The Girl In The Grave by Helen Phifer – Book Review

The Girl In The Grave by Helen Phifer – Book Review



At least they’d found her. Once the site was processed and the girl’s body removed, they’d be able to identify her so that her family could give her the burial she deserved. This innocent girl was far too young to be lying in a grave, crushed under the weight of someone else’s coffin…

When the body of a teenage girl is found hidden inside a stranger’s grave in a small-town cemetery in the Lake District, an urgent call is made to Forensic Pathologist Beth Adams. One look at the beautiful girl’s broken body is enough to bring Beth out of hiding for the first time since an attempt on her own life…

Beth doesn’t believe it’s a coincidence that the victim was found the same day a threatening gift was left on the doorstep of her secluded home. Her instincts are telling her that it’s a trap, that she should run for safety. But she knows she’s the only one with the expertise to help her trusted friend, Detective Josh Walker, crack the most shocking case of his career.

The tiny traces of material Beth finds beneath the victim’s fingernails is the break in the case the team need to chase down this twisted killer. But this critical lead comes at a dangerous price, exposing Beth’s whereabouts and dragging her back into the line of fire once again.

With Beth’s own life on the line, the investigation is already cracking under the pressure. Then another local girl goes missing… Can Beth stay alive long enough to catch the killer before he claims his next victim?

An absolutely gripping new crime thriller that will grab fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page and leave them gasping for breath by the last.



During a ‘routine’ exhumation, a body is found buried under the coffin…..Dr Beth Adams is called in as the forensic pathologist and it’s found to be murder…..but who is the young woman ?

When Annie Potts goes missing, they are concerned it could be the same person that’s taken her… DS Josh Walker starts the hunt.

In the meantime, someone is watching Beth.

Due to a violent attack in her past, she is taking self defence classes and has upgraded the security in her lakeside home…..still paranoid, she finds it hard to relax and only Josh knows why….as he had reached her just in time and saved her……all Beth wants is her life back…

But just who is sending her letters? And who is leaving her little ‘presents’ at her home?

This is an easy read, it just flows so well.  A mix of CSI pathology, police procedural and fear……will Josh be able to save Beth again?…..

There’s so much tension in this fast paced thriller it will keep you on tenterhooks right to the very end…….

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my in honest, unbiased review. 

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Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.

Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own. 


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