Release date - 6th April 2017
Book length - 400 pages
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - The Dog Walker (The Detective's Daughter)
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Brand new from the #1 bestselling author of The Detective's Daughter.
Stella and Jack must reawaken the secrets of the past in order to solve the mysteries of the present.
January, 1987. In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Helen Honeysett, a young newlywed, sets off for an evening run from her riverside cottage and disappears.
Twenty-nine years later, Helen's body has never been found. Her husband has asked Stella Darnell, a private detective, and her side-kick Jack Harmon, to find out what happened all those years ago. But when the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting a killer whose trail has long gone cold.
This was my first time reading Lesley Thomson but it certainly won't be my last as THE DOG WALKER really captured my interest and held it to the very last line.
In 1987. new resident Helen Honeysett disappears without a trace and is never seen or heard from again. Fast forward to 2016 and Stella and Jack take on a cleaning case that may involve some ghostly encounters, but as they are asked to look into the cold case from 1987, who knows what dark and disturbing secrets they may uncover.
As the tale alternates between past and present, it is almost like two separate stories that are each fascinating by themselves, yet we know that they will converge at some point, as the truth of what happened all those years ago unfolds in front of our eyes. I really enjoyed the premise of this story - the secretive, small neighbourhood, and the idea that no matter how much time passes, the truth can always find its way to the surface. I don't want to give anything away so I won't say too much.
THE DOG WALKER by Lesley Thomson has it's own distinct flair and style which stands out among the crime fiction genre, and I found the story really enjoyable, and the mystery completely gripping. With plenty of twists and turns, THE DOG WALKER by Lesley Thomson is well worth a read.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4
Lesley Thomson was born in 1958 and grew up in London. She went to Holland Park Comprehensive and the Universities of Brighton and Sussex. Her novel A Kind of Vanishing won The People's Book Prize in 2010. Lesley combines writing with teaching creative writing. She lives in Lewes with her partner. For more information:
Website - lesleythomson.co.uk
Twitter - twitter.com/LesleyjmThomson
Facebook - www.facebook.com/LesleyThomsonNovelist?ref=tn_tnmn
*I want to thank Blake from Head of Zeus Publishing, and Lesley Thomson, for the opportunity to review this book, and take part in this blog tour.
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