A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin
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Crime | A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin | Guest review by Laura

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We’re delighted to be taking part in the tour on publication day of A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin (the first in a new crime series) sharing Laura’s thoughts.

If you’re looking for a new crime fiction series to get absorbed in, A Fatal Obsession could be just right for you.

A Fatal Obsession by Faith Martin


Format: Kindle Edition

Publisher: HQ Digital (11 Jun. 2018)

Language: English

ASIN: B079165TN8

Oxford, 1960. There’s a murderer on the loose and two unlikely heroes are poised to solve the case.

Meet Probationary WPC Trudy Loveday – smart, enthusiastic and always underestimated.

In the hope of getting her out of the way, Trudy’s senior officer assigns her to help coroner Clement Ryder as he re-opens the case of a young woman’s death. She can’t believe her luck – she is actually going to be working on a real murder case.

Meanwhile, the rest of the police force are busy investigating a series of threats and murders in the local community, and Clement can’t help but feel it’s all linked.

As Trudy and Clement form an unlikely partnership, are they going to be the ones to solve these crimes before the murderer strikes again?

A gripping, twisty crime novel that you won’t be able to put down. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and M.C. Beaton.

Available to purchase from today in digital format with the paperback publishing 4th July.


A gripping crime mystery set in the 1960’s.

The story begins with Sir Marcus Deering receiving death threats on his son and while a murder takes place, it’s not as it seems.

A young probationary WPC Trudy Loveday feels disheartened. She is always given menial tasks and not given credit for her hard work. Trudy strives to work on more interesting cases.

While her colleagues work on the murder case she is paired up with coroner Clement Ryder, who decided to re-examine a case on the suspected suicide/murder of Gisela Fleet-Wright.

Due to the era, interviews were relied upon by the police to gather evidence and Ryder uses Loveday to interview suspects, while he works on discovering the truth.

An interesting plot and I thoroughly enjoyed the growing chemistry between young, naive Trudy and medically trained Ryder.

I look forward to reading more in this series.

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Faith Martin has been writing for over 25 years, in four genres and under four different pen names. She was born in Oxford and sets most of her crime novels within sight of the city of dreaming spires. A real nature lover and afficionado of the countryside, descriptions of wildlife and native flora often find their way into her manuscripts.

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A Fatal Obsession Faith Martin

Family comes first! I'm married with two son's in their 20's and have a little more time now to follow my passions. I love my role as an Inclusion Lead in KS2 and I'm passionate about early help. I'm a member of Bournemouth's Early Help Operational Board 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 eight years at Jera's Jamboree.

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