Wednesday 17 October 2018

Dead End by Rachel Lynch Blog Tour

Way back in January I had the pleasure of reading Dark Game, the first in a series of books from author Rachel Lynch featuring character DI Kelly Porter. This was a novel that I thoroughly enjoyed so when I was asked if I'd like to join the blog tour for the third story in the series, Dead End it was kind of hard to refuse.


Now I'll admit I'd not even realised that a second book had been written let alone a third so I was a little worried that I wouldn't understand parts of the storyline but I can say straight away that like the first book, this one can be read as a stand alone, you don't really need to have read the previous ones to comprehend the events that occur this time round.


When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging, hard-partying aristocrat had finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a luxurious world where secrets and lies dominate.

At the same time, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to two other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team find themselves in a race against time.

Now, as all roads of both investigations and Kelly’s own family secrets lead to Wasdale Hall it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate...


Kelly Porter is definitely back with a bang!

What starts with two seemingly innocent cases, one being the suicide of an old Earl and the other  a missing persons case when two young women disappear during a camping trip swiftly turns into a fall blown murder investigation when closer investigations un-earth facts that some people wish had remained hidden.

The novels in this series seem to follow a theme in the sense that there is always more than one crime happening and those somehow interconnect  but the great thing about Rachel's writing is that you can never workout just how they manage to come together.

With suspects galore that all have their own reasons for being a the wrong place at the wrong time, it's no wonder that as the reader I was kept guessing until the end as to who the actual culprit was.

I found the story itself is just as fast paced as I remember the first novel being. What I like is the balance of the main story which is the crime solving but you also get the secondary story about Kelly herself which certainly piqued my interest just that little bit more, especially because it leaves it open for more novels to follow.

Secrets and lies see emotions run high in this third visit Lake Districts as it is shrouded in mystery once again. This is a series with a strong female protagonist that just keeps getting better in my opinion.

Gripping and suspenseful, I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Dead End and the rest of the books in the series to friends and family.

Now follow the rest of the tour for more reviews, interviews and extracts



  1. This sounds just my sort of book! It reminds me of the Erika Foster books I read by Robert Bryndza - a strong female protagonist and her own backstory woven in with the main story. I will definitely look out for this series, thanks.

  2. I like the sound of this series. I would have to read them in order though because I just can't bring myself to read a series out of order!

  3. I definitely like the sound of this. Think I've already added the first to my wishlist, but not got round to purchasing yet


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