Book Review & Giveaway – The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson

You know when you put down a book after you have finished it and just cannot get it out of your head? Well The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson is that book.

I’m pleased to be on the blog tour today for this chilling book. Plus you have the chance to win your very own copy further down the post.

The Dogwalker by Lesley Thomson

Book Description

January, 1987. In the depths of winter, only joggers and dog walkers brave the Thames towpath after dark. Until a young woman, Helen Honeysett, set off for a run from her riverside cottage and never came home. Her body has never been found.

Twenty-nine years later, Helen’s husband is still searching for answers. He’s asked Stella, the detective’s daughter, and Jack, a tube driver, to find out what happened all those years ago. But the five households on that desolate stretch of towpath refuse to give up their secrets. And as winter tightens its grip once more, Stella and Jack find themselves hunting for a killer whose trail has long gone cold…

My Review

As I said at the start The Dog Walker is hard to forget. It’s set in London in 1987 and the present. The book flips between the two timelines as you learn to discover what an earth is going on in this book. Nobody wants to open up to Stella and Jack as they hunt for clues to what happened in 1987.

I love the twists, turns and little snippets the author gives you. It’s cleverly written and it kept me guessing! I have never read any of Lesley Thomson’s books before and I sure want to dig them out now!

I have given The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson 5 out of 5 stars.

Blog Tour

If you missed yesterdays stop on the tour you can find it over at Books of all Kinds.

Blog Tour Banner for The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson

Huge thanks to Head of Zeus Publishing and Lesley Thomson for providing the review copy of the book for the tour.


Now over to the giveaway. Head of Zeus have kindly let me run a giveaway for one of you to win your own copy of The Dog Walker. To enter please fill in the rafflecopter below.

Good Luck!


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*Terms and Conditions – There is one copy of The Dog Walker to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a valid email address before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. The prize will kindly be arranged by Head of Zeus publishers.

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  1. claire little
    11th May 2017 / 10:54 pm

    james patterson

  2. Ben Robb
    11th May 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Frederick Forsyth is my favourite!

  3. Tammy Neal
    11th May 2017 / 9:44 pm

    Jane Austin

  4. Karen Dixon
    11th May 2017 / 7:02 pm

    Maeve Binchy

  5. Sarah Parker
    11th May 2017 / 2:58 pm

    Philip Pullman

  6. Jessica Hutton
    11th May 2017 / 2:41 pm

    James Patterson xx

  7. Lisa B
    11th May 2017 / 1:29 pm

    Victoria Hislop or Stieg Larsson

  8. Miss Tracy Hanson
    11th May 2017 / 11:25 am

    Has to be Chris Carter. He writes some very scary but great crime. Loved One By One and read it in ONE day. Can be a bit gory, but love him.

  9. elaine stokes
    11th May 2017 / 10:57 am

    Val McDermid wrote wire in the blood series of books

  10. Dale Dow
    11th May 2017 / 9:49 am

    ohh its really hard to pick 1 favourite!! I do like Patricia Cornwell books

  11. paul jackson
    11th May 2017 / 9:20 am

    James Herbert

  12. MICHELLE Stewart
    11th May 2017 / 8:11 am

    I enjoy Linwood Barclay

  13. karen watt
    11th May 2017 / 6:22 am

    James Patterson

  14. Paula cheadle
    11th May 2017 / 12:54 am

    Lee Child

  15. Rich Tyler
    11th May 2017 / 12:11 am

    Michael Crichton

    10th May 2017 / 7:50 pm

    Josephine Cox

  17. David Randall
    10th May 2017 / 6:15 pm

    Clive Cussler

  18. Jo Hutchinson
    10th May 2017 / 4:56 pm

    Charlaine harris

  19. Danielle Pearce
    10th May 2017 / 12:01 pm

    Catherine Cookson

  20. Rebecca Powell
    10th May 2017 / 11:09 am

    I love Stephen King

  21. Emily Hutchinson
    10th May 2017 / 8:58 am

    Sarah Waters

  22. barbara snaith
    9th May 2017 / 8:43 pm

    there are many brilliant authors, Harlan Coben, Martina Cole, Michael Connelly and loads more so I can’t choose a favourite

  23. Karen Barrett
    9th May 2017 / 11:16 am

    Lee Child

  24. Patricia Dewey
    9th May 2017 / 10:22 am

    Peter James. He always writes a good crime novel.

  25. Pam Francis Gregory
    8th May 2017 / 7:56 pm

    George R R Martin

  26. Rachael Sexey
    8th May 2017 / 4:23 pm

    Jodi picoult ✔

  27. Patricia Avery
    7th May 2017 / 9:16 pm

    Too many to mention them all but I do have a particular love of Michael Morpurgo stories. Kensuke’s Kingdom being my all time favourite.

  28. sheri Darby
    7th May 2017 / 7:59 pm

    John Steinbeck

  29. Dorothy K
    7th May 2017 / 5:36 pm

    Peter May -lots of suspense but in touch with reality!

  30. Sheila Reeves
    6th May 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I love Jodi Picoult books

  31. Solange
    3rd May 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Stephen King

  32. Spencer Broadley
    3rd May 2017 / 9:39 am

    PG Wodehouse

  33. Sally Collingwood
    3rd May 2017 / 7:42 am

    Nora Roberts, love her books and films

  34. Shannon O'Donnell
    2nd May 2017 / 8:56 pm

    I love Bernard Cornwell

  35. Claire Nutman
    2nd May 2017 / 9:54 am

    Stephen King x many thanks

  36. Jo Carroll
    1st May 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Jo Nesbø …I’m a huge fan of his Nordic Noir thrillers.

  37. Cherry Edwards
    1st May 2017 / 7:09 pm

    Lee Child

  38. Leila Benhamida
    1st May 2017 / 6:42 pm

    I love Richard Harris such a wonderful author.

  39. Andrea A
    1st May 2017 / 3:38 pm

    My favourite author is Lee Child

  40. Kathryn Beer
    1st May 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I have quite a few – ie
    Fern Michaels, Patterson, Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben,

  41. Debbie W
    1st May 2017 / 2:24 pm

    I can’t name a favourite- it is usually the last author I’ve read! For that reason I’m totally into C L Taylor at the moment and have read three of hers on the trot but I’m also a sucker for classic authors like Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters.

  42. Simon Tutthill
    1st May 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Agatha Christie

  43. Simon Tutthill
    1st May 2017 / 2:00 pm

    Agatha Christie

  44. Lesley Bradley
    1st May 2017 / 1:47 pm

    I have four favourites! Wilbur Smith, Bernard Cornwell, Philippa Gregory and Stephen King 🙂

  45. Ritchie
    1st May 2017 / 1:45 pm

    George Orwell.

  46. amy bondoc
    1st May 2017 / 1:17 pm

    my favourite author is harlan coben 🙂

  47. amy bondoc
    1st May 2017 / 1:16 pm

    my favourite author is harlan coben

  48. Sarah Ann
    1st May 2017 / 1:12 pm

    Stephen King – I love his style of writing.

  49. Debbie Melville
    1st May 2017 / 12:35 pm

    James Patterson

  50. Mark Palmer
    1st May 2017 / 11:39 am

    Harlan Coben

  51. 1st May 2017 / 7:33 am

    Laurel K Hamilton

  52. Samantha O'D
    30th April 2017 / 9:47 pm

    Irvine Welsh

  53. Selina F
    30th April 2017 / 8:14 pm

    John Le Carre

  54. Jo Glasspool
    30th April 2017 / 8:14 pm

    Stephen King. he’s ace!

  55. Elizabeth Smith
    30th April 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Dianne Chamberlain at present

  56. Lorna Ledger
    30th April 2017 / 3:56 pm

    Without a doubt Stephen King, been a huge fan since I was 12 x

  57. Sue Stevenson
    29th April 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Katie Fforde, Cathy Kelly and Cressida McLaughlin

  58. Michelle Ferguson
    28th April 2017 / 9:38 pm

    I like Kate Quinn

  59. Kim M
    28th April 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Like Barbara Kingsolver x

  60. Sheena Batey
    28th April 2017 / 12:15 pm

    Charles Dickens but I love lots of contemporary writers too.

  61. Margaret Clarkson
    28th April 2017 / 7:34 am

    Michael Connelly

  62. Gemma Massey
    28th April 2017 / 2:48 am

    Sophie kinsella

  63. joanne darnell
    27th April 2017 / 8:57 pm

    jilly cooper

  64. Joanne Hutchings
    27th April 2017 / 8:51 pm

    I love lots of authors, but two favourites at the moment are Joe Hill and Robin Jarvis.

  65. Jade Pawley
    27th April 2017 / 7:54 pm

    I love reading Jane Fallons books! I can’t fault any of her books, all are spot on.

  66. Andrea Fletcher
    27th April 2017 / 5:49 pm

    Jenny Colgan and Katie Fforde.

  67. 27th April 2017 / 3:36 pm

    I simply couldn’t pin down a single favourite author, there are far too many wonderful books, writers and genres that can’t be compared with one another.

  68. 27th April 2017 / 2:21 pm

    My favourite author is the late great Terry Pratchett.

  69. laura stewart
    27th April 2017 / 1:54 pm

    love books by Stephen King

  70. carole n
    27th April 2017 / 1:38 pm

    Love reading James Herbert

  71. Keith Hunt
    27th April 2017 / 1:31 pm

    Michael Connelly

  72. Paul Halling
    27th April 2017 / 1:28 pm

    Roald Dahl for family books, Bill Bryson for me

    27th April 2017 / 1:15 pm

    My all time favourite author has to be Stephen King

  74. Harline Parkin
    27th April 2017 / 12:07 pm

    Jane Austin

  75. Annabel Greaves
    27th April 2017 / 11:34 am

    I love Patricia Cornwell, she is a great crime writer x

  76. Carolynn Woodland
    27th April 2017 / 10:46 am

    Lucinda Riley

  77. Alice Dixon
    27th April 2017 / 10:22 am

    Tess Gerritsen, love her rizzoli and isles series

  78. MARGARET gallagher
    27th April 2017 / 9:20 am

    I have several
    Chris Carter Dianne Chamberlain Martina Cole -anything that piques my senses

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