Publication: 18th April 2019 – Trapeze Books
There’s a killer on the island – and someone knows who…
When human bones are found in a remote bay in the Channel Islands, DCI Michael Gilbert is plunged into an investigation to find out who they belong to. The remains are decades old – but after another body is discovered, the police realise they could be dealing with a serial killer.
Journalist Jennifer Dorey is desperate for answers, driven by a secret of her own – but it soon becomes clear that nobody on the island is quite what they seem. Will anyone tell the truth before it’s too late? Or will the killer on the island strike again…?
I am so delighted to welcome you on my stop of the blog tour for DARK SKY ISLAND, the new novel by Lara Dearman. I’d like to thank Tracy Fenton for inviting me to join the blog tour and for introducing me to this captivating series.
Lara Dearman created a suspenseful and intelligent novel that keeps the reader completely engrossed with the beautiful evocative setting of the Channel Islands, multiple murders, and a smart and engaging protagonist. DARK SKY ISLAND is the second novel featuring crime reporter Jennifer Dorey. She works for The Guernsey News where she has to bear the jealousy of her colleagues while juggling a complicated and intimate relationship with her colleague Elliott. In DARK SKY ISLAND, Jennifer teams up again with DCI Michael Gilbert to investigate human bones found in a bay on Sark island, a man killed in his own home, an island full of secrets, and her father’s suspicious death.
Using different points of views and different timelines, Lara Dearman crafts a suspenseful story that keep the readers on their toes. The beautiful descriptions made me fall in love with the setting, so dark and atmospheric, and the small community of the island of Sark, full of suspicious characters and secrets, made the story suspenseful and sinister.
Jennifer Dorey and DCI Michael Gilbert make a fantastic and engaging investigative pair. Their investigation into the bones found on Sark and the murder of one of inhabitants of the island put both Jennifer and Michael in dangerous situations, but they are determined in finding out the truth, especially when things become more personal for Jennifer who is trying to figure out if her father’s death was really an accident.
Lara Dearman is a terrific author with a beautiful prose and DARK SKY ISLAND is a gripping and unpredictable crime novel so I am really looking forward to reading more novels featuring the likable and intelligent character of Jennifer Dorey.