Today is my stop on the blog tour for Double Identity by Alison Morton, thank you to Emma at damp pebbles for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author and the publisher for my copy.
Synopsis: Deeply in love, a chic Parisian lifestyle before her. Now she’s facing prison for murder.
It’s three days since dual-national 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?
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧🐧
My Thoughts: right from the start this book was interesting! We start with Mel waking up in bed, cold and disoriented, not a clue where she is, and then it dawns on her, she’s in a hotel with her husband, it’s then that she realises that although he is in the bed with her something isn’t right, he’s too still.. he’s dead, but how?
She soon becomes the prime suspect but is adamant that it wasn’t her, how could it be when she was asleep all night? Can she prove her innocence before it’s too late?
As an ex soldier in the french army Mel knows she has the skills to help find out what happened to her husband and why and finds herself working with the police to do just that.
Throwing herself into the investigation whole heartedly she finds herself living a double life, one that she will be a little sad to see the back of when she’s done!
During the investigation she learns that her husband wasn’t at all who she thought he was, can she get her life back after this?
The story was fast paced and left you hanging at the edge of most chapters which made guy feel like you had to keep reading! – it was so hard to put down.
Full of a wide range of characters, some of whom I really hope we see again!