The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson – Head of Zeus


Head of Zeus Press Release

The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson

Hardback Publication Date: 6th April 2017

Stella Darnell is the detective’s daughter. She’s convinced she’s found a crime scene. But what was the crime, and who was the victim?

SYNOPSIS: January, 1987. In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Until a young woman, Helen Honeysett, set off for a run from her riverside cottage and never came home. Her body has never been found. Twenty-nine years later, Helen’s husband is still searching for answers. He’s asked Stella, the detective’s daughter, and Jack, a tube driver, to find out what happened all those years ago. But the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets. And as winter tightens its grip once more, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting for a killer whose trail has long gone cold…

“A haunting novel about loss and reconciliation, driven by a simple but clever plot.”

The Sunday Times

“A clever mystery plot…its excellence is in the characters, all credible and memorable.”

Literary Review

“Lesley Thomson is one of our leading crime writers.’

Elly Griffiths

My thoughts: I really found this novel to be very captivating and very suspenseful. This is the fifth book in this series and they keep getting better. Thomson’s writing style will pull you in with each word, page after page will leave you wanting more. The plot line and settings of this book go hand in hand both helping to make the story more realistic. I did read this book in two sittings, because I had to know what happens next and how it would end. The characters that Thomson creates are both realistic and memorable. I love the back stories with the characters and feel it helps to explain the reasons for certain things that happen within the story. I recommend this book for any crime novel lovers who wants an amazing read that will definitely keep you up at night! **I received this Advanced Readers Copy from Head of Zeus in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

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About the author: Lesley Thomson grew up in west London. Her first novel, A Kind of Vanishing, won the People’s Book Prize in 2010. Her second novel, The Detective’s Daughter, was a #1 bestseller and sold over 500,000 copies.     

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