Today I am opening the BLOG TOUR for a new addition to the Detective Siv Drummond series by the critically acclaimed Gretta Mulrooney. MURDER BY THE SHORE is book 4 and a fantastic read I was unable to put down.
MURDER BY THE SHORE
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 19th May 2022
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Gretta Mulrooney
DETECTIVE SIV DRUMMOND IS BACK IN THIS GRIPPING NEW MURDER MYSTERY YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN.
Welcome to Seascape house.
A beautiful family home by the coast. Where someone is hiding a terrible secret.
Lyra Pullman has been waiting for this day. Her fourth birthday party. But when her guests come knocking, she is nowhere to be found.
Little Lyra lies dead in the Wendy house at the bottom of the garden. Suffocated.
Her grandad couldn’t save her because he’s been murdered too. In a mess of blood and rainbow cake.
Lyra’s distraught parents turn to Detective Siv Drummond for answers. They point to a long list of suspects, from Lyra’s dangerously dysfunctional aunt to the stranger her grandad was meeting in secret.
But Siv is not convinced. Are Lyra’s parents telling her the whole truth?
Maybe life by the sea was as blissful as they want her to believe.
But what if they’re lying?
Perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, Jane Adams, Tana French, Liane Moriarty, Ruth Rendell or Rachel Caine.
MEET THE DETECTIVE
Detective Inspector Siv Drummond is widowed following a tragic accident involving her husband. With everything in London reminding her of the past, she moves from a high-profile squad with the Met to a new job as DI in her old hometown — sleepy, seaside Berminster. She’s still grieving and lonely, but she’s a fighter and she’s smart, which earns her the respect of her colleagues DS Ali Carlin and DC Patrick Hill, and the grudging approval of her DCI, who wants his protégé to get her job.
PRAISE FOR GRETTA MULROONEY:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I was hooked from the start and had difficulty putting it down. Brilliantly written with a very clever plot.” Mandy B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A good read which kept me guessing. Looking forward to the next one. ” Barbara
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An enjoyable book . . . Colourful cast of characters and an unusual setting.” Paul
“It kept me guessing until the very end. Superbly written book as usual from one of my favourite authors.” Greta
⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An absorbing read with several twists and turns . . . I’m already looking forward to the next novel.” Elaine T.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The host of characters keep the book chugging along at an ideal pace and it is one of those books that you don’t like to put down.” Iain
Detective Siv Drummond is back in this 4th addition to the series. If you haven’t read the first 3 books you don’t know what you are missing but it won’t matter as this works perfectly as stand alone.
The book begins with the heartrending murder of a little girl on her 4th birthday and her grandfather. If that isn’t sad enough the bodies are found by people arriving for a much anticipated birthday party. What has gone so terribly wrong that a family who have pulled out all the stops to give a little girl the party of her dreams are now either dead or bereft?
As Siv and her colleague arrive and begin their investigation they suspect the fractured family are hiding something, but what?
This is a very intriguing story with a lot going on and many, many red herrings, dead ends and shocks , seemingly in every page that I just had to keep reading.
Characters that I love continue to grow and develop their uniqueness just a little more and as always Gretta ends the book leaving the reader hoping the next one is not too far away so that we can find out where the ‘teaser’ is going.
Absolutely brilliant read I can’t wait for book 5.
Gretta Mulrooney was born in London of Irish parents and did an English degree in Derry. She has been published for over twenty-five years; children’s books, short stories, literary fiction which won critical acclaim and crime fiction. She has also written for the BBC and Radio Four.
Gretta has always been an avid reader of crime fiction and decided, in retirement, to turn to crime. She has written seven novels featuring a London based private detective, Tyrone Swift: She has also started a new police-based series featuring DI Siv Drummond, set in the fictional Sussex town of Berminster.
BOOKS BY GRETTA MULROONEY
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR SIV DRUMMOND SERIES
Book 1: THESE LITTLE LIES
Book 2: NEVER CAME HOME
Book 3: MURDER IN MALLOW COTTAGE
Book 4: MURDER BY THE SHORE
THE TYRONE SWIFT DETECTIVE SERIES
Book 1: THE LADY VANISHED
Book 2: BLOOD SECRETS
Book 3: TWO LOVERS, SIX DEATHS
Book 4: WATCHING YOU
Book 5: LOW LAKE
Book 6: YOUR LAST LIE
Book 7: HER LOST SISTER
Book 8: MURDER IN PEMBROKESHIRE
Book 9: DEATH BY THE THAMES
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