Blog Tour 2nd February 2018
Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Anna-Lou Weatherley’s new release, Black Heart. I’m delighted to be part of it.
The first in a new series, and a male detective makes a nice change from all the ballsy female detective series out there.
Dan Riley is a likeable character and I’m looking forward to getting to know him. Dan lost his girlfriend and their unborn child in a car accident two years ago. It’s obvious that he is still not dealing with this tragedy. I really feel for him, and this makes for a great read. He has started to dabble in a bit of online dating as he feels like he should be moving on with his personal life.
This a wonderful, deep story taking in some very serious topics. Relationships, death, accidents, child abuse and all tackled perfectly by the author. I liked the pace of the story and the chapters told from the perspective of each of the main characters, I was able to pick it up whenever and not lose my way.
If you like crime fiction then I’m sure this will be one for you. It’s well-paced and kept my interest. The serial killer was a real psycho, but I still empathised!
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy, in which I give my honest opinion.
Publication date 31st January 2018
Get your copy here:-
Amazon UK Black Heart
Amazon US Black Heart
About the book
(Detective Dan Riley Book 1)
‘There’s a letter on the floor covered with blood next to a heart-shaped box of chocolates. The note says: ‘My beautiful darling, I’m sorry, please forgive me.’
When the body of a wealthy banker is found with his wrists slashed in a London hotel room, it appears at first to be a tragic suicide. But Detective Dan Riley suspects there is more to this case than meets the eye and the pathology report confirms his worst fears – the victim was poisoned and suddenly Dan is dealing with a murder enquiry. Then he makes a disturbing discovery, uncovering links between the victim and a woman calling herself Goldilocks on an online dating site. Is she seeking revenge or something more?
Still grieving the devastating loss of his girlfriend and unborn child in a car accident two years ago, Dan throws everything he has into the investigation.
Yet just as Dan begins to piece together the clues of this complex case, the body of a woman is found in her bed with identical wounds. Dan is on the trail of a twisted individual who is much closer than he realises. Can he overcome his own demons and stop the killer before it’s too late?
The first victim was Daddy Bear. The second Mummy Bear.
Unless Dan can catch the killer, Baby Bear will be next.
An all-consuming and totally unputdownable read that will have you holding your breath to the very last page. Perfect for fans of Rachel Abbott, Robert Bryndza and Karin Slaughter.
Previously published as Last Cry.
Meet the Author
Anna-Lou began her career as a dancer but a moped accident in Ibiza put paid to those aspirations and so she went back to her first and one true love – writing! She re-trained as a journalist, specialising mainly in women’s interest and celebrity, becoming the Editor of J-17 and Smash Hits as well as writing for a host of women’s magazines.
Anna-Lou has written three Adult Fiction titles – Vengeful Wives and Wicked Wives, both published by Avon in the UK and Bookouture in the US and Canada and Pleasure Island published by Bookouture.