Dark House: Detective Lucy Harwin crime thriller series Book 1 By Helen Phifer @helenphifer1 @bookouture #Review #DarkHouse
A shadowy figure in the dark was dragging something heavy behind them. Lizzy pulled the covers over her head, then realised what was being dragged...
For years, the Moore Asylum housed the forgotten children of Brooklyn Bay. But now, a man is found murdered in the derelict building, strapped to a steel trolley, launching a heart-racing investigation for Detective Lucy Harwin.
Lucy quickly discovers the victim was once a Moore Asylum doctor, and when a woman also linked to the home is killed on her doorstep, Lucy knows she must dig into its history. What dark secrets lie within the asylum’s walls – what was the scandal leading to its closure thirty years ago?
With her own demons to fight, Lucy starts to uncover the heartbreaking tale of the Moore Asylum children, and begins to wonder: who will be the next victim?
A gripping serial killer thriller that will chill readers of MJ Arlidge, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott to the bone.
Previously published as The Lost Children
This is the first book i've read by Helen Phifer. The Dark House was previously The Lost Children, I think both names are perfect for the story. Dark House is book 1 of the Detective Lucy Harwin series.
I received an ARC of book 2 but before I started it, I purchased book 1 so that I could read the books in order. (i'm odd like that)
This was a real interesting read and in parts brutally gruesome, it was also very difficult to put down.
The Moore Asylum was closed down back in the 1970's. It seems now some of the secrets that were kept behind the doors of Ward 13 at the asylum are about to be revealed.
The old asylum has been empty for many years, and has now gone up for sale. When the estate agent goes to show a potential buyer around they make a pretty grim discovery.
It's Detective Lucy Harwins first day back at work after an absence. Thrown right back into the thick of things. Lucy wouldn't have it any other way.
With a body found it's right back to business for Lucy.
Lucy and partener Mattie have their work cut out investigating this one.
This is a great start to a series, this book has been put together brilliantly. It's a story you want and need to keep reading right up to the very end.
I really liked the main characters Lucy and Mattie and getting to them has been great. I like the banter between them both. I can see this being a really sought after series of books. Now for me it's book 2, at least I don't have to wait to read it. It's sat on my kindle waiting for me.
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