In The Shadows
Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is tasked with apprehending a brutal murderer stalking the streets of London—and leaving not a shred of DNA evidence.
As the suspect list mounts, his frustration and pressure from his superiors intensify. Grace Murphy, who is dealing with the recent loss of her beloved grandfather, falls...more
I love reading psychological crime thrillers…the hunt and mind set of the serial ...more
Her debut book "In The Shadows" came highly recommended to me by many and it really is a cracking tense and gripping thriller. I wish I had read this sooner as I've had it on my bookshelves for a while and always been drawn by the fabulous hair-raising cover.
Young women are being murdered by a serial killer lurking 'in the shadows' and I really enjoyed the involvement of the theatre as part of the plot ...more
As someone who is not a huge fan of crime and police procedural novels, I’m pleased to report that this book doesn’t focus too heavily on the police procedural aspect, but focusses more on the characters and in some ...more
There is a serial killer loose on the streets of London and young, beautiful women are not safe.
Grace Murphy is not only dealing with the grief of losing her grandfather, but she is also dealing with horrible nightmares of blood and death. She has no idea why she is experiencing these. Her only conclusion is she must be close to the killer and she might be next.
Grace works hard each day to put her anxiety behind her but when the work day is done, alcohol is the ...more
The story starts off with one hell of a ...more
In The Shadows is a really well written book. The prologue grips you immediately as you meet the killer and get a glimpse into their twisted mind as they commit a murder.
We are introduced to the main character, Grace, who is mourning the loss of her grandfather and struggling to hold herself together ...more
An excellent novel, highly recommended.
Grace is quite a complex character. She has suffered a big loss in her life with the recent death of her much loved grandfather. She certainly seems to be taking his death very hard indeed even turning to drink to try and ease the turmoil she seems to be in.
As a mother, I had every sympathy with Graces mum. She to, is trying to cope with the loss of ...more
In the Shadows is told from three points of view - Grace's, DI Hamilton's, and the killer's. After the recent ...more
How would you feel or what would pass through your head, if your friends start being murdered one by one? You'd be terrorised, thinking that you're probably next on the list, no? This is what Grace Murphy is faced with in Tara Lyons' debut novel 'In the Shadows'.
Grace's loving ...more
A stunning solo debut from Tara Lyons! Tara's writing sent me up ...more
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
First and foremost, I have to say that for a debut novel ~ this book kicked ass! I was nervous and excited at the prospect of reading this book because I had become friends, through THE Book Club, with the author prior to knowing she was…well….going to be an author! EEEEEEEEK!!
I was over the moon when Tara contacted me and asked if I would beta read this book -My answer: Hell yeah! I was even more excited to find my ...more
In The Shadows is an excellent debut from the very talented Tara Lyons, I knew from the prologue where the killer describes the first killing this would be my kind of book. There is a brutal murderer stalking the streets of London, and whoever is committing the murders leaves no clues or DNA evidence, So it’s up to Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton and his team to unravel the clues and catch a killer. Grace is dealing with the loss of her beloved ...more
Psychological crime is my favourite genre and this book covers the psychological aspect perfect but scarily as we see in to the mind of a serial killer as they leave a trail of bodies gaining in confidence with each murder through London City.
Along the way we meet a range of characters such as the Met detective team frustrated to the core with no DNA evidence to go on and no witnesses. And Grace a ...more
The story-line was really good and I wanted to keep reading to find out what happened, but I didn't enjoy the style of writing. I found it was the kind of book where the story and what happened were what kept me going rather than the descriptions and the writing being really good.
Whilst this book didn't keep me gripped and didn't have me feeling like I couldn't put it down I would say that it was still a good read overall. ...more
With characters that you can relate to, a well structured plot and obviously researched topics, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and admit to not working out who the Killer was until towards the end.
This is a gripping and well written debut and I will definitely be ...more
Lots of murders happen and we follow the detectives as they investigate. We also get into the life of the protagonist, a girl who knows all the victims and is scared she will be the next victim. She leads a very active life and knows a lot of people and moves in a lot of circles, the better to set up a long suspect list haha.
So the first part was basically showing us all this, showing the murders, setting things up and introducing us to the detectives in charge of ...more
The bodies of several women have been discovered and investigated by DI Denis Hamilton and his team of detectives, who are baffled by the lack of DNA evidence while more bodies start piling up.
The main storyline centres around Grace Murphy, who is grieving over the loss of her beloved Grandfather and seems to know the victims personally, and is afraid she may be the next body to be found.
I loved the characters and the fact that one of them was Charlie Fenton. Members of TBC will know what I mean.
This was a great point with plenty of twists and turns.
I will certainly be on the look out for more books by Tara.
DI Denis Hamilton and DS Clarke Lewis have no idea that the young woman, whose lifeless body is floating ...more
The psychological thriller side of it is thoroughly excellent - Grace is central to the story, her grief over ...more
I've had this little beauty sitting in my own personal TBR pile since it first came out and I haven't had the chance to read it but a couple of days ago I decided that I couldn't resist it any longer, I was going in!
In the prologue we are with the murderer as they bury their victim and this isn't going to be their only murder.
The body count rises and the police are under more and ...more
In the Shadows is the author's solo debut novel published in March 2016. She has also co-written with New York Times bestselling author, M.A Comley - The Caller and Web of Deceit.
Tara Lyons signed a two book deal with Bloodhound Books in August 2016. ...more