Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for What He Did by J.G. Roberts. This was released on the 22nd on October published by Bookouture.
What He Did by J. G. Roberts
Release Date: 22nd of October
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 351 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
Your husband’s car crash wasn’t an accident…
Maddy Shaw learns the life-shattering news in the most horrific way: live on air. As the shaky mobile phone recording pans over the terrible crash, she recognises her husband Simon’s car in the wreckage… He is critically injured, and she rushes to his side.
Detective Rachel Hart knows how it feels to have a loved one’s life hanging in the balance, and hurries to support her friend. Maddy is distraught about her husband’s accident, and Rachel decides to investigate. It’s not her case, but if she can give her friend answers, she will. But she soon realises Simon didn’t crash because he was distracted, or because a tyre blew. Someone made this happen. Someone who wants Simon dead…
After the discovery of a threatening letter, buried in Simon’s diary, Maddy has to ask how well she knew her husband. Then a new victim is found – an old friend of Simon’s, a man he hasn’t seen in years. It seems a dark secret from their past has finally come to light… The killer has a list of targets, and they are dying one by one.
Rachel must race against time to protect her friend and find the murderer, before another life is taken. But however fast she runs, it seems the killer is always one step ahead. And Maddy must decide if she wants the truth – even if it puts her in the killer’s path…
A twisty and breath-taking thriller for fans of Rachel Abbott, Cara Hunter and Angela Marsons.
What He Did, is one hell of a read! Right from the beginning I was hooked and glued to the pages as I was taken on a wild ride, full of twists and turns. On many occasions throughout I was holding my breath with a racing heart as to how this was all going to unfold. It all wraps up nicely but then Julia throws in an OMG ending that has set up and now has me waiting very impatiently for the third instalment!
For the second instalment, we see Rachel embroiled in a new case when Simon the husband of her friend Maddy is involved in a horrific car accident. What appears to be just any other road accident, soon becomes clear to Rachel that there is more to it and is in fact the work of a killer. While Rachel has her work cut out for her in finding out why Simon has been targeted and to solve the crime before the killer strikes again, Maddy finds a threatening letter that has been sent to Simon and must comes to terms that Simon has been hiding something from her and just may not be the man she has thought him to be.
Julia has created a strong character in Rachel which I love and has been brought to life perfectly in these two instalments. She has an extremely strong work ethic and gives it her all when solving a case. She is a no nonsense person, but does also have a caring side. If I have seen correctly where the next book is going to go, I think we will see more of a vulnerable side to her which I look forward to exploring. Tom, who Rachel is seeing is a character that has me in two minds. I really want to believe he is a good guy but I always had a feeling of unease when reading scenes he was in. I also look forward to seeing how he is going to play out. I also enjoyed the character of Maddy and hope to see her again in future stories
Julia has a writing style that flows well, is articulate, succinct and captivating. The story moves at a fast pace, to the point that I was so caught up in the story that I was unaware how much I had actually read in one go. If it hadn’t been for life rudely interrupting my reading time I would actually have read this in one sitting. When I did get to the end I was disappointed that it was over but satisfied that I had just read another thrilling story from such a talented author.
What He Did, can be read as a standalone and you are given enough information from the first book to be able to follow along, but you would be doing yourself an injustice in not reading Little Girl Missing. I can see that this series is just going to keep going from strength to strength and I look forward to the next instalment and many more to come. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review What He Did.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and J.G. Roberts for allowing me to read an advanced copy of What He Did which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
What He Did Blog Tour
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About J.G. Roberts
Julia was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, and began her career as a professional singer/dancer. This enabled her to travel the world in her late teens storing up experiences she has since included in her writing.
Following roles as a hostess on The Price is Right and a member of the Beadle’s About ‘hit squad’ in the 1980s, she became a TV Presenter and filmed features for Sky Sports before launching the QVC shopping channel in 1993 where she still presents today.
Having always wanted to write, she penned her first book, a memoir sold on QVC, in 2013 and has since written four full length novels, two novellas and several short stories.
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