Today I am thrilled to be kicking off the Blog Tour for book 10 in the Nikki Galena series by the phenomenal Joy Ellis. Darkness on the Fens is another totally gripping addition to this bestselling series. I am lucky enough to have read every book in this series but they work perfectly as stand alone.
Darkness on the Fens (Nikki Galena #10) by Joy Ellis
Available from AMAZON
Do you love addictive detective mysteries? Then try this book by a multiple #1 best-selling author now. You won’t be able to put it down. It’s a totally enthralling read.
A SERIAL KILLER ON A POISONOUS MISSION PUSHES NIKKI AND HER TEAM TO BREAKING POINT
Revellers are flocking into Greenborough for the yearly Dark Greenborough Festival, a three-day event celebrating local folklore, superstition and the darker side of life.
What the public doesn’t know is that there has been a warning sent to the police, saying that Greenborough will be a very dangerous place this year. The anonymous letter ends with the Latin phrase, Mors certa, hora incerta: Death is certain, the hour uncertain.
DI Nikki Galena and her team soon discover this is no hoax, as people start dying from what appears to be alcoholic poisoning. Things rapidly escalate, and as the deaths get more horrific, Nikki realises they have a serial killer in their midst.
A NIGHTMARE HUNT FOR A KILLER DURING THEIR BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR.
Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the heart-stopping ending.
This is book ten of the international best-selling books featuring Nikki Galena.
DI Nikki Galena: A police detective with nothing left to lose, she’s seen a girl die in her arms and her own family destroyed. She’s tough on criminals but fiercely loyal to her team.
DS Joseph Easter is the squeaky-clean member of the team. But his nickname “Holy Joe” belies his former life as a soldier. He has a daughter and an ex-wife who wants his attention.
The Lincolnshire Fens: great open skies brood over marshes, farmland, and nature reserves. It is not easy terrain for the Fenland Constabulary to police, due to the distances between some of the remote fen villages, the dangerous and often misty lanes, and the poor telephone coverage. There are still villages where the oldest residents have never set foot outside their own farmland and a visit to the nearest town is a major event. But it has a strange airy beauty to it, and above it all are the biggest skies you’ve ever seen.
DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVOURITE MYSTERY SERIES NOW
Ahhh book 10. Settling down to read a Nikki Galena book is like having a catch up with a dear friend.
The character is sheer brilliance, feisty, caring, resourceful and unique. I have read all this series (well I have read every book Joy Ellis has written) and thought I knew all there was to know about Nikki but while reading this I realised the character still has plenty more to give.
Her partner, Joseph Easton, is the perfect balance to Nikki. He is calm, rational and sensitive. But, like with Nikki, there is more to learn about his character. Emotionally damaged by his military past Joseph sometimes has difficulty holding it all together. His determination to protect the people he loves has no boundaries.
Then there is the story, Dark Greenborough! The title of this book is probably the most perfect title I have seen in a long time, Darkness on the Fens, it is that alright. Someone is committing heinous murders. Victims are suffering agonising deaths and nobody can help just stand there and watch the suffering. On its own this would be bad enough but it is Dark Greenborough weekend and the area is full of strangers dressed as evil characters from the past. The perfect cover for a murderer. Nikki and her team are up against it even with the help of Morgan and Connor the clues are very elusive. Can this maniac be stopped?
This is a fast-paced, adrenaline pumping read. Joy Ellis at her very best. I started turning the pages and couldn’t stop savouring every page and wondering what will happen next all the way to the explosive ending. WOW! The best Joy Ellis book yet. Yes I know I always say that but it is always true this author gets better book by book and I hope she has plenty more to give.
5 Golden stars from me.
JOY ELLIS – Author Bio
UK #1 Best Seller with THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS and THE FOURTH FRIEND
Over 1 million books sold!
“I was born in Kent but spent most of my working life in London and Surrey. I was an apprentice florist to Constance Spry Ltd, a prestigious Mayfair shop that throughout the sixties and seventies teemed with both royalty and ‘real’ celebrities. What an eye-opener for a working-class kid from the Garden of England! I swore then, probably whilst I was scrubbing the floor or making the tea, that I would have a shop of my own one day. It took until the early eighties, but I did it. Sadly the recession wiped us out, and I embarked on a series of weird and wonderful jobs; the last one being a bookshop manager. Surrounded by books all day, getting to order whatever you liked, and being paid for it! Oh bliss!
And now I live in a village in the Lincolnshire Fens with my partner, Jacqueline, and our four Springer spaniels. I had been writing mysteries for years but never had the time to take it seriously. Now I write full time, and as my partner is a highly decorated retired police officer; I find I have an in-house consultant on hand to make sure that the police and judicial procedure is correct. She also makes very good tea! I have set my crime thrillers here in the misty fens because I sincerely love the remoteness and airy beauty of the marshlands. This area is steeped in superstitions and lends itself so well to murder!
Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza, Mel Sherratt, Angela Marsons, Colin Dexter, or Ruth Rendell.
ALSO BY JOY ELLIS
THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES
Book 1: CRIME ON THE FENS
Book 2: SHADOW OVER THE FENS
Book 3: HUNTED ON THE FENS
Book 4: KILLER ON THE FENS
Book 5: STALKER ON THE FENS
Book 6: CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
Book 7: BURIED ON THE FENS
Book 8: THIEVES ON THE FENS
Book 9: FIRE ON THE FENS
Book 10: DARKNESS ON THE FENS