Well I’m back with my second review of the day! I’m super excited to be on the blog tour for No Going Back by Robert Crouch, Book 7 in the Kent Fisher mystery series.. We all know I love the series and this didn’t disappoint…….another gripping, complex, twisty, whodunit!
Title: No Going Back
Author: Robert Crouch
Genre: Mystery/Contemporary Whodunit
Series/Standalone: Seventh book in a series but can be read as a standalone
Estimated word count: 249
Formats available: Paperback and eBook. Available on Kindle Unlimited
about no going back
What you don’t do will torment you.
When journalist Harry Lawson is pulled from a private swimming pool, his drowning looks like a tragic accident, but for one small detail – he knew someone was going to kill him.
The three text messages he fired off to an old flame the night before confirm he’s a troubled man. But former friend and sleuth, Kent Fisher, believes the messages hint at something deeper and more sinister – an investigation that cost Harry his life.
When a second reporter dies, it’s clear there’s a killer with unfinished business. As Kent inches towards a breakthrough he clashes with close friend Detective Inspector Ashley Goodman. She instructs him to stop investigating, knowing full well he won’t.
For Kent there’s no going back. He has to finish what he started, even though he risks losing a friend, and maybe his own life.
In the seventh murder mystery of the series, Kent Fisher digs deep to complete an investigation that’s far removed from the one he started.
When Kents old friend reporter Harry Lawson is found dead in a swimming pool at an engagement party, Kent knows he has to do what he does best….investigate! A series of messages sent to a mutual friend by Harry, leads Kent to believe there is more to them than first meets the eye…..but is he right?
As he starts delving into the investigation, he has to start questioning some of the people he trusts. Is everyone as he first thought? And then another reporter dies and, despite being told to leave well alone by his friend DI Ashley Goodman, Kent knows he can’t. He has to get to the bottom of it all before any one else dies. But will he, and the ones he loves, come out of it unscathed?
As always I loved being back with Kent. I have a real soft spot for him and was eagerly awaiting No Going Back. For anyone that hasn’t read the previous books or my reviews, Kent is a fantastic amateur sleuth who gets himself muddled up in all sorts of investigations. He upsets those who he probably shouldn’t (although he has good reason to!) and ends up in the most complex and dangerous situations. A bit of a ladies man, he can never figure out what he wants, despite his on/off relationship with Gemma. And I loved what happened in this book…….
Crouch, yet again, brings us a twisty and turny investigation that will keep you wondering until the very end. No matter how much I try, I can never solve the case and have no idea about the crazy clues Kent manages to figure out! The suspense and mystery is fantastic throughout the book, and you end up questioning all but the people you know and trust from the previous books. But Crouch even gets us questioning one of them this time……
Each book in the series has got better and better, and I adored the first one! This one left us on yet another cliffhanger and I have no idea what’s going to happen in the next one….if there is another one (I really hope so, my heart can’t cope with it ending like this!).
You can definitely read this is a standalone, Crouch provides enough background for you to understand what’s going on in the story. But I have adored every single book in this series, so if you love a good whodunit then definitely going back and start reading from the beginning. You will fall in love with the characters and will enjoy every second. And not only are there wonderful human characters, but adorable animal characters too – including Columbo – Kents gorgeous Westie!
So if you’re looking for your next whodunit that will give you a fantastic, complex, twisty mystery with clues that you’ll never figure out; and a plot that will keep you guessing till the end then you need to check this out!. As always, highly recommended by me! (Now please say book 8 is being written Rob……?!)
about the author
Robert Crouch is the author of the Kent Fisher murder mystery series. Set in today’s world, the books pay homage to the traditional murder mystery and classic whodunit.
Based on his career as an environmental health officer, Kent Fisher is a different kind of detective, described as ‘unique in crime fiction’ by one reviewer.
Having left environmental health, Robert now writes full time from his home on the East Sussex coast. He loves walking on the South Downs with his wife, Carol, and their Westie, Harvey, reading crime fiction and photography.
Also, you can check out Roberts Meet the Author interview here.
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Massive thanks to Robert for inviting me on to the tour, and for my copy. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a wonderful day everyone and I’ll be back soon!