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Blog Tour Book Review – The Other Victim by Helen H. Durrant

Today’s Blog Tour Book Review is brought to you by the great Helen Durrant and Joffe Books. Helen is a seasoned author with a fair few bestsellers under her belt. Her new book is called The Other Victim and is the second in her D1 Matthew Brindle series.

About The Other Victim

What could go wrong when selling a house?

Well when a buyer finds the body of the estate agent dead on the kitchen floor, it could cause problems.

An estate agent has been brutally stabbed to death in a kitchen of a house.
A grizzly discovery is made in the cellar of the same property.
A man is pulled out of a river.
And there are three missing girls.
Are the cases connected?

As DI Matt Brindle and his team investigate and realise estate agent, Ronald Potter, had nothing to hide. So why was he murdered?

It’s a frustrating case for the team but will they unravel the truth from the lies they are being told?

As each lead points to a dead end it begins to feel like the murderer will never be brought to justice.

My Review

I haven’t read many of Helen’s books but the ones I have read have been amazing.

With several cases on the go it has the potential to get confusing, but Helen manages to keep the story fluid and easy to follow.

The plot-itself is fast paced with little unnecessary fluff to get bogged down with.

The Other Victim is a cracking read and I really recommend it if crime fiction is your sort of thing.

I haven’t read the fist in this series, but it didn’t stop me getting into the story and getting to know the characters.

The DI Matthew Brindle series shows great promise and I look forward to the next instalment.

Helen’s books are available from Amazon by clicking the links below.

About Helen H. Durrant

I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.

I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else!

I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is.

LINKS

Website: https://www.helenhdurrant.co.uk/

Twitter @hhdurrant

Facebook       https://www.facebook.com/helen.durrant.12

Beth is a 30-something, self-employed Mum rediscovering her connection to British History and nature. Her loves include the discovery of knowledge, walking in the woods, and writing, among others. Beth is a Virtual Assistant at The Happy VA.

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