The Stranger Within by Tara Lyons #Review

The Stranger Within by Tara Lyons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Book

Dealing with everyday crime in London, DI Denis Hamilton is urgently called into a briefing in the early hours of his weekend off. Torn away from his family life, he must unravel an investigation he thought had long closed.

Putting his personal worries to one side, Hamilton and his Murder Investigation Team come up against a patient with a mental disorder hell-bent on revenge.

Comparing the present day with memories of his tragic past, can Hamilton open his mind to the difficulties of mental illness in order to catch a murderer?

And when a colleague’s life is threatened, can Hamilton unlock the truth of the stranger within before it’s too late?

My Thoughts 

OMFG where do I start other than the fact Tara Lyons is back with her best book yet! I am a massive fan of this series so has you can imagine I couldn’t wait to get my teeth into this latest installment, after what feels like I have been waiting yonks for.

In this story we catch up with Hamilton in his toughest case yet when he has to unravel a case that he thought was long gone….

Those of you that read my reviews with know I am a sucker for a good prologue, after all it’s what starts the story off and I can tell just from that whether I am going to like the book or not. Well this is definitely an OMG prologue….hat gripped me from the very first page. That was it for me I couldn’t read it quick enough.

I feel like Tara has taken her writing back to where she first started. A style that I love her for. It is dark, creepy, fast-paced and engaging which tells a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Not forgetting the OMG moments.

Loving every single page of it I actually devoured this in one day. I almost forgot to mention the fact that after struggling to get into a few books I lost my reading mojo. Well you all know what it feels like to lose that, It’s not a good feeling at all. But this book gave me mine back, so I have the author to thank for that….Thank You Tara

What more can I say but be prepared for a story that will grab you round the throat and not let you go until the very last page!. I am just gutted to of finished it so soon, I hope that I don’t have to wait has long for the next one.

This can be read has a standalone there is plenty of background information so you don’t feel like you have missed anything. But it is to good a series not to miss which I highly recommend giving it 5 massive stars.


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