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#TBT Throwback Thursday – 22 February 2018: 6 White Roses by Kelly Marshall @KellyMarshall48


Renee at It’s Book Talk began Throwback Thursday as a way to share some old favourites or books that you’re finally getting around to reading that were published months or years ago.


This week, my Throwback Thursday ‘old favourite’ is a book I had the opportunity to read via Readers Favorite. It is 6 White Roses by Kelly Marshall.

51smkkrd59lIt’s the one call cops hate to get. Seattle homicide detectives Nick Winston and Pat Strom are summoned to Lake Union to investigate the death of six-year-old Emily Chatburn. Their probe unmasks a family’s darkest secrets. Nick becomes entangled in an obsessive web of lust and lies that threaten to derail his career in law enforcement. 6 White Roses is a thriller served up for mystery buffs who like their murder sexy and sinister.

* Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US *

This is my review from the time:

6 White Roses by Kelly Marshall is an excellent murder mystery thriller, with adult themes. On the first page, the strangled body of six-year-old Emily Chatburn is found by an early morning fisherman. The case is handed to macho Detective Nick Winston and his female partner, Pat Strom. Mystery number one is clearly whodunit, but mystery number two is why did the child’s mother, Elizabeth, wait more than twelve hours after her daughter went missing to call the police; finally, where does the local Reverend and overly-attentive ‘friend’ to Elizabeth, Gerald Foster, fit in, and why is Elizabeth’s ex-husband back on the scene? The story covers the detectives’ increasingly disturbing investigation but also peeks into their steamy private lives to find out what makes each of them tick.

6 White Roses grabs you from the first page, drags you into its compelling mystery and does not let you go – I absolutely loved it. It is an intriguing, complex mystery, with engaging, sexy (and permanently horny!) lead characters in Winston and his current girlfriend, Tandy, and Strom and her partner, Carina. The story is well plotted and brilliantly executed, the tension is constantly on the rise, and the conclusion is chillingly effective. I didn’t realise straight away that this book was part of a series, but, having enjoyed this so much, I have now also downloaded Kelly Marshall’s The Radio Murders and am looking forward to getting back to Strom and Winston’s world. I sincerely hope there is more to come from this classy writer.”

(As an added bonus (for me!) I noticed that it is my review in the Product description section of the Amazon UK page. Eeep!! 🙂 )

I can see there is now a third book in this series available, Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die, so hopefully I can get back to Winston and Strom soon!

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