Today I am closing the Blog Tour for SOLACE HOUSE by Joy Ellis. This is a brilliant addition to the bestselling Detectives Jackman & Evans series and is a gripping pageturner you will be unable to put down.
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Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 6th October 2022
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Joy Ellis
A GRIPPING NEW CRIME THRILLER FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND BRITISH BOOK AWARDS CRIME & THRILLER OF THE YEAR NOMINEE JOY ELLIS.
From two-million-selling author Joy Ellis comes one of the most eagerly anticipated mysteries this year.
AN ISOLATED HOUSE WITH A TERRIBLE PAST. IS HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF FOR THE NEW FAMILY LIVING THERE?
Holly Stewart moved into Solace House wanting a fresh start for her and her family. She knew the property was cheap because a tragic murder had taken place there, but she didn’t know its full ghastly history.
Now, her husband’s lost his job, the children are bullied at school, and someone’s prowling around the garden at night. Someone who wants them gone.
Detective Jackman wants to help. Instead he’s pulled into a twenty-year-old cold case: the gruesome murder of a young woman whose head was never found. A new witness comes forward, claiming to have crucial evidence on what really happened that night.
Days later, a group of litter-pickers uncover black sacks containing dismembered human limbs. Attending the scene, Detective Marie Evans is shocked to see a strange symbol carved into the victim’s flesh: the same symbol found on the headless girl all those years ago.
The murders must be connected. But why has the killer struck again — after twenty years?
As the threats to the Stewart family escalate, Jackman must choose between helping people in the present and solving the crimes of the past.
DISCOVER A TOTALLY ENTHRALLING CRIME THRILLER.
This utterly gripping crime thriller is perfect for fans of L.J. Ross, Peter May, J.D. Kirk, Angela Marsons, J.M. Dalgliesh, Elly Griffiths or Ann Cleeves.
READERS LOVE SOLACE HOUSE:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Suspense and tension from beginning to end.” Bonita S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Many heart racing moments, great characters and a fabulous plot.” Amanda P.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Joy Ellis is AMAZING!” Nikki W.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.” Kimberly R.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Lots of surprises, shocks, twists, turns and murder!” Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What an ending!” Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “One of Joy Ellis’ best efforts!” Louise G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I couldn’t put it down. A cracking read. Highly recommended.” Larissa M.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A compulsive and unputdownable novel.” Sue W.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Solace House has it all — a carefully crafted plot, strong, likeable characters, and an atmospheric location.” Kathleen H.
DI Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team. DS Marie Evans is haunted by the loss of her husband in a motorbike accident. She is fiercely loyal to her friends and colleagues.
England’s rural fenland is a strange place, with its never-ending fields, winding tracks, and long straight droves (the old livestock routes) that lead to nowhere. The lonely lanes are flanked either side by deep drainage ditches and are, for a good part of the year, filled with tall, whispering reeds. Closer to the Wash, high seabanks form a barrier between river and marsh, and the richly fertile soil of the drained land. But when the mists come down, as they so often do, perspective is destroyed and all sense of direction lost, and then the fens become a rather frightening place of mystery and danger. Somewhere that you do not want to be at night.
Jackman and Evans are back in this stunning addition to the series. The books do work well as stand-alone but you will enjoy them all the more if you read them in sequence.
Things are pretty quiet on the crime front for a change so Jackman is tasked with looking into a cold case from many years ago. This involves liaising with Ashley from Locksford which brings new characters into the book adding interest and intrigue. A man has contacted Locksford with information can this be the key to solving the cold case? Or is it another attention seeker wasting police time? The answer is mind blowing.
There is also another story running alongside. Solace, a house with a very dark history has been bought and is now occupied by a family. When Jackman bumps into the owner, Holly he finds himself wanting to do everything he can to help this young family who have bought a whole lot of heartache. Someone wants them out but who? And why?
As the stories progress it becomes clear that the team are dealing with evilness on both fronts, an evilness the likes of which they have never seen and hope to never see again.
This is a gripping, page-turner of a book that had me gripped from the very first page. The suspense continues to ramp up all the way through and there are so many red herrings and twists and turns that you cannot fail to be totally hooked on the stories.
And the ending….. WOW just WOW I certainly didn’t see that coming.
An absolutely stunning book with a mind blowing ending this book is everything a crime thriller should be. Definitely 5 golden stars from me.
UK #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE JACKMAN & EVANS AND DI NIKKI GALENA SERIES; SHORTLISTED FOR BOOK OF THE YEAR FICTION: CRIME & THRILLER AT THE BRITISH BOOK AWARDS 2021
OVER 2 MILLION BOOKS SOLD!
Joy grew up and lived in Kent, trained in floristry in Mayfair and ran her own highly successful floristry business in Weybridge for many years. In the mid-1990s, she followed her lifelong love of books, first as the manager of an independent bookshop in Leatherhead, Surrey, then as a writer. When she retired, Joy and her partner Jacqueline and their two spaniels settled in a village just outside Boston, captivated by the Lincolnshire Fens.
Joy’s happy home life is far removed from her storylines, however, and while she loves living in the misty Fens, the area provides a remote and eerie backdrop to her novels. Joy is also able to add the authenticity vital to any crime thriller by drawing on Jacqueline’s inside knowledge, to confirm procedures and the reality of tackling brutal crime and criminals in a modern police force.
BOOKS BY JOY ELLIS
DI NIKKI GALENA SERIES:
CRIME ON THE FENS
SHADOW OVER THE FENS
HUNTED ON THE FENS
KILLER ON THE FENS
STALKER ON THE FENS
CAPTIVE ON THE FENS
BURIED ON THE FENS
THIEVES ON THE FENS
FIRE ON THE FENS
DARKNESS ON THE FENS
HIDDEN ON THE FENS
SECRETS ON THE FENS
FEAR ON THE FENS
DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 1-5 BOX SET
DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 1-3 BOX SET
DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 4-6 BOX SET
DETECTIVE NIKKI GALENA BOOKS 7-9 BOX SET
JACKMAN & EVANS SERIES:
THE MURDERER’S SON
THEIR LOST DAUGHTERS
THE FOURTH FRIEND
THE GUILTY ONES
THE STOLEN BOYS
THE PATIENT MAN
THE NIGHT THIEF
MATT BALLARD SERIES:
BEWARE THE PAST
FIVE BLOODY HEARTS
THE DYING LIGHT
TRICK OF THE NIGHT
JOFFE BOOKS MURDER MYSTERY & SUSPENSE SHORT STORY COLLECTION
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