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Today's my stop on the Blog Tour for Know Me Now by CJ Carver! Thanks to Emily for organising the tour. Don't forget to check out the other stops!
A SUICIDE. A MURDER. A CONSPIRACY.
DIGGING UP THE PAST CAN BE DEADLY . . .
A thirteen-year-old boy commits suicide.
A sixty-five-year old man dies of a heart attack.
Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 officer, is connected to them both.
And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers.
But as the pair investigate, they unravel a dark and violent mystery stretching decades into the past and uncover a terrible secret.
A secret someone will do anything to keep buried . . .
The third book in the Dan Forrester series, Know Me Now makes for a gripping read. I haven't read the previous books in the series, but I certainly will be going back and reading them now as I became really attached to Dan, Grace and Lucy and I'd love to know more about them and their pasts. While not reading the previous books didn't affect my overall experience of this book, I think there were one or two references which I missed and would've enjoyed more if I'd read the others, so I'd definitely recommend getting the whole series!
I thought the balance between the personal lives of the characters and the mystery at hand was perfect and the plot was full of secrets, lies and danger.
The pace picked up in all of the right places and Carver had me hanging on to every word. I loved the ending, I didn't see any of it coming and I thought it was an ingenious and original solution which I found it fascinating. It really got me thinking.
Overall, I'm giving Know Me Now 5 out of 5 and adding it to my five star favourites shelf! It was riveting, original and full of surprises. I really enjoyed it and I think this could go on to become one of my favourite series!
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About the Author
CJ Carver is the author of nine critically acclaimed novels that have been published in the US and translated into several languages.
Blood Junction won the CWA Debut Dagger and was short listed for the USA Barry Award for best crime fiction novel of the year. It was also selected as one of the best mysteries of the year by Publishers Weekly.
Spare Me the Truth, the first in the Dan Forrester and Lucy Davies series, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Ngaio Marsh Best Crime Novel Award.
CJ lived in Australia for ten years before becoming a travel writer and long-distance rally driver. CJ now lives just outside Bath.
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