Today I am sharing my review as part of the Blog Tour for MURDER AMONG FRIENDS by Janice Frost. This is the first book in a stunning new series and has all the makings of another bestselling series.
MURDER AMONG FRIENDS
Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 5th November 2020
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Janice Frost
DISCOVER A BRAND-NEW SERIES FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST.
Meet Jane Bell. After her husband dies she leaves her job as a teacher to volunteer as a special constable with the police.
On her very first shift Jane is called to the scene of a murder. A young man has dragged himself to the top of Greestone Stairs to die. Following her instincts, Jane finds herself becoming very involved in the case . . .
For Detective Steph Warwick, specials have no place in a murder investigation — and this upstart rookie is meddling where she doesn’t belong.
The victim ran a group at the university teaching men how to pick up women. Jane and Steph must venture into a dark and dangerous world of online misogyny.
Steph knows about abusive men. But can she work with Jane to put this killer behind bars?
MURDER AMONG FRIENDS is the tantalizing first instalment in the new Warwick and Bell series.
Perfect for fans of Ruth Rendell, Helen H. Durrant and Michael Hambling.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT MURDER AMONG FRIENDS
“A truly fascinating and intriguing storyline.” Ray G.
“A great read that pulls you in right from the start. I couldn’t put it down and finished it within a few hours. Janice really knows how to write and pull you in.” Erin S.
“Well written, fast and with a relevant plot line and interesting characters. Has the potential to be the start of a decent new crime series.” Donna B.
“Full of everything: twists, turns and dynamo . . . plenty of gripping moments . . . this book is tremendously written, right till the last page. I highly recommend it to readers.” Booklover Bev
“Have read other works by Janice Frost, she has a unique ability to give us the setting that draws the readers in. A new series and looking for more!” Ellen W.
“It’s a good mystery that I was fully immersed in and definitely recommend.” Hannelore C.
“For the first book in a new series, I’m excited to see where Frost takes it and would recommend to other readers who enjoy a detective ‘whodunnit’ book!” Rebecca P.
“Really enjoyed this book it was full of twists that kept me guessing and was a thrill ride. Had me hooked from page one and I read it in one sitting as I couldn’t put it down. Very good read, most enjoyable.” Dawn L.
“A good well written, fast paced thriller which held my interest throughout.” Carol D.
MEET THE DETECTIVES
SPC Jane Bell is forty-five, a widow of three years following the premature death of her husband, Sam. She has two grown-up children, Patrick and Norah, who are pursuing careers in London. After Sam’s death, Jane makes some changes to her life. She downsizes from their large family home in the country to a cottage in Lincoln.
DI Stephanie Warwick is thirty-five. She left school at eighteen and worked in a bank before joining the police force. She is haunted by her ex-boyfriend, Cal. He attempted to kill her twelve years ago, and murdered her best friend.
ALSO BY JANICE FROST
THE COMPLETE MERRY & NEAL MYSTERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Book 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS
Book 5: DIRTY SECRETS
Book 6: MURDEROUS SECRETS
THE WOMAN ON THE CLIFF
This is first in a new series by Janice Frost.
Jane is very excited to begin work as a Special Police Officer but she certainly doesn’t expect to come accross a dead body on her first shift. The detective that arrives is Steph and she obviously doesn’t approve of SPOs and the pair are at loggerheads before they start. Jane is a dedicated person who puts 100% into everything and a very caring personality and she is eager to do some investigation and does so, an action that puts her in trouble with Steph.
Steph has baggage a traumatic past that has made her erect very tough walls around her, however, these walls are not big enough or strong enough to stop her being haunted by Cal.
Following the discovery of Mark’s body it isn’t too long before another body turns up and that turns out to be someone Jane has been talking to bringing the wrath of Steph down on her head closely followed by suspension.
As the police try to untangle the clues Jane does her own amateur investigating.
This is an intriguing mystery that keeps the pages turning with the clashes between the two women bringing a different aspect to the story making it all the more unique.
A very good read. Thank you to netgalley and Joffe Books for the advance digital copy. This is my unbiased review.
Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.