Bookouture Books-On-Tour: No Going Back by Casey Kelleher Ellen’s Review

Hi everyone,

We’re back again today, and this time Ellen will be sharing her thoughts on Casey Kelleher’s No Going Back with you all just a little further down.

Author Bio:

Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole. 

Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time. 

For all news and updates:

Twitter: @caseykelleher

A child has been taken. A family is out for revenge.

Riley Cooke is just one day old when he is stolen from the hospital. His young mother, Shelby, is beside herself. DC Lucy Murphy and her team face a race against time to find the vulnerable baby and bring him home – before the child’s grandfather, fearsome gangster Pete Baker, takes matters into his own hands.

Pete is sure he knows who’s behind baby Riley’s abduction, and he thinks they ought to pray Lucy finds them before he does. Because someone is going to pay dearly for causing this much pain to his family.

They say never stand between a gangster and his target. But that’s exactly what Lucy must do – because if Pete is wrong, innocent blood could flow.

A shocking and addictive read that will keep you turning the pages. Fans of Martina Cole, Kimberley Chambers and Emma Tallon will love this.

Click the link below to order your copy:

No Going Back by Casey Kelleher

Ellen’s Review:

Now we all know I am a responsible adult with a healthy respect for the sun and looking after my skin…normally yes but No Going Back had me gripped to my lounger in the garden resulting in a fashionable t-shirt “tan”!! This is the third book in the DC Lucy Murphy series (No Escape and No Fear being the previous two) and my favourite so far.


Lucy’s latest investigation is into a pregnant woman who has been murdered in Richmond Park which brings back shocking memories of how her mum was killed in a similar way when Lucy was a child. A second woman (Shelby Cooke) is attacked but fights back and manages to escape. At the scene of the attack a bag is found containing items that suggest the person was going to steal Shelby’s baby from the womb! The trauma of the attack sends Shelby into labour and she ends up being rushed to hospital and giving birth to baby Riley. The trauma doesn’t end there – it’s not long before Riley is abducted from the hospital  leaving Shelby distraught. It’s not just Riley’s abduction she has to deal with, her husband Ashley is in debt with some serious guys as well as cheating on her and her dad Pete Barker is a fearsome gangster who will do anything to get his grandson back.


As well as all the above grittiness we catch up with Lucy’s personal life and her lovely nan Winnie. The investigation has stirred up memories for Lucy and she hopes that Winnie might be able to help her decide on whether she should get her mother’s murder case reopened. It’s awful as a reader to witness how distressed Winnie gets at times and her obvious confusion when she believes she is talking to her daughter not granddaughter. There are certainly some revelations for poor Lucy!


A fantastic addition to the series – go buy it..oh and wear sunscreen 😆

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