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  • Great series pages fly by

    I was so excited to see Leah and Luka back in Book 2 of Jericho and Wright. Leah has become a liaison to the police department and Luka and herself set out to solve an elderly woman's murder. All while Leah is still dealing with her and Emily's grief. Trouble soon follows as they persistently follow leads to see how this murder can be tied to a serial killer with connections to Luka. I love the connection that Leah and Luka have as they strive to not only solve the two cases but also deal with the everyday aspects of being a single parent. CJ Lyons throws some good twists and turns the readers way. I was suspicious of a few people. The pages turned themselves. I am excited for Book 3 , I will be first in line .

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  • A thrilling read

    The Drowned Woman is the second instalment in the Jericho and Wright series and is another great addition to it. Fast paced and full of mystery and suspense, this is one series that you need to get on board with! This instalment picks up a month after the events in The Next Widow, with Dr Leah Wright and Detective Luka Jericho both still coming to terms with the everything that occurred. Their paths cross again, when Luka requests the help of Leah, as the new head of the Crisis Intervention Center, to assist him with his latest case. I really love the dynamics between Leah and Luka and CJ Lyons has done a fantastic job with their creation. My heart ached for Leah and her daughter Emily, as they continue to struggle with their grief, trying to move on from the tragedy that occurred in The Next Widow. There were many times I just wanted to reach into my Kindle and comfort them both. I really liked how this time around there was more focus on Luka’s past and how his current investigation blows wide open when details come to hand that it is the work of a serial killer, but not just any serial killer, this one is also claiming to be responsible for the death of Luka’s fiancé seventeen years earlier in what was thought to be a suicide. CJ Lyons is such a great storyteller and I am so glad that I have now come across her work. She really knows how to get her readers attention and she delivers on everything that I love so much about this genre. I hope at some point to read more of her previous works. Whilst The Drowned Woman can be read as a stand-alone, I do recommend you reading the first book, The Next Widow, before starting this one. This is to get the full background information on Leah and Luka, but most importantly if you don’t, you will be missing out on another outstanding read! The Drowned Woman is a fantastic read that will have you completely in its clutches from start to finish. Even though this is only the second book in the series, I am amazed at how quickly I have become attached to it and I can’t wait for the next instalment! It was a pleasure to read and review The Drowned Woman, which I highly recommend.

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  • 4.25⭐ An immensely enjoyable mystery.

    The Drowned Woman is the second book featuring Jericho and Wright, but you certainly don't need to have read the first to pick this one up, as I haven't and even after a slow start I enjoyed it immensely. Thanks to plenty of twists, a great duo in Detective Sergeant Jericho and Dr Wright, and a second half that I simply couldn't put down. However, I did figure out early on who the serial killer dubbed, “Chaos” was. Yet, that didn't stop me enjoying the ride this story took me on or appreciating the red herrings along the way, which I'll be honest at one point did have me second guessing. And I would happily recommend The Drowned Woman to others and will certainly be looking out for more from Jericho and Wright in the future. **I was kindly provided with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

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  • Fiendishly Good!

    The Drowned Woman is the second in C.J. Lyons' fabulous series featuring Detective Sergeant Luka Jericho and Police Consultant Dr Leah Wright. In this cracking instalment, Luka investigates a woman's death after she took a tumble over a third-floor bannister. The victim's husband is a distraught, aggressive man who has dementia, so Luka calls upon Leah to help calm him down. In the course of events, Leah meets Risa Saliba, a neighbour in the block of flats where the woman's death occurred. Leah learns that Risa believes herself to be a victim of a stalker. The police then find evidence that a serial killer is operating in their rural Pennsylvania town... and it's the same person who's claiming responsibility for drowning Luka’s fiancée seventeen years ago. I really enjoyed reading The Drowned Woman and couldn't put it down! With its many twists, I was desperate to reach the end. Having read the first book The Next Widow, I was praying that this one would be equally as good... and it was! Leah is now the new head of the Crisis Intervention Centre and for her part was Mrs Calm and Collected, ambitious and resilient, the level-headed person that everyone needs in a crisis. C.J. Lyons' has cast all of her characters well and they all had something brilliant to contribute to the story. The plot was enthralling and as the story progressed the suspense levels rose proportionately and I was kept guessing till the finale. All in all The Drowned Woman really packed a punch. An intense, fiendishly good read that I highly recommend. I received a complimentary copy of this novel from Bookouture via NetGalley at my request and this review is my own unbiased opinion.

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  • Fast Paced Series

    The Drowned Woman by C.J. Lyons is the 2nd in the Jericho & Wright Crime series. First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Bookouture, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Series Information: (Warning – May contain spoilers from previous books) DS Luka Jericho has been in the Violent Crimes Unit in Pennsylvania for over 10 years, and fought to remain on the streets. He doesn't want a desk job. His team consists of Ray Acevedo, Scott Kricheck and newcomer Naomi Harper. He is now caring for his nephew Nate as well as his elderly father. Dr. Leah Wright is the new head of the Crisis Intervention Center, working closely with the police. Her husband recently died, and she is looking after her daughter Emily with the help of her estranged mother Ruby. My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions) An older woman lays at the bottom of an apartment staircase, her husband reacting loudly and violently above. Did she fall, did she jump, was she pushed? The woman's husband has a form of dementia, and could be responsible. While Leah is interviewing the neighbour, she discovers that Risa had hired Ian to look into an email stalker who she thinks may be a serial killer. When Risa learned of Ian's death, she thought it may have been the stalker that killed him, but Leah assured her that her husband's murderer was not the person that has been sending Risa emails. However, she did agree to send the information on the stalker to Luka to investigate. Leah also agreed to look into Risa's medical files to see if she can determine why she is in such ill health. When Leah's stalker insists that he killed Luka's fiancee 17 years ago, his world will be torn apart. Meanwhile, Leah is having issues raising her daughter without the help of a husband, while not trusting her mother to stick around. Luka is having issues with his nephew as well, not to mention an 83-year old rather cantankerous father. My Opinions: This is turning out to be a good series. This second book is a fast-paced mystery with an interesting plot. The book dealt with loss and grief, but it also showed that these can be overcome. People can move on. The characters are getting deeper. I particularly like Luka and Leah, but still don't like either of the kids or Ruby. They are just annoying, and their stories just detract from the main plot. I did guess the perpetrator early on, but there were enough other suspects that I sometimes wondered if I was correct. Overall, it looks like I will stick with the series.

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