Thank you to Jill Burkinshaw from https://booksnall.blog/ for oganising this blog tour and to Helen H. Durrant, Joffe Books and Netgalley for an ARC copy to read in return for an honest and unbiased review.
MEET DETECTIVE HARRY LENNOX AND JESS WILDE IN THIS BRILLIANT NEW CRIME SERIES.
A BRAND NEW MYSTERY FROM #1 BEST-SELLING AUTHOR HELEN H. DURRANT THAT WILL HAVE YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM PAGE ONE. FAST-PACED AND FULL OF SURPRISES.
A teenage boy is found murdered in a local park. Stabbed to death and set alight to destroy the evidence.
Detectives Harry Lennox and Jess Wilde soon learn his identity and find his bedroom wall decorated with photographs of the victims of unsolved murders.
There are images of three people who appear to be the next victims. One of them is the faceless man, a blank cut-out with no features.
Jess and Harry must find the killer before the next target dies. And Harry is guarding a secret that could destroy everything he’s built.
A MYSTERY FULL OF STUNNING TWISTS WHICH YOU WON’T WANT TO PUT DOWN.
Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Kimberley Chambers, Damien Boyd, Rachel Abbott, Patricia Gibney or Mark Billingham.
What readers are saying about HELEN H. DURRANT
“I couldn’t put it down.” Barbara
“This new series by Helen H. Durrant certainly has got off to a thrilling start.” Viv
“If you want a book to get your teeth into, this is the one. A massive 5*” Greta
“Another fast-paced murder mystery” Aileen
“The writing was top notch and the characters were very real.” Kat
DI HARRY LENNOX began his career in Glasgow, but due to a traumatic incident, transferred to West Yorkshire and then Ryebridge. He blames a local villain for what happened and is afraid that he’ll catch up with him. Harry is single, thirty-five and has a chaotic lifestyle.
DS JESS WILDE is thirty. She is unattached and keen to progress in her career. She gets on well with Harry. He doesn’t have much time for protocol, and this suits her. She is critical of how he lives. She has recently bought her first property locally.
The Faceless man is book 2 in the Lennox and Wilde detective series however it works well as a stand-alone novella. I have yet to read book one and I do feel it would give a better insight into the characters if I had, the plot and relationships were easy to follow and pick up on.
Harry Lennox is a seemingly quiet and simple character however there is an air of mystery surrounding him and his identity. I cannot wait to read further into the series in order to discover exactly what is going on. Harry is a great detective and such a lovely man. Jess Wilde took some getting used to. For the first half of the book I felt she was pushy and intrusive (I may have felt differently if I’d read the first book). About half way through though I began to realise how loyal she was to Harry and much she did actually care and to be honest – he needs someone a little more pushy with him to balance out his characteristics.
The plot was pacey and I think it could have been written as a full novel because there was certainly enough going on. Each chapter brought a new clue, reveal or dilemma and there was always something to keep me on my toes. It was such a tricky one to figure out and I had no idea.
A great crime novella with interesting protagonists and for me, a new series to follow.
Author Bio – Helen H. Durrant
OVER 750,000 books sold of her Calladine & Bayliss and DI Greco Series
I’m one of the ‘baby boomer’ generation. I was born in Edinburgh to an English father and Scottish mother. My father was from the North West of England and this was where the family settled.
I know the area well, both the good and the bad, and so I set my books here. Sitting between two counties, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and between the city and the hills, it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels — to create the characters in my books. Since my retirement from a busy teaching job in FE, this is what I’ve done — almost to exclusion of anything else!
I have a grown-up family and five grandchildren. They see me as something of an eccentric — always on my laptop writing away. Writing is something of a second career and, despite having a bus pass, keeps me busy, young and tuned in the world as it currently is.
ALSO BY HELEN H. DURRANT
LENNOX & WILDE
Book 1: THE GUILTY MAN
Book 2: THE FACELESS MAN
Book 1: Next Victim
Book 2: Two Victims
Book 3: Wrong Victim
Book 4: Forgotten Victim
THE CALLADINE & BAYLISS MYSTERY SERIES
Book 1: DEAD WRONG
Book 2: DEAD SILENT
Book 3: DEAD LIST
Book 4: DEAD LOST
Book 5: DEAD & BURIED
Book 6: DEAD NASTY
Book 7: DEAD JEALOUS
Book 8: DEAD BAD
Book 9: DEAD GUILTY
THE DCI GRECO BOOKS
Book 1: DARK MURDER
Book 2: DARK HOUSES
Book 3: DARK TRADE
Book 4: DARK ANGEL