Today I am closing the Blog Tour for THE LOST BROTHER by Gretta Mulrooney. This is a fabulous addition to the bestselling Tyrone Swift series and is a gripping pageturner.
We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the launch, your support is very much appreciated.
THE LOST BROTHER
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 5th October 2022
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Gretta Mulrooney
You stare hard at the man in the photo, you’re sure that’s your brother. But he’s been dead for years . . . hasn’t he?
Steve was just four years old when he was told his two-year-old brother Zac had died. Steve remembers his brother’s strawberry-shaped birthmark and the missing little finger on his left hand.
Now, over twenty years later, Steve stumbles across a photo of a man with the exact same birthmark and missing left finger. He looks the same age as Zac would have been — could this mysterious man be Steve’s lost brother?
Detective Tyrone Swift is called in to investigate. But Steve and Zac’s mother is dead, their father long gone, and there’s no official record of Zac’s death. But when Swift finds letters belonging to their mum, his whole investigation is turned on its head.
Swift is also battling his own increasingly complicated personal life as he deals with his daughter moving away.
Swift must focus and find out the truth, no matter what the cost . . .
Perfect for fans of Joy Ellis, Tana French, Val McDermid, Robert Galbraith, Ann Cleeves, Jane Adams and Elly Griffiths.
READERS LOVE THE LOST BROTHER:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Another winner — engrossing and suspenseful mystery with plenty of plot turns and twists . . . !” Bonita S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved it! . . . A great mystery with an excellent ending.” Hannelore C.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What a big twisty read this is, so bang on with every chapter you read right to the end.” Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “The plot unfolds beautifully and uncovers many unexpected hidden secrets.” Amanda P.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved it — read it in one sitting.” Aileen G., NetGalley reviewer
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I’ve only just discovered Gretta Mulrooney and I am SO happy I have. Her books are such a treat.” Kathy H.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Plenty of surprises along the way. Completely recommended.” John, M.
Tyrone Swift is an ex-police detective who now works privately. He’s survived a stabbing and his fiancée running off with another man. Swift’s personal life is complicated, to say the least.
I do love the Tyrone Swift series it has the right balance between personal lives and the story. They are always full of intrigue that keeps the reader guessing all the way through.
It is usual for Tyrone to be asked to help with cases that nobody else wants and his solve rate is impressive. However, when Steve asks for help Tyrone is left wondering if this is a case he should have declined. His client is an anxious young man who has led an introverted life spending much of it alone. His father died when he was young and his younger brother died when Steve was just 4. Now his mother has also died so he is all alone in the world His Aunt and cousins he rarely has contact with so when he sees a man accidentally caught in a photograph that has the unique birthmark and hand defect that his brother had. Confused as to how this could be Tyrone is tasked with finding him.
Tyrone is afraid that he will be opening Pandora’s box and the truth may be a long way from the answers Steve is craving.
is a gripping story that had me turning page after page. So many secrets and so many dead ends this is a thankless task for Tyrone but he is nothing if not determined so if anyone can find out the truth he can. I had several theories along the way and turned out all of them were wrong. I really enjoyed reading about the different people and their lives, lies and secrets.
What I did learn from reading this book is that you don’t have to like the characters to really enjoy the book. I love Tyrone and his relationship with Branna is heartwarming. The characters in the story in the main were hard people to like and I found myself feeling sorry for Steve that life had dealt him such a bad hand of cards but not liking them brought a new dimension to the story and I think that helped to make it even more unputdownable.
A brilliant read as always. Thank you so much to Joffe Books and the author for the advance copy. This is my unbiased review.
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 nine 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
THE TYRONE SWIFT DETECTIVE SERIES:
THE LADY VANISHED
TWO LOVERS, SIX DEATHS
YOUR LAST LIE
HER LOST SISTER
MURDER IN PEMBROKESHIRE
DEATH BY THE THAMES
BOUND BY LIES: THE DETECTIVE TYRONE SWIFT TRILOGY
DETECTIVE TYRONE SWIFT BOOKS 4–6 BOX SET
THE COMPLETE TYRONE SWIFT MYSTERY BOX SET
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR SIV DRUMMOND:
THESE LITTLE LIES
NEVER CAME HOME
MURDER IN MALLOW COTTAGE
MURDER BY THE SHORE
DETECTIVE SIV DRUMMOND BOOKS 1–3 BOX SET
OUT OF THE BLUE
COMING OF AGE
JOFFE BOOKS MURDER MYSTERY & SUSPENSE SHORT STORY COLLECTION
FOLLOW GRETTA ON
I am always on the look out for bloggers and reviewers if you are interested you can sign up via the links below:
Bloggers or reviewers interested in joining Blog tours: https://mailchi.mp/74b299fbb681/bloggersignup