Blog Tour Review, The Engine House

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The Engine House
Rhys Dylan

Book Description

You can bury the bodies, but you can’t hide the truth.

When a landslip on Pembrokeshire’s stunning coastal path reveals the harrowing remains of two bodies, ex-DCI Evan Warlow’s quiet retirement is shattered.

As the original investigator for the two missing persons eight years before, Evan is recalled to help with what is now a murder inquiry. But as the killer scrambles to cover up the truth, the body count rises.

Working with a new young team, Warlow peels away the layers to reveal the dark and rotten heart that beats beneath the chocolate box tranquillity of an area renowned for its quiet beauty.

But does he still have what it takes to root out the monstrous truth before all hell lets loose?

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My Review

This is the first in a new series about a retired police officer that is drawn back in because of an old case.  I really like DCI Warlow and actually all the characters in the book.  The team working the case, the bad guys and the new owners of the house.  And while this has all the makings of a crime procedural, I like that there was room for a little dry humor.

The setting is a perfect backdrop and there are twists and turns along the way.  The pace is great and speeds up the closer you get to the end of the book.

And with everything not wrapped up at the end of the book, it leaves the door open for more books about DCI Warlow and I can’t wait to see what happens next.  Fans of crime procedurals will enjoy this new series.


Author Bio 

Rhys Dylan was born and grew up in west Wales, went away to university in London, but came back to live and work in his country of birth. Along the way he indulged his imagination by writing books for children and adults under various pennames and in a variety of genres.

2021 sees him turning his hand once more to crime with DCI Evan Warlow in the Black Beacons crime series. Spread over 500 square miles, the Brecon Beacons mountain range sits like a giant doorstop at the heads of the South Wales valleys. To the north and west, they nestle in the crook of the ancient kingdoms of Powys and Dyfed, stretching from the eastern Marches to the wild southwestern coast. Many of the mountain peaks in the range have names. Others are simply referred to as black. It is in this timeless landscape that the books are set.

Rhys lives on the edge of the Beacons with his wife and a dog that doesn’t like the rain.

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2 Responses

  1. Zoé

    Thank you so much Sherry for taking part in the tour today, and sharing your review x

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