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The Midnight Killing Sharon Dempsey 4*#Review @svjdempz @AvonBooksUK #BookReview #CrimeFiction #Ireland #TheMidnightKilling

She’d cycled this way hundreds of times before, every twist and turn familiar. She didn’t know this would be the last. 

When the body of local architect James McCallum is found hanging in the grounds of his former school one cold, dark night, DI Danny Stowe and forensic psychologist Rose Lainey suspect foul play behind his apparent suicide.

To their astonishment, the trail leads to a 20-year-old cold case of a missing girl and a teenage party. But what was James’ fascination with the case, and how is it linked to his death?

Secrets don’t stay buried forever – but the real killer will stop at nothing to hide theirs

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I received a copy of this book from Avon Books UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

The second book featuring DI Danny Stowe and psychologist Rose Lainey set in the north of Ireland, explores a suspicious death. Close-knit teenage friendships, financial difficulties and marriage stress are all possible clues, but there is an unexpected twist that makes this complex police procedural take a distinctly noir turn.

The Northern Irish setting is vibrant, and both Danny and Rose’s pasts are an integral part of the plot. The investigation is detailed, and the police team have a believable dynamic. Vivid characters, a distinctive setting and a poignant, twisty plot make this compelling crime fiction.


Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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