A Christmas Crime by Tara Lyons @TaraLyonsAuthor @BloodhoundBook #BookReview

A Christmas Crime (Tara Lyons)

It’s Christmas Eve (I’ve been told by my boys already today), so I’m sharing my review of another festive short story.

The Blurb

Looking for a festive mystery to keep you guessing this Christmas time?

From the bestselling author of The Paramedic’s Daughter and The DI Hamilton Series, comes a criminally festive delight to thrill you on a cold winter’s night.

With snow falling in a quaint Surrey Village, it’s the perfect setting for Holly and Christopher’s dream Christmas wedding. But instead of enjoying mince pies and mistletoe, their happiness is threatened by old secrets and someone harbouring a grudge. When the truth is finally revealed, can the couple enjoy the festivities with their family, or is their marriage doomed from the start?

This short story is the perfect mystery to keep you guessing this holiday season, so why not enjoy it with a glass of mulled wine while sat next to a roaring fire.

What Did I Think?

Christmas should (!) be a happy time of year (did you hear that 2020???!) especially when there are wedding bells in the air. Childhood sweethearts Holly and Christopher have returned from the Big Smoke to the village they grew up in together to commit their future together. But all isn’t quite right with this Christmas couple. But what is the big question!

Lyons has written a fast paced novella based in a sleepy village at Christmas which makes for a short read I devoured within an hour. The split timeline throughout the story adds to the misdirection and intrigue that she can weave so well into her stories. And then boom, She pack in a twist that this crime fiction reader didn’t see coming. Writing a novella I’m told is no mean feat but Lyons has expertly pulled this one off with festive finesse! It was a delight to escape to the country, despite the sinister tale.

Who Is Tara Lyons?

Tara is a crime/psychological suspense author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. In the Shadows is Tara’s debut novel published in March 2016.

In August 2016 Tara signed a book contract with Bloodhound Books, who have now published all four books in the DI Hamilton series. This year, Tara crossed over from series to standalone and wrote a psychological suspense called The Paramedic’s Daughter. She is currently working on her second standalone novel.

When she’s not writing, or working in her role as Editorial & Production Manager, Tara’s focus and time is given to her family. Sign up to Tara’s monthly newsletter for exclusive news, previews and giveaways: http://eepurl.com/bN2KoH

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