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BT – Blood Tides by Claire McGowan

Happy Wednesday everyone. 
As always it’s lovely having you with me as we take on day number 6 on Claire McGowan’s Blood Tide Blog Tour. 

Of course, I have all the book and author gossip for you and we’re being spoiled with a guest post by Claire herself. 

Shall we get started? 

Blurb: Forensic psychologist Paula Maguire returns in BLOOD TIDE, the fifth novel in Claire McGowan’s acclaimed series. If you enjoyed Sharon Bolton’s LITTLE BLACK LIES or Elly Griffiths’ THE WOMAN IN BLUE, you will love this new novel from the author of THE SILENT DEAD and A SAVAGE HUNGER.

Called in to investigate the disappearance of a young couple during a violent storm, Paula Maguire, forensic psychologist, has mixed feelings about going back to Bone Island. Her last family holiday as a child was spent on its beautiful, remote beaches and returning brings back haunting memories of her long-lost mother.

It soon becomes clear that outsiders aren’t welcome on the island, and with no choice but to investigate the local community, Paula soon suspects foul play, realising that the islanders are hiding secrets from her, and each other.

With another storm fast approaching, Paula is faced with a choice. Leave alive or risk being trapped with a killer on an inescapable island, as the blood tide rushes in…

Links to buy: 





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Author details: 

Claire McGowan grew up in a small village in Northern Ireland and now lives in London, where she runs an MA in creative writing at City University. BLOOD TIDE is Claire’s sixth crime novel, and the fifth in the highly-acclaimed Paula Maguire series. She also writes women’s fiction as Eva Woods.

You can find out more about Claire via the links below.




Guest Post: Locked Room Mysteries.

Book Details:

Title: Blood Tide (Paula Maguire Series)

Author: Claire McGowan

Genre: Crime

Length: 352 Pages

ISBN-10: 1472228219

ISBN-13: 978-1472228215


Publisher: Headline Publishing

Publication Date: 

•ebook: 23rd March 2017

•Paperback: 9th November 2017

I have to be totally honest here and say I’m new to Claire McGowan’s work and I know this is book number five in what I’ve heard is an absolutely phenomenal series. After much deliberation, I decided I wasn’t going to start with book one and start with Blood Tide as a stand-alone. I’m not even telling you my thoughts about it right now because I’m not finished, but my silence is NOT due to me not liking it. It’s due to me having a big massive mouth and I’m scared I’ll tell you what’s in my head and what I think is going on – which I’ll probably be completely wrong about like, but you never know. I do not want to do that. I want to give you my review properly! On the low though, GO BUY THIS BOOK!

Well my fellow book geeks, that is your lot. Thank you all once again for being with me and Claire here on TBGWP today. You’re all superstar book geeks. Huge shout out of course to CM for allowing me to be apart of this tour and of course to Millie at Headline for being awesome. 

Love as always 

N 😘