A cold case leads DI Grace Fisher on the hunt for the most dangerous killer of her career – but after twenty-five years, can she really be sure she will get to the truth?
The same night a local hero saved two people from the burning Marineland resort in Southend, a young woman was raped and murdered minutes from the scene of the fire, the culmination of a series of brutal rapes in the town. The killer was never found.
Twenty-five years on, new DNA techniques have blown the cold case open. DI Grace Fisher relishes the prospect of finally catching the culprit, but when the evidence doesn’t point to one clear suspect, she must reconstruct the original investigation. Any suggestion that the Essex force was less than thorough at the time could alienate her colleagues and destroy her chances of reaching the truth.
Grace finds her investigation shadowed by a young true-crime podcaster backed by veteran crime reporter Ivo Sweatman. As pressure mounts she cannot afford to be distracted. She knows that a cold-blooded killer is slowly being backed into a corner, and a cornered predator is often the most dangerous of all…
Wrong Way Home is published today in ebook and hardback. You can purchase a copy of both here.
Isabelle Grey is an author I’ve heard lots about but have never read, though why I have no idea! I absolutely loved Wrong Way Home. It’s a fantastic, fast paced and twisty read that I absolutely raced through, finding it very hard to put down.
The book involves investigating a cold case and describes new police investigation techniques which I found really fascinating! I especially enjoyed learning more about how new DNA technology can help to solve cases as I haven’t read much about that.
Grace was my favourite character in the book. I loved her determination and drive to try and solve the murder, despite some opposition from other officers. She is a cop with a conscience as she really cares about the outcome of the case and how it affects the others that are involved.
The case seems to move forward at quite a fast pace. There are always new developments happening, just when I though I understood who had done it there was another twist and the story went off in a different direction which definetly kept me on my toes! This was one of those books that I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough and wanted to try and snatch a few seconds to read more at any possibility. I couldn’t stop thinking about the book when I wasn’t reading it, trying to figure out how it was going to end.
This is the first book by Isabelle Grey that I have read and it definitely won’t e the last. I am excited to read more from her in the future and have already bought the other books in this series to read.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater and Quercus books for my copy of the book and for inviting me onto the blog tour.
If you are looking for a new, gripping crime series you should definitely try this series.
About The Book:
My crime series features Detective Inspector Grace Fisher, a murder detective with the Essex Major Investigation Team in Colchester. Determined, unflinching and vulnerable, in ‘Good Girls Don’t Die’ her race to bring a killer to justice is compromised not only by the wily tabloid crime reporter Ivo Sweatman but also by collusion and bullying within the police service she loves.
In Book 2, ‘Shot Through the Heart’, Grace and Ivo becomes unlikely collaborators as they fight internal corruption and uncover the source of deadly illegal weapons. A teenage girl’s life on the Essex marshes is changed forever.
Book 3, ‘The Special Girls’, Grace is handed the impossible task of investigating historical child abuse. When a renowned doctor becomes a suspect, there are many who would rather she quietly bury the case.
Book 4, ‘Wrong Way Home’, out May 2018, sees Grace use new DNA evidence to re-open a twenty-five year-old cold case in Southend-on-Sea which a true-crime podcaster is also investigating. After so long, can the truth still be found?
My two earlier novels of psychological suspense, ‘Out of Sight’ and the #1 Amazon bestseller ‘The Bad Mother’, are available in Kindle, paperback and audio.
I also write screenplays for television crime drama, including ‘The Bill’, ‘Wycliffe’, ‘Rosemary & Thyme’ and ‘Midsomer Murders’. With Jimmy McGovern, I co-wrote ‘Tina’s Story’, the final episode in the Bafta and International Emmy award-winning BBC series ‘Accused’.
You can follow me on Twitter @IsabelleGrey or read my blog at isabellegrey.wordpress.com
I enjoy writing crime and suspense because such gripping and tightly-woven stories offer a chance to explore how dark secrets return to haunt us, the chilling emotions of why people kill, how love can go terrifyingly wrong, and the disturbing psychology of what we most fear.
Born within the sound of Bow Bells in London’s East End, I grew up in Manchester, spent ten years on what was once a tidal island at the edge of the Romney Marsh, and now live and work in north London.
A former non-fiction author (writing as Isabelle Anscombe) and journalist for national newspapers and magazines such as ‘Cosmopolitan’, ‘Country Living’ and ‘Psychologies’, I have also taught screenwriting at Central Saint Martin’s, the Arvon Foundation and the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.
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