Thriller | Pretty Little Things by T.M.E Walsh | Guest review by Laura

We’re delighted to be taking part in a tour on publication day for T.M.E Walsh’s new serial killer thriller, Pretty Little Things.

Laura loves NOT being able to predict the killer in the stories she reads … there are lots of red herrings in Pretty Little Things.

 

Pretty Little Things T.M.E. Walsh

Format: Kindle Edition

Publisher: HQ Digital (6 Jun. 2018)

Language: English

ASIN: B073WNF17X

Available to purchase in digital format.

It’s bad when the girls go missing.

It’s worse when the girls are found.

Six months ago, Charlotte almost lost everything. Now, she’s determined to keep her daughter, Elle, safe. So when local girls close to Elle in age and appearance begin to go missing, it’s her worst nightmare.

Charlotte’s fears are confirmed when a frantic search becomes a shocking murder investigation. The girls’ bodies have been found – half-buried, and with traces of mud and wildflowers under their fingernails.

As Charlotte’s obsession with keeping her daughter close pushes her marriage to the brink, local DI Madeleine Wood embarks on a gruelling search for the killer. And, as they dig deeper into the lives of the people they call friends and neighbours, they uncover secrets more terrible than they ever imagined…

Pretty Little Things is the nail-bitingly terrifying new serial killer thriller from TME Walsh – the perfect read for fans of Close to HomeBehind Her Eyes and The Child.

Review

A serial killer thriller with plenty of twists and a shocking ending.

The story begins in the voice of the killer describing their latest capture and murder of another teenage girl. Young girls have been missing and Detective Inspector Madeline Wood begins her case with the discovery of a grave holding four bodies.

Charlotte, mother of teenager Elle is worried for her daughter’s safety and following her own accident six months ago is preoccupied with the disappearances. As further teenagers are in trouble Wood is determined to find the killer.

The chapters are predominantly written in Charlotte’s voice with a few in the killer’s and the others following Wood. I preferred the chapters following the case and the descriptions of the tension between Charlotte and her family. I looked forward to hearing the killer’s perspective however found these to be disappointing. As they are sparse it created a page-turner, as I was intrigued to find out more about the culprit.

Pretty Little Things kept me captivated with hints of the killer’s identity. I kept guessing the outcome throughout and I was therefore pleased with the ending as I couldn’t predict it.

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T M E WalshTania (T. M. E.) Walsh is the author of the DCI Claire Winters series.

Tania began writing full time after becoming a casualty to the recession in late 2008.

The first DCI Claire Winters book, ‘For All Our Sins’, was originally published in February 2011. When the rights reverted back to the author, the novel then underwent a re-write.

Tania went on to successfully self-publish ‘For All Our Sins’, and the second novel in the series, ‘The Principle of Evil’, in 2013. Both novels appeared in the various best-selling Amazon Kindle charts, before being picked up by HQ Digital (formally Carina UK)- a division of HarperCollins – in 2015.

‘For All Our Sins’ was published in September 2015, ‘The Principle of Evil’ in February 2016, and ‘Trial by Execution’ followed in February 2017, all published by HarperCollins.

Tania’s latest book, Pretty Little Things, a new standalone thriller, is publishing in June 2018, with a fourth book in the DCI Claire Winters series due late 2018/early 2019, published by HQ/HarperCollins.

Although writing now takes up most of her time, Tania has previously produced digital artwork that was published on a DVD-ROM for ImagineFX magazine’s FXPosé section twice in the early and latter part of 2007, which has been published worldwide.

Tania lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and young daughter.

For the latest information on T. M. E. Walsh, you can follow her on Twitter @tmewalsh, or visit her website www.tmewalsh.com and Facebook page www.facebook.com/tmewalsh

Don’t forget to check out the other hosts on tour.

 

 

 

Pretty Little Things T M E Walsh

Married with two sons in their early 20’s, I love my day job as an Inclusion Lead. I am passionate about early help, expressed not only in my setting but also as a member of Bournemouth’s Early Help Operational Board. It’s an honour to be working alongside others to instigate change and growth.

I’m also passionate about my love of reading, being out in nature and creating with crochet.

I’ve been blogging for seven years at Jera’s Jamboree.

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2 Comments

  1. June 10, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Lovely review! I’m a bit of a scaredy-cat so I prefer to know who the killer is in these kind of books 🙂

    • June 10, 2018 / 9:37 am

      Me too Kate (in fact you can keep the thrillers/crime hahaha).

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