Today I am thrilled to be one of the book bloggers kicking off the blog tour for Why She Ran by Geraldine Hogan. Happy publication day Geraldine.
Why She Ran by Geraldine Hogan
Release Date: 19th of December
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 295 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
‘Rachel. They must have made a mistake. A mother would know?’ She let her words pour into the emptiness of the kitchen. She began to shiver. ‘I can’t feel anything,’ she said softly and rocked back and forth, as if she was a huge child, seeking solace in the simple gesture.
When young, pretty nurse Rachel McDermott is found murdered in the harsh lights of the hospital kitchen where she works, her mother can’t accept the news, and the small Irish town of Corbally reels in disbelief. Rushing to the scene, Detective Iris Locke vows to find the sick killer, whatever it takes.
The last person to see Rachel alive was her close friend, sixteen-year-old Eleanor Marshall, a troubled teenager, estranged from her family. Eleanor was spotted fleeing the kitchen where Rachel’s body was found and becomes the main suspect. Iris has a search party combing the endless woods near the Comeragh mountains where they believe she is hiding. But Iris is consumed with worry for the vulnerable girl and can’t shake a prickly disquiet that Eleanor shouldn’t be a suspect.
Eleanor’s sister agrees but a day later, when she is found dead in the area Eleanor is hiding, things don’t look good for the runaway teen. Iris can’t see Eleanor, who still sleeps with her childhood teddy bear, as someone who would kill her little sister and her best friend, but all the evidence seems to point that way.
Sleep-deprived and desperate to find the truth, Iris takes a closer look into Rachel’s background and discovers that she was keeping strange, shadowy company the night before she died. Convinced that Eleanor is in terrible danger, Iris sets out to find her, in the icy-cold woods, alone. But what if somebody else makes their way through the darkness and reaches Iris and Eleanor first?
This gripping mystery thriller is perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Robert Dugoni and LJ Ross.
Why She Ran is the second instalment in the Detective Iris Locke series and is a great addition and perfect followup to Her Sister’s Bones, which I would recommend readIng before this latest instalment. It is a tense read that is full of action and suspense that keeps you on your toes till the end.
In this latest instalment, we see Iris still reeling from the events that occurred in book one, when she is called to investigate the death of nurse Rachel McDermott, when she is found in the hospitals kitchen brutally murdered. When Rachel’s friend Eleanor is seen fleeing from the scene she becomes the prime suspect, although Iris can’t shake the feeling that Eleanor is innocent.
But when Eleanor’s sister the next person to turn up dead things don’t look great for Eleanor. Still convinced that she has nothing to do with these murders, Iris digs into Rachel’s past and discovers that the company she kept may have something to do with these murders and Iris and her team have their work cut out for them in solving the case quIckly before the killer strikes again.
I really like Iris who has been expertly written as a strong female. I also really enjoy the relationship between herself and Ben. They work really well together and I look forward to seeing how this working partnership evolves even more in future books. The other characters in this story have all been well developed and play out their roles extremely well.
Geraldine has a great style and she does a good job in engaging the reader through fluid writing, developed characters and a well researched story line. While it is a slow burn, this just adds to the tension and suspense in the build up to the conclusion, which I enjoyed.
Why She Ran is a great crime thriller that ticks all the boxes in what I love in this genre and I look forward to the next instalment. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review Why She Ran which I recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Geraldine Hogan for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Why She Ran which have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Geraldine Hogan
Geraldine Hogan was born in Ireland. She gained an Honors Degree in English Literature and Psychology from Dublin City University and a Postgraduate Degree in Training and Management from University College, Galway.
She is an Irish award-winning and bestselling author of four contemporary fiction novels under the pen name Faith Hogan.
HER SISTER’S BONES is her first crime novel, her second WHY SHE RAN is due out in December 2019.
She is currently working on her next novel. She lives in the west of Ireland with her husband, four children and a very busy Labrador named Penny. She’s a writer, reader, enthusiastic dog walker and reluctant jogger – except of course when it is raining!
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