#Blogtour #Review: Those Who Know by Alis Hawkins @Alis_Hawkins @DomePress @emily_glenister #ThoseWhoKnow #thriller
Release date - 24th September (Paperback)
Book length - 384 pages
Publisher - Dome Press
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I want to thank Emily from www.thedomepress.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Harry Probert-Lloyd has inherited the estate of Glanteifi and appointed his assistant John as under-steward. But his true vocation, to be coroner, is under threat. Against his natural instincts, Harry must campaign if he is to be voted as coroner permanently by the local people and politicking is not his strength.
On the hustings, Harry and John are called to examine the body of Nicholas Rowland, a radical and pioneering schoolteacher whose death may not be the accident it first appeared. What was Rowland’s real relationship with his eccentric patron, Miss Gwatkyn? And why does Harry’s rival for the post of coroner deny knowing him? Harry’s determination to uncover the truth threatens to undermine both his campaign and his future.
An excellent plot with plenty of intrigue and twists to keep you hooked, THOSE WHO KNOW by Alis Hawkins is everything I wanted in a thriller and then some more for good measure.
Harry is in the untenable position of having to fight for his position as a permanent coroner which is his true calling. Politics is not his forte and he is struggling. And when the death of schoolteacher, Nicholas Rowland, is discovered, the local people are in shock. But when it becomes obvious that Nicholas was the victim of murder rather than an accident, Harry and his assistant John must figure out the truth even if it means Harry's dream could slip out of his hands.
Compelling and intelligent like the previous two books in this series, THOSE WHO KNOW blends fascinating characters, local politics, and murder effortlessly and it left me wanting more. While Harry tries to deal with the many difficulties in his life, he doesn't let them steer him off course as he pieces the truth together with the help of John, and I loved watching them work together.
THOSE WHO KNOW by Alis Hawkins is a beautifully written story of deception and death, and I highly recommend this book and this series to fiction fans everywhere.
Alis Hawkins grew up on a dairy farm in Cardiganshire. After attending the local village primary school and Cardigan County Secondary school, she left West Wales to read English at Oxford. Subsequently, she has has done various things with her life, including becoming a speech and language therapist, bringing up two sons, selling burgers, working with homeless people, and helping families to understand their autistic children. And writing. Always. Nonfiction (autism related), plays (commissioned by heritage projects) and, of course, novels. Alis's first novel, Testament, was published in 2008 by Macmillan and was translated into several languages. (It has recently been acquired for reissue, along with her medieval trilogy of psychological thrillers by Sapere Books). Her current historical crime series featuring blind investigator Harry Probert-Lloyd and his chippy assistant, John Davies, is set in Cardiganshire in the period immediately after the Rebecca Riots. As a side-effect of setting her series there, instead of making research trips to sunny climes like more foresighted writers, she just drives up the M4 to see her family. Now living with her partner on the wrong side of the Welsh/English border (though she sneaks back over to work for the National Autistic Society in Monmouthshire) Alis speaks Welsh, collects rucksacks and can't resist an interesting fact
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