Today I am reviewing on its publication day Code Blue by Anita Waller, published by Bloodhound Books.
Five years after a couple’s life was shattered, the Connection Agency tries to bring them peace in a twist-filled mystery by the author of Blood Red…
Five years ago, John and Caroline Coates were happily expecting the birth of twin girls, until an intruder ended their hopes and dreams.
Now, John has come to the Connection Agency, asking for their help in tracking down the man who caused them such grief. Back then, Tessa’s involvement was cut short when the cold case department quickly took over. This is the chance for her and Luke to follow the facts and finally lay this case to rest.
With the rest of the Connection team busy with other jobs, Tessa and Luke, alongside DI Eileen Haughton, an old colleague of Tessa’s from her police days, steadily follow the clues to an ending they could never have imagined—revealing a truth that could either bring the Coateses the peace they crave or take them to further depths of despair…
The second instalment in the Connection trilogy, Anita Waller has woven her magic once again and delivered another outstanding addition to the series. Hooked from the very first page with a harrowing prologue that left me gasping for breath, Waller takes the reader on one thrilling journey for the main mystery of the story and my amateur sleuthing skills were put to use again in helping to solve the case.
It wouldn’t be an Anita Waller book if there wasn’t some twists and turns mixed in along the way. I have read every book that she has released so I should be used to it by now, but she still manages to catch me by surprise each and every time and never more so than with this book! I don’t think I will ever recover!
I just can’t rate this series highly enough. Waller has such a special gift for storytelling and creating such a diverse bunch of characters that I have adored over this series and its predecessor, Kat and Mouse, so it will be hard to let them go once the final book in this series is released. They all just compliment each other so well but having said that, I am looking forward to something new from my favourite author.
Thank you to Anita Waller for my gifted copy of Code Blue which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Anita Waller
Anita was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and has lived all her life there.
She wrote Beautiful in 1985 and had it accepted for publication. They were at the contract stage when the publishing house went into liquidation.
Like many another’s books it ended up in the loft until two years ago when she resurrected it, retyped all 100,000 words (it was originally written on an Amstrad 8256 and all she had was a hard copy!) and sent it off to Bloodhound Books.
She is now retired from life of being a Patchwork Tutor and HGV driver’s wife and concentrates on patchwork for the pleasure of it and writing. She started writing at around the age of 8 – she clearly remembers writing ‘novels’ at that age which were actually short stories split into chapters!
Anita’s genre is murder – but murder with a good reason behind it!