I’m thrilled to be able to share my review today of Know Me Now by C J Carver as part of the blog tour. Thank you to Emily Burns at Bonnier Zaffre for inviting me to take part.
A SUICIDE. A MURDER. A CONSPIRACY.
DIGGING UP THE PAST CAN BE DEADLY . . .
A thirteen-year-old boy commits suicide.
A sixty-five-year old man dies of a heart attack.
Dan Forrester, ex-MI5 officer, is connected to them both.
And when he discovers that his godson and his father have been murdered, he teams up with his old friend, DC Lucy Davies, to find answers.
But as the pair investigate, they unravel a dark and violent mystery stretching decades into the past and uncover a terrible secret.
A secret someone will do anything to keep buried . . .
Know Me Now is the third book in the Dan Forrester series by C J Carver and it is a real corker of a read.
The novel opens with the death of a young boy who the police believe has committed suicide. The young boy is Dan Forrester’s godson, but he is unconvinced that he killed himself. Dan enlists the help of his friend, DC Lucy Davies to help him investigate the case. But Dan is also mourning the loss of his sixty five year old father, who has died of a heart attack, whilst he was in Germany. But as Lucy and Dan begin to investigate it becomes clear that there is something evil at work going on and soon, terrible secrets about the past are uncovered.
C J Carver’s writing is utterly engaging. This is the first book of hers which I have read, but I didn’t find any trouble at all in getting into the story, it can be read as a standalone but I’m now keen to read the previous books in the series. I was intrigued by both of the cases in this book, the death of Dan’s godson and his father. As Lucy’s investigation into his godson’s suicide goes ahead Dan travels to Germany to seek answers about his father’s death. The tension was there on every page of the book and I wanted Dan to get the answers that he was after. There is also a historical element to this book as well which was also fascinating, even though at times it was horrific to read about.
I really liked Lucy’s character; it was interesting to see her relationship with her boss evolve in this book. I’m looking forward to finding out more about her when I read the first two books in the series but I’m also intrigued as to see how her character will progress from here. In this series, C J Carver has created really engaging characters who you’ll want to root for.
This was an excellent, roller-coaster of a read which I enjoyed from page one, it didn’t take me long to finish, I read it in just a couple of sittings. I’m going to be catching up on the previous books very soon. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of the book to read and to Emily Burns at Bonnier Zaffre for inviting me to take part in the blog tour.
Publication date: 11th January 2018 (paperback) 14th December 2017 (kindle)
Print length: 448 pages
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