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04 October 2017

Blog Tour: The Body in the Marsh by Nick Louth

When a woman goes missing, it gets personal for DCI Craig Gillard. But he could never imagine what happens next.

Criminologist Martin Knight lives a gilded life and is a thorn in the side of the police. But then his wife Liz goes missing. There is no good explanation and no sign of Martin…

To make things worse, Liz is the ex-girlfriend of DCI Craig Gillard who is drawn into the investigation. Is it just a missing person or something worse? And what relevance do the events around the shocking Girl F case, so taken up by Knight, have to do with the present?

The truth is darker than you could ever have imagined.

Source: Blog Tour | NetGalley Request | Review Consideration

5 Words: Family, mystery, sentimentality, police, murder.

I love how much the story twisted. It lead you first one way, then another and another and another... And I just didn't know what to believe. There were so many suspects, so many mysteries.

Although not incredibly fast paced, the story is certainly gripping. I loved the interweaving story-lines and how seemingly unrelated events were actually an integral part of what was going on. It is an excellent police procedural and I loved the little details dropped in, from mishearing names to battles with the media.

The settings serve to further build the atmosphere in the story, driving the tensions between the characters. From a mountainside to a marsh to a drab station, and even a villa in Spain, everything has a purpose.

By a little under half way through I had guessed the ultimate outcome, but it wasn't easy and I did doubt myself several times. It was thoroughly a enjoyable read.

The very ending was... Interesting. I actually kind of wish that it hadn't shown what was happening in the future as I so badly want more! I want a sequel, to see where Gilard and Sam go next in their investigations.


  1. Oh a great review as always this sounds like a great read I shall be getting this book. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Well done for guessing the outcome! I barely ever get the twist when I read mysteries 😂
    Amy xx

  3. This looks like my type of book, I'll have to add it to my list 💕

  4. Any book that leaves you wanting a sequel has done something right in developing characters you get invested in! I don't mind slow-paced books all that much, actually. It's nice sometimes to spend time getting to know the characters!


  5. I'm definitely intrigued by this! Although I'm not sure if it's to my taste, it definitely sounds like something my mum would enjoy, so I'll have to keep it in mind for Christmas!


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