It’s been a while since I’ve taken part in a blog tour and I’m feeling rather rusty. Nevertheless, I’ll be giving you the low down on a brand new book that was released just recently.
The Forgotten is the first piece of writing I have read by J.V. Baptie and, as a lover of procedural police stories, while it is a great start, I still feel there is opportunity and room to improve. All authors have room to improve, so maybe that’s a moot point.
The Forgotten is set in 1970’s Edinburgh. It begins with newly promoted Detective Sergeant Helen Carter. She’s not entirely welcome in CID but jumps into the investigation of a murder in an old abandoned picture house.
The bodies start mounting up, and so does the pressure on Helen. Who is the killer in this tale?
The Forgotten is a fast-paced thriller with plenty of twists, turns and crime. The local Scottish dialect ensured the stories authenticity and really sent me to Edinburgh.
I also love the fact that, like all good police protagonists, Helen has a turbulent and sometimes unpleasant personal life.
Would I read another of J.V. Baptie’s books? Yes, I would. It wasn’t an unpleasant read and she has some serious potential. I can’t wait to see what comes next actually.
If you want to give The Forgotten a read, you can purchase it by clicking on the image below.
About J.V. Baptie
J.V. Baptie graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2017 with an MA in Creative Writing.
When not writing, she is also an actress and has appeared in a variety of children’s shows and stage plays.