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Sudden Death

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Sudden Death is another fantastic addition to the DI Kelly Porter series by Rachel Lynch! Opening in dramatic fashion as a helicopter crashes down onto a fell run the plot continues at pace as DI Porter works to uncover the truth behind the crash.

I really enjoyed the political twist to this case and seeing the additional challenges this brought. Particularly as she began to discover things those in power may prefer to keep quiet! A great read for those who enjoyed the second season of Vigil!

It was great to see the follow up from the last book as well, with the outcome of the trial and a little more development on Kelly and Johnny’s situation! On to Silent Bones now and then I’ll have caught back up!

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Another good read in the Kelly Porter series. This is one of my favourite crime series and the plots are always interesting and full of suspense.

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Wow 🤩 another great read in the DI Kelly Porter series ! The author manages to create such great storylines and each one completely different!! Highly recommend!!

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Tenth in this series,set in the Lake District,featuring Detective Kelly Porter. A helicopter crashes into a mountain causing death and destruction. A good story full of twists and turns.

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Fantastic book, read this in one sitting. I’m a big fan of this series of books and this one did not disappoint. It was a real cracker of a read that kept me interested and engaged. I would definitely buy this book as a gift to a fellow crime fiction fan. There was nothing I didn’t like about this book it was an excellent read and worth five stars.

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I love Rachel Lynch's books, love that they are set where I live. Kelly is a brilliant character and this story was everything I hoped for.

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This is an engrossing page turner with striking imagery and breakneck twists. The author has a crisp writing style which guides readers through this layered and innovative thriller. It was a treat to read.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This is the tenth book in the series featuring Detective Kelly Porter and is set in the Lake District. I have enjoyed all the books in this series and this one certainly didn’t disappoint. The book opens with two businessmen in a private helicopter leaving the Lake District and heading back to London. They fly over the mountain fells where there are runners competing in a race. Suddenly, the pilot loses control and crashes into the side of the mountain and into some of the runners. It turns out that the two passengers involved in the crash are the Right Honourable Donald Reilly who hired the helicopter and a billionaire Bartholomew Kennedy-Craig who is the sole survivor but fighting for his life. Everyone is puzzled how they came to be travelling together and Kelly and her team discover that the helicopter had been tampered with so they have to uncover a the truth as they are under pressure from the media, the victims families and the Prime Minister. As their enquiries continue Kim uncovers some dark and disturbing truths. This is another action packed book giving us more insight into Kelly’s private life and one that had me gripped to the end. I can’t wait for the next book in the series.
Thanks to Netgalley and Canelo for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.

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A continuation of the DI Kelly Porter series. Great story set in the Lake District.
Lots of twists and turns. Well worth reading.
I would say it helps to have read the previous books in the series.

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#SuddenDeath #NetGalley I love the Kelly Porter series not only for the main character but for the breathtaking scenery in the Lake District which is one of my favourite places in the UK. The storyline for this installment is quite horrific and gruesome but it is well written and fast paced with lots of action which I love. Despite the harrowing storyline I liked the fact that this case brought Kelly and Johnny closer again and I look forward to the next installment in this series.

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I absolutely adore the Detective Porter series and I was delighted to get the opportunity to review the newest book. I loved the plot and read the book over one sitting as I was so engrossed. It was a brilliant read and I look forward to reading Detective Porter books for many years to come!

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Another excellent addition to the series, which I have loved from the start. Excellent plot, and character, and all the elements, that as a devout reader of the series would expect. Looking forward to the next one

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Sudden Death begins with a dramatic helicopter crash in the Lakes, right at the time a number of fell runners are competing. At any time this would be an awful event, but once the police learn who was on the helicopter it becomes a rather different investigation.
Not having read any of the others in the series I’m not sure how much is already known about DI Kelly Porter, but this read perfectly well without knowing any other details.
The ins and outs of the situation quickly became a much bigger story than I expected. Unfortunately, the storyline was not a pleasant one and the cover-ups involved do not make for comfortable reading.

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This is the first of this series that I have read but I really enjoyed it. Some great characters in Kelly, Kate and Johnny. Ted sounds like a great character too. Gripping storyline a bit harrowing a times.

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I love this series, love these well plotted and riveting novels. This is another excellent addition that kept me hooked and guessing.
The Lake District setting is as fascinating as usual, I was glad to catch up with the characters, the solid mystery surprised me till the end.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to the publisher for this arc, all opinions are mine

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Another brilliant read from Rachel Lynch. I love this series.

I really enjoyed the developments in Kelly's personal life in this book, especially seeing her close friendship with Kate.

I loved how the incident at the centre of this story brought Kelly and Johnny into close contact again.

Ted is always a joy and I never read a Kelly Porter book without worrying he won't make it through. He's such a brilliant character.

The ending of this one left me reeling. I am very excited to see where this goes next.

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Love this series and this latest one did not disappoint, had my gripped all the way through, definitely worth reading

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I love these books and have read a few. This one was just as good as the others in the series and I found it very difficult to put down. I love reading about police procedures and how they find clues and then find out who did the crime. Very enjoyable. My thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest review.

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Thank you to Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

A well-written, fast-paced thriller that kept my interest until the very end. A recommended read.

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My thanks to Canelo Crime for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘Sudden Death’ by Rachel Lynch.

This is Book 10 in Lynch’s popular series of police procedurals set in the Lake District featuring D.I. Kelly Porter. As with most ongoing crime fiction series, sufficient background is provided for readers new to the series. I have read and enjoyed a few of the previous ones and plan to read them all.

As the title suggests the case at the centre of this novel involves a sudden and shocking death - or rather deaths. For maximum effect I would suggest reading ‘cold’ as I did.

In ‘Sudden Death’ Lynch effectively uses the landscape of the Lake District including its lakes and mountains. She also highlights the work of the Keswick Mountain Rescue Team.

‘Sudden Death’ was again a solid police procedural combined with elements of a political thriller. Added to this is its well realised characters; especially the dynamics between members of Kelly’s team. One of the pleasures of reading an ongoing series is following the development of its recurring characters.

I was rather hoping that the gorgeous Glynn ‘The Goat’ Cortantes, one of the runners in the Scafell Round fell race, might have a bigger role but alas like Kelly and Kate I only could admire him fleetingly from a distance.

Overall, ‘Sudden Death’ and the D.I. Kelly Porter series overall is what I look for in a police procedural series.

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