#BookReview of Presumed Guilty by Jane Isaac @janeisaacauthor #damppebblesblogtours #presumedguilty

Posted December 21, 2018 by Zoé in Book Reviews, Reviews and Stuff / 0 Comments

Presumed Guilty by Jane Isaac
Series: DC Beth Chamberlain #2
Published by Jane Isaac on December 10 2018
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime
Pages: 346
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Accident or murder? The first victim – a prominent local councillor, killed in a hit and run ‒ could be either, but the next bodies leave no doubt. A twisted killer is at large. And he’s not finished yet. DC Beth Chamberlain, Family Liaison Officer, has to support the victims’ families, but before she can solve the crimes in the present, Beth needs to uncover the secrets of the past. Meanwhile, the killer has her in his sights...

My Review

Confession time…I did not get to read the first book in time… I thought when I signed up I would have loads of time and I did! But I ran out of time, saying this, however, you can read this as a standalone novel but I will be going back to read the first one as it is sitting on my Kindle Unlimited shelf!

This feels so fresh to me because the main character is not the lead detective on the case, it is not the head honcho of the department, she is instead a Family Liaison Officer. I love this, I have always been intrigued to see how they work and how they can support the families, especially as they are mentioned in so many other novels. It is their time to shine and DC Beth Chamberlain shines the way!

Beth is such a likeable character, one you do warm to and she has a strong vibrant personality, she is determined woman and I would not want to stand in the way as she seeks the truth. All the while she is the support for the victims’ family.

From the opening pages, I spent my time trying to figure out what was going on in the investigation. How was it going to play out? The beginning was a bit of a shock, I was not expecting such a high impact start and so the questions begin.

Police procedural books always interest me as I love the steps taken to figuring things out. How the crime is solved and this is no different. It will keep you guessing throughout, the plot is so tightly woven I struggled to work things out until it was too late!

This author is new to me, but it will not be the last time I pick up a book with her name on. She has got me intrigued especially with that ending, I need more now!

Until next time xx

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Thanks to Emma at DampPebbles for the tour invite and Publisher and the author for a copy of their book in return for my honest and unbiased review

About Jane Isaac

Jane Isaac lives with her detective husband (very helpful for research!) and her daughter in rural Northamptonshire, UK where she can often be found trudging over the fields with her Labrador, Bollo. Her debut, An Unfamiliar Murder, was nominated as best mystery in the ‘eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.’ The follow up, The Truth Will Out, was nominated as ‘Thriller of the Month – April 2014’ by E-Thriller.com.

Presumed Guilty is Jane’s seventh novel and the second in her DC Beth Chamberlain (Family Liaison Officer) series. The third DC Beth Chamberlain novel will be released early 2019.

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