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Broadland by @DavidDBlake

By Pamelascott
A girl's body found mutilated by a boat's propeller, another dumped at the bottom of a slipway, and a disused Norfolk mill, hiding the secret to both.

When a girl's body is found strangled, raped, and horrifically mutilated by a boat's propeller, deep in the heart of the Norfolk Broads, newly arrived Detective Inspector John Tanner is asked to assist with the investigation.

At first, all the evidence points to a man who had a multi-million pound reason to kill her. But when an alibi is produced from an unexpected source, and another body appears at the base of a slipway, Tanner finds himself turning to local girl, Detective Constable Jenny Evans for help.

As a more intimate relationship begins between them, they find themselves facing a race against time to identify a lethal adversary, one with a lust for blood and a mind set on revenge.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a murder mystery that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.


A COLD DENSE shadow fell over Jane Richardson as she hurried along the concrete towpath. PROLOGUE - SATURDAY, 13TH APRIL

(Black Oak Publishing Ltd, 5 April 2019, 334 pages, e-book, borrowed from @AmazonKindle #PrimeReading)



I've wanted to read the author's back catalogue since I read and really enjoyed his book Three Rivers recently. This is the first book featuring DI Tanner. Like Three Rivers, I loved the setting in the Norfolk Broads. This is very different than most thrillers which tend to be set in a city somewhere. The location plays an integral role in the plot of the book and just offers something fresh. I enjoyed seeing how the relationship between DI Tanner and DC Evans begins are they gradually bond. Like all good thrillers, there are twists and turns and it's never clear what's going on and who the killer is.

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