Sea Haven by J.M. Simpson

Published: June 22, 2023

J.M. Simpson

Genre: Suspense/ Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

J.M. Simpson, or Jo, was originally born in Essex; Jo was predominantly raised in the West Country, enjoying childhood in Devon and Cornwall, never far from a rugged coastline, sandy beach, or harbour. Jo currently lives in Kent, with her two (occasionally stroppy) teenage daughters, her incredibly long-suffering husband, and her two writing partners, Max (who features as Brock in the series) and Merlin, both rescue Border Collie’s.

One tragic death. Five people know the truth. Who is to blame?

Hollywood darling Cassie Warner is tragically killed three weeks before Christmas in a car crash on the outskirts of Castleby. Her daughter, Tabatha, narrowly survives the crash. Detective Steve Miller suspects foul play and discovers evidence confirming he is dealing with a murder enquiry.

Local crime mafiosi, Mickey and Pearl Camorra’s empire is at risk from rival gangs who plan to take over. Anxious to avoid a violent and bloody turf war Detective Miller reluctantly supports them to keep control.

Ex-soldier Foxy takes in a troubled loved one and does all he can to help, but the odds are stacked against him.

As Detective Miller investigates the crash, he discovers a broken family with a long history of neglect and abuse. Digging deeper, he is faced with five potential suspects, but who is really to blame?

“With friends like that who needs enemies?”

A fatal car accident leaves one person dead and one in critical condition; Steve knows he has to get to the bottom. She is hoping staying near the beach will heal his daughter. Secrets are hidden beneath the surface.

The plot thickens! Something I love about this series is that there are so many characters, relationships, and so much chaos and drama, but it is so well orchestrated.

It would be so easy for characters to get lost in a story with such a complicated plot. But J.M. Simpson has choreographed this story to perfection. With each book she releases, it only gets better.

We meet several new characters in this book and catch up with a few we have already met. I love that Steve led this one; he is such a great character.

I liked Seb and Tabatha, and I look forward to their story arc growing as the series continues. I loved Suzy and her dog grooming slash dog rescue. She was just fantastic.

I love that drama, humor, danger, heartbreak, loss, trauma, and healing are featured in this series. The way these heavy topics are handled is beautiful, and Simpson has an absolute gift for creating a stunning story.

This book was much more land focused this time around, but I loved getting to spend time on other parts of this town. I love the detail that goes into each storyline and all character development.

This is such a well-done series, and each book is better than the last. I love how Simpson continues bringing new characters in while still maintaining the characters from before.

It is an incredible work of art. This series has everything a reader could want and then some. I am already anxiously awaiting the next release!

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