That One May Smile – (Garda West #1) – Valerie Keogh – #blogtour

Valerie Keogh TOTMS

I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for That One May Smile, written by Valerie Keogh. Also, many thanks to Kate Moloney of Thick As Thieves Publicity for arranging the blog tour.

When Kelly Johnson’s husband disappears, her perfect world in the Foxrock suburb of Dublin falls apart. Then she stumbles on a dead body in the graveyard behind her house.

A coincidence? Garda Sergeant Mike West thinks so until he finds a link between the dead body and Kelly’s missing husband.

And then to add to the problem, Kelly disappears.

The investigation takes West first to Cornwall and then to Cork, on the trail of a tangled case involving identity theft, blackmail and illegal drugs. And as if the complications of the case weren’t enough there is the constant, irritating – and definitely unsuitable – attraction, to the beautiful Kelly, who will keep disappearing!

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Valerie Keogh is from Dublin but currently lives with her husband and two cats ten miles from Bath, U.K. She works two to three days a week as a nurse and spends the other days writing. That One May Smile is the first of her crime series, the Garda West series, based in  Ireland. She also writes a series based in the U. K, the Hudson and Connolly series, about a female serial killer who works with the police. There is also a stand-alone psychological thriller, Exit Five from Charing Cross. When not working or writing she likes to walk along the Kennet and Avon canal, daydreaming and working out plots. She also loves to travel and usually comes home with a new story to write. She is partial to lemon drizzle cak, crusty bread with hummus, and wine.

MY REVIEW: I would like to thank Valerie Keogh, Kate Moloney and Thick As Thieves Publicity for allowing me the opportunity to read an ARC of That One May Smile prior to taking part and being a stop on the blog tour. I can confirm that I chose to read this ARC and all opinions in this review are my own and are completely unbiased.

I really enjoyed That One May Smile. It is a great thriller with a lot of twists and turns that kept me gripped and sitting on the edge. If you’ve got room in your suitcase for one more book this summer, please use that room for That One May Smile as it’s a great light hearted mystery to read by the pool!

The writing style of That One May Smile really makes the novel and if you’re a one for police procedures, then this novel is definitely for you as it delves into how the police solve crime in Ireland, giving a step by step guide – very intriguing!

All throughout the novel, I really felt like I was a part of the story. I loved how involved it made me feel. The characterisation and character building is very strong, and with chemistry and tension playing a huge part, you really do feel like you’re just another character – I know I did.

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