Moorings by David Blake – Book Review

Moorings by David Blake – Book Review




A war veteran murdered in his home, a property developer with links to organised crime, and an old family secret that seems unwilling to stay dead.

When Harry Falcon, a wealthy boatyard owner and highly decorated World War Two veteran, is found drowned in his bath, DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans start by questioning his two sons, each with a motive for wanting him dead.

But when the elder son is found with his head smashed in under a toppled yacht, and the younger son has been talking to a local property developer, one who’d spent months trying to buy the yard from his father, the investigation soon leads them towards a dark and dangerous secret, one which nobody can quite believe.

Set within the mysterious beauty of the Norfolk Broads, this fast-paced British detective series is a dark cozy murder mystery with a slice of humour and a touch of romance, one that will have you guessing until the very end, when the last shocking twist is finally revealed.

Moorings is a totally addictive gripping crime thriller, the third in a chilling series of serial killer books, ones which will rapidly convert followers of L J Ross, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, Damien Boyd and Helen H. Durrant into David Blake devotees.  



DI John Tanner and DC Jenny Evans are a couple and live on a boat….they also work together.

Their peace is destroyed one morning, when diggers arrive in a nearby field to start work on a block of luxury flats for Jackson Developments….

They then get called to a sudden death…..did old man Harry Falcon, owner of the nearby Falcon shipyard die a natural death? …….That will be a no!

The investigation begins and Jim Jackson seems to be linked to the case after being seen arguing with Harry’s son. But it gets even more complicated when the other brother turns up, and his adult twins Edward and Tessa….

Tanner also gets news that there may be a development in his daughter, Abigail’s murder case too.

This is a really fast read, with snappy, gripping chapters with so many twists and revelations……just who is the killer? And is there a link to Abigail’s murder? Very well plotted and great characters, I loved the relationship between Jack and Jenny…feisty and funny too. A thoroughly entertaining read.

Thank you to Sarah at Book On The Bright Side for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review. 


You can buy a copy here


Author Bio:


David is a full-time author living in North London. To date he has written fifteen books along with a collection of short stories. He’s currently working on his sixteenth, Moorings, which is the next in his series of crime fiction thrillers, after Broadland and St. Benet’s.

When not writing, David likes to spend his time mucking about in boats, often in the Norfolk Broads, where his crime fiction books are based.



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