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Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Guilty Dead by P.J. Tracy! Thanks so much to Katie for organising the tour.
Don't forget to check out the other stops too!
Gregory Norwood, wealthy businessman and close friend of Minnesota's leading candidate for Governor, is found dead on the first anniversary of his son's drug overdose. It seems clear to Detectives Gino and Magozzi that grief drove him to suicide.
Until they realise the left-handed man seems to have used his right hand to pull the trigger.
And they find the second body.
As the seemingly open-and-shut case becomes a murder enquiry, the detectives begin to delve into the dark secrets of one of the city's most powerful families. It seems the murders are not the first in the Norwoods' tragic story - and they won't be the last . . .
The ninth in a series of thrillers by mother and daughter duo P.J. Tracy and the first written by just Traci after her mother sadly passed away, The Guilty Dead is an absolutely cracking read which had me hooked the whole way through.
It’s the first of this series that I’ve read, and I’m certainly going to go back and read the others. If you haven’t read any of this series previously either, I’d recommend reading the books in order from the beginning if you can, because although I thought the characters were well developed and established and the main story was completely contained in this book, I think I would’ve got even more from the story if I’d been able to watch the characters progress and grow right from the start and I think there were a few little references which I might’ve missed.
The plot was well thought out and felt very topical and relevant to today whilst the more serious moments were well balanced with moments of humour between the characters which I greatly appreciated. The author is also masterful in the way she reveals information gradually to build up the tension until the very end.
Overall, I'm giving The Guilty Dead 4.5 out of 5 stars. It's a thrilling story, which is packed with action and some brilliant unexpected twists.
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
P. J. Tracy was the pseudonym for the mother-and-daughter writing team of P. J. and Traci Lambrecht. Together P. J. and Traci were authors of the bestselling thrillers Want to Play? (a Richard and Judy Book Club pick), Live Bait, Dead Run, Snow Blind, Play to Kill, Two Evils, Cold Kill and Nothing Stays Buried. P. J. passed away in 2016, but Traci is continuing the series with The Guilty Dead.
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