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Three children found murdered on Lyme Regis beach.

A local reporter announces the horrific story, throwing the quiet town into turmoil at this shocking discovery.

Unused to dealing with murder on his peaceful seaside beat, the local Detective Chief Inspector has taken the easy option, pointing a finger at the step-father, Eric Goldcrest, as the only suspect directly linked t
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Jan 22, 2020 added it
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A difficult book to review. Murders of 3 kids, complicated weird characters, a police chief who took the easy way, a private investigator with vices and complex love life, and an explosive end made this an interesting read.

Goldcrest, the stepfather was accused of murder of the triplets. He hired a private investigator Tammy to look into it. The investigation that followed had quite a few twists.

My first book by author Andrew Segal, the story read fast. The murder mystery had me quite engrossed
Lyme Regis, a quiet seaside town, with cliffs… it could be television’s Broadchurch perhaps, and Andrew Segal’s novel, The Lyme Regis Murders, will probably remind readers of the series. Dead bodies, suffering children, multiple suspects, and everyone hiding skeletons in their cupboards; it’s a heady mix and leads to an appropriately tortuous investigation.

A “multi-lingual English, Spanish and French-speaking Politics Philosophy and Economics, Oxford graduate with a postgrad MBS, and more than j
Jan 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I am not sure anyone reads crime books unless they want to play at being a secret sleuth. You may not announce to the rest of the bus that you think it was Eric Goldcrest, or tell the office that you think the recently released prisoner is the chief suspect. But I think we all do it. And if you do it with this book you are going to name a lot of potential suspects! Andrew Segal does a good job of swinging suspects into view and teasing a little bit of motive or evidence right in front of you, be ...more
Jayne Anderson
Jan 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
We start the book on an idylic deserted beach where tragically we witness the murder of three litle girls. The investigation is soon under way and there can only be one prime suspect. The stepfather.

In steps Tammy, she’s a private investigator hired by Eric Goldcrest to clear his name and find the killer. The plot weaves and twists through numerous suspects until bingo the killer is revealed. However, this is far from any murder mystery story that I have read before and the reason for this is Ta
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh my gosh...the first part of this story was so sad with the foolish death of three innocent baby girls. I had to pause reading as I could almost hear the screams of the mama. The authors writing was just that vivid.. so real. I felt as though I was an observer that the characters couldn't see.

I loved the main character Tammy. She's very complex and complicated as well as tough as nails but then can be so soft and feminine at the same time shown mostly during her more private moments.

Over all I
Susan Cave
Jan 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
'The Lyme Regis Murders' begins slowly leaving the reader asking questions from chapter 1.
A fascinating read; whenever I thought I knew where the storyline was going, the author surprised me yet again.

I highly recommend Andrew Segal's 'The Lyme Regis Murders'.

Richard Knight
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great read and a great plot - looking forward to reading future Tammy Pierre plots. Kept on the edge of my seat throughout. Very easy read and would highly recommend
Charles Shiplee
A cracking read in the style of the best "who done its". Hard to put down. Would love to read a sequel. Cant wait to see this as a TV adaption. It would give Broadchurch a run for its money! ...more
Matthew Brennan
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Good read from an author who's work I've enjoyed reading before. Didn't disappoint. ...more
Mark Howarth
Jan 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The overall plot was really engaging, clearly laid out with some fascinating sub-plots around some really strong characters. Plenty to keep you turning the page and I highly recommend!
Gemma The BookCosy
Jan 22, 2020 rated it liked it
I found the book to be an easy read and was full of surprises. The main character Tammy was someone who broke all stereotypical moulds and I loved both her and the author for making her both diverse and who openly shocked me with her behaviour throughout the novel. The story line was intriguing and although didn't focus too heavily on the actual brutal murder of the children it was the underlying crime that dominated the novel. This allowed me to get swept away with the story and not too emotion ...more
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Donna Harrison
Jul 30, 2019 rated it liked it
This was a good read, a very strong start but I found that the middle section was a little hard going and didn’t seem to be going anywhere fast.But saying that the ending was amazing and completely took me by surprise.

It gave a good development throughout of the characters it felt like I knew these people personally which I think is always a good sign.
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