#BookReview: Three Weeks Dead by Rebecca Bradley (@RebeccaJBradley)

51z4pwkyql“How far would you go if someone took your wife?

Especially, if you buried her a week ago.

When Jason Wells is faced with this scenario, he is confronted with the prospect of committing a crime that will have far-reaching consequences.

Can young DC Sally Poynter get through to him before he crosses that line, or does a desperate husband prove to be the case she won’t ever forget?

A prequel novella, set before Shallow Waters, the first in the DI Hannah Robbins series.”

Are you looking for a quick read that packs one heck of a punch?  Well congratulations lovely reader, you’ve just found it.  I cannot recommend this novella enough – it’s a stonking read that grabs you by the scruff of the neck and doesn’t let go until the very end.  Particularly with that absolutely brilliant opening chapter!

Jason Wells receives a message telling him his wife has been kidnapped.  Jason Wells’ wife died three weeks ago.  (Yes, you read that right…Jason’s wife died three weeks previously!)  Jason Wells is faced with a decision.  Commit a crime which will have devastating consequences the world over or, his wife becomes Fido’s breakfast.  DC Sally Poynter is on the case, with DI Hannah Robbins overseeing her junior colleague.  Robbins is trusting the young detective to make some sort of connection with the distraught widow.  But can Sally work out who the blackmailer is in time to save both Jason and his wife…?

This is my first Rebecca Bradley read but it certainly won’t be my last.  I loved Rebecca’s style.  Her characters are brilliantly written and I want to find out more about DC Poynter and DI Robbins (happily I have Shallow Waters on the #terrifyingTBR so look out for a review coming your way soon).

I became completely absorbed in the plot which was exciting and twisty.  I certainly hadn’t worked out ‘whodunit’ before the reveal, and it was one of those reveals that made me gasp.

Would I recommend this book?  I would.  I absolutely loved this short but chock full of content read.  I enjoyed everything about it, I just wished it was a full length novel!

Four and a half stars out of five.

Many thanks to Rebecca Bradley for providing me with a copy of Three Weeks Dead in exchange for an honest review.

Three Weeks Dead by Rebecca Bradley was published in the UK om 14th October 2016 and is available in paperback and eBook formats | amazon.co.uk | amazon.com | Goodreads |

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11093258Rebecca Bradley is a retired police detective who lives in Nottinghamshire with her family and her two cockapoo’s Alfie and Lola. They keep her company while she writes. Rebecca needs to drink copious amounts of tea to function throughout the day and if she could, she would survive on a diet of tea and cake while committing murder on a regular basis, in her writing of course.

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