My review of Deadly Friendship by Tara Lyons

Who can you really trust?

Detective Inspector Denis Hamilton is dragged into a gruesome murder investigation, while on annual leave at Lake Windermere. A handwritten note, with a woman’s name, is found inside the corpse.

When a direct link to London is identified, Hamilton must race against the clock to make the connection before the body count rises.  Meanwhile, four friends with strained relationships, are reunited. What past event do they want to keep buried and is there something linking them to the murders?  Then, when a person from Hamilton’s past returns, he must ask himself: how well do we really know our friends?

London’s murder investigations team returns in this third novel from the bestselling author of In the Shadows and No Safe Home.

I have read all three books in this series and loved them all (I gave each of the books five stars).  For me they were excellent at the outset and Tara has managed to maintain that high standard through in to this third book – that is not easy to do and doesn’t always happen!

I thought that this book was very, very good, I didn’t want to put it down and I did the classic, just one more chapter until before I know it I was over 80% through and well, when you are that far in you might as well just finish it!  DI Denis Hamilton is a great character and lead, the relationship that he has with his team is spot on – I love how he gets his teeth in to a case (a bit like a dog with a bone) and the determination that he shows to get the cases resolved make the books very hard to put down!  Loved it!!

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