I am delighted to be kicking off Murder Ring by Leigh Russell Blog Tour today to celebrate the release, in paperback which is out on the 26th May.
Hearing footsteps pounding along the street behind him he glanced back, fleetingly worried, then laughed because the street was deserted. All the same, he felt uneasy. Everything looked different in the dark. Then he heard more footsteps approaching, and a hoarse voice called out. Turning his head, he made out a figure hovering in the shadows and as it raised one arm, the barrel of a gun glinted in the moonlight… The dead body of unassuming David Lester is discovered in a dark side-street, and DI Geraldine Steel is plunged into another murder investigation. The clues mount up along with the suspects, but with the death of another man in inexplicable circumstances, the case becomes increasingly complex. As Geraldine investigates the seemingly unrelated crimes, she makes a shocking discovery about her birth mother
Murder Ring is the 8th book in the Geraldine Steel series and has always Leigh Russell never fails to disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and feel it can easily be read as a standalone.
The story starts off with a cliffhanger prologue, Then we soon discover the dead body of David Lester after an argument over his wife's wedding ring in DI geraldine steel lastest investigation. Leigh Russell certainly knows hows to draw you in and keep your attention.
There are lots of twists and turns keeping you guessing. I love that this story gives an insight into Geraldine's life getting to know her character more. With a storyline that is woven in with the investigation and secrets from Geraldines past making it a unique story.
Murder Ring will have you guessing until the end, just when you think you know who the murder is another murder takes place. It's not until the very end of the book we find out actually who it is, where the story all ties together.
Geraldine is a likeable character who I can relate to. Leigh Russell has clearly carried out her research and is portrayed throughout her writing. I am looking forward to reading more of her in this series.
This is a must read for all you Crime fans which I highly recommend giving it 4 stars.