#BlogTour #Review ~ I Know Your Secret by Graham Smith

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DI Harry Evans – Book 2
“What would you do if your most intimate secrets got into the wrong hands?”
Set in modern day Cumbria, I Know Your Secret is a police thriller in which a priest is found crucified to the stone floor of his church. Fearing more attacks on the clergy, DI John Campbell and his team of misfits race to find the killer before he strikes again.
Meanwhile, DI Harry Evans, spends his days attending the trial of his wife’s rapist and his nights interfering in the investigation.
Can they catch the killer before he strikes again?

About the Author

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Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he 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.

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

He is the author of four books featuring DI harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team.

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I Know Your Secret Out 17th October 2016

Snatched from Home

Matching the Evidence

Lines of Enquiry

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My Review

This is the first book I have read by Graham, it pulls you in by the fingertips and leaves you wanting to leave with your nails still intact! Some grisly descriptive writing, not recommended reading material while eating!

A murdered priest essentially nail gun splattered across the church floor is a pretty good entrance for any book. The team of detectives pulled in to find the killer are a motley crew, fabulously down to earth with the classic mawkish humour of the profession. This made it such a natural feeling story. None of the poncy ‘politically correctness’ of some books .. real, raw, ‘pick up the stiff’ kind of narrative.

While DI Harry is due for retirement his role is in the courtroom enduring the hearing of the man who effectively robbed him of his wife but he keeps his hand in with the detective side of things whenever possible. Whilst John is keen to become known as the ‘Guv’ but to earn any respect from the team he has a murder to solve.

The story goes off on several tangents, the murder, blackmail, a ‘model’ claiming rape plenty of interweaving plots that keep you on your toes and concentration is needed to keep up.

The subtle humour amused me .. my favourite being the name of the unfortunate three-legged dog .. you will have to read to find out.

A great book for any police thriller fans, I will be sure to check out the others available.

Many thanks to the author, publishers and Noelle for my copy in exchange for an honest opinion. stars-4-0-_v192197091_

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