Thursday 29 June 2023

Sea Haven by J. M. Simpson | Blog Tour Book Review

[ad/gifted - I received an ebook copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

Sea Haven by J. M. Simpson
My rating: 4/5
Publication date: 22nd June 2023

One tragic death. Five people know the truth. Who is to blame?

Hollywood darling Cassie Warner is tragically killed three weeks before Christmas in a car crash on the outskirts of Castleby. Her daughter, Tabatha, narrowly survives the crash. Detective Steve Miller suspects foul play and discovers evidence confirming he is dealing with a murder enquiry.

Local crime mafiosi, Mickey and Pearl Camorra’s empire is at risk from rival gangs who plan to take over. Anxious to avoid a violent and bloody turf war Detective Miller reluctantly supports them to keep control.

Ex-soldier Foxy takes in a troubled loved one and does all he can to help, but the odds are stacked against him.

As Detective Miller investigates the crash, he discovers a broken family with a long history of neglect and abuse. Digging deeper, he is faced with five potential suspects, but who is really to blame?

This is the fourth book in the Castleby tetralogy and having read the previous three, I was excited to head back. I am not usually a series reader but there is something comforting in going back to characters that you already know and love. In saying that, you could read this as a standalone but I'd advise reading the others as they are so good and they give a deeper backstory to the characters. 

In Sea Haven, actress Cassie Warner is tragically killed in what appears to be a car accident with teenage daughter Tabatha needing a heart transplant. Following Tabatha's surgery and grieving his wife, Sebastian decides to stay at their Castleby home. Detective Steve Miller feels something isn't right with Cassie's death and delves deeper and as the story continues, we discover the truth. There are also side stories that weave in fantastically too.

Dare I say it? This may be my favourite of the four Castleby books. All of the characters are brought together beautifully and I felt so happy to know what they were doing now. It has just the right amount of intrigue and suspense. If you haven't read this series yet, you need to!

A massive thank you to Literally PR for having me on the tour. You can find information about other bloggers on the tour in the graphics below.

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