No Safe Home by Tara Lyons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
No Safe Home is the second book in the Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton series. After reading Tara Lyons amazing debut novel In The Shadows I have been eagerly waiting to read this book knowing my son name Brad was used has a character in it. And I wasn't disappointed Tara hasn't totally smashed it.One word for this book is unique! Honestly it's unputdownable. A story that will have you on tenterhooks from start to finish.....I freaking loved it. I have read some crime books in my time but I have never read one with this story line.
The story starts off with one with one tense, disturbing prologue that made me squirm! OMG what a start to a book. We then move on and are introduced to Kathy. Who has left everything behind and has worked hard to rebuild her life she knew. Currently working at a public house called the Tavern. But when her past catches up with her and her son’s life is threatened, Katy must admit her true identity if she has any hope of surviving.
While Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is haunted when the suspicious death of a teenage girl triggers suppressed memories. With a stalker targeting vulnerable women in Central London, and his team rapidly diminishing, Hamilton must conquer his emotions before another family is destroyed.
I loved the fact that Kathy worked in a pub yeah I have read books where they drink at the pub but not work there i could totally relate to Kathy having worked at a pub myself. And what a character Brad was, he wasn't the nicest. And of course DI Denis Hamilton I am really starting to like him having got to know more about himself and her his background with this twisted story.
This book is one of those books that you won't be able to put down until you have devoured it. I couldn't put it down the whole wanting to know who the killer is.Tara Lyons certainly outwitted my Miss Marple skills where I found myself guessing until the end.
Although this is the second book in the series it can easily be read has a standalone. No Safe Home ticked all the boxes for me It is fast paced and gritty and definitely a must read I cannot recommend it enough giving it 5 massive gold stars.
Thank you to Tara Lyons and Bloodhound books for an advanced reader's copy in exchange for a honest review.
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