Blog tour: At Your Door by @JPCarterAuthor [review] @avonbooksuk

At Your Door - JP Carter

Today I’m sharing my review for At Your Door as part of the blog tour. This is book no.2 in the DCI Anna Tate series, which I’ve heard great things about. Read on to find out what I thought…


Title: At Your Door
Author: J.P. Carter
Series: DCI Anna Tate #2
Publisher: Avon Books UK

[Synopsis]

What happens when the past comes back to kill you?

When DCI Anna Tate is called to the gruesome discovery of a dead woman found on Barnes Common, she is plunged into a high‐profile investigation involving a prominent MP. London is baying for blood – but is there more to Holly’s death than at first meets the eye?

Meanwhile, the hunt is on for Anna’s missing daughter Chloe, who vanished ten years ago when her father kidnapped her. The case has been cold for what feels like forever – but a phone call brings a brand new lead…

Can Anna solve the murder case whilst dealing with her own personal demons? Or is someone from the past planning to get in her way?

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[My Review]

At Your Door is a great new release in the DCI Anna Tate series; I heard great things about the first, In Safe Hands, and was hoping that the second would live up to that reputation. It certainly did! What I love about this series is that it has so many elements of a great crime series for me – a strong female lead, plenty of police procedurals, some twists without being unbelievable, and an easy to read but interesting plot. At Your Door ticked all these boxes and was a thoroughly entertaining read!

I feel that this could easily be enjoyed as a stand alone novel, but if you read them in order you’ll of course understand a little more about Anna as a character and her past.

This book has almost two concurrent storylines: one focusing on Anna and the team’s investigation into the murder of a young model, Holly – who also happens to be the daughter of a prominent politician; and another to do with Anna’s missing daughter Chloe. Both storylines are really intriguing and kept me turning the pages throughout – I read this book in a matter of hours!

There are some gritty parts to this story as well as suspense, and this in addition to the great characters and the well-constructed plot, makes this a truly brilliant read in what is definitely now one of my favourite new crime series!

[Rating: 5/5]

Many thanks to Avon Books for providing a copy of this book on which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review, and for inviting me onto the blog tour!


[About the Author]

J. P. Carter is the pseudonym of a bestselling author who has also written sixteen books under the names Jaime and James Raven.

Before becoming a full-time writer he spent a career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and television producer. He was, for a number of years, director of a major UK news division and co-owned a TV production company. He now splits his time between homes in Hampshire and Spain with his wife.


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