#BlogTour – #BookReview of #Guilt by Michelle Kidd @AuthorKidd @QuestionPress @zooloo2008 #Guilt #DINickiHardcastle #QuestionMarkPress #ZooloosBookTours

I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping psychological thriller Guilt by Michelle Kidd. Thank you to Zoe O’Farrell and the author for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book!

About the book:


Is a killer born…. or created?

A missing child.

A killer on the loose.

A past that refuses to die.

When a six-year-old boy disappears from a local fair, every parent’s worst nightmare is about to come true.

And for Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle, twenty-two years after her own nightmare began, the past she thought was buried starts catching up with her – and fast.

Leading the hunt for the missing child, Nicki soon finds the chase takes on a personal twist, with her own memories haunting her every move.

With time set against them, and a killer following his own chilling agenda, can Nicki and her team stop history from repeating itself?

Only time will tell.

But it’s time they don’t have.

About the author:

Michelle Kidd is a self-published author best known for the Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh series of novels set in London. She has also recently begun a new series which is set in her home town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk – starring Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle. 

Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.

But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed. 

In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and has not looked back since. There are currently four DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fifth in progress, and the first DI Nicki Hardcastle novel is due for release in August 2021. 

Michelle now works full time for the NHS and lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She enjoys reading, wine and cats – not necessarily in that order 

Follow her at:




Website : www.michellekiddauthor.com

Purchase links:

Amazon UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B099FMGZ16

Amazon US – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B099FMGZ16

My Review:

Guilt by Michelle Kidd is a fantastic police procedural thriller that introduces new character DI Nicki Hardcastle. A dark, twisty and fast paced novel that keeps you on your toes throughout, this isn’t a book for those of a nervous disposition. It goes to some dark places, with the protagonist herself harbouring her own secrets from the past that are suddenly thrust very much into the present.

When a six year old boy disappears, every parent’s worst nightmare becomes a reality. Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle leads the hunt for the missing child, with Nicki’s own nightmare past haunting her every move as she and her team find themselves in a race against time to catch the killer before history repeats itself once again…

This is the first book I’ve read by Michelle Kidd but it most definitely won’t be the last! Guilt is a brilliant beginning to what I hope will be a long series of books. I love sinking my teeth into a brand new series and this one did not disappoint! With a tight plot and a shocking storyline that will get your heart racing, this is a book that kept me guessing from beginning to end. DI Nicki Hardcastle is a complex and exciting character that I can’t wait to learn even more about as the series continues. Some of the secrets of Nicki’s past are revealed in this first, exciting installment of the series, but I have a feeling there’s going to be even more to come in the future.

Michelle Kidd has written a police procedural that’s as dark and twisted as it is exciting. Gripping and fast paced, Guilt is a suspense filled psychological thriller that I loved.

Highly recommended.

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