#BlogTour: The Wrong Boy by Cathy Ace @AceCathy #TheWrongBoy #RandomThingsTours

Published by Four Tails Publishing Limited on 9th January 2019. My thanks to the author and the publisher for the review copy and Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for inviting me on to the blog tour. 

Perched on a Welsh clifftop, the ancient, picturesque hamlet of Rhosddraig has its peaceful fa├žade ripped apart when human remains are discovered under a pile of stones. The village pub, The Dragon's Head, run by three generations of women, becomes the focal point for those interested in the grisly find, and it’s where layers of deceit are peeled away to expose old secrets, and deep wounds. The police need to establish who died, how, and why, but DI Evan Glover knows he can’t be involved in the investigation, because he's just two days away from retirement. However, as the case develops in unexpected ways, it becomes irrevocably woven into his life, and the lives of local families, leading to disturbing revelations – and deadly consequences . . .

My Thoughts:

The Wrong Boy has allowed me to have a cracking start to my reading in 2019. This book was just up my street and I am thrilled to discover a new to me author, as it is the first time I have come across Cathy Ace. 

The Wrong Boy is thrilling, dark and mysterious and I was absorbed throughout. The author has managed to capture a tremendous sense of place in the creation of the Welsh village of Rhosddraig. The descriptions and the characters just leapt of off every page. 

There are many strands to this story and I promise I won't give anything away here. DI Evan Glover is on the brink of retirement but he can't shake this last case off, this has the tendency to annoy those around him. The setting of the village pub, The Dragon's Head is an interesting one. The female characters that run the pub are intriguing and beguiling and really drive the narrative of this story. 

This isn't a book that rattled at a hurtling pace for me but one that nevertheless was completely packed full of suspense and all the trademark twists and turns of the genre. 

Really great stuff and I loved the characters and the realism and voices given to them. 

I would like to read more by this author in the future. 

About the Author:
This is the 13th novel from Cathy Ace. Her criminal psychologist, overindulgent-foodie sleuth, Cait Morgan, has stumbled upon Corpses with a Silver Tongue, Golden Nose, Diamond Hand, Garnet Face, an Emerald Thumb, Platinum Hair and Ruby Lips during her globetrotting. Ace’s WISE Enquiries Agency series features four softly-boiled female PIs who solve quintessentially British cases from their stately home-based office in rural Wales, where Cathy was born and raised. Shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award for Best Light Mystery by a Canadian three times in four years, winning in 2015, she was also shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story in 2017. Author website:

Please do have a look at the others stops on the blog tour. 

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