Today I am closing the Blog Tour for THE WRONG WOMAN by Helen H Durrant. This is book 3 in the brilliant Detectives Lennox & Wilde series and is a gripping read you wont want to miss. Available at a special discounted price for launch you can buy the ebook from Amazon for just 99p / 99c
THE WRONG WOMAN
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 18th February 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Helen H Durrant
MEET DETECTIVES HARRY LENNOX AND JESS WILDE IN THIS BRILLIANT CRIME SERIES SET IN THE PICTURESQUE PENNINE FOOTHILLS IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND.
A BRAND-NEW MYSTERY FROM #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT THAT WILL HAVE YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM PAGE ONE. FAST-PACED AND FULL OF SURPRISES.
Detectives Harry Lennox and Jess Wilde have never seen anything like it. The dead woman is dressed up like a Victorian doll. She’s wearing a long, white dress, a bloodstained blonde wig, and a mask with red, cupid-bow lips.
Beneath the mask, her face is beaten so badly it’s unrecognisable.
DNA identifies the victim as Lori Lansing, who was kidnapped three weeks ago. Her wealthy husband paid half a million pounds to secure her release — but he never saw his wife again.
Then another young woman is reported missing.
Could Harry and Jess be hunting a serial killer?
Meanwhile Harry’s past might finally be catching up with him. And Jess’s new man seems just too good to be true.
A MYSTERY FULL OF STUNNING TWISTS WHICH YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT DOWN.
Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Joy Ellis.
READERS LOVE THE WRONG WOMAN:
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow, what a book! I could not put it down.” Nauld D.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Unputdownable . . . Some of the twists are beyond diabolical. Excellent read!” Jen T.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved it! Better than ever.” Aileen G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “What I love about this book is there are so many twists and things you do not see coming.” Michelle G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Twists and red herrings abound in this addictive police procedural.” Bonita S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Had me reading into the wee small hours . . . Brilliant read. I highly recommend.” Debra G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “An unputdownable thriller . . . I love this series.” Booklover Bev
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Enthralling . . . Keeps the reader engrossed until the final pages!” Rita H.
DI HARRY LENNOX began his career in Glasgow, but due to a traumatic incident, transferred to Ryebridge. He blames a Scottish villain for what happened and is afraid that he’ll catch up with him. Harry is a single, thirtysomething with a chaotic lifestyle.
DS JESS WILDE is in her early thirties. She is unattached and keen to progress in her career. She gets on well with Harry. He doesn’t have much time for protocol, and this suits her. She is critical of how he lives. She has recently bought her first property locally.
Welcome to Ryebridge in the North of England. Nestled in the picturesque Pennine foothills, it appears to be an idyllic place. But the former cotton town has suffered a steady decline into hard times. With the mills gone and little to take their place, it’s become a breeding ground for fledgling criminals. Manchester gangs soak up money-hungry youths and put them to work. The streets are dangerous, the people scared, all of which belies the beauty of the town’s scenic surroundings. The backbone of England has a heavy load to bear.
This is book 3 in the Harry Lennox series but would work perfectly as stand alone. However, you will relate to the back story better if you have read the first 2 books.
The story begins with the discovery of a body dressed in historical garments including a mask. Identification is difficult owing to the damage inflicted on her but everything points to her being the kidnapped wife of a wealthy businessman. As the team being investigation they realise they have very little to go on and need to wait for the pathology and forensics to help them out. As the results come in all is not as it seems someone is going to extraordinary lengths to send the team down false trails. The favourite suspect turns out to have the best alibi possible and other suspects are few and far between.
As the team manage to make progress Harry begins to fear that his nemesis has tracked him down and if he is right there is trouble afoot for everyone.
The characters continue to develop I especially like Harry, he comes accross as a hard man but we suspect underneath the act is big softie and like a lot of men is reluctant to commit and put down roots despite Jess’ efforts to persuade him to buy his own place.
Jess makes a perfect contrast to Harry being caring and organised so they make a good team. The other team members are coming more to the forefront and developing well.
This is an absolutely brilliant read that is perfect for anyone who loves Crime Fiction.
Helen H Durrant
OVER 1 MILLION BOOKS SOLD!
Helen is one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation and began writing when she retired from her job at a local college. Born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother the family settled in a Pennine village between the counties of Lancashire and Yorkshire. It is an environment which has shaped her stories. Writing is a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps her busy, and tuned in.
Helen’s children are all grown-up and she has five grandchildren.
BOOKS BY HELEN H. DURRANT
CALLADINE & BAYLISS SERIES:
- DEAD WRONG
- DEAD SILENT
- DEAD LIST
- DEAD LOST
- DEAD & BURIED
- DEAD NASTY
- DEAD JEALOUS
- DEAD BAD
- DEAD GUILTY
- DEAD WICKED
- DEAD SORRY
- DEAD REAL
DI GRECO SERIES:
- DARK MURDER
- DARK HOUSES
- DARK TRADE
- DARK ANGEL
DI MATHEW BRINDLE SERIES:
- HIS THIRD VICTIM
- THE OTHER VICTIM
DCI RACHEL KING SERIES:
- NEXT VICTIM
- TWO VICTIMS
- WRONG VICTIM
- FORGOTTEN VICTIM
- LAST VICTIM
DETECTIVES LENNOX & WILDE SERIES:
- THE GUILTY MAN
- THE FACELESS MAN
- THE WRONG WOMAN
- DETECTIVES LENNOX & WILDE BOOKS 1-2
DETECTIVE ALICE ROSSI MYSTERY SERIES:
- THE ASH LAKE MURDERS
- DETECTIVES CALLADINE & BAYLISS BOOKS 1-3
- THE DETECTIVE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES BOOKS 1-9 BOX SET
- DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOOKS 1-3
- THE COMPLETE DETECTIVE STEPHEN GRECO BOX SET
- THE DETECTIVE RACHEL KING BOOKS 1-3
- DETECTIVE MATT BRINDLE DOUBLE-BOOK BOX SET
- JOFFE BOOKS MURDER MYSTERY & SUSPENSE SHORT STORY COLLECTION
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