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Monday, February 17, 2014

Book Review: Deadly Deceit by Mari Hannah

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Welcome to the third book in the Kate Daniels series!

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Four a.m. on a wet stretch of the highway: a driver skids out of control. Quickly arriving on the scene, detective Kate Daniels and her partner, Hank Gormley, witness a horrifying display of carnage and mayhem that proves to be one of the worst traffic accidents in Northumberland’s history. But as the casualties mount, they soon realize that not all of the deaths occurred as a result of the accident …

At the same time, on the other side of town, a house goes up in flames and its two inhabitants become charred corpses. Except for the timing, there is no evidence to connect this incident with the traffic accident. But it soon becomes apparent that all is not what it seems, and that Kate and her colleagues are always one step behind a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

I've loved these books from the first one! Mari's experience in the law enforcement field, really shows through in this series. This is another, 'can't put it down' mystery. The tale is based on the central key of detecting- there is no such thing as coincidence, only evidence that hasn't been found yet. Mari takes that concept and weaves a web of deceit, that even a spider would be impressed with. Kate is more evolved as a character in this book, as are the sub characters. As the story nears it's conclusion you may find yourself shocked at who the suspect it, and all the deceit that was involved. 

If you haven't picked up this series yet, you need to if you love a tightly wrought, superb mystery!

About the Author:
Mari Hannah was born in London and moved north as a child. Sponsored by the Home Office, she graduated from Teesside University before becoming a Probation Officera career cut short when she was injured while on duty. Thereafter, she spent several years working as a film/television scriptwriter. During that time she created and developed a number of projects, most notably a feature length film and the pilot episode of a crime series for television based on the characters in her book, the latter as part of a BBC drama development scheme. She lives in Northumberland with her partner, an ex-murder detective. In 2010, she won the Northern Writers' Award. She is also the winner of the Polari First Book Prize 2013. To find out more, check out her webpage at marihannah.com

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