The Moor by LJ Ross @LJRoss_author

Book Description:


The circus is in town…

When a ten-year-old girl turns up on DCI Ryan’s doorstep to tell him she’s witnessed a murder, he has no idea he’s about to step into his most spellbinding case yet. The circus has rolled into Newcastle upon Tyne, bringing with it a troupe of daring acrobats, magicians, jugglers—and one of them is a killer.

Ryan and his team must break through their closed ranks to uncover a secret which has lain buried for eight years, before the killer strikes again – this time, to silence the only living witness…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

My Thoughts:

One thing I love about this authors books is how character driven they are. There is a great cast of main characters anyway but then along comes another fabulous character in the form of ten year old Samantha. I absolutely loved her! No doubt life in the circus is going to toughen her up but whilst she is old above her means, she is still very much a child and at times my heart went out to her.

I loved the setting of the circus in the novel. This is one of your more old fashioned circuses rather than your modern day ones. Even so, I can’t say I really envy life in one, with the constant travelling. Whilst the people in the circus tend to be close knit, there seems to be a lot of animosity around in this one.

The author takes us on a suspenseful journey whilst also giving us a hint of what we can look forward to in the next book in the series. There are lots of little twists just as you think you know who the murderer is so that you are taken back to square one with absolutely no clue.

The Moor is such a great read. The story line had me so engrossed that I read it in one afternoon/evening. I’m really hoping that we get to see more of Samantha in up coming books as she was to much of a great character to be confined to only one. An addictive series that just gets better and better. Brilliant!

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

The Moor is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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