Kate Balfour

Books reviewed by Kate Balfour

Death Silences Everyone

Ex-cop turned unofficial private eye Brad Foley is teamed with new girl Gretchen Bongiorno to investigate the murder of the daughter of a prominent San Franciscan family, but officials on all sides are warning them off.

Reviewed on 13 October 2018 by Kate Balfour

Perfect Prey

DIs Luc Callanach and Ava Turner are investigating a series of murders in Edinburgh and they are struggling to find any leads – until they realise that graffiti about each victim appears before the murder takes place.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kate Balfour

Dangerous To Know

Natalie, a bipolar clinical psychiatrist who moves to the country for a quiet life, finds it anything but. She starts to counsel her new boss, Frank, whose family’s history is very far from normal. Natalie must try to stop herself from being drawn into their dangerous web.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Kate Balfour

After I've Gone

Jess Mount lives a fairly ordinary life for a 20-something— until her Facebook page begins to show posted items about her death, 18 months in the future, which only she can see.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Kate Balfour

Deadly Alibi

An apparently inoffensive woman is murdered and DI Geraldine Steel’s colleagues all believe that they have found the murderer. Then the person giving him a strong alibi is also found murdered. Geraldine’s instincts tell her that they have got the wrong man.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 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