Dancing On The Grave by Zoe Sharp @authorzoesharp

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Book Description:

In one of the most beautiful corners of England,
Something very ugly is about to take place…

A sniper with a mission…
a young cop with nothing to lose…
a CSI with everything to prove…
a teenage girl with a terrifying obsession…

There’s a killer on the loose in the Lake District, and the calm of an English summer is shattered.
For newly qualified crime-scene investigator, Grace McColl, it’s both the start of a nightmare and the chance to prove herself after a mistake that cost a life.
For Detective Constable Nick Weston, recently transferred from London, it’s an opportunity to recover his nerve after a disastrous undercover operation that left him for dead.
And for a lonely, loveless teenage girl, Edith, it’s the start of a twisted fantasy—one she never dreamed might come true.

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My Thoughts:

I am ashamed to say that this is the first book I have read by this author. (Hangs my head in shame) I will certainly be reading more though, having read and loved this one.

Admittedly I did worry at the beginning when the police are called out to a shooting which involved a dead dog. Obviously as an animal lover, I was horrified that anyone could shoot an animal but was it really a case for the police? It certainly had me intrigued though as to where the author was going to take the readers from that point on wards.

Well I didn’t have to worry as what follows is a complex and enthralling read that had me on the edge of my seat. If anything, I love how the author plays with the reader. Giving them a false sense of security that you believe you are in for a tame crime story only to literally have the rug pulled from under you, leaving you breathless as to what is happening.

I really enjoyed the working relationship between Grace and Nick. It takes a while for the pair to warm to each other but they eventually get there. Grace is quite stand offish, I think in a relatively male dominated area, Grace has had to put up a front giving the wrong impression to people that she is a bit of an ice queen. She is strong in her beliefs and I enjoyed seeing her stand up to her peers. It certainly makes for some entertaining reading.

Nick was someone I instantly took to. Yes he has issues in his family life, which detective in a crime book doesn’t? He is quite laid back compared to Grace yet eager to get the job done. The differences between the two make for some compelling reading.

For me though, the shining star that topped the whole story off is the character Edith. I can’t say to much about her but her journey had me pounding through the pages to see what was going to happen next.

Dancing On The Grave is a dark, tense read that caught me off guard. The author takes us on an exhilarating ride full of twists and turns that had me clinging on to every word. Brilliant book and highly recommend it.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Dancing On The Grave is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link.

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