#BlogBlitz Dark Lies by Nick Hollin, @vonmaraus @bookouture @nholten40
Its a pleasure to be part of the Blog Blitz for Dark Lies, open the pages, let the light in, unpick the lies of this amazing crime thriller and walk the walk with Detective Rhodes and Radley, before uncovering the disturbing truth.
Title: DARK LIES
Author: Nick Hollin
Don’t trust your friends. Don’t trust your family. Don’t trust yourself…
When a young mother is found dead in her home with a mysterious symbol drawn on her body, DI Katie Rhodes is shaken to her core; it’s a perfect match to the birthmark she once saw on her old partner, Nathan Radley.
Formerly one of the best criminal psychologists on the police force, Nathan was renowned for getting deep into the minds of the murderers he hunted. But for the past year he has lived in isolation, terrified of losing control over his own dark desires…
Katie swore she’d never knock on Nathan’s door again, but when another woman’s body is found, she knows she doesn’t have a choice.
As the body count rises and the calling cards get increasingly personal, Katie and Nathan realise that someone very close to them is playing a dangerous game. Who can they trust, and how many more innocent lives will be taken before they can crack this disturbing riddle?
An absolutely nail-biting serial-killer thriller. Fans of The Girl in the Ice, or anything by Angela Marsons or Rachel Abbott will not want to miss this page-turning debut!
Dark Lies by Nick Hollin, the first instalment in the Detective Rhodes and Radley series, and by golly its a stoater, thoroughly enjoyed the match between Rhodes and Radley a perfect partnership even if they are both walking a thin line.
So where did Hollins take us, he took us on one hell of a joy ride, twisting and turning each and every clue, keeping the suspense and tension in full flow, damn I read it in one day, can’t wait for the next instalment.
Okay so you will all be wondering, what made me rave about Dark Lies so much, well I’ll let you into a secret, shall I……
The plot follows the investigation into a serial killer and the relationship between two estranged partners who have come back together, one not so willingly, to gain a foothold into the mind of a killer, who seems to know a lot about Rhodes and Radley. As the pages unfurl, we learn about Rhodes and her deterioration in her career from a previous investigation which has somehow affected her perspective on her intuition. Radley on the other hand hid away from society, trying to lock himself away from civilisation and his own tormented mind, praying that her wouldn’t act out his fantasies.
The back story for Dark Lies, is peppered throughout the book, coiling through the chapters, nibbling away at the pages, revealing just enough to leave you wanting more. Hopefully in book two Nick will gives us more insight to Rhodes and Radley answering the questions whirling around in my head.
There are so many parts of Dark Lies I could divulge but I won’t, I don’t want to spoil the intensely, dark scenario’s which unfold, but I will say you wont be disappointed. Nick Hollin has written a first class, first rate police procedural which will consume all your time and energy until the very last page.
Thanks to Bookouture, Nick Hollin and Noelle Holten for the opportunity to be part of the Blog Blitz for Dark Lies, to read an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
From bookbinder to gardener to forensic analyst, Nick has enjoyed an extremely varied working life. At home his interests are equally diverse, but nothing beats books. Collecting, reading, writing, they have always been a passion in one form or another. A graduate of Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing Masters, he’s fulfilling a long-held dream of being published and hopes to be at this for a good while yet. He lives in Cambridgeshire with his partner, young son and cat.
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