Very happy to be on the blog tour today for Where She Lies by Michael Scanlan, the first in the Detective Finnegan Beck series!

the blurb….

When Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high-powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small Irish town of Cross Beg, he predicts boredom will be his biggest threat.

But then a beautiful, local teenage girl is found strangled in the cold, dark woods a mile from town. The prime suspect is the seemingly-gentle drifter who found Tanya’s body.

Beck seems to be the only person who can’t escape the feeling that Tanya wasn’t killed at random. As he digs deeper into the shadows of Cross Beg, he begins to realise it isn’t the sleepy backwater he’d first believed. Everyone here has something to hide. Tanya had a boyfriend, whose name no one knew. A best friend with a loose relationship with the truth. And a habit she thought she’d kept hidden from everyone.

But, just as Beck believes he is making progress, the body of one of the suspects is found drowned in the river. Is the killer just getting started?

Everyone in the town seems to have something they would die to protect. But who has a secret they’d kill for?

This debut novel from a powerful new Irish voice is the first in a gripping series that will feature the brilliant, haunted Detective Finnegan Beck who won’t rest until justice is found. Perfect for fans of LJ Ross, Joy Ellis and Patricia Gibney.

Publication Day: Feb 8th 2019

Purchase links: Amazon ~ Apple store ~ Kobo ~ Googleplay

my review….

This story definitely had me gripped and there were some major unexpected twists!  I thought I’d sussed out who the killer was so many times throughout the book but was so wrong…..and still didn’t predict it right up to the end!

We go along with Beck on his investigation, and what an investigation it is!  There are so many people with secrets that they’re trying to keep hidden, but they should all be watching their backs…..there’s a killer on the loose and he’s got a list of people that need to be sorted out!

Beck is an interesting character, with his own past.  Although he can do his job well he is pretty dysfunctional and has his own issues he should be dealing with.

There are some gory parts in the this book so be warned!  If you’re a fan of twisty, crime thrillers then you should definitely check this out.  I’m looking forward to reading more about Beck in the future 🙂



about the author….

Michael Scanlon is a civilian employee of the An Garda Siochana (the Irish police force), but a life threatening undiagnosed illness that struck while travelling in Spain in 2014 has rendered him on long term sick leave. He is married to Eileen and has a daughter, Sarah. He lives in the countryside outside the town of Ballina in County Mayo. The town has arguably the best salmon river in Europe, called the Moy.

Social Media Links: Twitter

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Thank you to the author, Bookouture and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in return for an honest review.  All views are my own and I am not affiliated with any of the links in this post.

Chelle x

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