Whoop Whoop!! Today I’m sharing my thoughts on Body Heat by Candy Denman.
Many thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me to join the blog tour and to Crime Scene Books for my copy of Body Heat!
Dr Jocasta Hughes is faced with a gruesome series of murders which leave the remains of the victims twisted and charred. The hunt heats up for the arsonist, and so does Jo’s relationship with the exasperating DI Miller. A chilling mystery with lead characters you want to spend more time with, and a murderer you definitely want to avoid.
What Did I Think?
What an opening! I was greeted with the horrific start of a serial killer’s spree. The killer’s MO is a ghastly and brutal one. And this totally sets the scene for what is to come!
And then we meet Jocasta (Jo to everyone bar her mum) who is the police doctor as well as a full time GP. I really liked Jo as a character. She’s a down to earth woman who works hard, tenacious but caring. She’s got her family issues but who doesn’t! It was very different having a GP-cum-police doctor as the main character. The author gave the book have a different perspective of investigation and the police doctor’s role is something that is often brushed over. The book showed a little of the unglamorous side of being a doctor – the paperwork, the weekend working, the surgery politics. And there is the problem patients which Jo has an interesting time with.
I loved the relationships that the author had crafted for Jo. Her friendship with Kate is the ideal girlie bestie relationship, sharing the day over a drink after work, nights in with a take-away. Oh the tension between Jo and Miller – Ms Denman has that chemistry perfect!! I was desperate to slap Jeffries around the face for his little digs and sarcastic comments – a character you love to hate!
I had my suspicions on two suspects but I wasn’t convinced I was right or wrong until the end! I’m not going to tell you whether I was right or wrong…you’ll have to read Body Heat yourself and decide who you think it is….
Candy Denman, you’ve got a new fan in me!!
Don’t forget to catch the other fabulous stops on this blog tour!!
Who Is Candy Denman?
Candy Denman is a Crime and TV script writer of programmes such as The Bill, Heartbeat and Doctors. Author of the Dr Jocasta Hughes crime series set in Hastings.