Deeply in love, a chic Parisian lifestyle before her. Now she’s facing prison for murder.
It’s three days since Mel des Pittones threw in her job as an intelligence analyst with the French special forces to marry financial trader Gérard Rohlbert. But her dream turns to nightmare when she wakes to find him dead in bed beside her.
Her horror deepens when she’s accused of his murder. Met Police detective Jeff McCracken wants to pin Gérard’s death on her. Mel must track down the real killer, even if that means being forced to work with the obnoxious McCracken.
But as she unpicks her fiancé’s past, she discovers his shocking secret life. To get to the truth, she has to go undercover—and finds almost everybody around her is hiding a second self.
Mel can trust nobody. Can she uncover the real killer before they stop her?
A stunning new thriller from the author of the award-winning Roma Nova series, fans of Daniel Silva, Stella Rimington or Chris Pavone will love Double Identity.
Today I’m delighted to take part in this promotional blog tour for Double Identity by Alison Morton. I chose to receive and review an eARC as part of this tour. In no way has this influenced my opinion. Double Identity was published in January 2021 by Pulcheria Press.
Y’all know I love a good crime book but an international, government agency investigation is rare for me. Our protagonist, Melisandre, is freaking badass. An ex intelligence anaylst for the French Special Forces, her life is about to change when her fiancee is murdered during the night. She goes from being an investigator, to a suspect and back to an investigator; this time for a secret international unit. Turns out her fiancee has a few secrets of his own.
I fell in love with Mel instantly-she’s strong willed and able to take care of herself. You don’t want to get on her bad side as one of her fellow officers finds out. She’s also quick witted and is not afraid of airing her opinions and observations. Then you have her partner-a UK police detective that seems to hate her. It’s certainly quite funny seeing the strong French woman paired with a typical British bloke.
This is written in the third person with the focus solely on Melisandre. The story starts immediately and continues at a fairly rapid pace throughout. Once I started reading, I found it very difficult to put down. It flows so easily and contains plenty of action. There’s plenty of twists and turns that keeps both Mel and us on our toes. You’re never entirely sure whats going to happen next which is always a bonus.
On my Goodreads scale, this definitely get 5/5. Double Identity is available to purchase on Kindle*, paperback*, apple books, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. I chose to receive and review an eARC as part of this tour. The review above is my unbiased honest opinion.
About Alison Morton
Alison Morton writes award-winning thrillers series featuring tough, but compassionate heroines. She blends her deep love of France with six years’ military service and a life of reading crime, historical, adventure and thriller fiction. On the way, she collected a BA in modern languages and an MA in history.
“Grips like a vice – a writer to watch out for” says crime thriller writer Adrian Magson about Roma Nova series starter INCEPTIO. All six full-length Roma Nova thrillers have won the BRAG Medallion, the prestigious award for indie fiction. SUCCESSIO, AURELIA and INSURRECTIO were selected as Historical Novel Society’s Indie Editor’s Choices. AURELIA was a finalist in the 2016 HNS Indie Award. The Bookseller selected SUCCESSIO as Editor’s Choice in its inaugural indie review.
Now Alison continues to write thrillers and drink wine in France with her husband.