When a car is pulled from raging floodwaters with a dead man in the front and the decapitated body of an evil woman in the boot, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the investigation.
The woman is soon recognised, but the man cannot be identified and this leads the team and their former leader, Harry Evans, into areas none of them want to visit.
Before they know it, they’re dealing with protection scams and looking for answers to questions they didn’t know needed to be asked
I am so happy to be able to be able to bring you a publication day review of When The Waters Recede. Anybody that reads the blog will know how much I love this series and it seems to me that each book keeps getting better and better. It feels like returning to old friends.
Sometimes when I am following a series I find that they can become staid and possibly a bit repetitive but there is no such issue here. Every book is as exciting as the last and this time around I would say this is the best one.
Harry Evans is back and is a complex character that we manage to find out more about in this story. I can't help but adore him. The other characters are all excellent and really make the team come alive.
Graham Smith has written a story that hooks the reader right in at the beginning and doesn't let go until the thrilling final pages. The investigation into who a dead man is gives us the backdrop here, and the race for justice was exhilarating and breathtaking. I refuse to go into the plot anymore because it is just one you would have to read for yourself for the full experience.
Graham Smith and his characters are always one step ahead, dropping clues here and there. Enough to pique the readers interest but never enough for them to solve the case. I was not able to unravel this one at all. Graham Smith is one hell of a talented writer.
Intelligent crime fiction that just sucks the reader right in, takes them along for the ride and then spits them out at the end. Fully immersive crime fiction. Perfect just perfect, I loved it and can't wait for more.
If I have tempted you at all the author is running a great competition which you can find out about at the bottom of this post.
About the Author:
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
Graham can be found at
To celebrate the release of When the Waters Recede, Graham Smith is offering one lucky reader the chance to win all six books in the Harry Evans series.
To enter, simply sign up for his newsletter via the link provided before the 5th of June 2018 and you’ll be entered into not just this competition, but all competitions that he runs. Entrants from the whole world are welcome.
That is one great prize to win!!! Do check out the other stops on the blog tour.