Kate Balfour

Books reviewed by Kate Balfour

The Mermaid's Scream

A middle-aged couple is found murdered in a South Devon caravan park, and the biographer of a local, reclusive literary legend is murdered. DI Wesley Peterson believes that the deaths are linked.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Kate Balfour

Trent's Last Case

A wealthy, unpopular American magnate is found dead in the grounds of his English country house. Amateur detective Philip Trent suspects murder, not suicide

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Kate Balfour

The Killer

Two women, Kaz Phelps and Nicci Armstrong – one the scion of a notable family of Essex gangsters, the other retired from the Metropolitan Police on medical grounds – are under threat and must cooperate to survive.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Kate Balfour

The Last Night at Tremore Beach

A successful musician, wounded by a recent divorce, seeks inspiration and renewal on the wild north west coast of Ireland.  He is, literally, struck by lightning and starts to have nightmare visions which foretell horror for him, his friends and his family.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Kate Balfour

Wrong Place

DC Maggie Neville has to juggle two roles and two cases - an attempted murder/suicide, and a serious assault on an elderly lady - until the investigations begin to intertwine, and lead to echoes of a missing person from 16 years before.

Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Kate Balfour