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Book Review – Close To The Bone by Susan Wilkins @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #policeprocedural

My Review

Another police procedural that had shades of a thriller with organized crime and trafficking along with a murder where at the center of whole rigmarole was Debbie, Detective Morgan’s sister.

Author Susan Wilkins placed her main character into a situation of helplessness where she was cast to the sidelines by her boss. Add to that was another criminal from her past as an undercover. Whew!! Morgan really had a fight on her hands to prove her sister’s innocence.

My second book by this author, I could feel Morgan’s pain in this high speed thriller with multiple plotlines all layered well. Emotions seeped through the words, causing me to get to the end at one go. Few twists peppered the book along with some blind alleys.

I am generally not fond of human trafficking, but I could get through this without stopping. The writing kept the story going smoothly until the last page. Megan and her team worked well with each other to solve the murder along with the other subplots. Overall, a good mystery. I enjoyed it.

Many thanks to publisher Bookouture for my spot on this Blog Tour. I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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My Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Blurb

‘Detective Thomas, there’s no easy way to say this. We’ve brought Debbie in for questioning.’
‘You mean my sister Debbie? What are you talking about? You’ve arrested my sister?’
‘Megan, she’s our prime suspect.’

Detective Megan Thomas hoped that moving to Devon would mean a quiet life. Her years undercover in London left her broken and alone, unsure if she would ever recover. Slowly, she’s learning to work with a team and trust other people. But when her sister Debbie finds the body of local businessman Greg Porter, that peace is shattered.

Porter’s wife and children don’t seem entirely grief-stricken, and his business dealings are not all they appear to be. So why are the police so determined to focus on Debbie? And why is she acting so suspiciously? When Megan learns what happened between Porter and Debbie, it threatens to tear the family apart, and forces her to ask if her beloved sister could really have done something so terrible.

Her boss won’t allow her anywhere near the case, leaving Megan on the sidelines. Caught between the job she loves, and what she feels she must do, Megan finds herself faced with an impossible decision. She’s desperate to save her sister, but what if Debbie is lying? When a second body and a surprise confession takes the case into even muddier waters, Megan must decide where her loyalty lies – with her family, or the truth.

And whatever choice she makes, will she be able to live with herself?

Book Details

Publication Date: September 2020

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