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Today is my stop on the blog tour for Dead Man’s Daughter by Roz Watkins! Thanks so much to Lily for organising the tour and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
She was racing towards the gorge. The place the locals knew as ‘Dead Girl's Drop’…
DI Meg Dalton is thrown headlong into her latest case when she finds a ten-year-old girl running barefoot through the woods in a blood-soaked nightdress. In the house nearby, the girl's father has been brutally stabbed to death.
At first Meg suspects a robbery gone tragically wrong, but something doesn’t add up. Why does the girl have no memory of what happened to her? And why has her behaviour changed so dramatically since her recent heart transplant?
The case takes a chilling turn when evidence points to the girl’s involvement in her own father’s murder. As unsettling family secrets emerge, Meg is forced to question her deepest beliefs to discover the shocking truth, before the killer strikes again…
Ever since I finished Watkins’ last DI Meg Dalton novel, I’ve been waiting desperately for the next. Several months ago I found out that a few words from my review had made it into the paperback and it made me even more excited for the next book, then when I got the invite to the blog tour and realised that it was finally here, I couldn’t reply fast enough!
I think that Dead Man’s Daughter will work just fine as a standalone, but I’d really recommend reading The Devil’s Dice first as DI Meg Dalton is such a fantastic character and the first book will really help to get more of her background. (Plus it’s a brilliant read)
Meg is a complex, realistic and multi-layered character, all of this makes her really enjoyable to read as well as adding to the intrigue.
I really love the way Watkins writes and how she deftly creates tension and gripping chapters not only through the plot, but also through the wonderfully atmospheric descriptions of the Peak District which weave through the novel.
For the duration of me reading this, I wished I’d never have to put this book down!
Overall, I’m giving Dead Man’s Daughter 4.5 out of 5. It’s fast-paced, intelligent and so, so enthralling. I’m really looking forward to more from DI Dalton ASAP!
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About the Author
Roz Watkins is the author of the DI Meg Dalton crime series, which is set in the Peak District where Roz lives with her partner and a menagerie of demanding animals.
Her first book, The Devil’s Dice, was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and has been optioned for TV.
Roz studied engineering at Cambridge University before training in patent law. She was a partner in a firm of patent attorneys in Derby, but this has absolutely nothing to do with there being a dead one in her first novel.
In her spare time, Roz likes to walk in the Peak District, scouting out murder locations.
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