Wednesday, 28 February 2018

#BlogTour: Nothing Bad Happens Here by Nikki Crutchley @NikkiCAuthor @rararesources #NothingBadHappensHere

Nothing Bad Happens Here is available now. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources for having me on the blog tour. Get your copy of the book here: Amazon: http://a.co/7y5bFY8

She looked away from his face and took in the clear spring night, full of stars. Her last thoughts were of her mother. Would she finally care, when one day they found her body, and a policeman came knocking at her door?

The body of missing tourist Bethany Haliwell is found in the small Coromandel town of Castle Bay, where nothing bad ever happens. News crews and journalists from all over the country descend on the small seaside town as old secrets are dragged up and gossip is taken as gospel.

Among them is Miller Hatcher, a journalist battling her own demons, who arrives intent on gaining a promotion by covering the grisly murder.


Following an anonymous tip, Miller begins to unravel the mystery of the small town. And when another woman goes missing, Miller finds herself getting closer to the truth. But at what cost?

My Thoughts:

Nothing Bad Happens here is the authors first novel and is set on The Coromandel in New Zealand. Miller Hatcher is a journalist who is battling grief and alcohol and is striving for a promotion at work. She is sent to Castle Bay to cover the story of a missing tourist that unfortunately is found dead. In a tranquil town where nothing bad happens, this is a shock, gossip is rife and the locals seem reluctant to talk. 

Secrets and mystery surround the disappearance and also the sleepy hamlet of Castle Bay. Miller is determined to do a good job and unravel it all. I really liked her character although she has her own problems, unlike the impression you might get for a journalist she is compassionate and she wants to do a story that isn't just a scoop but a fitting honour to the victim. 

There is a cast of wonderfully drawn characters that all add depth to the story and kept me engaged and entertained throughout. The plot had plenty of twists and turns and enough suspense to keep me thoroughly hooked. 

I enjoyed reading about the landscape and scenery of New Zealand. All in all I found this a compelling debut that I really enjoyed and kept me turning the pages until late in the night, just so I could see the final parts of the puzzle unravel. 

About the Author:
After seven years of working as a librarian in New Zealand and overseas, Nikki now works as a freelance proofreader and copy editor. She lives in the small Waikato town of Cambridge in New Zealand with her husband and two girls. Nikki has been writing on and off her whole life and recently has had success in flash fiction. She has been published in Flash Frontier, Flash Fiction Magazine and Mayhem Literary Journal, and has also had a story published in the Fresh Ink Anthology. Crime/thriller/mystery novels are her passion. Nothing Bad Happens Here is her first novel, set on the Coromandel Coast of New Zealand.
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