*My thanks to Graham and Noelle for my review copy*
About the book:
Set in modern day Cumbria, I Know Your Secret is a police thriller in which a priest is found crucified to the stone floor of his church. Fearing more attacks on the clergy, DI John Campbell and his team of misfits race to find the killer before he strikes again.
Meanwhile, DI Harry Evans, spends his days attending the trial of his wife’s rapist and his nights interfering in the investigation.
Can they catch the killer before he strikes again?
About the author:
Graham Smith is married with a young son. A time served joiner he has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
He is the author of four books featuring DI harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team.
Matching the Evidence
Snatched from Home
Lines of Enquiry
I Know Your Secret – Out October 2016
Having read and enjoyed Matching The Evidence (review –> Matching The Evidence by Graham Smith Blog Tour) I was intrigued to see how the characters would be in a fully developed story as opposed to a novella and I wasn’t disappointed.
I Know Your Secret opens with the murder of a priest, and it’s up to Campbell and his team to find the killer before they can commit any more! What ensues actually goes in directions I wasn’t expecting at all, and it kept me turning the pages.
Alongside this, DI Harry Evans is attending the trial of his wife’s rapist, and it is in these chapters that the novel gains strength. Harrowing evidence, coupled with a very emotional Harry make the story a gripping read.The author has done a great job in portraying Harry’s inner turmoil, while making sure his haughty bravado and tough exterior are what others see. However, there are a couple of times that the chink in his armour is glimpsed by those around him and its sad to see.
As if that isn’t enough, there’s also some rather intriguing blackmail going on within the book. What it escalates into was completely unexpected as well, but it was a really interesting aside to the murders and everything else that was going on.
I thoroughly enjoyed I Know Your Secret. It’s a tense and engaging read with a real sense of humanity and camaraderie at its core. The Major Crimes team, with or without DI Harry Evans present, make for a great cast of characters and I really liked catching up with them in this book. Highly recommended!
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