The heat is on! It is supposed to be 95°F today!🔥
Another fabulous blog blitz for this hot Sunday! This is the third book in this wonderful series, that you will absolutely love if you are a fan of a good police procedural🚨
Many thanks to Rachel for the invitation and to Graham Smith for his fabulous words!
When a car is pulled from raging floodwaters with a dead man in the front and the decapitated body of an evil woman in the boot, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the investigation.
The woman is soon recognised, but the man cannot be identified and this leads the team and their former leader, Harry Evans, into areas none of them want to visit.
Before they know it, they’re dealing with protection scams and looking for answers to questions they didn’t know needed to be asked.
4 Gritty Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Harry Evans… you so remind me of my beloved Harry Bosch…. this is the third book in this Grady series… I am sure it can be read as a standalone, however you might miss out on some character development… I was glad I had read “No Comment” it gave me some much-needed insight into who Harry is and what makes him tick…
The book starts out with two bodies found in a car that was submerged in the river… The man who was driving is dead and even more disturbing there is a decapitated body in the boot a.k.a. the trunk… it appears as though a different character is featured in each book and in this book it is Lauren’s turn…. after finding these bodies Lauren turns to her ex boss Harry, Who is now acting as a consultant to the police force…. I enjoyed the relationship between Harry and Lauren, they really balanced each other out well….
As in the first book I read from the series, I really enjoyed how these characters went about solving the crime… there is some Grady oldschool crime solving going on with a splash of the new… and perhaps some rule breaking, or at least some questionable tactics…. once again I found this very reminiscent of ”Law and Order: Major Case Squad”… a US television show that is no longer on, however I’m sure you can find it on a cable station any time of the day… there is more than one case going on throughout this book, and I kept trying to figure out if there was a connection or not… I always love trying to figure these crimes out right along with the characters, but it is a good thing that they’re the detectives and not me!
Absolutely recommend to fans of police procedurals filled with some pretty darn fabulous characters!
*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***
About Graham Smith
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
Graham can be found at
To celebrate the release of When the Waters Recede, Graham Smith is offering one lucky reader the chance to win all six books in the Harry Evans series.
To enter, simply sign up for his newsletter via the link provided before the 5th of June 2018 and you’ll be entered into not just this competition, but all competitions that he runs. Entrants from the whole world are welcome.