Title: Double Identity
Author: Alison Morton
Deeply in love, a chic Parisian lifestyle before her. Now she’s facing prison for murder.
It’s three days since Mel des Pittones threw in her job as an intelligence analyst with the French special forces to marry financial trader Gérard Rohlbert. But her dream turns to nightmare when she wakes to find him dead in bed beside her.
Her horror deepens when she’s accused of his murder. Met Police detective Jeff McCracken wants to pin Gérard’s death on her. Mel must track down the real killer, even if that means being forced to work with the obnoxious McCracken.
But as she unpicks her fiancé’s past, she discovers his shocking secret life. To get to the truth, she has to go undercover—and finds almost everybody around her is hiding a second self.
Mel can trust nobody. Can she uncover the real killer before they stop her?
A stunning new thriller from the author of the award-winning Roma Nova series, fans of Daniel Silva, Stella Rimington or Chris Pavone will love Double Identity.
I’d like to thank Emma from Damp Pebbles for contacting me to take part in this blog tour. I’ve never read anything by Alison Morton and am always on the look out for new authors to add to the collection.
Double Identity was action packed from the beginning. Not only did Mel wake up to find her fiancée was dead but she was also a prime suspect in his murder! Can you even imagine that happening to yourself? Luckily, due to Mel’s background/career, she is well equipped to deal with the fall out from Gerard’s murder and soon starts an investigation of her own. Before she knows it she has been enlisted to join an elite group to not only find out what happened but to solve some others crimes. The only downside is she has to work with Jeff McCracken, the detective who originally accused her of the murder.
I loved Mel’s character. She was candid, feisty and often not afraid of anything. She had moments where her grief overwhelmed her and she struggled to compose herself but on the whole she remained determined and strong. I found her combat skills were amazing and I loved her quick thinking actions. The friendship between her and Jeff was unusual. It must of been strange to work with someone who had accused you of murder! Their squabbles and disagreements provided some light entertainment but I could see early on where their story was heading.
In my opinion I would of liked more of Gerard and Mel’s story before he was murdered. Not a lot just one or two chapters to give them some more background as sometimes I found Mel’s grief not as genuine or believable.
It was great to see the inner workings of an undercover team and whilst I had guessed the big revelation the final scenes were explosive and packed a punch. I’d be interested to see where Mel’s story takes her and if she gets into anymore mischief!
Alison Morton writes award-winning thrillers series featuring tough, but compassionate heroines. She blends her deep love of France with six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, historical, adventure and thriller fiction. On the way, she collected a BA in modern languages and an MA in history.
“Grips like a vice – a writer to watch out for” says crime thriller writer Adrian Magson about Roma Nova series starter INCEPTIO. All six full-length Roma Nova thrillers have won the BRAG Medallion, the prestigious award for indie fiction. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society’s Indie Editor’s Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. The Bookseller selected SUCCESSIO as Editor’s Choice in its inaugural indie review.
Now Alison continues to write thrillers and drink wine in France with her husband.
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