The Backpacker (DC Harriet Taylor #3) by Stewart Giles
Available from AMAZON
From #1 best-selling author: Stewart Giles comes a new detective story set on the Cornish coast. Where the pretty villages and towns hold some very dark secrets.
WHAT IS THE SECRET AT LANDELL’S FARM?
A girl’s body is found hidden in a remote spot of a Cornish Farm. The same farm that a young girl ran towards, to escape her pursuer, many years before. Detective Harriet Taylor has to abandon her day out to investigate.
As Littlemore and the forensics team get to work they uncover another mystery hidden among the rocks.
Who would kill a young backpacker who hurt nobody? Is there a link between this and a mystery from many years ago?
As Harriet and the team get to work they find more questions than answers. What secrets is the sleepy Cornish village hiding?
About the Author
After reading English at 3 Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling around the world with my wife, Ann, finally settling in South Africa, where we still live. After Ann dropped a rather large speaker on my head I came up with the idea for a detective series. DS Jason Smith was born. Smith, the first in the series was finished a few months later. 3 years and 8 DS Smith books later, Joffe Books wondered if I would be interested in working with them. As a self-published author, I agreed. However, we decided on a new series – the DC Harriet Taylor Cornwall series. The Beekeeper hit the shelves and hit the number one spot in Australia. The second in the series, The Perfect Murder did just as well. The third in the series, The Backpacker I have self-published and is now available.
At first I was worried as I haven’t read any of Detective Harriet books before, and this was book 3 of Detective Harriet Series. But it was an easy stand alone book, though now I would like to go to the beginning and learn more about the main character. I like the style of Stewart Giles’s writing and I’m keen to read more books and series that he has written.
What a book, and strong female lead. I was hooked from the first chapter. Set in rural Cornwall, a place I can easily identify with, and see while I read. Switching from the past and present had me guessing how the stories linked and intertwined with one another. The characters were every one you know and can relate too, we’ve all met these people in our lives, which helps connect the reader to the story, and you forget it’s fiction.
Moral dilemmas and twists and turns, you are transported into the situations and question your true self, how would you of acted? Would you behave differently given the circumstances?
As I said I was hooked, and quickly found I just couldn’t put it down, a perfect way to spend the weekend, curled up reading a good book.