When I Lost You by Merilyn Davies #BlogTour

July 12, 2019


by Merilyn Davies

ebook is availble for just 99p for a limited time! click here!

A gritty, heart-stopping debut that perfectly blends psychological thriller with police procedural.

Former MET Police Crime Analyst, Merilyn Davies, has created a chilling, authentic world that will totally consume you.

WHEN I LOST YOU will enthral fans of LINE OF DUTY, Cara Hunter, Helen Fields and Fiona Barton.

When a couple are the lead suspects in the murder of their only child, Thames Valley Police Crime Analyst Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson are assigned to investigate.

A terrible case, but seemingly simple to solve, as all evidence points to the parents… But something doesn’t feel right. The couple are adamant it wasn’t them, and when the father is found dead only a few days later with mysterious letters carved into his skin, their protests of innocence don’t seem quite so hard to believe.

The case is quickly cast into doubt when the lead forensic pathologist starts receiving threatening letters alluding to a secret past – containing details only the police should know.

With so many people hiding secrets, Carla and Nell must work desperately to find out the truth – even if it hits close to home.

Introducing female crime fighting duo, Crime Analyst Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson, When I Lost You marks the start of an addictive new crime series.



Thanks to Rachel at Arrow for my ARC of this new thriller, When I Lost You by Merilyn Davies, the start  of a new series introducing Crime Analyst, Carla Brown and DS Nell Jackson.

After reading the Blurb and the information on the author, it was a big yes when asked if I’d like to take part in the tour.

A book that deals with some very sensitive subjects, the tragedy of losing a child and domestic abuse amongst them.

Written over two timelines, past and present, the story is woven together with great skill.

The characters are convincing and will stay with you after you have finished reading this highly accomplished, polished book. It’s extremely well written, very intelligent and deals with the subjects with the utmost sensitivity.

A first class debut, a mix of psychological thriller meets police procedural, and it all feels quite real from an author with a history of dealing with the subject matters in hand.

4 🔥🔥🔥🔥!

When I Lost You is available now as an e-book for 99p for a limited time only, the hardback will be released on August 22nd.




Merilyn Davies is a former Crime Analyst with the Metropolitan Police who worked as part of the violent and hate crime unit for eight years. She was inspired to write about strong women working in the police force thanks to the incredible women she encountered on the force, and was fascinated to explore the relationship between civilians working in the force and police officers, drawing on her own experiences being married to a serving MET officer.

She decided to set her debut thriller in her home her home city of Oxford, but the action all takes place away from the dreaming spires in parts tourists don’t stop at. She studied Sociology at university and is fascinated with the manner in which society leads people down criminal paths. She was co-founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and now works for Oxford City Council. Follow Merilyn on Twitter @nellbelleandme  #WhenILostYou



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