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Bold Lies

(DI Kelly Porter #5)

4.44  ·  Rating details ·  516 ratings  ·  76 reviews
An investigation leads Kelly back to her former command… and the ex who betrayed her

A brutal murder in the Lake District.

A double assassination in a secret lab in London’s west end.

Seemingly unconnected, unexpected links between the gruesome crimes emerge and it’s up to DI Kelly Porter to follow the trail – all the way to the capital.

Back amongst old colleagues and forc

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Published May 27th 2019 by Canelo
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Carole
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-books
Bold Lies is the fifth mystery Rachel Lynch has written about Kelly Porter, a police detective working in the Lake District in the UK. As per the title, this book is about lies and more lies: lies told by Big Pharma executives, politicians, members of the military and more. A murder is committed in the Lake District where Kelly works. Two murders are committed in London and all the victims were scientists researching secretly in a private lab while also working for a large drug company. A fourth ...more
Erin
May 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, series, kindle
Thanks to Netgalley and Canelo for granting my wish and providing me with a digital galley in exchange for an honest review.

It took quite awhile and it's strange to state this at the beginning of a review for the 5th book in a series, but I am now a devoted fan of DI Kelly Porter. Here is a fictional police detective that's actually got her shit together. *cough* Both her personal and professional life are what I secretly hope for Lottie Parker. But I digress...


The grisly findings of three peo
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Whispering Stories
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book Reviewed by Stacey on www.whisperingstories.com

Detective Kelly Porter is back for the fifth installment in her namesakes series. This time Kelly is investigating the execution-style murder of a man found on a boat at Derwent Water in the Lake District. The man isn’t a local, it seems he was just visiting the area and that where he was found wasn’t the murder scene, the scenes been staged.

In her old policing ground in London, two more bodies are discovered in a garage. They too have been mov
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Gary
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This 5th book in the DI Kelly Porter series by author Rachel Porter.
The double assassination in a secret lab in London's west end and a brutal murder in the Lake District bring Kelly face to face with her ex boyfriend, DCI Matt Carver, when links between the two crimes lead back to London.
This is an excellent series with believable characters that develop throughout the series. You could read this book as a stand alone but for me I enjoy reading from the start and watching the characters grow.
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Denise
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What if a drug could be created that would save millions from the misery of substance abuse? And who might not want that to happen?

A body is found shot to death in a boathouse at Derwent Water. Two scientists are killed in a hidden lab in East London. Are these deaths related? DI Kelly Porter has the case in the Lake District but travels to London to work with her old flame, DCI Matt Carter. This is a complicated investigation that involves the upper levels of the government and a pharmaceutical
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Lou
May 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Bold Lies is the fifth instalment in the DI Kelly Porter series, and this time around there is a connection drawn between a brutal incident in my neck of the words —stunning Cumbria — and one in London. This, in my opinion, is the most chilling and fiercely gripping of the series so far, but they are all incredible and worth your time. Kelly is a superb protagonist as she's flawed and relatable and she's very determined to get justice for those impacted by the criminals. We learn much more about ...more
michelle
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you, Canelo for an ARC of Bold Lies by Rachel Lynch. This is the fifth book in the series, and I have read and loved them all.
When a body is found on a boat in the Lake district and assassination of scientists in a private lab in Bethnal Green DI Kelly Porter in the SIO on the case linked with old colleague and ex-boyfriend Matt Carter from the Met Police. Part of the investigation, Kelly returns to London to the MET when sparks fly between her and Matt. But Kelly just wants to return as q
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Jay -hooked on books
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-written
In Bold Lies, Rachel Lynch has crafted a detailed, complex mystery. When a homicide in Lake District and a double assassination in London appear to be connected events, DI Kelly Porter has to make her way back to her former stomping grounds.

I really liked the trajectory the series has taken here, giving the reader a detailed look into what Kelly's life must have looked like, before she moved to Cumbria. The infamous Matt Carter makes a lengthy appearance too, as Kelly's investigative counterpart
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RedRedtheycallmeRed
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
There was a lot going on in this book: big pharma, old rich guys, an old flame and murder. Three people working on a secret project in a lab turn up dead, one in the Lake District and two in London. Of course a large pharmaceutical company is involved, and not shockingly the worst people are at the top of the organization. I could easily see the whole scenario happening in real life (if it hasn't already).

Kelly travels to London, where she's forced to work with her old boyfriend Matt, who's in c
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Elaine Tomasso
May 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Canelo for an advance copy of Bold Lies, the fifth novel to feature DI Kelly Porter of the Cumbrian police.

Kelly is called out to a body found in a pleasure craft. It soon becomes apparent that the man was shot but who he is and why are more difficult. It is not long before the body is identified and linked to a double murder in London. This brings Kelly back into contact with DCI Matt Carter, the former boyfriend who betrayed her and forced her to flee the Me
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Robin Loves Reading
DI Kelly Porter is in a good place in her life. She is in a relationship with Johnny, who works for mountain rescue. Kelly and Johnny work together on certain cases. However, the most recent murder case that Kelly is on leads her back to London - and to face her ex, DCI Matt Carter. Kelly's case is critical, so dealing with Matt at the same time certainly is not easy.

Beyond dealing with Matt, Kelly is shocked to discover that the horrid murder, which was actually a double assassination involving
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Julie
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the series and every bit as good if not better than the previous books. Kelly's relationship with Ted is moving forward but it is her relationship with her boyfriend that is under threat when Kelly encounters her ex Matt. The story shifts between the Lakes and London and we see both through Kelly's eyes as she is forced to work with Matt in order to solve a double murder in a London lab. The story is intricately plotted and kept me reading well into the early hours - th ...more
Clare

With thanks to Netgalley and Canelo for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

I have been lucky enough to read all five books in the DI Kelly Porter series. Rachel Lynch has become one of my go to authors, that means I know I will enjoy whatever she has written.

In book five Kelly and her team investigate the murder of scientist George Murphy. George was on holiday on the lakes and was staying at his old friend the late Lord Hallderdale`s country estate.

When two of George Murphy`s wo
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Karen's World
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
These ar3 brilliant stories with great characters and get better with every book. Finding out more of the history about DI Kelly Porter gives you a good understanding of the person. In fact this is one of the only books where I actually do think of her as a real person so well done Rachel Lynch you have cracked it!
Sue Plant
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rachel-lynch
would like to thank netgalley and the publisher for letting me read this gripping book

a man is found murdered on a boat gunshot to the head and naked

a robbery is committed

a man and a woman are found dead and naked in a garage, one man is missing....how are they all connected and what were they working on, and can the higher ups in government really be involved and is there a leak somewhere...

its up to kelly to help investigate these and try and get on with her ex, the one that stabbed her in th
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Kat
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book 5 in the wonderful DI Kelly Porter series and this is series that just grows and grows with each instalment. The writing as always is superb and the storyline so well crafted making the book a big hit for me and the continuing back story of Kelly’s life adds interest to a complex and compulsive police procedural. I love the way Rachel Lynch writes she knows just how to hold your interest without giving too much away but making you want to keep reading, the setting of the story is ma ...more
Michelle Debnam
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When a murder case crosses from the Lakes into London Kelly Porter is faced with having to deal with the past whilst solving her present case

Another gripping read from Rachel Lynch and hoping the next one is released soon
Jane Hunt
Two locations, Three murders and an unwelcome trip back, to her troubled past for DI Kelly Porter, in this, book five of the Cumbrian based detective series. The murders, appear professional, but are the Lake district and London killings connected?

It is symbolic that as Kelly’s personal life improves, her past has to be faced, on both a personal and professional level. Even though much of the investigation takes place in London, the Lake District references are welcome to all who love the region
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Steph  Sheppard
Bold Lies – Rachel Lynch

I couldn’t wait to read this and it jumped to the top of my to be read pile as soon as I received it. The only fly in the ointment for me is that I’ve had to play grown ups and entertain visitors so hadn’t been able to read as much as I would’ve like. Rachel Lynch always delivers a good British police procedural novel for me, there’s always a decent storyline with at least one subplot to keep me amused. This is the fifth novel in the DI Kelly Porter series and it’s equall
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Janet
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A double assassination in a secret lab in London’s west end & brutal murder in the Lake District means Kelly going back to her former command and the ex DCI Matt Carver who betrayed her.
Seemingly unconnected, unexpected links between the gruesome crimes emerge and it’s up to Kelly to follow the trail.
Back amongst old colleagues and forced to work alongside her calculating Matt, Kelly must untangle a web of deceit that stretches into the highest echelons of power. A place where secrets and
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Maggie Kiely
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Synopsis
An investigation leads Kelly back to her former command… and the ex who betrayed her
A brutal murder in the Lake District.
A double assassination in a secret lab in London’s west end.
Seemingly unconnected, unexpected links between the gruesome crimes emerge and it’s up to DI Kelly Porter to follow the trail – all the way to the capital.

I have read all the books of this series so far and recommend them. I like how the story has developed, getting to know the characters and the details of t
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peggy
This is the fifth in the DI Kelly Porter series.
It has been great to read how Kelly has grown into the strong and ballsy detective she is today. I love this series, visiting the Lake District where Kelly is now based after living and working in the the Big Smoke. The descriptions of the Lake District is breathtaking.
In this read Kelly has a murder on her patch which seems to be connected to a double murder in the smoke. A multi murder mystery, a good police procedural and kept me glued to my s
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Tracy Wood
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
This a such a good read, the fifth in the DI Kelly Porter series and quite possibly the best yet. The main characters are all here but not quite as much as usual, instead Kelly is sent to London when a murder on her patch links to two more in the capital.

There are so many twists and turns as the case baffles before gradually beginning to make sense and Kelly and her ex Matt Carter circle each other but the case is never diluted by any of the personal details. The action switches location contin
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M
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
New to this series? Would it help to read earlier book or two?

Several reviewers have suggested that to better appreciate “Bold Lies” newbies should read earlier books of this series. I read Book #2 which wasn’t memorable, so the characters were “new”’to me. That said, I was able to read and enjoy “Bold Lies” as a stand-alone. Author provides background info, which I will address later in this review.

What made this book come alive was the complex storyline which began with the brutally professi
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J Fearnley
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Rachel Lynch has produced a terrific book from the world of DI Kelly Porter. Here we have a murder in the Lake District which leads Kelly back to her old stomping ground in London, not only that but working directly with DCI Matt Carter – her ex!

Her relationship with Johnny is moving along and this adds to the complexity, on the personal side, of having to work with Matt. We know from the previous books something happened to send Kelly back to her roots in Cumbria are we, at last, goi
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J Fearnley
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Rachel Lynch has produced a terrific book from the world of DI Kelly Porter. Here we have a murder in the Lake District which leads Kelly back to her old stomping ground in London, not only that but working directly with DCI Matt Carter – her ex!

Her relationship with Johnny is moving along and this adds to the complexity, on the personal side, of having to work with Matt. We know from the previous books something happened to send Kelly back to her roots in Cumbria are we, at last, goi
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Susan Palmer
Jun 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoy these books, lots of characters intertwined and things happening that seem unrelated that all of a sudden click into place.
Mr Kenneth L Mullen
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great story

Another great story in this series. A fast moving story with lots of strong characters and a story line with plenty of twists and turns. I hope that there are more to come.
Gary and Sandra Sims
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intriguing story

DI Porter has what seems as a burglary gone wrong murder to solve in her jurisdiction and while investigating finds herself involved with murders, conspiracy and corruption expanding into the far reaches of big corporations and the government. In this book you have Det. Porter dividing her time between Cambria and London and having to work with her old boss and lover who betrayed her. Talk about stress.
This is the fifth book in the series and I hope more are to come.
Pat Simpson
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the fifth book in the series featuring DI Kelly Porter and I couldn’t wait to read it as I loved the first four books, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. I do recommend reading the series from the beginning but it can be read as a standalone. Kelly and her team are investigating the murder of a man shot with a single bullet to his brain and found in a boat in Derwent Marina in the Lake District. At the same time a robbery has taken place at nearby Allendale House. Are the two linked? Th ...more
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Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years.

A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. The human capacity for compassion as well as its
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