Monday, 17 April 2017

#bookreview ~ The Dead Of Winter #Crime #mustread @bilbob20


The Dead Of Winter  

By

Billy McLaughlin


Sometimes the truth is closer to home than you know…

When little Archie Miller is taken from his cot, the clock is ticking for Detective Kevin Wallace to return the baby to his devastated mother. At first it looks like the act of a teenage girl who just wants attention.

However, Wallace discovers there’s something more sinister at play in this brand-new novel from the writer of ‘Lost Girl’ and ‘In the Wake of Death’.

The small community begin to point the finger in another direction. Anything to divert eyes away from the secrets and the lies that they themselves are caught up in.

What really happened to Archie Miller and what lengths will a parent go to when protecting one of their own?


What did I think of the Book?


This is a nice neighbourhood, things like this don't happen here.

It is every parents worst nightmare. When Dan went into the nursery to check on his baby he found the crib empty. It is now up to the police to piece together all the evidence, and while they do so they discover that every family in the street has secrets, some more so than others. But the question remains…Who kidnapped baby Archie?

The Dead of Winter is a page-turning, 'who done it?' read. With a super-fast pace and many twists and turns, this book is unputadownable.

I really enjoyed reading all the multiple points of views and watching the event unfold. When I thought I knew where Mr McLaughlin was going with his story, he would suddenly throw another curve ball, and the story would go off in another direction with another possible suspect. Gripping!!

I really enjoyed this book and I read it in one sitting. Fantastic!!

I Highly Recommend.


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About the author



Billy McLaughlin is a Glasgow born author who released his first novelette 'Invisible' in March 2016. Receiving glowing customer reviews, he followed up with the gritty novel 'Lost Girl' which introduces readers to the mainstay characters Phil & Kate. In September 2016, his third book 'In the Wake of Death' was released, re-uniting audiences with Phil & Kate as well as throwing a brand new mystery that has been praised for its unique twist.

McLaughlin welcomed 2017 in celebrating that 'Lost Girl' peaked at number 2 in the crime thriller charts the previous August and gained the coveted number 1 slot in the Scottish crime charts with 'In the Wake of Death'. His fourth book is released on 13 March 2017. 'The Dead of Winter' will appear to be a stand-alone mystery, but introduces a brand new character that is already set to make a splash in the 3rd DI Phil Morris mystery 'The Daughter' which is due in summer 2017.

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