Blog Tour Wrap Up – Hillary’s Back (Hillary Greene #18) by Faith Martin #netgalley #hillarysback #crimefiction @joffebooks @Faith.Martin_nov

Joffe Books, Faith Martin and I would like to say a massive thank you to all the wonderful bloggers, reviewers and readers who helped with the launch of HILLARY’S BACK. Your help is very much appreciated another #1 bestseller and that is down to your help you are all awesome xxx

What the bloggers and reviewers thought:

Robin Loves Reading

I loved this book by Faith Martin for more than one reason. For one thing, Hillary’s Back! That is plenty enough for me as I was able to read several prior books in this series and I just love the intrepid detective.

Sarah Lizzibeth

I thoroughly enjoyed this cleverly written story and I couldn’t wait to find out what the team would uncover and who had committed the crime, and why?!

Linda Strong Book Reviews

I have read this series from the first and each one just seems to get better and better. I have really enjoyed how much Hillary has changed since her first outing. I do hope the series continues as Hillary is a terrific character. The series is well written with plots that lead to unpredictable endings.

Elaine Tomasso

The novel is mostly told from Hillary and Gareth’s points of view with the odd paragraph from other characters, mostly designed to arouse suspicion in the reader. I think they work but I had an inkling from the start of who it was but not why. Hillary is a bit of a shadow of her former self as she is grieving. She’s still as sharp as a tack but not as sunny.

Loopy Laura

I thought that the way Faith Martin uses the new character of Gareth to introduce Hillary’s change of circumstances and role is really clever. It is a way to inform us of the processes involved in cold cases and the difference between this and usual police novels. It will suit previous fans of the series and also new ones like me

The Word is Out

There’s a good plot here with lots of clues and red herrings. The author keeps up the reader’s interest right to the end with an unexpected solution to the case.

Ginger Book Geek

‘Hillary’s Back’ is superbly written but then I think that to be true of all of Faith’s books.  She certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and subtly draw you into the story.  Once she has you in her grip, she won’t let you go.

Beyond the Books

Hillary is a great character and Faith has fully developed her to a level that it feels like home when I delve into the book. I get really stuck into the investigation alongside the team. The twist at the end that everyone expects, but no one knows when it will come, is an inevitable part of the book. Great stuff! Welcome back Hillary!

Nicki’s book blog

A strong determined lady with a caring heart and the tenacity of a rottweiler with a bone! A captivating plot to keep the grey matter active(which I always like) and a brilliantly written entertaining read. Keep ‘em coming!

Black Books Blog

Overall this is a great addition to the series and I really enjoyed the fact that Hillary was back, even though it was only due to her not getting over the death of her partner 18 months previous


Hillary’s Back (Hillary Greene #18)  AMAZON GOODREADS

Author – Faith Martin

Publisher – Joffe Books crime thrillers and mystery

Genre – Crime Fiction

Publication Date – 14th February 2020

ONE OF THE WORLD’S FAVOURITE DETECTIVES RETURNS.

A BRAND NEW MYSTERY IN THE MILLION-SELLING SERIES.

DETECTIVE HILLARY GREENE IS BACK!

Eighteen months after Hillary suffered a personal tragedy, she is throwing herself into her work to try to get over it.

Former soldier Gareth Proctor joins her team and finds himself quickly growing to enjoy his new environment.

The first cold case he works on is the murder of Andrew Feeley.

In 2012, this twenty-one-year-old was found dead in the woods near his home, killed by a single stab wound to the chest from his own knife.

Andrew was extremely unpopular. He was a drug dealer, pimp and bully. His stepdad was one of the main suspects, as they hated each other and often came to blows. Other suspects include Toby Truman and his mother Debbie. Andrew was responsible for getting Toby hooked on drugs.

Given Andrew’s criminal background, his murder is thought to be drug-related.

But Hillary’s not buying it — she knows it’s personal. And a search of the Feeleys’ garden turns up some chilling evidence.

HILLARY GREENE RETURNS TO ONE OF HER TOUGHEST CASES YET.

This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.


My Review


HILLARY GREENE RETURNS TO ONE OF HER TOUGHEST CASES YET.

This is a crime mystery full of well-observed characters, which will have you gripped from start to the absolutely thrilling conclusion.

Perfect for fans of Betty Rowlands, Agatha Christie, LJ Ross, TE Kinsey, J.R. Ellis, Helen Cox, M.C. Beaton, or Clare Chase.

What readers are saying about Hillary’s Back!
“So glad Hillary is back – absolutely loved the other books in the series and really enjoyed this one too.” Nerys

“Would give more than 5 stars if I could.” Barbara

“The plotting is perfect, as always, with plenty of twists and red herrings.” Amanda

“Once I started reading her newest cold case, I was once again hooked.” Renee

“I love Faith Martin and enjoy every book that I read from her, and this book definitely ranks high on my list.” Robin

THE DETECTIVE
DI Hillary Greene
An attractive, single woman just over fifty, Hillary Greene was a police officer of many years’ experience (earning the rank of DI) and came up through the ranks. Consequently, she knew how the system worked, and was always fiercely loyal to the force without being blinkered to its faults. Forced to retire early through no fault of her own, she has now returned to the force as a civilian consultant on cold cases.

DI HILLARY GREENE SERIES
BOOK 1: MURDER ON THE OXFORD CANAL
BOOK 2: MURDER AT THE UNIVERSITY
BOOK 3: MURDER OF THE BRIDE
BOOK 4: MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
BOOK 5: MURDER IN THE FAMILY
BOOK 6: MURDER AT HOME
BOOK 7: MURDER IN THE MEADOW
BOOK 8: MURDER IN THE MANSION
BOOK 9: MURDER IN THE GARDEN
BOOK 10: MURDER BY FIRE
BOOK 11: MURDER AT WORK
BOOK 12: MURDER NEVER RETIRES
BOOK 13: MURDER OF A LOVER
BOOK 14: MURDER NEVER MISSES
BOOK 15: MURDER AT MIDNIGHT
BOOK 16: MURDER IN MIND
BOOK 17: HILLARY’S FINAL CASE
Book 18: HILLARY’S BACK!


Author Bio

Faith Martin was born in Oxford, and has spent all her life within twenty miles of the university city, even working at Somerville College for five years before turning to writing full-time. The author of the popular DI Hillary Greene novels, she also writes more classic-style ‘whodunits’ under the pen name Joyce Cato, but began her writing career as Maxine Barry, winning an award for penning romance novels! A popular writer for over 25 years, she has had nearly 50 novels published so far. Her hobbies include walking her now ageing dog, wildlife-watching, reading and (reluctantly) gardening.

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