I was thrilled to take part in the blog tour for Michelle Kidd's crime thriller, Guilt, and I have got to say it's one of my top reads of this year. Exceptionally well-written, pacy from the offset and filled with realistic characters. It's not your average thriller either. Both the missing persons case and murder investigation are uniquely portrayed, making this an original, captivating read.
The chapters are snappy, the words draw you in and refuse to let you go and you find yourself turning the pages faster and faster to reach the conclusion. It's difficult for me to say too much about this book without giving the plot away but suffice to say it was an excellent read that didn't take me long to get through due to how good it is. But don't take my word for it, grab yourself a copy and see for yourself:
When a six-year-old boy disappears from a local fair, every parent’s worst nightmare is about to come true.
And for Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle, twenty-two years after her own nightmare began, the past she thought was buried starts catching up with her – and fast.
Leading the hunt for the missing child, Nicki soon finds the chase takes on a personal twist, with her own memories haunting her every move.
With time set against them, and a killer following his own chilling agenda, can Nicki and her team stop history from repeating itself?
Only time will tell.
But it’s time they don’t have.
Michelle Kidd is a self-published author best known for the Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh series of novels set in London. She has also recently begun a new series which is set in her home town of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk – starring Detective Inspector Nicki Hardcastle.
Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.
But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed.
In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and has not looked back since. There are currently four DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fifth in progress, and the first DI Nicki Hardcastle novel is due for release in August 2021.
Michelle now works full time for the NHS and lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She enjoys reading, wine and cats – not necessarily in that order.