Today on my blog I am hosting a #GUESTREVIEW by the lovely BOOKLOVER BEV as part of the BOOK TOUR for THE MARLOW MURDERS by Biba Pearce
THE MARLOW MURDERS
Format – Kindle
Publisher – Joffe Books
Publication Date – 24th October 2023
Genre – Crime thriller, mystery and suspense
Author – Biba Pearce
FULL OF TWISTS AND TURNS, A HEARTSTOPPING MYSTERY FROM YOUR NEW CRIME FICTION OBSESSION: BIBA PEARCE.
Debby Morris, mother of two, goes to a Christmas party at historic Hollyhock Manor in Marlow, and never comes home.
A MISSING MOTHER.
Her phone, handbag and Santa’s elf hat are found in a park near the River Thames. The police issue a nationwide search, but Debby is nowhere to be found.
Three weeks later, Debby’s body, still in her elf costume, is discovered five miles downstream from where she disappeared.
A DETECTIVE ON THE BRINK.
Detective Rob Miller is pulled from compassionate leave and put in charge. He’s still reeling from his last botched case, and he knows all eyes are on him — waiting to see if he’ll crack.
Meanwhile, another body is found with their throat slashed . . . and a link is discovered between the two cases that changes everything.
A RACE AGAINST TIME TO STOP A KILLER.
Rob and his team will need to pull out all the stops to catch a twisted killer before anyone else dies.
AN UNSTOPPABLE CRIME MYSTERY THAT YOU WON’T BE ABLE TO PUT DOWN.
This gripping page-turner is perfect for fans of Helen H. Durrant, Mick Herron, Joy Ellis, Angela Marsons, Rachel McLean, Alex Smith and J.M. Dalgliesh.
MEET THE DETECTIVE
DI ROB MILLER
An ambitious young detective gunning for promotion. He will do anything for his job, but can he also keep his personal life under control? His fourteen-month-old son is still keeping him up at night, but at least he has his dog.
The Murder Investigation Team is based out of leafy Putney, with its overgrown often-flooded riverbanks. One way the river Thames leads into central London, the other out into the countryside. It’s an idyllic setting that masks a criminal underworld.
READERS LOVE BIBA PEARCE:
‘Slick, clever and beautifully contrived, this is one of the best police procedurals I have read in ages.’ Brown Flopsy Reviews
‘What a twist at the end. I’d never have guessed.’ Bookchatter Reviews
‘There is a twist at the end that I really didn’t see coming. I had to explain to my other half why I was shouting at my kindle.’ Ebookwyrm Reviews
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Loved it!’ Aileen G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘If you like a police procedural thriller that is accurate and gripping, then this is the book for you.’ Mandy B.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I have been eagerly waiting to get my hands on this one and it didn’t disappoint.’ Nigel A.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Was looking forward to this book and I loved it. Story was great. Full of twists and turns. Kept me intrigued.’ Michelle G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An utterly captivating story that I stayed up late into the night to finish.’ Mags N.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Gritty and a real thriller which is not for the faint hearted.’ Debra G.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another wonderful thriller by Biba Pearce that I couldn’t put down!’ Rita H.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘An absolute gem of a read.’ Anne M.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Believable, likable characters and a fast-paced plot that keeps you hooked I read this book in one day.’ Karen C.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I loved how it all intertwined and came together nicely. Not one to be missed.’ Carol S.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Such a unique book, I loved the plot and oh my god the characters we’re so amazing!!’ Mai H.
Review by Booklover Bev
Marlow Buckinghamshire book seven, with DCI Rob Miller another brilliant mystery from this author.
Old Barry Wilson walking his greyhound Halley, sniffing around a bench, he saw a pixie elf hat someone must have dropped it after a Christmas party, also a phone with a woman and twin boys on it, he had best take them to the police station and hand them in. Arriving home with Halley watching TV there is the face of missing woman Debby Morris that was on the phone so he rang the station, Debby had been reported after she attended a charity party in Marlow and never made it home. It’s another three weeks before a body in a elf costume is found floating in the Thames.
DCI Miller is called back to work three weeks before Christmas after been absent for six months meets up with PC Trent from the Thames valley team as this has now become a major investigation job, has she fallen, or gone in on purpose, or was someone lurking in the shadows waiting, Accident Suicide or Murder.
The busy time of the year and the forces are out to question how has this happened and why leading to a few guilty suspects keeping Rob busy.
I loved it.
Biba Pearce is a British crime writer and author of the DCI Rob Miller series.
Biba grew up in post-apartheid Southern Africa. As a child, she lived on the wild eastern coast and explored the sub-tropical forests and surfed in shark-infested waters.
Now a full-time writer with more than twenty-five novels under her belt, Biba lives in leafy Surrey and when she isn’t writing, can be found walking through the countryside or kayaking on the river Thames.
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