Bitter Edge

Detective Kelly Porter

Book 4
Canelo
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DI Kelly Porter is back, but so is an old foe and this time he won’t back down...

When a teenage girl flings herself off a cliff in pursuit of a gruesome death, DI Kelly Porter is left asking why. Ruled a suicide, there’s no official reason for Kelly to chase answers, but as several of her team’s cases converge on the girl’s school, a new, darker story emerges. One which will bring Kelly face-to-face with an old foe determined to take back what is rightfully his – no matter the cost.

Mired in her pursuit of justice for the growing list of victims, Kelly finds security in Johnny, her family and the father she has only just discovered. But just as she draws close to unearthing the dark truth at the heart of her investigation, a single moment on a cold winter’s night shatters the notion that anything in Kelly’s world can ever truly be safe.

Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring a phenomenal detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza.

Detective Kelly Porter Series
  1. Dark Game
  2. Deep Fear
  3. Dead End
  4. Bitter Edge
Praise for Bitter Edge:

'What a nail-biter! I was with DI Kelly Porter every inch of the way and was a physical wreck by the end of the book' Carol Wyer, author of Little Girl Lost

'Absolutely freaking brilliant!! This is book 4 in the DI Kelly Porter series and it has fast become one of my favourite series and it just gets better and better' 5* Reader review

‘The book's blurb promises this is perfect for fans of Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza. And it delivers on that promise ’5* Reader review

‘Loved this! Certainly worthy of the comparisons with Val Mcdermid. Recommended!!’ 4* Reader review

‘Twisted spellbindy brilliant read you will be missing out on such a good book if you don’t read this one. Audaciously Brilliant’ 5* Reader review

‘Another five star cracker of a DI Kelly Porter investigation!’ 5* Reader review

‘This book has the best opening chapter I have ever read’ 5* Nigel Adams Bookworm

‘Loved this book so much I went back and bought the rest of the series’ 5* Reader review

‘This is turning into a very addictive, sat on the edge of your seat and definitely wanting more series’ 5* Reader review

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About the author

Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years. A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. The human capacity for compassion as well as its descent into the brutal and murky world of crime are fundamental to her work.

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Publisher
Canelo
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Published on
Feb 25, 2019
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781788632676
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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‘This is going to be another of my favourite detective series. I read this all at once and couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth...

Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.

Detective Kelly Porter SeriesDark GameDeep FearDead End

Praise for Dark Game

‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ 5* Reader review

‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ 5* Reader review

'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews

‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook

'It grabbed me from the first word... I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! ... I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews

'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly... the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm

'Will keep you up all night... This is a must-read book.' Karen's World

'What an exceptional story... It's gripping and definitely a page-turner... I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews

‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer

‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ 5* Reader review

DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits?

On a peaceful summer's morning in the Lake District, a woman's body is discovered outside a church. She's been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home?

Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza.

Detective Kelly Porter SeriesDark GameDeep FearDead End

Praise forDeep Fear:

‘Deep Fear’ is one heck of a thrilling rollercoaster ride of a read and it is a book which I would wholeheartedly recommend to other readers’ Ginger Book Geek

‘A real page turner which will keep you guessing until the end’ Reader review

‘This is definitely emerging as a series to watch and I look forward to seeing what the Lake District has in store next for Kelly Porter’ Go Buy the Book

‘The characters are so real that at times I found myself catching my breath at the sheer energy and determination of DI Kelly Porter’ All Things Bookie

‘The authentic and well-researched plot and the realistic characters make this story come to life’ Jane Hunt Writer

‘The first one was brilliant, and so is this one... WOW!’ Kindle 4 Me Blog

‘I really liked the plot and the setting was beautiful (if it ever can be the case with murders). The building up to the point when finally we (the reader and the DI) find out who the killer is was brilliant. And then came a twist that made for an even better ending, with moments fearing the worst for not only Kelly Porter but her family as well’ Reader review

‘You won't be able to put this book down, so save it for a LONG day at the beach, or at the pool, so you won't have to leave it!’ Bless Their Hearts Mum Blog

‘Great read. I loved the first book in this series [Dark Game] and this is just as good’ Reader review

‘Rachel Lynch is a fascinatingly great crime writer. She understands the rules of the genre and how to break them to turn an average crime series into something interesting and different’ Romantic, Rebels and Reviews

‘Deep Fear is a cracking read’ Life of Cri

‘I can’t recommend it enough and I’m already looking forward to my next adventure with DI Kelly Porter!’ Sarah Wither’s Blog

‘The author delivered a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller’ Reader review

‘It is a spine chilling page turner’ Reader review

‘A very worthy follow-up to Dark Game’ Reader review

‘Loved this book. Lots of twists and turns, lot of suspense throughout, a good read and good easy read to as it keeps you going. Loved the characters and loved the flow of the book’ Reader review

‘I would honestly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mystery thrillers who are in for a multiple book ride’ 4* Reader review

When the seventh Earl of Lowesdale is found hanging from the rafters at Wasdale Hall, everyone assumes the aging, hard-partying aristocrat had finally had enough of chasing the glory of his youth. But when the coroner finds signs of foul play, DI Kelly Porter is swept into a luxurious world where secrets and lies dominate.

At the same time, two young hikers go missing and it’s up to Kelly to lead the search. But digging deeper reveals ties to two other unsolved disappearances and Kelly and her team find themselves in a race against time.

Now, as all roads of both investigations and Kelly’s own family secrets lead to Wasdale Hall it becomes more important than ever for Kelly to discover the devious truths hidden behind the walls of the Lake District’s most exclusive estate...

Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza.

Detective Kelly Porter SeriesDark GameDeep FearDead EndPraise for Dead End:

'A masterful weaving of multiple story threads into one, satisfying whole. 5 stars...DI Kelly Porter raises the bar for the rest of us.' Paul Gitsham, author of the DCI Warren Jones series

‘Rachel Lynch is a very talented crime writer who knows just how to keep her audience glued to every word!’ *5 Reader review

‘This one NEEDS to be a movie!!! (I NEVER say that, and I usually hate movies made from books that I love...however, this one is an exception!!!)’ 5* Reader review

‘It's hard to describe how much I loved this book’ *5 Reader review

‘An excellent, compelling tale’ *4 Reader review

‘I am just as crazy about the last book as the first’ 5* Reader review

‘This is a book that will make you lose time...as it’s a ‘just one more chapter’ read.’ 5* Reader review

‘Twist and turns abound...More murders and mystery... Great addition to The Kelly Porter series’ 4* Reader review

‘Fans of Geraldine Steel and Kim Stone will love Kelly Porter's brave, smart but introverted character’ 4* NetGalley review

‘I kept thinking I had cracked the case but I was so wrong! Fabulous book!’ 4* NetGalley review

‘This is going to be another of my favourite detective series. I read this all at once and couldn’t put it down!’ NetGalley reviewer

After a scandal forces DI Kelly Porter out of the Met, she returns to her home turf in the Lake District. Crimes in the Cumbrian constabulary tend to be of the minor sort, but Kelly begins work on a cold case that shocked the local community – the abduction and brutal murder of ten-year-old Lottie Davies.

Meanwhile, Kelly is also investigating two seemingly straightforward crimes: a case involving an illegal immigrant, and a robbery following the death of local businessman Colin Day. But evidence comes to light that reveals a web of criminal activity beyond anything Kelly imagined. Behind the veneer of sleepy, touristy towns lies a dark and dangerous underworld. As Kelly threatens to expose those with much to lose, she risks paying the ultimate price to get to the truth...

Don’t miss this taut and gripping debut from a crime writer to watch. Perfect for fans of Carol Wyer, Patricia Gibney and Angela Marsons.

Detective Kelly Porter SeriesDark GameDeep FearDead End

Praise for Dark Game

‘The investigations come to a dangerous conclusion. Be prepared to be taken on a journey’ 5* Reader review

‘DI Kelly Porter, a modern day kickass superhero lady!’ 5* Reader review

'Definitely following this author for future work! I'm REALLY looking forward to seeing more of DI Kelly Porter!' Book Lover Reviews

‘A dark and gritty fast paced thriller with a twisty turny, interwoven plot that had me excited to reach the climax’ Gemma’s Book Nook

'It grabbed me from the first word... I absolutely loved Kelly’s character! ... I loved everything about this book and was genuinely disappointed to have finished it. I would highly recommend this one!' Stardust Book Reviews

'The story is frighteningly realistic; the crimes, as they take place are described brilliantly... the next one can’t come soon enough.' Nigel Adams Book Worm

'Will keep you up all night... This is a must-read book.' Karen's World

'What an exceptional story... It's gripping and definitely a page-turner... I was completely hooked and struggled to put the book down.' Book Lover Reviews

‘What a fantastic read! I loved this book, the characters were interesting and likeable and I can't wait for book 2! The plot was exciting and full of emotion and twists, it was just a really great book that I thoroughly enjoyed.’ NetGalley reviewer

‘I could not put it down and it's a refreshing change to have a police female lead who is positive but normal! A new role model in the making’ 5* Reader review

‘She lifted the flap of the envelope and pulled out the single white page. As she opened it up she stared, open mouthed. Four words were typed on the page. I am watching you.’

When Amy Whyte and Penny Brogan leave a local nightclub in the early hours of Sunday morning and don’t arrive home, their families are beside themselves with worry. Conor Dowling has just been released from prison, a man full of hatred for Amy, the girl who put him behind bars in the first place.

The case is given to Detective Lottie Parker, when the girls’ blood-soaked bodies are found, days later, in a derelict squat. Chillingly, both girls are clutching silver coins in their hands – what message is this killer leaving behind? All the signs point to Conor but his alibi is water tight.

As Lottie examines Penny and Amy’s final days alive in a desperate search for clues, two more girls are found stabbed to death in a luxury apartment complex. Caught up in what is fast becoming her toughest case yet, Lottie is unaware that somebody is watching her every move.

Then Lottie’s two daughters, Katie and Chloe suddenly disappear from the town centre. Terrified that the killer has her girls, the stakes have never been higher for Lottie. 

But as Lottie puts everything on the line to find her daughters and solve the case, she’s about to find herself in terrible danger – someone has a personal axe to grind with her and they know the best way to get to her is to hurt the ones she loves the most.

If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Rachel Abbott, you’ll be hooked by this heart-stopping thriller from Patricia Gibney. Final Betrayal will keep you guessing until the very last page. 

Readers are loving Final Betrayal:

‘Another absolutely riveting, gut gripping and unputdownable book from Patricia Gibney!!
Had this read in record time!! From start to finish it was brilliant!! Literally can't wait for the next one and the outcome for Lottie and Boyd!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘A dark and gripping read…There are so many heart stopping moments that had me hold my breath. I was carried along by the authors writing, making assumptions along the way. Lets just say nil points to me as I totally got it wrong.
Final Betrayal is a story that is guaranteed to set your pulse racing. I was totally hooked and enjoyed being part of this thrilling journey that I was taken on alongside Lottie whose character I really enjoyed. Without a doubt I will be going back and reading the rest of the books in the series as this just ticked all the boxes for what I look for in a crime series.’ Bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars

‘I adore Lottie Parker … go pick up the latest release by this fabulous author. Patricia Gibney is the best!!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Well I am now a fan of Lottie Parker !! This is my first book in the series but I am off to buy the rest ! Final Betrayal is a page turning, twists and turns book. So many dead bodies.
I can tell you that if I am missing or in trouble , it's Lottie Parker and her team of detectives I want on my side …Can't wait to read more of Lottie's exploits!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘An epic, compelling story …I look forward to getting reacquainted with DI Lottie Parker every time a new book comes out, and I’m yet to be disappointed. In fact, every time one comes out, I make the same mistake of picking it up and starting, not realising I’m going to get very little done until I’ve finished it. Yes, it happened again, I read this book over two days, well I did have to stop to sleep.’ Nigel Adams Bookworm, 5 stars
DI Kelly Porter is back. But will this new case push her beyond her limits?

On a peaceful summer's morning in the Lake District, a woman's body is discovered outside a church. She's been murdered and a brutal, symbolic act performed on her corpse. DI Kelly Porter is in charge of the team investigating the crime, and is determined to bring the killer to justice. But as more deaths occur it is clear this is the work of a disturbed, dangerous and determined individual. Can Kelly put the puzzle pieces together before the danger comes closer to home?

Don't miss this gripping crime thriller featuring an unforgettable detective. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Patricia Gibney and Robert Bryndza.

Detective Kelly Porter SeriesDark GameDeep FearDead End

Praise forDeep Fear:

‘Deep Fear’ is one heck of a thrilling rollercoaster ride of a read and it is a book which I would wholeheartedly recommend to other readers’ Ginger Book Geek

‘A real page turner which will keep you guessing until the end’ Reader review

‘This is definitely emerging as a series to watch and I look forward to seeing what the Lake District has in store next for Kelly Porter’ Go Buy the Book

‘The characters are so real that at times I found myself catching my breath at the sheer energy and determination of DI Kelly Porter’ All Things Bookie

‘The authentic and well-researched plot and the realistic characters make this story come to life’ Jane Hunt Writer

‘The first one was brilliant, and so is this one... WOW!’ Kindle 4 Me Blog

‘I really liked the plot and the setting was beautiful (if it ever can be the case with murders). The building up to the point when finally we (the reader and the DI) find out who the killer is was brilliant. And then came a twist that made for an even better ending, with moments fearing the worst for not only Kelly Porter but her family as well’ Reader review

‘You won't be able to put this book down, so save it for a LONG day at the beach, or at the pool, so you won't have to leave it!’ Bless Their Hearts Mum Blog

‘Great read. I loved the first book in this series [Dark Game] and this is just as good’ Reader review

‘Rachel Lynch is a fascinatingly great crime writer. She understands the rules of the genre and how to break them to turn an average crime series into something interesting and different’ Romantic, Rebels and Reviews

‘Deep Fear is a cracking read’ Life of Cri

‘I can’t recommend it enough and I’m already looking forward to my next adventure with DI Kelly Porter!’ Sarah Wither’s Blog

‘The author delivered a fast paced, edge of your seat thriller’ Reader review

‘It is a spine chilling page turner’ Reader review

‘A very worthy follow-up to Dark Game’ Reader review

‘Loved this book. Lots of twists and turns, lot of suspense throughout, a good read and good easy read to as it keeps you going. Loved the characters and loved the flow of the book’ Reader review

‘I would honestly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys mystery thrillers who are in for a multiple book ride’ 4* Reader review

Finally we’re playing a game. A game that I have chosen. I give one last push of the roundabout and stand back. 'You really should have played with me,’ I tell her again although I know she can no longer hear.
Late one summer evening, Detective Kim Stone arrives at Haden Hill Park to the scene of a horrific crime: a woman in her sixties tied to a swing with barbed wire and an X carved into the back of her neck. 

The victim, Belinda Evans, was a retired college Professor of Child Psychology. As Kim and her team search her home, they find an overnight bag packed and begin to unravel a complex relationship between Belinda and her sister Veronica.

Then two more bodies are found bearing the same distinctive markings, and Kim knows she is on the hunt for a ritualistic serial killer. Linking the victims, Kim discovers they were involved in annual tournaments for gifted children and were on their way to the next event. 

With DS Penn immersed in the murder case of a young man, Kim and her team are already stretched and up against one of the most ruthless killer’s they’ve ever encountered. The clues lie in investigating every child who attended the tournaments, dating back decades.

Faced with hundreds of potential leads and a bereaved sister who is refusing to talk, can Kim get inside the mind of a killer and stop another murder before it’s too late?

The addictive new crime thriller from multi-million copy, number one bestseller Angela Marsons explores the dark side of child prodigies and will have you absolutely hooked.

Readers love the Detective Kim Stone series:

‘Marsons for me is the QUEEN of this genre. She knows how to add the human touch to each story and I just adore her. Bloody FABULOUS.' Postcard Reviews

'I absolutely loved it!...This one is one of the best crime thrillers I've read in a long time, and that includes mainstream authors such as James Patterson! I would seriously put this book in the same league.' Fiona’s Book Reviews

‘The uber-sharp Kim Stone has to be one of the best detectives out there. A twisty, fast-paced plot stocked with red herrings.’ Bookpreneur, 5 stars

‘The author writes to such a consistently high level. Yet again, gripping plot line, strong characters and a well-paced story that builds to a crescendo. If you haven't already tried this author do yourself a favour and start reading now.’ Worcester Source, 5 stars

'I blooming love this series. I love Kim, her vulnerability and tenacity, I love the interaction and banter between the characters…. another cracking addition to an already brilliant and well established series.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Angela Marsons is fast becoming one of the best crime fiction authors going.' The Laughing Librarian, 5 stars

‘DI Kim Stone is the most fascinating character to arrive on the scene since Val McDermid gave us Tony Hill.' Mark Edwards
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