One Hot Summer by Anita Waller

The novel begins with a shocking start as two teenagers are killed in a fire. The police become involved, with DI Laura Henshall and DS Will Peters from the Serious Crimes Unit in Sheffield investigating. But while they are working hard to solve that crime, another arson attack happens…

Wow! You’re right into the action with the dramatic first chapter. It’s all go! You want to find out what happened and who was responsible, while following the kids’ families too and seeing how they cope with such devastating news.

The police are great, Laura and Will have a wonderful chemistry and are instantly likeable. It’s always fascinating to follow how the police investigate – and hopefully solve – a crime and that also piqued my interest immediately. You want justice for the victims and their families. I found myself trying to solve it all alongside the police!

All the characters are very believable and I was instantly absorbed into their world and lead into the action. Even the little cameo appearances are beautifully done, especially Joanne the barmaid, the feisty Veronica and young Todd!

It’s hard telling you much more because I don’t want to give anything away – but be prepared for some surprises and shocks along the way! This was definitely a page turner and I’ll look forward to reading more of Anita Waller’s novels, maybe even another with DI Laura Henshall.


One Hot Summer

A city on fire. A killer who can’t be stopped. Who will be next?

When two teenagers are found dead in a fire, DI Laura Henshall and DS Will Peters are called in to investigate. They believe it was a revenge attack gone wrong.

But soon fires are cropping up everywhere, and the police suspect they’re dealing with something much bigger . . . something that could bring the city to its knees.

With time running out, can the detectives find the arsonists before the city goes up in flames?

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Anita Waller is the author of many bestselling psychological thrillers and the Kat and Mouse crime series. She lives in Sheffield, which continues to be the setting of many of her thrillers, and was first published by Bloodhound at the age of sixty-nine. Her first book for Boldwood will be published in August 2022.

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Published by karenlouisehollis

53, lives in Lincoln, England. Published writer, book blogger and reviewer, mum, grandma, cat owner, vegetarian. Loves reading and sewing. My second novel is out now - a second chance romance set at the seaside - STARTING AGAIN IN SILVER SANDS BAY.

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