Good morning folks!
Wrap up warm today, it’s flipping freezing out there!
It’s publication day for Eva Dolan today as she releases the fourth instalment of the DI Zigic and DS Ferreira series, Watch Her Disappear and it’s over to my uber awesome guest blogger Dave Hardy to share his thoughts on the book.
Here’s the blurb . . .
YOU CAN RUN FROM YOUR PAST. BUT YOU CAN’T RUN FROM MURDER.
The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners.
With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal…
Dave’s thoughts . . .
Eva Dolan has hit the spot once again. The quality of Eva’s writing never ceases to amaze me, and this novel has exceeded my expectations. In this instalment, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are investigating the murder of a transsexual woman in the local area.
This is a deep and tense piece of crime fiction with a fascinating insight into police procedures. The Hate Crimes unit are constantly faced with racial, or similar, complex altercations, and this murder certainly causes a lot of tension within the transgender community. Not many people want to talk, either through socially perceived embarrassment or generally hiding and covering up for loved ones and family. The team know they’re going to have an uphill struggle!
This novel is wonderfully paced. The combination of excellent writing and a complex but fascinating storyline, really brings this book alive. It’s a piece of writing that engages you with the characters and it had me fixated as the story developed. It’s definitely a book you don’t want to put down.
The characters are superb. They jump out of the book and feel very real. DI Zigic and DS Ferreira have a brilliant chemistry. From their first encounter in Long Way Home, they have gone from strength to strength, and now fully understand each other in both their professional and personal lives. However these relationships are never straight forward and tensions and cracks appear throughout the investigation.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. The atmosphere, tension and the attention to detail had me completely absorbed.
This is one to look out for.
As always, Eva produces a piece of work that’s a credit to this genre!
A must read which completely deserves all the 5 stars!
#ETLBW ~ wow! Great review Dave, I’ve not read any of Eva’s books ( yes I am hanging my head in shame!) and was thinking that I need a new series to dig my teeth into so I’m going to pop off and get me a copy of book one!
Thank you to the author and publisher for my review copy.
Have a super day lovely book people!
About the author . . .
Eva Dolan is an Essex-based copywriter and intermittently successful poker player. Shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger for unpublished authors when she was just a teenager, Long Way Home was her debut novel and the start of a major new crime series which continued with Tell No Lies and After You Die.
Watch Her Disappear is the fourth instalment and is out now!