Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Book Review: Fatal Act by Leigh Russell

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product, free of charge, from William Morrow Publishing,  via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Continuing our list of great books to add to the holiday reader you bought for a loved one, or that YOU get for the holidays, here is another great British police procedural:

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After a glamorous young TV soap star dies in a car crash, all eyes are on Detective Geraldine Steel to discover what caused the tragic accident. Another driver was involved in the collision but seems to have miraculously walked away unscathed and has now vanished. The deceased had no obvious enemies and nothing to hide, so the investigation seems to be stalling. But when another young actress is found dead, it becomes painfully clear that there is a murderer on the loose targeting beautiful, famous women. The only problem is that whoever is committing these crimes isn't leaving any clues. With public pressure mounting, Geraldine Steel unwittingly risks her sergeant's life in their search to track down a serial killer …


Another mystery that echoes Agatha Christie, the investigative team and Geraldine are stumped as to how the other other drive just disappears. yet everywhere they turn they find red herrings that lead them down wrong paths, and come back to the initial problem. Russell does a greta job in bringing the reader along the tale, so that you can't put the book down until you find out who was responsible, and why. Even though this is th seventh book in the series, Leigh gives you enough background on the characters, that it can be a stand alone read. But once you read it, you will want to go back and read the rest of the books. If you're looking for a strong female lead in a police series, check out this latest installment! 

About the Author:
Leigh Russell studied at the University of Kent gaining a Masters degree in English and American literature. A secondary school teacher, specializing in supporting pupils with Specific Learning Difficulties as well as teaching English, Leigh Russell is married with two daughters and lives in Hertfordshire. Her first novel, Cut Short, was published in 2009, followed by Road Closed in 2010, Dead End in 2011,  Death Bed in 2012 and Stop Dead  in 2013. Find out more about Leigh and her books on her website

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