Whoop whoop!! I’m so excited to be welcoming the blog tour for Jane Isaac’s Presumed Guilty, the second Beth Chamberlain novel. I really enjoyed the first in the series, After He’s Gone and you can catch my review here!
Big thanks to Emma Welton of damppebbles blog tours for inviting me on the blog tour and for my copy of Presumed Guilty.
Accident or murder?
The first victim – a prominent local councillor, killed in a hit and run ‒ could be either, but the next bodies leave no doubt. A twisted killer is at large. And he’s not finished yet.
DC Beth Chamberlain, Family Liaison Officer, has to support the victims’ families, but before she can solve the crimes in the present, Beth needs to uncover the secrets of the past.
Meanwhile, the killer has her in his sights…
The latest electrifying whodunnit from the bestselling author of After He’s Gone. If you’re a fan of Angela Marsons, Nicci French and Rachel Abbott, you won’t want to miss Presumed Guilty.
What Did I Think?
I loved After He’s Gone, the first in the Beth Chamberlain series. So I was really looking forward to reading this follow up! Beth is a character I liked instantly and wanted to get to know her better!
Nothing is quite what it seems with this case. Every time Beth interviews someone whether it’s a new contact or a return chat, she picks up more and more information that made me question who was the culprit. Add to that, the personal issues Beth has to juggle with her responsible day-job!
I was totally absorbed into the Northants countryside, swinging through Beth’s village, out to the rural backdrop before heading back to the main metropolis and the police station! Ms Isaac has a knack of describing her locations without hard work for my imagination. I was instantly transported down to Beth’s stomping ground!
As with After He’s Gone, Ms Isaac maximises the intensity by switching back and forth between Beth with the investigation and the victims / their families. My thoughts jumped between suspects and motives the more I read! I had ideas who was the culprit but I never settled on one individual.
And what a chilling ending to a fast paced serial killer thriller! I read with baited breathe as the story climaxed and Beth got the culprit! I can’t wait to be back with Beth and the team next year!! May there be many more investigations to come!
Who Is Jane Isaac?
Jane Isaac lives with her detective husband (very helpful for research!) and her daughter in rural Northamptonshire, UK where she can often be found trudging over the fields with her Labrador, Bollo. Her debut, An Unfamiliar Murder, was nominated as best mystery in the ‘eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.’ The follow up, The Truth Will Out, was nominated as ‘Thriller of the Month – April 2014’ by E-Thriller.com.
Presumed Guilty is Jane’s seventh novel and the second in her DC Beth Chamberlain (Family Liaison Officer) series. The third DC Beth Chamberlain novel will be released early 2019.
Connect with Jane at www.janeisaac.co.uk .
Published in eBook on 10th December 2018.