Flesh and Blood by Caroline Mitchell @caroline_writes @AmazonPub #bookreview #publicationday

Flesh and Blood (Caroline Mitchell)

πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY TO CAROLINE MITCHELL πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ Yes, the new Amy Winter crime thriller is out today!!!

Massive thanks to the author and Thomas And Mercer for my advanced e-copy of Flesh And Blood that I received through Netgalley. I also preordered myself an e-copy which appeared in the early hours of today!

The Blurb

A string of suicides. A community in terror. And a chilling conspiracy only DI Amy Winter can crack.

A wave of apparent suicides hits a string of seaside resorts, but when a police officer is named as the latest to die, DI Amy Winter suspects there may be more than mere coincidence to these tragic deaths. But what dark motive could cause someone to throw themselves into the cold depths of the North Sea?

Someone in the community knows more than they are letting on, but Amy’s questions are met with resistance. A group of mysterious teenagers might hold the key, but why are they so afraid to talk? Meanwhile, after the release from prison of her serial killer mother, Amy is fighting her own demons.

In her toughest investigation yet, Amy must confront her dark past if she is to put an end to the carnage. What secret is so terrible that it’s worth killing a police officer for? Amy needs to find the answer, before the sea washes up any more bodies.

What Did I Think?

Oh we do like to be beside the seaside, oh we do like to be beside the sea … yes Amy and the team have left the metropolis and are at the seaside. But this is no holiday. They’re investigating the death of one of their own, one of Donovan’s former team. Did she commit suicide or has something more sinister been going on at seaside resorts?

No matter how much Amy tries, the line between personal and professional is blurred. Possibly doesn’t help when her personal relationships are intertwined with her work life. But down in Clacton, she’s followed by a family member wanting a favour. Will Amy oblige or will her duty to the force prevent her?

The seaside deaths are very intriguing. Nothing really connects the victims other than the cause of death. But Amy and Donovan have that niggle, that copper’s intuition that says something isn’t quite right. And you know what? I’m inclined to believe them – they know what they’re talking about!

Yet again Mitchell has crafted an intriguing and addictive read. I felt I was there in Clacton; even though I’ve never been, I could picture the pier where Carla met her demise. I had an image of the police station, its tight car park and the sea front. The more I get involved in Amy’s life, the more I want to keep going back. She’s a woman out to prove herself for her abilities not the sins of her parents which makes her oh so more appealing as a character! Please Caroline can we have some more Amy Winter??

Who Is Caroline Mitchell?

A former police detective, Caroline Mitchell now writes full-time.

She has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victimsβ€”high-risk victims of domestic abuse and serious sexual offences. The mental strength shown by the victims of these crimes is a constant source of inspiration to her, and Mitchell combines their tenacity with her knowledge of police procedure to create tense psychological thrillers.

Originally from Ireland, she now lives in a pretty village on the coast of Essex with her husband and three children.

You can find out more about her at www.caroline-writes.com, or follow her on Twitter (@caroline_writes) or Facebook (www.facebook.com/CMitchellAuthor). To download a free short story, please join her newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/IxsTj.