Friday, 8 February 2019

Where She Lies by Michael Scanlon - Blog Tour



In a town full of liars, who can you trust?


When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.

But then a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body.

Beck seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random. As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realise it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend, whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone.

But, just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started?

Everyone in the town seems to have something they would die to protect. But who has a secret they’d kill for?

This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature the brilliant, haunted Detective Finnegan Beck who won’t rest until justice is found. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Patricia Gibney.

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Publication Day: Feb 8th 2019

About The Author


Michael Scanlon is a civilian employee of the An Garda Siochana (the Irish police force), but a life threatening undiagnosed illness that struck while travelling in Spain in 2014 has rendered him on long term sick leave. He is married to Eileen and has a daughter, Sarah. He lives in the countryside outside the town of Ballina in County Mayo. The town has arguably the best salmon river in Europe, called the Moy.

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My Review

Where She Lies is an excellent read, Michael Scanlon has a style of writing that drew me in. It's a gripping read, full of action and mystery. 
The main thing I liked about the book was Finnegan Beck (I just love that name! ) He is a troubled character, who has been transferred from his previous position in the police force. I found him to be really endearing, and I was rooting for him from the beginning. Even though he has his own troubles, he is determined to solve this case and find the culprit. This is the first part of a series featuring Beck and I can't wait to read more books featuring him. 
Reading this you would not think it was a debut novel. The writing and pace is perfect for this type of story and the characters are well written and have depth to them.

Thank you to Bookouture for a digital copy of this book via NetGalley and the chance to take part on this tour.


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