Happy Friday everyone!! today, I’l delighted to be sharing my review of Candy Denman’s Dead Pretty, the first in the Jocasta Hughes series. I really enjoyed the second in the series Body Heat when I read it last year (reading in order is sooooooo overrated) and you can catch my review here.
Big thanks to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on the blog tour – I am reviewing my own copy of Dead Pretty that I bought after reading Body Heat.
The first in a new series featuring GP Jocasta Hughes, a willowy blonde with a wicked sense of humour and a highly unsatisfactory love life. Working with the local police as on the on-call Forensic Medical Practitioner, Jo uncovers the gruesome truth that a serial killer is on the loose in the small seaside town where she works – and that she herself has become a target.
What Did I Think?
Meet Jocasta Hughes! She’s a hard working GP as well as the go-to doctor for the Hastings police station and the people of Hastings need a lot of medical care both in and out of the surgery. Jo does have a wide variety of patients which has got to keep life interesting. The terminally ill and the hypochondriacs to the prostitutes. Life is never boring in Jo’s world.
Jo is a brilliant protagonist. She’s the unassuming doctor but she’s got a side to her that would make her a good detective. She gets a niggle and she picks at it, she won’t let it go until she’s satisfied. And I love that even though she’s connected to the police, it’s refreshing to have a lead character investigating crimes from what is a different perspective.
Ms Denman has written a twisty turny kind of police procedural book that really kept me guessing. She made suspect everyone from the obvious to the down right stupid suspect. She managed to throw in some shocks for me too which made me gasp as I read. If you fancy a police procedural with a difference, I recommend giving Candy Denman’s books a try!
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.