For all you lovers of a good detective story, here are some good suggestions. I'm a fan of serial killer stories specifically, but I can't leave detective novels aside. I have become an expert in unravelling mysteries; however, I keep looking for more stories that can satisfy my hunger for blood (the murdered case, I meant). 

WEB OF LIES  A Midlands Crime Thriller (Detective Sebastian Clifford - Book 1)  By Sally Rigby

Police officer Sebastian Clifford never planned on becoming a private investigator. But when a scandal leads to the disbandment of his London-based special squad, he finds himself out of a job. That is until his cousin calls on him to investigate her husband’s high-profile death and prove that it wasn’t a suicide.

Clifford’s reluctant to get involved, but the more he digs, the more evidence he finds. With his ability to remember everything he's ever seen, he's the perfect person to untangle the layers of deceit.

He meets Detective Constable Bird, an underutilized detective at Market Harborough’s police force, who refuses to give him access to the records he’s requested unless he allows her to help with the investigation. Clifford isn't thrilled. The last time he worked as part of a team it ended his career.

But with time running out, Clifford is out of options. Together they must wade through the web of lies in the hope that they’ll find the truth before it kills them.

Web of Lies is the first in the new Detective Sebastian Clifford series. Perfect for readers of Joy Ellis, Robert Galbraith, and Mark Dawson.

The book is well-written and suspenseful, and the author does a great job of creating a believable and engaging mystery. The characters are well-developed, and the plot is fast-paced. I highly recommend this book to fans of crime thrillers. The characters are well-developed and believable. I felt like I got to know them and their motivations. The plot is fast-paced and suspenseful. I couldn't put the book down. The setting is well-described. I felt like I was right there in Meadlands with Harper as he investigated the crime. The writing is clear and engaging. I was hooked from the beginning to the end.

The book is quite long. It could have been tightened up a bit in places. But overall, I enjoyed Web of Lies and would recommend it to fans of crime thrillers. It's a well-written and suspenseful mystery with well-developed characters and a believable setting.

And a few small details that I could point out that I could change, is that the ending was a bit anticlimactic. I was expecting a more shocking or surprising reveal.

But this is not it, there are two books more in this series that you will enjoy, Speak No Evil, Never Too Late, Hidden From Sight, and Fear the Truth. The awesome part about this is that you can read all of them for free with your subscription to Kindle Unlimited.

This novel is a bit tricky to describe since it would be very easy for me to slip and give away something fundamental to the drama. I'll try not to.

The story revolves around a nurse and a journalist, who by accident of fate their lives are brought together.

The author, when describing the role of Rose, who is the nurse, takes us to a world of our souls in which we will touch our hearts, and during the plot, she will make us doubt several times, making us retrace our steps. And regarding the journalist, you will have to read for yourself the role he plays in all this. Damn journalists!

Guessing the plot is what you will try, but I advise you to let the story guide you. You will be surprised, and won't see where it came from. And for those of us who are detectives at heart, and the outcome is in our minds before read it, it will give us incredible self-satisfaction about our natural instincts and abilities. Ha!

You can enjoy this reading any weekend afternoon, accompanied by a bottle of wine and some appetizers. I have found that it doesn't get much better than that.

THE NURSE,  By J. A. Corrigan

When you hear her story, will you believe her?

Rose Marlowe is a hard-working nurse, a loving wife, and a merciless killer. Or so she says. Despite her confession, it is hard to believe that this beautiful, kind woman could have killed her vulnerable patient in cold blood.

Down-on-his-luck author and ex-journalist, Theo Hazel, is convinced that there's more to what happened than Rose is telling, and so decides to visit her behind bars to write her story. His first surprise comes when Rose reveals that the victim was not a stranger to her.

As time goes on, it seems that Rose is letting Theo see behind her perfect mask. With each new visit, he learns terrible new things about her heart-breaking past. With each new visit, he becomes more and more convinced that she can't be a killer. But is he trying to free an innocent victim, or falling prey to a calculating murderer?