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Blog Tour: Deadly Friendship by Tara Lyons @taralyonsauthor @Bloodhoundbook #BookReview #Crime

I’m delighted to be kicking off the blog tour for Deadly Friendship, written by author Tara Lyons and published by Bloodhound Books 🙂


Who can you really trust?

Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is dragged into a gruesome murder investigation, while on annual leave at Lake Windermere. A handwritten note, with a woman’s name, is found inside the corpse.

When a direct link to London is identified, Hamilton must race against the clock to make the connection before the body count rises.

Meanwhile, four friends with strained relationships, are reunited. What past event do they want to keep buried and is there something linking them to the murders?

Then, when a person from Hamilton’s past returns, he must ask himself: how well do we really know our friends?

London’s murder investigations team returns in this third novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows and No Safe Home.

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My Review:

Deadly Friendship is another cracking crime thriller by Tara Lyons.

As many of you who read my reviews will know, I’m not a huge crime fiction fan at all. In fact I usually actively avoid it, but I can’t help looking forward to reading books by this author. Her strength is in her ability to create great characters, which manage to keep me interested even during the police procedural parts of the storyline. In fact, I actually care about the characters who are doing the investigating, which is so unlike me. So keep doing what you’re doing, Tara Lyons, as I think you might have a fan for life.

I don’t want to spoil the story by saying too much about the plot, but I will say it did keep me guessing throughout, while also encouraging me to make the conscious decision never to use Botox in my lifetime. Yuck! It also reminded me not to assume things. As my grandma always used to say “Assume makes an ass out of you and me”, bless her.

I also had a bit of a giggle at the mention of MMMBop, by Hanson. They’re one of my guilty pleasures, and I actually have a few (eek) of their albums. Perhaps this is the best place to end my review, before I dig an even deeper hole for myself.

If you enjoy crime thrillers and police procedural novels, then I highly recommend Deadly Friendship, as well as the previous books in this series, which are In the Shadows (I’m singing The Rasmus song again) and No Safe Home. I would say all can be read as standalone novels, but why would you want to do that when you can read all three.

4 Stars


Where to find this book:


Amazon UK

About the Author:


Tara 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. She co-wrote The Caller and Web of Deceit: A DI Sally Parker novella with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley.

In August 2016 Tara signed a two-book contract with Bloodhound Books. The second book in the DI Hamilton series, No Safe Home, was published in January 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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