Evening lovelies. Today I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour for Someone Who Isn’t Me by Danuta Kot, a gripping crime thriller full of suspense…..
Title: Someone Who Isn’t Me
Author: Danuta Kot
Genre: Crime thriller
Series/Standalone: Standalone second book in a series
Estimated page count: 400
Formats available: Paperback, Audiobook and eBook
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (1 April 2021)
Tour organised by: Zooloo’s Book Tours
When everyone hides the truth, who do you turn to?
Becca’s had a hard time of it, but she has finally got her life together. She has a nice little flat, a steady job pulling pints, and she’s even seeing someone new: Andy, who keeps his private life to himself but is always good for a laugh. And then Andy vanishes. When his body turns up on isolated Sunk Island, Becca learns Andy wasn’t just another punter. He was a police officer, deep undercover, investigating a drugs ring that he believed operated out of Becca’s pub.
Staggered by the betrayal, Becca turns to the only person she thinks she can trust: her foster mum, Kay. But Kay has problems of her own. She’s just moved into a short-term let in the hopes of finding some peace and quiet. But peace and quiet are hard to come by on Sunk Island . . .
Before long, both women are drawn into a terrifying world of drugs, money and death.
Becca is feeling as content as she can. She’s got a decent flat, a couple of jobs and she’s seeing someone new. But when that someone new goes missing and turns up dead, things are are about to change. With conflicting people looking into the case Becca doesn’t know who to trust…..And although she tries to turn to her foster mum, Kay has her own problems with the new house she’s just moved into. But what’s going on? Who killed Andy? And ultimately will Becca and Kay both make it through?
It was good to be back with Becca. In the last book she was pretty miserable most of the time and it was nice to see her a little bit happy…. until things are ruined for her!. It was also good to see Kay picking herself up again although things don’t go to plan for her either!
As with the previous book. Danuta does a fantastic job of bringing the deprivation and poverty to life, and makes it feel like you’re really in their world. There are so many horrible things going on for some of the characters and you just want things to get better for them.
The setting is good and I particularly liked Sunk Island which had a real creepy, dark feel to it. I’m not sure I’d want to move there that’s for sure!
So overall, another great crime thriller from Danuta, full of suspense that will keep you turning the pages. I’m looking forward to the next one.
about the author
Danuta Kot (who also writes as Danuta Reah and as Carla Banks) grew up with stories. Her Irish mother and her Polish father kept their own cultures alive with traditional tales they shared with their children. For many years, she worked with young people in Yorkshire who were growing up in the aftermath of sudden industrial decline. She uses this background in her books to explore some of the issues that confront modern, urban society: poverty, alienation and social breakdown, using the contexts of the modern crime novel. She now works as a senior education consultant, work that involves travel to establish education and training in other parts of the world. She is a regular academic speaker at conferences and literary festivals and has appeared on radio and television.
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Thanks to Zoe for inviting me on to the tour, and to Danuta and Simon Schuster for my copy of the book. All views and opinions are my own.
Have a lovely evening all