I’m very lucky in that I can say that I’m friends with the wonderful crime writer that is Jane Isaac. In 2012 I read Jane’s first DCI Helen Lavery novel An Unfamiliar Murder and have been waiting for the sequel ever since.
Well my wait is over. Jane’s second novel, The Truth Will Out, was released last week to rave reviews, and last Friday I attended the launch party for the novel.
The launch was held about 100 miles from where I live and with a late hospital appointment and terrible traffic on the M1, I was a little late, but not too late for the cake!
Jane looked fabulous and gave a lovely speech.
And I met old friends and new at the launch. Something that is only made possible because of social media and as Jane pointed out in her speech, writing is a lonely process, so sharing that journey with a community of friends online in the modern world has been a wonderful experience.
Yes, I know, I should probably put in my bio that I’m a little vertically challenged!
The Truth Will Out is a great book and if you like a great police procedural with a genuine feel, a real woman as the protagonist, one we can all identify with and a great storyline, then I suggest you might like to take a look at it.
Here’s the blurb – there’s no need for the book cover photo, the cake is a perfect replica, which by the way, was rather yummy!
The Truth Will Out
“Everything’s going to be okay.” “What if it’s not?” Suddenly, she turned. For a split second she halted, her head inclined. “Naomi, what is it?” She whisked back to face Eva. “There’s somebody in the house… ” Eva is horrified when she witnesses an attack on her best friend. She calls an ambulance and forces herself to flee Hampton, fearing for her own safety. DCI Helen Lavery leads the investigation into the murder. With no leads, no further witnesses and no sign of forced entry, the murder enquiry begins. Slowly, the pieces of the puzzle start to come together. But as Helen inches towards solving the case, her past becomes caught up in her present. Someone is after them both. Someone who will stop at nothing to get what they want. And as the net starts to close around them, can Helen escape her own demons as well as helping Eva to escape hers?
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