Heartlands

Heartlands

Call it mother?s intuition, but I knew she was dead the moment she was late home. As I listened to her phone ring and ring, that?s when I knew for sure. My little girl was gone. Twenty years ago, Sophie Nicoll never came home from school. Days later her body was found in a shallow grave on a remote farm a few miles from her hometown. Two boys from her school were found g Call it mother?s intuition, but I knew she was dead the moment she was late home. As I listened to her phone ri...

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Title:Heartlands
Author:Kerry Watts
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:B07M5KPPJ9
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Heartlands Reviews

  • Selena
    Apr 01, 2019
    I received a free e-copy of Heartlands (Detective Jessie Blake #1) by Kerry Watts from NetGalley for my honest review. Twenty years ago in the town of Inverlochty, a young girl named Sophie goes missing. Now, twenty years later another young girl, Shannon is missing. Detective Jessi...
  • Stina
    Mar 28, 2019
    Before I started this book, I did what I always do and read some of the other reviews to get a feel for the general consensus. Despite others' opinions, I still go in with an open mind - which may sound strange considering I check out the reviews beforehand with the idea of what to exp...
  • Brenda
    Mar 17, 2019
    Heartlands by Kerry Watts is the first in the Detective Jessie Blake series and I was disappointed. The potential is huge; the reality is, there are way too many characters to keep up with, the dialogue is disjointed, jumping all over the place and the characters are wooden and feature...
  • Denise
    Mar 23, 2019
    "Shannon's disappearance gave him the chills. It was an echo of the Sophie Nicoll case from twenty years ago. Teenage girl. Didn't come home from school." DI Jessie Blake and her partner, DC Dylan Logan, of the Perthshire Police are sent to Inverlochty on the Scottish Borders to inv...
  • Els
    Mar 24, 2019
    I have to say the author made me work hard in the beginning. It means that I needed all my concentration because there were a lot of characters and it took some time to place them in the story. Once I had given them their rightful place in my mind I was really sucked into the book. ...
  • Robin Loves Reading
    Apr 20, 2019
    In this first book in a new series by Kerry Watts, Detective Jessie Blake takes on her first big case. She is called in when a teen named Shannon Ross never arrived home after school. Jessie has a vigorous task ahead of her, and all the while, she is hiding something dreadful from her ...
  • Jilrene
    Mar 28, 2019
    Sadly, this wasn't to my taste. I really want to find another police procedural series to read. I may come back and write a review. Not sure right now. ...
  • Nicola Parkinson
    Apr 03, 2019
    Kerry is a new author to me, after reading the blurb I was hooked! The cover and the story line drew me in like a moth the a flame. This story is gripping, action packed and twisty turny. There are a lot of characters in this story, some of which I got confused with and found myself...
  • Robyn
    Mar 24, 2019
    When Shannon Ross, a teenage girl, disappears out of thin air, it is up to Detective Jessie Blake and her partner, Dylan to find out what has become of the missing girl. Is she alive? Did someone kill her? What does Shannon?s disappearance have to do with another case almost two deca...
  • Janet Newport
    Feb 05, 2019
    Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for this arc. I did not find this to be the shocking crime thriller it is publicized as being. I didn't even find it to be halfway compelling. Maybe my mind just isn't nimble enough today to read this. I don't know.... I found the first 60-65% o...
  • Vanessa
    Mar 31, 2019
    I was looking forward to this book as its the First in the New Detective Jessie Blakes series so when Heartlands by Kerry Watts came available to read and review I jumped at the chance to do this. However, I found this book an Okay read, It did not grip me and make me want hurry up an...
  • Kat
    Feb 08, 2019
    This is a difficult book for me to review as I didn?t really enjoy so much, if felt very over complicated and I did find my attention wandering at times. The writing wasn?t bad but it seemed that there was far too many characters making it times a bit hard to follow and although I ...
  • Zoé-lee O'farrell
    Mar 22, 2019
    I have just this second finished this book and I had to come straight on here and try to formulate some sort of coherent review?.erm that is not happening! I went into this book with an open mind, not re-reading the blurb or any reviews and MY GOD it paid off!! Now there are a LOT...
  • Andi
    Apr 03, 2019
    I will admit, this book took me a lot longer to read than it should have done. I struggled with it and it didn't catch my attention. But, I persevered and I am really pleased that I did. The story unfolded once I had worked out the characters, of which there were many. I had guessed w...
  • Mandy White
    Mar 10, 2019
    Heartlands by Kerry Watts had a really good story. Unfortunately it was really hard to get into and enjoy for me. I found that there was too much going on at once and too many characters to get my head around. There was also multiple timelines happening and it was hard to keep up. I fo...
  • Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
    Mar 21, 2019
    Heartlands is book one in a brand new series following detective Jessie Blake and her work partner Dylan. They work together well and have a great relationship in their first case of this series. At first I was a little bit overwhelmed with the amount of characters in this story but I...
  • Maggie
    Mar 25, 2019
    Shannon was a lively popular teenager. She was kind & considerate, always ready to stand up for the underdog. She was sensible & reliable so when she didn't come home when expected her mother was sure something dreadful had happened. At first DI Jessie Blake thinks this is a mi...
  • Louise Mullins
    Mar 29, 2019
    You heard it here first, that Kerry Watts' debut HEARTLANDS became an overnight sensation just hours after release. Here's my FIVE STAR ***** review: There are a lot of characters introduced early on so it does take a couple of chapters to figure out who they all are and what ro...
  • Louise Wilson
    Mar 13, 2019
    Detective Jessie Nicoll never came home from school. Days later her body was found in a shallow grave on a remote farm. Two boys from school were found guilty. Now, schoolgirl Shannon Ross has vanished from a small town in the Scottish Highlands. It's Detective Jessie Blake's first big...
  • Lou
    Mar 21, 2019
    Heartlands is the first book in the DI Jessie Blake series based in Perthshire, and although there was much potential I found it wasn't as enjoyable as I had hoped. My primary issue was that the plot was very convoluted and over-complicated; sometimes less is more. There are two separa...
  • Monica Mac
    Mar 29, 2019
    Wow, where do I start with reviewing this book? First of all, I found it incredibly confusing; too many characters were introduced too quickly and I had no clue what was going on. There was a witch burning mentioned at the very beginning and she was eluded to in the book but that d...
  • Donna Hines
    Mar 08, 2019
    Guilt before innocence in the death of Sophie has rocked a small community and upended the lives of two young boys. It's been twenty years and still the answers are not uncovered nor unearthed and now another young lady Shannon has gone missing. What on Earth is happening in the Scot...
  • peggy
    Mar 19, 2019
    A new detective series from Kerry Watts. I was really looking forward to reading this book and I am really glad to say WOW. I was hooked from the first page and could not put this book down. Tapping my kindle like a demented wood pecker. Reading late into the night. It is a story of a ...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    Mar 05, 2019
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Heartlands, the first novel to feature DI Jessie Blake of Perthshire Police. When teenager Shannon Ross goes missing from the Perthshire village of Inverlochty DI Jessie Blake is called in to investigate. It is he...
  • Brid
    Feb 07, 2019
    Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for allowing me to read this arc. I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was absolutely hooked from page one. I had to really focus in the beginning to grasp who was who. But I rushed back to it every time I had to put it down. An ending ...
  • Shalini
    Mar 21, 2019
    If I take the book apart then this has a good arc of a lost teen and a murder mystery at its core. A disappearing child similar to what happened 20 years ago calls DI Jessie Blake and Dylan to investigate. Dual timelines give it another intriguing layer. There were few things that ...
  • Margaret Duke-Wyer
    Feb 25, 2019
    I struggled with this book. I started to read it and got a little way through it and abandoned it. Perhaps I was not concentrating enough. A week later I revisited the book and this time I persevered. Within the first few chapters I was confused again ? far too many characters to kee...
  • Aristotle
    Feb 05, 2019
    Simplistic treating complex issues and problems as if they were much simpler than they really are. This was uninspired storytelling. Not worthy of a clever, witty, humorous review. Skip it. Thanks to NetGalley for the free download in exchange for an unbiased review. ...
  • Joyce
    Feb 22, 2019
    3 stars The reader knows from the outset who killed the teenage girl named Sophie. They then learn what happened to them. Twenty years later, another young woman named Shannon Ross goes missing. Detective Jessie Blake is assigned to the investigation. She has a secret in her past...
  • Julie Lacey
    Mar 20, 2019
    This is a great start to a new series. Jessie has moved to Inverlochty to forget her past and is soon involved in a case where a teenage girl has gone missing. There are other chapters set in the nineties which tell the story of the repercussions following the death of another teen...