🔪🔪BLOG TOUR- DEATH’S SILENT JUDGEMENT 🔪🔪
TITLE: DEATH’S SILENT JUDGEMENT
AUTHOR: ANNE COATES
PUBLISHERS: URBANE PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATION DATE: MAY 11 th 2017
Hi welcome to my stop on the Anne Coates #Death’sSilentJudgement blog tour which I’m really excited to be kicking off today! Follow the rest of the tour on the hashtag above…
Huge Thankyou to Urbane for the Arc copy and also to Abby of Annebonnybooks for the opportunity to take part
BOOK DESCRIPTION… 📚📖
Death’s Silent Judgement is the thrilling sequel to ‘Dancers in the Wind’, and continues the gripping series starring London-based investigative journalist Hannah Weybridge.
Following the deadly events of Dancers in the Wind, freelance journalist and single mother Hannah Weybridge is thrown into the heart of a horrific murder investigation when a friend, Liz Rayman, is found with her throat slashed at her dental practice.
With few clues to the apparently motiveless crime Hannah throws herself into discovering the reason for her friend’s brutal murder, and is determined to unmask the killer. But before long Hannah’s investigations place her in mortal danger, her hunt for the truth placing her in the path of a remorseless killer…
ABOUT THE AUTHOR... ( Courtesy of Amazon)About the Author
For most of her working life in publishing, Anne has had a foot in both camps as a writer and an editor, moving from book publishing to magazines and then freelancing in both. Having edited both fiction and narrative non-fiction, Anne has also had short stories published in a variety of magazines including Bella and Candis and is the author of seven non-fiction books. Born in Clapham, Anne returned to London after graduating and has remained there ever since. In an attempt to climb out of her comfort zone, Anne has twice “trod the boards” – as Prince Bourgrelas in Ubu Roi when a student and more recently as a nun in a local murder mystery production. She also sings periodically in a local church choir and is relieved when she begins and finishes at the same time – though not necessarily on the same note – as everyone else. Needless to say, Anne will not be giving up her day job as an editor and writer. Telling stories is Anne’s first love and nearly all her short fiction and novels begin with a real event followed by a “what if …” That is also the case with the two prize-winning 99Fiction.net stories: Codewords and Eternal Love.
Death’s silent judgement is the sequel to ‘ Dancers in the wind’ and so is the second book in the Hannahh Weybridge thriller series. It is a mystery/thriller-The main question being of course who dunnit??
Hannah Weybridge is a London based investigative journalist and so when she discovers her close friend Liz dead in her Dental practice, a victim of an execution style murder she is asked by the victims mother to investigate. From the first few paragraphs we are thrown straight into the action as Hannah discovers her friends bloody body, so of course we are immediately drawn into the story and desperate to find out more.
I thoroughly enjoyed Anne’s style of writing, it’s descriptive and entertaining and extremely readable. I read it in two sittings because before you know it you’re half way through the book! The author is also very accomplished at drawing the reader in, creating engaging well- drawn characters and an intriguing storyline.
I found Hannah’s character to be very down to earth and likeable. She is a single mother struggling to balance work and parenthood with the extra worry of the estranged father of her daughter Elizabeth making an appearance claiming he now wants to be involved. She is easy to relate to and definitely a character I would like to read more of in the future .
However what I would say is that I would highly recommend reading the first book before this one, for me it didn’t work as a stand alone because I kept feeling I was missing information, names and events were mentioned that I had no knowledge of and I felt a bit in the dark. I personally felt I lacked an understanding of the context and without the backstory I felt it slightly hindered my enjoyment of Death’s Silent judgement. Book one is now available on kindle unlimited so there’s no excuse not to read it in time for the release of this title.
Although I wish I had read book one in advance I still enjoyed book two, it was an enjoyable read, well written with a strong premise and with a well thought out plot. The storyline also touched upon some interesting and extremely sensitive subjects such as Female genital mutilation, and kidnap rape and trafficking of women by terrorists in Somalia as Hannah sifts through her friends paperwork and starts asking questions that ultimately puts her in serious danger. The Unusual subjects that her investigation opens up are unusual which added weight and intrigue to the plot, and Coates educates us as well as entertaining us by including facts about them.
If your a fan of well written fiction and love a crime or investigative element ,I would highly recommend Anne’s work. I now plan to go back and read ‘Dancers in the wind’, which comes as highly recommended and I look forward to more titles in the compelling Hannah Weybridge thriller series .