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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80 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway – The Dog Walker by Lesley Thomson

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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