THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL
Book 1: HIS THIRD VICTIM