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#BlogTour #BookReview See No Evil By David Fennell #SeeNoEvil

Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all to my stop on the Blog Tour for See No Evil By David Fennell and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Tracy from Compulsive Readers for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

Thank You very much to the publisher – Zaffre for the review copy.
ISBN13: 978-1838776664
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release date: 28 04 2022
Price*: Kindle £7.19 (GBP)/  Hardback £12.79 (GBP)
Kindle $N/A (USD)/ Hardback $26.08 (USD)
Pages: ~ 400
My rating: very close to awesome.
You can get this book here:
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What I learned from this book: That people are so easy to manipulate.

Description of the book: Two men are found dead in London’s Battersea Park. One of the bodies has been laid out like a crucifix – with his eyes removed and placed on his open palms.

Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, lead the investigation. But when more bodies turn up in a similar fashion, they find themselves in a race against time to find the sadistic killer.

The hunt leads them to Ladywell Playtower in Southeast London, the home to a religious commune lead by the enigmatic Aaron Cronin. Archer and Quinn suspect Cronin’s involvement but his alibis are watertight, and the truth seemingly buried. If Archer is to find the killer, she must first battle her way through religious fanatics, London gangsters – and her own demons . . .
How this book made me feel: I was super impressed by the first book and could not wait to read the next one, featuring Grace Archer. I love the protagonist and the way she works to investigate the crimes. And this book did not disappoint.

The main star in this book is detective inspector Grace Archer, a strong female protagonist who is battling her demons from the past. Grace is a very hard working and kind person, who cares about her colleagues and her old granddad. I really like her personality and the way she works with her colleagues. This book is told from multiple perspectives, and all the characters are very diverse and intriguing in this book. Especially the ones involved in the investigation, their cruelty and the manipulations that are going on under the religious cover up are very disturbing indeed.

The narrative is very fast paced and continuously changing. Grace’s personal life and her past experiences are playing a very large part in this investigation and it was very interesting to read about her deepest thoughts and troubles. I was able to get to know her even better than before. The investigation is very absorbing and full of twists and other surprises. There are a lot of topics discussed in this book, such as drug abuse, dementia, religious fanatics, paedophilia, revenge, childhood trauma and other mental health issues, police brutality, manipulating vulnerable people and many more.

I really like the setting of this book, Archer lives and works in central London, and I am very curious to read about her life in Zone 1. 😀 (I live in Zone 4 and Grace feels very posh 😀 ) I like the way David Fennell writes, he provides a great balance between investigation and personal lives of the characters, and his investigations are gripping and intriguing to read about. The chapters a quite short and the pages just flew by for me. Even though this book is part of a series, the author explained everything very well to the first time reader, and I think this book can be easily read as a stand alone. I loved the ending of this novel, it not only rounded up this story well but also left me impatiently waiting for the next book.

So, to conclude, it was another great investigation by Grace Archer and her super cool colleagues. I really liked all the characters in this novel, they are complex, very realistic and gripping, and the plot has kept me guessing and absorbed throughout the book. I would strongly recommend this book to anyone looking for a great psychological thriller. I hope you will like it as much as I did. 😉
Thank You for Your time! ❤

About the author: David Fennell was born and raised in Belfast before leaving for London at the age of eighteen with £50 in one pocket and a dog-eared copy of Stephen King’s The Stand in the other. He jobbed as a chef, waiter and bartender for several years before starting a career in writing for the software industry. He has been working in CyberSecurity for fourteen years and is a fierce advocate for information privacy. David has played rugby for Brighton and has studied Creative Writing at the University of Sussex. He is married and he and his partner split their time between Central London and Brighton.
Website: http://www.davidfennell.co.uk / Twitter: @davyfennell

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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