So excited to be a part of the blog tour for Tara Lyons’ new release in the D.I. Denis Hamilton series, DEADLY FRIENDSHIP. (Books one and two are IN THE SHADOWS and NO SAFE HOME)
Who can you really trust?
Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is dragged into a gruesome murder investigation, while on annual leave in Lake Windermere. A handwritten note, with a woman’s name, is found inside the corpse.
When a direct link to London is unidentified, Hamilton must race against the clock to make the connection before the body count rises.
Meanwhile, four friends with strained relationships, are reunited. What past event do they want to keep buried and is there something linking them to the murders?
Then, when a person from Hamilton’s past returns, he must ask himself: how well do we really know our friends?
London’s murder investigations team returns in this third novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows and No Safe Home.
My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!
With this being the third installment in the D.I. Denis Hamilton series, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to completely keep up with the characters. Well, DEADLY FRIENDSHIP by Tara Lyons can definitely be read as a standalone novel. It was a great crime read that had the past and present collide in the middle of an investigation.
Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton gets involved in a another gruesome murder investigation with on his annual vacation to Lake Windermere. Upon his arrival, there is a body found chained to the dock where he his landing – a handwritten note is found inside the corpse. When they find a direct link between this woman and London, Hamilton is in a race against the clock to find the concrete connection before more bodies turn up!
As this is occurring, we meet four friends that are reunited, despite their strained relationships, because of events from their past. Are they somehow linked to these murders? Denis Hamilton begins to question everyone and who he can really trust in this investigation which culminates into a page turning thriller! I can’t go into too much more detail, wouldn’t want to spoil everything for you.
Lyons does an incredible job with these characters. Even though this is my first book in the D.I. Denis Hamilton series, I didn’t feel lost in the characters – him or his team. The pacing of this novel kept me turning the pages and I read this in only a couple sittings (within the same day). I am definitely going to be getting books 1 and 2 to see what investigations that I have missed.
This can definitely be read as a standalone – Lyons’ writing is great and it leaves you wanting more. I can’t wait for the next installment.
A big thanks to Bloodhound Books for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion and for including me on their blog tour!
About the Author:
Tara is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. In the Shadows is Tara’s debut solo novel published in March 2016. She co-wrote The Caller and Web of Deceit: A DI Sally Parker novella with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley.
In August 2016 Tara signed a two-book contract with Bloodhound Books. The second book in the DI Hamilton series, No Safe Home, was published in January 2017.
When she’s not writing, Tara can be found at a local Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with her young, energetic son.
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So excited to be apart of the blog tour! Have you read any of the books in this series?