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From Inside The House

(D.I. Graves #2)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  29 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Two victims. Brutally murdered in their own home. Body parts taken.

D.I. Graves is back on the case to face his toughest challenge yet. A case with no motive and no suspect, nothing at all that could explain why someone would kill innocent people in such a way.

Then the next victims are discovered. Another pair of bodies. New body parts taken. Again in their own home.

ebook, 397 pages
Published July 2019 by Panther Publishing
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Ann Marie (Lit·Wit·Wine·Dine)
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for From Inside the House
There was a lot I loved about this book but first things first. I know… there’s something to be said for books that are a slow burn but… patience is not my strong suit. There is nothing like starting things off right in the thick of it. The first few pages flew by with just the right amount of gore factor and I’m happy to report that was only a hint of things to come.

As for our DI Graves (Yes, Graves! But I grew up in a town with denti
Kelly Van Damme
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Let’s get the obvious out of the way: yes, “Graves” is a funny name for a homicide detective inspector, but let’s not dwell on that because poor Dan gets teased about his unfortunate last name enough as it is! So moving on, I’m sure that if you’re a regular here, you won’t be surprised at my insistence you read this series in the correct chronological order. Yes, I know I’m rather anal that way, but in this case I think it’s really important that you do, not so much because you won’t be able to ...more
Becca Adams
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ this one deserves a thousand stars. Thanks so much panther publishing for sending me a copy to read and review!
This is WD Jackson Smarts second book in the DI Graves series. I’ve yet to read the first one (but after this one believe me I am straight away!!!!) but this book does well as a stand alone meaning you don’
Priya Shrinath
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full review can be found here:

As the synopsis indicates, the book opens with the 'crime scene' where the victims are attacked in their own house and killed brutally, then posed into a grotesque tableau. later on police investigation, it's discovered that body parts of the victims are stolen from the scene, leaving behind no DNA, fingerprints or whatsoever to find the killer.

Soon another crime scene comes into light leaving another set of victims killed brutally and body p
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Having read and reviewed the first book in this excellent series, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to follow up with book #2, From Inside the House.

This time D.I. Graves finds himself in the thick of things as the body count escalates across London. Convinced the slayings are the work of two serial killers operating in tandem, he struggles to find a connection or motive. In a race against time to prevent yet more deaths, Graves must also find a way to reconcile tragic events from his o
Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
DI Daniel Graves and co are back to investigate some gruesome murders in From Inside the House. He is still reeling from events that occurred during his investigations into one of his previous cases and they are haunting him in a way he didn’t expect. The fact that the first two murders show a tentative link to these events had both him and me wondering if the same person was involved. When more bodies turn up again murdered in their own homes the team are struggling to find the connection as th ...more
Michelle Ryles
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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From Inside The House is the second book in the DI Graves series and having read and loved the first book, The Demons Beneath, I couldn't wait to get stuck into this next instalment. This story sees victims being killed in pairs and bodies left posed at crime scenes. The police suspect two serial killers working together, rather intriguingly one is a psychopath and one is a sociopath.

You could read From Inside The House as a standalone but there is a continuation of a storyline from the first bo
Kerry Robinson
Despite being a second installment within a series, I read this book first and I certainly didn’t feel like I had missed out although my fellow bloggers who have read both do recommend reading them in order as there is background information and the events of the first novel are referred to often. I will definitely be heading in the direction of book one in the near future.

The opening chapter of this novel really grabbed my attention and it didn’t stop from there. I love nothing more than a dark
Emma Parkinson
Apr 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book from WD Jackson. I have already written a review for his first book, ‘The Demons Beneath’ which I loved.

‘From Inside The House’ was just as good, if not better. It picks up where the first book left off but yet still leaves you wanting more.

The synopsis is DI Graves is back on the case after two victims are found brutally murdered in their own home... worse still, body parts have been taken. No motive, no clues, no suspects, this is one of Graves’ toughest cases to date
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love discovering new authors and WD Jackson-Smart is definitely a new author for me. However, having enjoyed 'From Inside The House' as much as I did, I can guarantee that I will be reading more of this author's work in the future. It seems sort of wrong to say it but I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'From Inside The House' even if it was perhaps a bit gruesome, but more about that in a bit.
Detective Inspector Graves is a bit of a complex character. He is a dedicated police officer, who
Lel Budge
Nov 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anne-cater
#2 in the DI Daniel Graves series, it can be read as a stand-alone, but if you haven’t read #1 you are missing out on the start of a great series…

DI Graves and his partner, DI Charlie Palmer are called to a murder scene….nothing like they have seen before in its brutality.

But then, a second couple are murdered and the similarities suggest the same killer or killers….they have taken body parts too.

Daniel is still trying to come to terms with the death of Jenny and her killer is still taunting him
Donna Maguire

As soon as I read the blurb for this book I was intrigued, I always like to pick up books where possible for author’s that are new to me so I was really keen to get started on this one when the copy landed on my Kindle.

I thought that the characters were very well developed and I enjoyed their interaction. The plot and structure of the book were well prepped which helped to make it a gripping read from the start. The description in the book were excellent a
Jul 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well, well, well.... Who enjoyed reading From Inside The House? I most certainly did. Immediately I was drawn in to a deeply disturbing sequence of events where two people are quite savagely murdered by an unknown individual. I sat on my kitchen counter with a hot cup of coffee, jaw slacked reading the novel that WD created with such a depth of deadly detail that I couldn't function adequately until I finished... Even then I was brain fogged with bookish hangover.

From Inside The House was when I
Hannah Symonds
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
If your after a creepy, tense and gruesome read this is the one for you. Can D.I Graves work out who the murder is? This is edge of the seat stuff wanting to work out before the D.I who the murder was and why he/she did what they did to the victims. A tense read with a dramatic ending. This is book two in the D.I Graves series.
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It can't finish like thiiiis! Come on! This was a great great book and the story was A+!

Loveable characters, gruesome murders, lots of twists - I really enjoyed it!

Can't wait to read more about D.I. Graves!
Zoé-lee O'farrell
When I reviewed The Demons Beneath, my review went along the lines of


The End!

This review will be the same…..


The End!

In all seriousness, this man can write! In The Demons Beneath he terrified us with demonology and in From Inside The House it is the terrifying thought of home invasions! This book gave me the heeby-jeebies! The mere idea of someone breaking into your home, sneaking around and then committing vile, gory and unspeakable acts that just sends sh
Nov 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars from me

This is a cracking book with some properly gruesome crime scenes! So much so I would hate to listen to this on an audio book...

DI Graves is a great character, I really enjoyed him. He was clearly still suffering from a previous case and also from a somewhat complex relationship with his sister.

From Inside the House plays on that middle of the night terror situation of there being someone in your house... who means you harm. It is truly the stuff of nightmares, the one place in the
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This had one of the best opening scenes that I'd read in recent times. The scene was so gruesome and macabre that my bloodthirsty heart quivered in anticipation, longing to know what more the author had in store for me.

Home invasion and a couple was killed, mutilated, husband hung on the wall almost crucified and body parts taken out. Whew it sure wasn't for the faint hearted. And D.I. Graves was back along with Charlie and Amelia and Patrick. They sure did make the plot intelligent with the wa
Charlie W
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing

From Inside the House is an unforgiving and brutal crime procedural by WD Jackson-Smart. With an engaging look at psychopathy and sociopathy, Jackson-Smart’s book holds your attention throughout. It really is an absorbing and fantastic read, easily capable of receiving 5/5 stars.

Published in July 2019 by Panther Publishing, From Inside the House is the second novel in the D. I. Daniel Graves series (the first being The Demons Beneath). And from the opening pages, you are immersed in gr
J_Mc 251
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
The creepy crimes in this second book of the DI Graves series really set this crime thriller apart. I liked how the author explored the nature of the crimes, allowing the investigation to go in new directions. As with the last book, I really like how the characters are “real people.” They have their flaws like any normal person and are far from ideal. A plot line from the first novel carries over and leaves with a cliffhanger indicating there is more to come from DI Graves. For a detailed review ...more
Danni (_forbookssake)
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, favorites
WOW, just wow!

From Inside the House is the second book in the D.I. Graves series, but can be read as a stand alone. I haven’t read book one in the series (yet), but at no point did I feel as though I was missing out on information. There are a few things mentioned which obviously refer to book one, but none of them effect story enough to make it confusing.

From the very beginning, this book is full of action, and it certainly doesn’t slow down at any point. From start to finish, it was fast-paced
Noemi Proietti
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Our houses are supposed to be a safe place where we can relax and we should feel secure. However, someone is somehow getting inside people’s houses in London and brutally murdering its residents. D. I. Daniel Graves and his partner Charlie work hard to find the killer before he murders someone else, but it’s not easy when the murderer leaves no traces and it doesn’t seem there is a connection between the victims. In the meantime, Kelly is a journalist who is ready to do anything to have her arti ...more
Rachel Bridgeman
Jul 01, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: abandoned
Thanks to the publisher, Panther, for inviting me on the blog tour for 'Inside The House' after having me on a previous blog tour for 'Murder On The Rocks'.
Full disclosure, I am a reader not an art critic and this is my freely given and honest review.

As such, I didn't actually finish the book.

It's not bad, it's just not good either*

The protagonist I just could not get to grips with at all, nor did I like the way that the author protrays his female characters (harridans, heartless, scheming one d
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