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Sudden Death

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Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for my copy of this book.

When a helicopter crashes over the hills of Penrith, detective Kelly Porter and her team are called in to help with the investigation. Things take a sinister turn when the reason for the two men being in the area is revealed.

This is another instalment in a great series. It wasn’t my favourite of them all and it took me longer to get into and finish than normal. Still a great read. And I enjoyed it.

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DI Kelly Porter book 10 and it’s an out and out belter of read it kept me gripped throughout. This is a series that I have loved from book one as each and every new instalment is different and I love the feeling of being part of Kelly’s life.
The book starts with a helicopter crash on a mountainside in the beautiful Lake District and as it plunge’s to earth it ploughs into a group of fell runners competing in a race leaving a horrific scene of death and destruction.
This is just the start of a case that goes from bad to worse for Kelly as this was no accident and more and more questions begin to form and Kelly somehow has to get to the bottom of it all.
I love the continuing back story of Kelly’s life it always adds that “real” feeling to the read she is a wonderful character and that’s all down to the brilliant writing of Rachel Lynch who never ceases to keeping me glued to my Kindle and many thanks to her for another 5 star read.
My thanks also to NetGalley and Canelo for giving me the chance to read the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Good book! This book had light suspense, intrigue, action, murder, and many twists and turns and a great who done it! The storyline was very interesting and had me glued to my Kindle! I will definitely recommend reading this book as it was well worth reading! Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for sharing this book with me!

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Love the Kelly Porter novels. Great writing and premise. Amazing characters. Page turner. Plenty of suspense to keep me guessing..Definitely looking forward to the next offering. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the chance to review it.

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I have read this series from the very start and is one of my favourite reads. Hard to believe it is already at number ten in the series. This is a Police procedural series set in the Lake District of England featuring Detective Inspector Kelly Porter. I really enjoy this series, not just the main crime plot side but also the whole family story. Rachel Lynch has created really strong characters with good back stories and the right mix to make this series a very entertaining read. This is one series where I would recommend reading from book 1 to ensure you get the full enjoyment.

Two men are flying by helicopter on a misty morning in the Lake District on the same day that fell runners are competing atop England’s highest mountain. While flying over the event the helicopter loses control and it crashes into the mountain top with both runners and bystanders caught in the devastation.

On hearing the news of the crash, DI Kelly Porter immediately gets involved to try and coordinate the rescue efforts. The scene that greets her is not good and it is obvious to her that some of the casualties won’t make it, including occupants of the helicopter. It emerges that one of the survivors is the Right Honourable Lord Donald Reilly who chartered the flight with billionaire Bartholomew Kennedy-Craig. Lord Reilly is a major figure in the government and his contact with the magnate has the media rumour mill buzzing.

Investigations into the crash suggest that the helicopter was tampered with and now Kelly and her team are urgently trying to uncover the truth behind it. Who had caused the crash and who was the intended victim? With such a tragic event and high profile casualties, the eyes of the press, government and police hierarchy are on Kelly. They all want answers and quickly.

Another fast paced police procedural novel that will make excellent reading for anyone familiar with this series.

I would like to thank both Netgalley and Canelo for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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A cracking read.
The Kelly Porter series is one of my favourite crime series, and this book continues is the vain of the rest of books
A cracking, intriguing crime mystery, brilliant characters, and the perfect setting.
A helicopter is sabotaged and the four people on board are killed
The sleazy MP and his billionaire, fun-time fixer, are the obvious targets but could it have been one of the two crew
A great story

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Another DI Kelly Porter instalment and another cracking good read. As soon as I received this it jumped straight to the top of my tbr pile. It was so enjoyable to be back in Kelly’s world.
This books starts as we last left Kelly at the cliffhanger crossroads in her personal life and the fallout of the case from that book too. While the jury is still out, literally, in both, a helicopter crash with two high profile passengers is not all that it seems and so starts an investigation that uncovers a tangled web. As always you can see that the subject matters are brilliantly researched. This series is a favourite of mine and never fails to deliver a proper unputdownable read. While perfectly readable as a standalone if this is new to you I’d urge you to read the series in order and oh how I envy you the binge read.

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Detective Inspector Kelly Porter is as busy as ever but, even with its recent major changes, the snatched moments with her family are her escape from the long hours she works. Added to this Kelly has been attending the court case resulting from one of the notorious cases she has recently been involved with and unfortunately things are about to get even more complicated and high profile when, as she waits for the verdict, devastating news is sent through to her.

With the national press watching her every move, Kelly finds herself looking into a catastrophic accident which left the dead and injured isolated and in need on the highest slopes of Scafell Pike as the weather closes in. With her boss receiving pressure from above, the case becomes more complicated as evidence sends the team in various directions which they hope will lead to the identity of those responsible for more than just the original incident.

In the tenth installment of Rachel Lynch's excellent series her main protagonists are still dealing with the fallout of their previous traumatic case as they are plunged into a new investigation that is a page turner from the start. The many different strands of the case are woven together seamlessly and it was very hard to put this book down as there was always something new to discover. 

There were a few loose ends and changes which I hope will be followed up in book 11 as has happened in the past. I loved how Kelly's ever changing family life provided a welcome respite from the case and the author had obviously researched all the technical details extenstensively before writing them down in an easily understood manner.

I was able to read an advanced copy of this book thanks to NetGalley and the publishers but the opinions expressed are my own. This is an excellent series, each new storyline is welcomed, and, once again, I happily highly recommended it.

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A helicopter crash with two high profile victims sparks an investigation with plenty of twists and turns. A worthy addition to the series, very readable with a satisfying conclusion. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to review this book.

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