The Flood

G.N. Smith

I read this book in one day. It had me on the edge of my seat and didn’t want to put it down. I had to know what happened!! I would definitely recommend.’ @70booklover, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

As Fiona read the last line of the dead woman’s diary, her chest tightened. No one in this valley is safe.

After her last case brought back nightmares of her parents’ murders, police officer Fiona MacLeish is on leave at her childhood home when a terrifying storm rips through the isolated Scales Valley in the Scottish Borders. The body of local woman Isla Edwards is pulled from the raging waters. But she’s not a victim of the flood…

Fiona is shocked to see a knife wound beneath a tear in her bright floral dress. Isla has been a fixture of the village for as long as anyone can remember – why would someone rob her of the life that once filled her eyes?

Isla’s diary, Fiona’s only clue, confirms her hunch that a member of this tight-knit village had a score to settle. But it doesn’t mention a name. And when everybody must gather at the highest-standing farm to escape the rising floodwater, the simmering tension is clear. Fiona may have grown up here, but locals still view her as an outsider. And they don’t talk to outsiders…

With a killer among them and no escape, Fiona must try to figure out who used the cover of the storm to get rid of Isla once and for all. Can Fionacatch the killer before more of this isolated community become victims?

Packed with twists and in an unforgettable setting, the addictive first book in the Fiona MacLeish series is the perfect read for fans of J.M. Dalgleish, Rachel McLean and LJ Ross.

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Wow! That just about sums it up right there! Twist, turns, suspense, THRILLER! I loved how much this book made me hold on with both hands! One chapter after another!… Fantastic!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Fantastic… Had me hooked from page one… So vivid that I felt as if I was standing there with Fiona MacLeish watching everything unfold… I would definitely give more than 5 stars if it was possible.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Atmospheric and tense… Had me hooked from the off and didn’t let go until the final paragraph… A fabulous read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A delicious page-turner right from the start. Every time I had to put it down, it was all I could think about. I did end up finishing way past my bedtime, just so I would be able to sleep.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘An absolute corker of a book… Ah, the tension… The wind screaming past the house, the water rising… I can picture it allVery well-crafted novel and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I was gripped by this story within the first few pages… Full of twists and turns… The excitement level is through the roof. I couldn’t put this book down and wanted to zoom to the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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