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My thoughts…

It’s not very often I speak about Publishers (and I really should!) but here we go. If you’re looking a gritty noir crime novel or a thriller then look no further than a Bookouture Author! Honestly they have such a range of talent (not limited to this genre of course) that you could fill your days JUST reading Bookouture Authors and you’d still be completely happy…

So enough of that – on to the book! Thanks to Helen for sending me a signed copy in exchange for an honest review. So if we’re being completely honest, which I have to be, this was a slow start for me. I like to be up front about that in case you’ve started this book and feel the same and you’re checking the reviews to wonder if you should continue…

YES! Is the answer. You absolutely must continue. And by slow start, I don’t mean the shocking murder right at the beginning. The book has an explosive start – and then calms a little…and then the pace picks up and up until you’re racing to the end. Twist after Twist – revelations that shocked me and that I didn’t see coming… wow… You have to read this book!

About the book…

A shadowy figure in the dark was dragging something heavy behind them. Lizzy pulled the covers over her head, then realised what was being dragged…

For years, the Moore Asylum housed the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But now, a man is found murdered in the derelict building, strapped to a steel trolley, launching a heart-racing investigation for Detective Lucy Harwin.

Lucy quickly discovers the victim was once a Moore Asylum doctor, and when a woman also linked to the home is killed on her doorstep, Lucy knows she must dig into its history. What dark secrets lie within the asylum’s walls – what was the scandal leading to its closure thirty years ago?

With her own demons to fight, Lucy starts to uncover the heartbreaking tale of the Moore Asylum children, and begins to wonder: who will be the next victim?

A gripping serial killer thriller that will chill readers of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott to the bone.

Genre: Crime Thriller
Publication: 24th March 2017 (Bookouture)

About the author…

Helen Phifer is the #1 Bestselling crime and horror novelist of the Annie Graham, Lucy Harwin and Beth Adams series. Helen lives in a small town in Cumbria. Surrounded by miles of coastline and only a short drive from the beautiful Lake District. She has always loved writing and reading since the days she learnt how to in infant school. She loves reading books that make the hairs on the back of her neck stand on end and make her afraid to go to the toilet, alone in the middle of the night. She is eternally grateful to Stephen King, Dean Koontz, James Herbert and Graham Masterton for scaring her senseless in her teenage years. Unable to find enough of the scary stories she loves to read, she decided to write her own.

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