I’m delighted to be one of a number of fantastic bloggers taking part in a Blog Tour to celebrate the publication of Graham Smith’s latest DI Harry Evans novel, I Know Your Secret. Wait.. that sounds like I’m saying I’m fantastic. I’m not. Saying it that is. Because that would be big-headed, right?
“What would you do if your most intimate secrets got into the wrong hands?”
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?
The book is set in lovely Cumbria, but don’t let that lull you into any sense of security, this book starts as it means to go on, and it means business!
DI Harry Evans is reliving a nightmare time in court by day, and by night he’s trying to balance being supportive of DI John Campbell, now heading the Major Crimes Team, without interfering too much. But Harry is finding that sometimes it’s hard to leave things be.
This is great book, well-rounded characters, plenty going on, and great pacing! And the ‘plenty going on’ bit is carefully managed so that it doesn’t get confusing. Tight plotting keeps the story interesting, sharp dialogue does the same for the characters, and (did I mention) great pacing keeps those pages turning.
Oh, and I haven’t mentioned Shouty Joe. He is fab!
I Know Your Secret is a great read (if you don’t mind the odd crucified priest), and is published today.
Thank you to Caffeine Nights for a free (no-strings-attached!) review copy.
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: