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Blog tour: Caroline Mitchell's Truth and Lies - an in depth Q&A with Caroline

It gives me great pleasure to welcome Caroline Mitchell onto The Crime Warp today. Caroline has kindly agreed to be grilled as part of her Truth and Lies Blog Tour. Truth and lies features a detective inspector named Amy Winter who is desperate to follow in her superintendent father’s shoes. However after his funeral she receives a letter from prison and discovers her biological parents, Jack and Lillian Grimes, are ‘The Beasts of Brentwood,’ Britain’s worst serial killers. But Amy must put her horrors aside if she is to help the victims of the families whose lives the serial killer couple have blown apart.

Liz: Where did the inspiration for Truth and Lies  come from?
Caroline: I was talking to my husband about genealogy when the idea popped into my head. What’s the worst thing Amy Winter could find out about herself? I wanted to throw something at my protagonist which would truly devastate her. I don’t make life easy for my characters!
Liz: How long did Truth and Lies take to write?

Blog Tour: Malcolm Hollingdrake's Brand new release - The Third Breath

Although the Bennett books are stand-alone reads I do always recommend that readers progress through the series in order. I assure you that even though I’m a true Yorkshireman this is not said for pecuniary reasons on my part but in order for the reader to see the development of the characters and their working relationships. Introducing the characters, no matter what part they play within the books, is one of the joys of writing a series. However, it does not allow me to take anything for granted even if a large percentage of my readers are fully aware of the characters’ foibles and nuances. Every book is tackled as if nobody has read the previous offerings.

Blog tour; Summer reads Sneaky peeks: J.A. Baker's Finding Eva

 Eva is desperate to leave London and head north to uncover her past. Fostered as a child, she is determined to find out why her parents refused to have her back and cut all contact. Celia is deeply concerned about Eva’s quest. Friends for many years, she can see the pitfalls of such a move and follows Eva, certain she can convince her friend to forget about her past and focus on the future. In Whitby, Eva meets with Gareth with whom she used to be in a relationship. He is furious with Eva and sets out for revenge. Why is Gareth so angry and why is Celia so hell bent on stopping Eva from meeting her biological parents? In a place where secrets go back many years, is it possible for everyone to forget what went before or are they all too damaged to salvage anything from it? Revenge, madness and murder feature in this thriller that has a final twist at the end.

Author Biography J.A. Baker was born and brought up in the North East of England and sets her books there. She lives in a …

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