Today is my stop on the blog tour for Double Jeopardy by M A Comley.
There are still a few more stops on the tour if you want to check them out too.
Successful entrepreneur, Ross Spalding, has everything to live for; a thriving business, a stunning new home, and a high society wedding to his beautiful fiancée to look forward to in the coming months. That is, until his life comes to an abrupt, gruesome end.
DI Hero Nelson and his team need to dig deep to find the reasons behind someone wanting Ross Spalding dead. As more people connected to Ross also die, some in suspicious circumstances, the suspect list grows beyond all expectations, until a major clue presents itself and spins the investigation off in a totally new direction.
However, Hero’s personal life is also dealt a major blow when his parents are faced with a life or death situation. He is forced to put his personal problems aside when the murderers are revealed and Hero is faced with a tight deadline in which to apprehend them.
Although I have heard of the author previously, this is the first book that I have read. I was really looking forward to reading it after reading the blurb. I love reading books set in the North of England, since I’m from there myself, so the setting of Manchester was a hit with me.
This is the fourth book in the Hero series and however, it is possible to read the book as a standalone. Where possible though, and to get a full picture of the characters I would recommend reading the books in the series in order.
The books starts well, if a little gruesome, with the murder of Ross Spalding. DI Nelson and his DS, Julie are dispatched to investigate and the case progresses. There are a few spanners in the works and some dead ends before they finally find the killer.
I admit I’m in the minority in the fact that I didn’t connect with the characters in the book in the way I’d hoped and found myself questioning some of the actions taken by them. However I did like the insight into Hero’s personal life as it shows a more human side to him outside his work. The relationship between Hero and Julie seemed strained and I would like to have understood more as to why this was.
Overall, this book is very easy to read and, although this particular book wasn’t for me, I loved the authors style of writing and will definitely give more of her books a try in the future.
Many thanks to Mel, Sarah and Bloodhound Books for my advanced reader copy and inviting me on the tour!
About the Author
I’m a New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. So far, I’ve sold over one and a quarter million copies sold world wide.
I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when I turned my hobby into a career. In February 2016 I returned to the UK and now live in beautiful South Wales with the Brecon Beacons as an inspirational backdrop.
I share my home with my beautiful rescue Labrador, Dex, who is the most intelligent dog we’ve ever owned, but it also means he’s a little wilful at times too.
I started writing the Justice series in 2006 and released the first book in the series Cruel Justice in 2010, there are now 14 books and several novellas and short stories available in this bestselling series. To date I have written 30 novels and several novellas and short stories across series. I have also co-authored a few books with NY Times bestselling author Linda Prather and the talented Tara Lyons.
My latest release, Double Jeopardy has been published by my wonderful publishers Bloodhound Books, you can sign up to their website HERE where they often have free books available for readers.
I hope you enjoy my books.