1) Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes
WHY I LIKE IT: This book is dark, claustrophobic and scary as hell. I’ve never felt such a connection with a main character as I did with Cathy. It’s very cleverly written.
2) Flowers for the Dead, Barbara Copperthwaite
WHY I LIKE IT: The storyline is twisted and intriguing in equal measures. To actually make me feel sympathy for a serial killer only shows the talent this author has. MORE: Read Barbara’s interview on Criminally Good, HERE.
WHY I LIKE IT: It focuses on a harrowing subject but the author delivers it with such sensitivity and emotion you want to read more, not hide away from the topic.
I’ve just realised all three of these books alternate between the past and present – it’s obviously a technique I throughly enjoy!
BIO: Tara Lyons is a crime/psychological thriller author from London, UK. Turning 30 in 2015 propelled her to fulfil her lifelong dream of becoming a writer. In the Shadows is Tara’s debut solo novel published in March 2016, and republished by Bloodhound Books this year. She co-wrote The Caller and Web of Deceit: A DI Sally Parker novella with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley. The third book in the DI Hamilton series, Deadly Friendship, was published in July 2017. When she’s not writing, Tara can be found at a local Wacky Warehouse stuck in the ball-pit with her young, energetic son.
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