Today I am super excited to share my review with you for The Lonely Lake Killings by Wes Markin which is out today!
A lonely recluse. A missing girl and a community in fear.
When the body of a young local girl is found next to an isolated lake, the main suspect is the old recluse who has lived next to the lake for many years – especially when the young girl’s purse is found on the old man’s doorstep.
But DCI Emma Gardner and her partner DI Paul Riddick aren’t so sure. Why would the old hermit leave such an obvious clue? And who would want to set the old man up?
As they dig deeper into the murder they discover a community in fear, determined to keep hold of long buried secrets. And Riddick is convinced that his own dark past is somehow linked to this crime, too.
Gardner fears that she may never get the answers she needs, until a break leads her down a path she’d rather not face. One that runs directly to her own front door…
The Lonely Lake Killings is the second book in the Yorkshire Murders series. Markin sets the scene for another engrossing read where I found myself drawn in from the start. When we join DCI Emma Gardner and her Partner Paul Riddick on a case after a body of a young girl is found by an isolated lake. Exactly what the title says!
I am loving the characters Gardner and Riddick and in this book we explode them some more. I would recommend you read this series in order. There is some brilliant character build up going throughout the story/case.
I feel Markin has put plenty of thought into this story to make it what it is. What I mean by that is that I can see a massive difference between his Yorke series and this one. Yorke is dark and gruesome where this series is more about the characters which is cleverly woven into the plot.
The Lonely Lake Killings has plenty of twists and turns which will have you guessing until the end. I loved the setting of this story and the traveller community that is entwined. Not forgetting the ending……This is definitely a series that gets better and I can’t wait to see what Markin has in store for next.
Massive thank you to Rachel and Boldwood Books for a copy and for inviting me to take part on this tour. All thoughts are my own and not biased in anyway.
Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3Xt9K80
Wes Markin is the bestselling author of the DCI Yorke crime novels, set in Salisbury. His new series for Boldwood stars the pragmatic detective DCI Emma Gardner who will be tackling the criminals of North Yorkshire. Wes lives in Harrogate and the first book in the series The Yorkshire Murders will be published in November 2022.
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