Today’s book review hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources is for a novel featuring DI Harry Evans: When the Waters Recede, by Graham Smith.
When a car is pulled from raging floodwaters with a dead man in the front and the decapitated body of an evil woman in the boot, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the investigation.
The woman is soon recognised, but the man cannot be identified and this leads the team and their former leader, Harry Evans, into areas none of them want to visit.
Before they know it, they’re dealing with protection scams and looking for answers to questions they didn’t know needed to be asked.
When I had the opportunity to review a full-length novel about Cumbria’s Major Crimes team, and DI Harry Evans, I jumped at it. I reviewed No Comment earlier this year and loved it.
I think my favourite part of this whole series is how real the characters are. The trauma and stresses of their jobs are dealt with in a believable fashion, rather than ignored or glossed over.
Lauren is still my favourite character, I have a soft spot for Harry Evans who now consults with his former team, and I think I may have recognised a few of my computer geek friends in Chisholm (I still have no idea how to pronounce his name though? )
The story was well-paced, the mystery was intriguing and horrifying, and I loved the end, which unfolded quite spectacularly.
I’m not sure I’m allowed to enter the giveaway for the full series myself, but heck, if I could – I would!
When the Waters Recede gets four out of five feathers.
Purchase the novel from Amazon UK.
*I received a free copy of the book from Rachel’s Random Resources in exchange for an honest review.
To celebrate the release of When the Waters Recede, Graham Smith is offering one lucky reader the chance to win all six books in the Harry Evans series.
To enter, simply sign up for his newsletter via the link provided before the 5th of June 2018 and you’ll be entered into not just this competition, but all competitions that he runs. Entrants from the whole world are welcome.
About the Author
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
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