On a peaceful summer’s morning in the Lake District, a woman’s body is discovered outside a church. She’s been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home?
Don’t miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza.
This is Rachel Lynch’s second novel in the D I Kelly Porter series. I read and reviewed the first Dark Game earlier this year and Canelo kindly invited me to read and review Deep Fear as part of the Blog Tour. Thanks to Ellie at Canelo for arranging everything so well.
D I Kelly Porter is back and she is on the trail of a brutal murderer. It’s not the best of times for Kelly her mother is ill, her relationship with her sister Nikki is not good, she needs to get her own home. And then a body turns up and time just isn’t on her side. As the investigation into the murder of Moira Tate proceeds more bodies are found. It looks like the same killer, there are plenty of possible suspects and, as the bodies mount up, more and more evidence comes to light but sometimes things aren’t quite what they seem. Will Kelly unravel the mystery so that she, and her team, can catch this dangerous individual? Or, is it too late and, when the next victim is taken, will she be taken off the case because it’s too close to home? Kelly won’t, can’t let that happen but as she puts the pieces together there is one final twist to this terrific story.
This is certainly as good as Dark Game, Rachel Lynch’s first book, which I loved. So, yes, I loved Deep Fear too. It is set in the Lake District, a beautiful part of England (the UK, the World), and Rachel Lynch captures the setting and the love of this area so well. She also knows how to write a dark, gripping, well paced and tense crime thriller with a great plot, lead character and supporting ‘cast’.
Isn’t it great when a *second* book turns out to be so good? The D I Kelly books are becoming a terrific series. I heartily recommend them.
Publication Date: 14 May 2018
Previous book: My review Dark Game by Rachel Lynch
Buy: Currently £0.99 Amazon
Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and regularly hiked the fells from a young age.
She studied History at the University of Lancaster and gained her Post graduate Certificate of Education at the Institute of Education, London.
Whilst Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years. A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. ‘The Dependants‘ was her first novel it charts three fictional Army wives and how they cope when their husbands deploy to Afghanistan for seven months. The human capacity for compassion as well as its descent into the brutal and murky world of crime are fundamental to her work.
She is now represented by Peter Buckman, the Ampersand Agency and published by Canelo. Dark Game is the first book in her DI Kelly Porter series.
She lives near London with her husband and two children. Her husband left the Army in 2013 and they are now concentrating on being civilians. Canelo signed the first three books in the DI Kelly Porter series and Rachel is currently writing the fourth.
The poetry and writing of Ailsa Cawley. Welcome!
Musings about books and a blog journal
All things bookish
A guy hunting for thrillers across the world, and a firm believer in the power of tea
Author of suspense novels Sketch, Justice For Belle, Search For Maylee, Aggravated Momentum, and a medley of short stories.
...a crime-fictional site
a classics club blog
A bookish blog (mostly) about women writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
writings & creations
A man with dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else!
A book lover writes about this, that and the other
A Community of Classics Lovers
Book reviews of mainly modern & contemporary fiction
Murder Down To A Tea
Criminally good reads
Book reviews and the occasional ramblings of a book blogger
The Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival Challenge
Two Girls, Too Many Books
Musings and Ramblings of a Disorganised Blogger
Read All About It
No one ever reads the same book. We all react to the written word differently. The following are my opinions regarding the books I have read.
Books, travel, and other things that make life interesting
For book lovers everywhere
Free bookreviews and other free book related stuff
The Official Website for the Best Blogging Event of the Year!
And for summer days
Spotlight on Nordic / Scandinavian crime fiction... and connections
All things bookish.
Escaping reality one book at a time
Just a quiet knitter with an addiction to books
Reader | Writer | Blogger
Louise Jensen - Writer - www.louisejensen.co.uk
Monthly Festival : Turn your book into a movie and get it seen by 1000s of people. Or garner FULL FEEDBACK from publishers on your novel and help your next draft. Or get a transcript video of your novel performed by professional actors.
Reading and Reviewing Books - May Contain Beard: "From Tiny Book Blog Buds Shall Mighty Book Blogs Grow" - TBBB
The place where I put down all my thoughts and observations
Book blog with a speculative focus
Reading Books That Make You Blush
Reading under the light of a Carolina moon
Books, Writing and Life!
Each night I TRAVEL THE WORLD, I LIVE IN THE MIND OF KILLERS AND WALK AT THE SIDE OF HEROES
Thoughts of a twenty-something girl navigating her way one book at a time
The power of the word never fails!
A Readers Musings and Reviews