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Monday, 25 June 2018

After He's Gone by Jane Isaac

You think you know him. Until he’s dead.

When Cameron Swift is gunned down outside his family home, DC Beth Chamberlain is appointed Family Liaison Officer: a dual role that requires her to support the family, and also investigate them.

As the case unfolds and the body count climbs, Beth discovers that nothing is quite as it appears and everyone, it seems, has secrets.

Even the dead…

Title:  After He's Gone
Author: Jane Isaac
Publication Date: 18th June
Links:  UK:  Amazon   US: Amazon

Our Review

I love a book with intrigue right from the start and this book fits the bill perfectly.

DC Beth Chamberlain is assigned as a family liaison officer in a case where a man called Cameron Swift is murdered in cold blood on his own doorstep. She then becomes involved in the investigation as they unravel the complexities of his life and discover how much he'd been hiding from his fiancée Monika.

The investigation was really interesting as we are taken down various avenues and the secrets are unearthed one by one and we are pulled in different directions not knowing who can be trusted. Delving into the lives of those around him threw up some interesting facts and complicated the investigation further.

I really liked Beth's character and the mix of dynamics from the relationships around her with her sister and also her lover and how those relationships affected Beth's role in the police.

This was very well written and the build up of suspense throughout ensured that the pit of my stomach felt pinched as I was held in the grip of wanting to know what happens next.

Looking forward to Jane's next book as I'm sure there's a lot more in store for Beth Chamberlain.

A very satisfying read to quench my craving for crime novels.

Book Angel x

About the Author

Jane Isaac is married to a serving detective (very helpful for research!). They live in rural Northamptonshire, UK with their daughter, and dog, Bollo. Jane's debut novel, An Unfamiliar Murder, introduces DCI Helen Lavery and was nominated as best mystery in the 'eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook awards 2013.'

The Truth Will Out, the second in the DCI Helen Lavery series, was nominated as 'Thriller of the Month - April 2014' by and winner of 'Noveltunity book club selection - May 2014'.

Jane' s sixth novel, After He's Gone, features Family Liaison Officer, DC Beth Chamberlain and will be released in June 2018. The second Beth Chamberlain novel will follow later in 2018.

Jane loves to hear from readers and writers. You can reach her via her website at

Sign up to her book club at for book recommendations and details of new releases, events and giveaways.

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