Smorgasbord Book Promotions – Book Review – #Crime – Remember No More ( D.S. Kite Mysteries) by Jan Newton

Delighted to share my review for the crime novel Remember No More ( D.S. Kite Mysteries) by Jan Newton

About the book

Newly promoted DS Julie Kite is at a crossroads. Her husband’s new job takes her away from urban Manchester and its inner city problems to a new life in tranquil mid-Wales. It is to be a new start for them both. On her first day at Builth Wells police station, Julie is thrust unexpectedly into the centre of a murder investigation in a remote farming community. At the same time, Stephen Collins is set free from HMP Strangeways. He immediately makes his way back to mid-Wales, the scene of his heinous crime, in order to confront those who had a hand in his incarceration.

The twists and turns of the investigation into the death of solicitor Gareth Watkin force DS Kite to confront her own demons alongside those of her new community and the lengths to which we’ll go to protect our families.

My review for the book May 6th 2023

This is a crime thriller that is hard to put down once you have started. The author has created a wonderful leading character in DS Julie Kite, and a great plot to make best use of her policing skills.

It can be very difficult moving jobs even within the same organisation such as the British police force, however in this book, DS Kite faces even more challenges by moving from  policing in a major city, to the hills of mid-Wales. Whilst the laws are the same, the approach to enforcing them requires a different approach in an area where everyone knows everybody’s business.

Expecting things to be quieter than her previous post, DS Kite instead finds herself dealing with a death on her first day, working with a new superior, dealing with some reticence at her promotion to the post, and wondering if her husband is as committed to their marriage as he says he is. The locals are also not as welcoming as she had hoped and certainly the family members embroiled in the death have secrets that are not going to be easy to uncover.

The author brings all these elements together in great style and also uses the spectacular scenery of this part of Wales and its isolation to underline the difficulties in policing such a widespread area.

I thoroughly enjoyed the book and in particular its climax in the final chapter when unexpected revelations and twists in the plot reveal the secrets long buried.

I am looking forward to reading more DS Kite books in the future.

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Also by Jan Newton in the DS Kite Mysteries

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About Jan Newton

Jan Newton grew up in Manchester and Derbyshire and spent twenty years in the Chilterns before moving to mid Wales in 2005. She has worked as a bilingual secretary, an accountant, and in the Welsh stream of Builth Wells Primary School. She plays the euphonium in Llandrindod and Knighton brass bands.

Jan graduated from Swansea University in 2015 with a Masters in Creative Writing and has won the Allen Raine Short Story Competition, the WI’s Lady Denman Cup, the Lancashire and North West Magazine’s prize for humorous short stories and the Oriel Davies Gallery’s prize for nature writing. She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

Thanks very much for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books… Sally.


29 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Book Promotions – Book Review – #Crime – Remember No More ( D.S. Kite Mysteries) by Jan Newton

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  2. I’d completely forgotten that a bought this book a couple of years ago. This review has given me a much-needed nudge to bump it up the pile. Many thanks! xx

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