The Lies Within
Grace Daniels is distraught after her daughter's body is found in a Leicestershire country lane. With her family falling apart and the investigation going nowhere, Grace's only solace is the re-emergence of Faye, an old friend who seems to understand her loss.
DI Will Jackman delves...more
I thought that the premise for this novel was pretty simple but was delivered brilliantly. Considering the last book I read wasn't the thriller I was expecting, this was wonderfully refreshing. The author has managed to weave a tightly knitted tale of murder interspersed with family dynamics, grief, betrayal, secrets and so on.
The story is told from the POV of Grace and we see how ...more
He's not your usual run of the mill hard cop. I've got to know him quite well.
He's trying to solve this particular case when there are 9 years separating this particular case that seems to have a connection with the past one.
It's a snappy fast paced read which I thoroughly took to heart and enjoyed.
I would like to thank Lucy PA for sending me an advanced copy as a gift. She knows I'm a huge fan of this authors books.
Grace is contacted by DI Will Jackman and told her oldest daughter has been assaulted and strangled. Deeply upset and overwrought, she starts losing her hold on reality. Grace has run into an old school friend, Faye, although Grace doesn't remember her at all.
Faye becomes her best friend, the one person she can talk to without being told that she needs to move on. But who exactly is Faye?
That becomes a real question when Faye more or less seems to take over Grace's life. Grace's husband and ...more
This is the third book in a series but I jumped in here with no issues whatsoever. Isaac provided enough pertinent background information concerning Jackman’s personal life that I felt I had a firm grasp on what type of man he is. It seems he’s had a rough time as of late and my heart truly went out to him, he was one of those characters that I warmed to almost instantly.
It opened with a very strong prologue as Grace is on trial for murder, then it jumps back to ten months before. Grace’s ...more
The novel opens with Grace Daniels being tried for murder then flashes back 10 months to the start of the case. Acting DCI Will Jackman is bored as he's on special projects visiting neighbouring forces and reviewing outstanding cases of adult sexual offences. While in Leicestershire he is called out to a sexual assault and murder and jumps ...more
Plenty of suspense and intrigue, that keeps you turning the pages.
Highly recommended 5*
Grace Daniels is left distraught when her daughter's body is found naked in a quiet country lane. With everything going wrong around her she finds comfort when a friend from the past. This book is slightly different from the previous novels in that it features rather heavily on Grace's character and how she deals with the aftermath of such a tragedy. The book is very cleverly ...more
It all starts at the trial of Grace Daniels. She is a mother and grandmother. An upstanding citizen or is she? This is a woman who does not appear evil. She has been accused of murder. How did she get here? Is she guilty or is this ...more
Published by Legend Press, 2 May 2017. ISBN: 978-1-78507-927-6
I have never been a fan of ‘the Prologue’. However, this is the exception, as it opens with a statement made in Criminal Court 3, Leicester Crown Court, by barrister, James Sheldon. His words are chilling as he draws the jury attention to Grace Daniels. ‘This woman is guilty of murder. And by the time this trial has finished, you will be in no doubt that she should go to prison for life’.
In the third ...more
This is a book that will have you putting the “Do Not Disturb” sign on the front door so you can sit and indulge in this fantastic read.
I love this series. Masterful plotting, three dimensional characters. A protagonist who isn’t an addict, or a womaniser or damaged – but he does have a tragic personal back story – which he deals with. Refreshing isn’t it?
If you haven’t read any of this series before I suggest you get all three book and treat yourself to a long weekend of ...more
The prologue is a trial scene in the present, but Chapter One flashes back about 10 months. Jackman has been seconded to a neighboring district to review some adult sexual offence cases when the ...more
This series is getting better ...more
This novel is a bit different than the usual police procedurals. There is murder of course, but there's no progress on the case and it becomes cold. In this book, the story actually focuses more on the family of the murdered girl and there are a few twists and turns. I very much enjoyed this departure from the norm.
I look forward to the next book in the ...more
The book starts with a brief prologue, showing Grace Daniels, on trial for murder, her family watching on from the gallery. We’re then taken back 10 months to find Will Jackman, who has a temporary promotion to Chief Inspector. Jackman finds himself seconded from his usual Stratford-upon-Avon base and working for the region, visiting ...more
Grace is shattered after her daughter, Jo, is found dead. There are signs indicating that ...more
Her series is only getting better with each book as evidence by the storyline in this one which was starting to feel a bit predictable but…One of the things I liked about this novel is that even when it ...more
We go back in time to the murder and rape of Grace Daniels' daughter, veering between Grace's total emotional shutdown and Will's unrelenting work on the case. Grace is barely functioning, her grief is so deep even her family can't reach her through the fog of pain and tears. Will is going through a personal crisis of his own while he struggles to solve the murder. ...more
I found the chapters following the ...more
The first part of ...more
This novel is somewhat of a departure from Jane Isaac’s earlier Will Jackman stories. This one tells the reader the story from Grace Daniels’ point of view as well as from the official police investigation point of view.
A young girl is found dead and naked one night. Acting DCI Will Jackman is in the district doing some research when the case comes in. He asks to be assigned to it and gets his wish. The young woman is the daughter of Grace Daniels. Upon learning of her death, Grace goes ...more
Three attacks on women, all similar in nature brings Will to Gracie's door. After the murder of her daughter Grace sinks quickly into a trance like state, nobody can get close to her, that is until a long forgotten friend appears.....
This is so good, dark and twisty with moments where ...more
The Truth Will Out, the second in the DCI Helen Lavery series, was nominated as 'Thriller of the Month - ...more