Book Tour| The Sound Of Her Voice | Nathan Blackwell

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Today is my turn in the book tour for The Sound Of Her Voice By Nathan Blackwell. 

Nathan Blackwell was raised on Auckland’s North Shore and attended Westlake Boys’ High School before commencing a ten-year career in the New Zealand Police. Seven of those years were spent as a Detective in the Criminal Investigation Branch, where he was exposed to human nature at its strongest and bravest, but also at its most depraved and horrific. He investigated a wide range of cases including drug manufacture, child abuse, corruption, serious violence, rape and murder. Because some of his work was conducted covertly, Nathan chooses to hide his true identity.


About the book:

Some murder cases you can't forget. No matter how hard you try.

The body of a woman has been found on a pristine New Zealand beach - over a decade after she was murdered.

Detective Matt Buchanan of the Auckland Police is certain it carries all the hallmarks of an unsolved crime he investigated 12 years ago: when Samantha Coates walked out one day and never came home.

Re-opening the case, Buchanan begins to piece the terrible crimes together, setting into motion a chain of events that will force him to the darkest corners of society - and back into his deepest obsession . .


The Sound Of Her Voice is a brilliantly written crime thriller. Once I got into the story I was gripped and could hardly put the book down. The book was so gripping and engaging I found myself staying up til around 2 am as I just needed to finish before I could sleep.  

Please be warned though that this book may not be suitable for all  as it features violence, sexual crime, missing girls and physiological scars.

I love that the story isn't just based on one crime,  but instead has a series of different crimes are featured throughout. I feel that the author having had a career in the police certainly made the book more realistic as I'm sure he was able to use some of his experiences within the force to write such a thrilling and compelling novel. I'm definitely hoping to hear more from Nathan Blackwell.