I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping thriller The Girls in the Lake, second book in the Beth Adams series of books by Helen Phifer. Thank you to Noelle Holten and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
About the book:
Peering over the side of the boat, the glare of early morning sun catches on something pale in the inky water. The boy’s curious fingertips break the surface, pulling up a tangle of long blonde hair from the reeds below…
The discovery of a young student floating face down in Lake Windermere, her naked skin almost translucent in the freezing water, looks like yet another tragic teen suicide. But the victim’s lack of clothes make Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams want to investigate further. Anything to distract her from the arrival of her abusive ex-boyfriend’s body on the mortuary table that morning.
With witnesses keeping tight-lipped and any clues washed away by the tides, it’s up to Beth to find the evidence her team needs. But then another girl is found in the lake, this time still clinging to life. She tells them she was at a party on a boat, and that she was pushed…
As more bodies surface, Beth finds tiny traces of boat paint present on each victim. It’s a critical lead that links these attacks back to a tragic accident involving a group of school children years ago.
Faced with a killer hungry for revenge, and with her own life spiralling out of control, it’s going to take every ounce of skill and determination for Beth to catch this monster before he takes another innocent life. But will Beth realise he’s been right beside her all along?
An absolutely unputdownable serial killer thriller that will have you sleeping with the lights on. Fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons will have to hold on tight for this nail-biting rollercoaster ride!
About the author:
Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.
Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.
The Girls in the Lake by Helen Phifer is book 2 in the series featuring forensic pathologist Dr Beth Adams, but could easily be read as a standalone. Having said that, though, I do feel that reading the first book and knowing the background of the characters does add to the richness of the story.
I loved the first book in the series, so was incredibly excited when the opportunity arose to be part of the blog tour for this second book which, in my opinion, is even better than the first. Beth is a character I warmed to from the first time she was introduced and it’s wonderful to see the progress she’s made following the harrowing events of the previous story.
This time Beth and Detective Josh Walker, who are now in a relationship, are investigating the discovery of two dead bodies in Lake Windermere. Are the deaths related or is it just a sad coincidence? But then another girl is found, only this time she is clinging to life. She tells them she was at a party on a boat, but then she was pushed…
As more bodies surface, all with tiny traces of boat paint present, Beth and Josh must try to fit the pieces of the puzzle together. Faced with a killer hungry for revenge, and with her personal life beginning to spiral out of control, Beth will need to use every ounce of skill and determination she has to catch this monster before he takes another innocent life.
The Girls in the Lake is a fast paced and exciting thriller that once started is impossible to put down. With a cast of memorable characters this is a series of books I hope will continue for a long time to come. Helen Phifer has written yet another addictive thriller that kept me glued to the pages from beginning to end. I loved every word of it and can’t wait to see what she has planned for Beth Adams next!
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