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Book Review – The Scorched Earth by Rachel Blok @MsRachaelBlok @HoZ_Books #BookReview #BlogTour #policeprocedural

Many thanks to Victoria Joss and publisher Head of Zeus for my spot on this Blog Tour.

This was a slow start to a police procedural where a grave found led to the case of a missing man probably murdered with brother incarcerated.

Ben and Leo went camping. The next morning, Leo went missing. Ben was soaked in his blood. Traces of it found at the cliff edge led to murder charges. But Ben’s partner Ana was convinced he was innocent.

My first book by author Rachel Blok, the first section laid the foundation of the police team along with showing me the details of Ben’s term in prison and Ana’s personal life. Then as the investigation proceeded, slow and steady, doubts started appearing in the known theories. And the story picked up pace.

The second half was very interesting as the scenes were linked well. The team under the helm of DCI Maarten Jansen worked cohesively in finding out the clues. The writing style was quite different, atmospheric at some places, and red herrings led to a few dead ends. The story with its decicious finish and wrenching epilogue made my morning extremely entertaining.

A fun read!!

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Who really killed Leo Fenton?

Two years ago, Ben Fenton went camping with his brother Leo. It was the last time they ever saw each other. By the end of that fateful trip, Leo had disappeared, and Ben had been arrested for his murder.

Ben’s girlfriend Ana Seabrook has always protested his innocence. Now, on the hottest day of 2018’s sweltering heat wave, she receives a phone call from the police. Leo’s body has been found, in a freshly dug grave in her own local churchyard. How did it get there? Who really killed him?

St Albans police, led by DCI Jansen, are soon unpicking a web of lies that shimmers beneath the surface of Ana’s well-kept village. But as tensions mount, and the tight-knit community begins to unravel, Ana realises that if she wants to absolve her husband, she must unearth the truth alone

Publication Date: November 2019

Publisher: Head of Zeus

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