Dead End

Detective Kelly Porter

Book 3
Canelo
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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 Series
  1. Dark Game
  2. Deep Fear
  3. Dead End
Praise 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 ... I found this book utterly compelling reading, I nearly finished it in one long sitting’ *5 Reader review

‘Another decent, drama filled read in what is shaping up to be a solid crime series. Fast paced and gritty with relatable characters and enough twists to keep you guessing’ 4* Reader review

‘The third of the series, but the first for me. 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. I can thoroughly recommend it’ 5* Reader review

‘Really enjoyed this book ... Twist and turns abound...More murders and mystery... Great addition to The Kelly Porter series’ 4* 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
Oct 8, 2018
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Pages
350
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ISBN
9781788630214
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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 for Carol Dwyer, 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

‘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 for Carol Dwyer, 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

The light fades as she runs for her life, the forest now becoming quieter around her. The only noise she hears is the sound of footsteps following her...

 

It’s hiking season in Black Rock Falls and the small town in Montana is flooded with visitors. But when a hiker finds a human skull on a deserted trail in the woods that surround the town, Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate.

 

With no missing persons reported, Jenna has no leads. Then her team makes a shocking discovery – the body of another hiker, a young man, tied to a tree and riddled with bullets. Could the two murders be linked?

 

As more bodies are found, Jenna and her deputy David Kane know that they must venture deep into the forest to find and face the killer. But nothing can prepare them for what awaits them there…  

 

If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.

 

What readers are saying about The Crying Season:

‘GO AND READ THIS BOOK!’ Loving Life Everyday

 

‘I did not want this book to end! But it was so good that I was reading faster and faster!... I absolutely loved this book from start to finish.’ Musings of a Tired Mummy

 

‘Bloody brilliant. I loved it… it will have you holding your breath and madly reading unable to put the book down… This book is awesome… If I could give it more than five stars, I would.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk, 5 stars

 

‘Wow!! The Crying Season is an awesome read…Right from the first page of this book I was hooked.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This in an explosive, exhilarating rollercoaster ride of a book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I devoured this book… I just couldn’t get enough.’ Sean’s Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘Wow! A creepy story full of action that made the hair on my neck stand!... One hell of a good thriller!’ Licence 2 Read, 5 stars

 

‘Another absolutely brilliant read!!! I had the pleasure to read this book on my holidays which was just as well because there’s no way I could have put it down!!!... I was gripped from the start. Read it in a day.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘A dark and twisty thriller, brilliantly written with powerful characters and a plot that just grabs you and doesn’t let you go!’ Waggy Tales Blog

 

‘This series just keeps getting better!... With a shocking conclusion and an ending that frays your nerves and keeps you flipping the pages, this book satisfies the suspense lover!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Once again D.K. Hood delivers a cracker of a story… I loved every single bit of this book. It really does remind me of Karen Rose and Alison Brennan.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I genuinely don’t think I would ever bore of Kane and Alton!... Honestly this pairing makes for great entertainment and a belter of a read.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

 

‘The Crying Season is another great book by D.K. Hood… This last one is definitely a 5 star.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I do love the series and can’t wait for book five.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read this in three hours flat... I needed to know who the killer was, stat. And yeah, I didn’t expect the person exposed at the end. The book kept me gripped till the end.’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘This was my first book in this series and from this author. Needless to say, I’m hooked!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I love a good gory mystery and this certainly delivered… I was holding my breath throughout the climax of this book as I really did not know what was going to happen.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Fabulous… The culprit totally threw me and gave a cracking twist.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars 

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Family secrets come back to haunt Jack Reacher in this electrifying thriller from “a superb craftsman of suspense” (Entertainment Weekly).

Jack Reacher hits the pavement and sticks out his thumb. He plans to follow the sun on an epic trip across America, from Maine to California. He doesn’t get far. On a country road deep in the New England woods, he sees a sign to a place he has never been: the town where his father was born. He thinks, What’s one extra day? He takes the detour.

At the same moment, in the same isolated area, a car breaks down. Two young Canadians had been on their way to New York City to sell a treasure. Now they’re stranded at a lonely motel in the middle of nowhere. The owners seem almost too friendly. It’s a strange place, but it’s all there is.

The next morning, in the city clerk’s office, Reacher asks about the old family home. He’s told no one named Reacher ever lived in town. He’s always known his father left and never returned, but now Reacher wonders, Was he ever there in the first place?

As Reacher explores his father’s life, and as the Canadians face lethal dangers, strands of different stories begin to merge. Then Reacher makes a shocking discovery: The present can be tough, but the past can be tense . . . and deadly.

Praise for Past Tense

“Child is one writer who should never be taken for granted.”—The New York Times Book Review

“[Lee Child] shows no signs of slowing down. . . . Reacher is a man for whom the phrase moral compass was invented: His code determines his direction. . . . You need Jack Reacher.”—The Atlantic

“Superb . . . Child neatly interweaves multiple narratives, ratchets up the suspense (the reveal of the motel plot is delicious), and delivers a powerful, satisfying denouement. Fans will enjoy learning more of this enduring character’s roots, and Child’s spare prose continues to set a very high bar.”—Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred review)

“Another first-class entry in a series that continues to set the gold standard for aspiring thriller authors.”—Booklist (starred review)

“With his usual flair for succinctness and eye for detail, Child creates another rollicking Reacher road trip that will please fans and newcomers alike.”—Library Journal (starred review)
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