When the Waters Recede
When a car is pulled from raging floodwaters with a dead man in the front and the decapitated body of an evil woman in the boot, Cumbria’s Major Crimes Team are handed the investigation.
The woman is soon recognised, but the man cannot be identified and this leads the team and their former leader, Harry Evans, into areas none of them want to visit.
Before they know it, they’re dealing with protection scams and looking for answers to questions they didn’t know needed to be asked.
About Graham Smith
Graham Smith is a time served joiner who has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000, he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland.
He is an internationally best-selling Kindle author and has four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team, and three novels, featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.
An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website Crimesquad.com since 2009
Graham is the founder of Crime and Publishment, a weekend of crime-writing classes which includes the chance for attendees to pitch their novels to agents and publishers. Since the first weekend in 2013, eight attendees have gone on to sign publishing contracts.
Graham can be found at
To celebrate the release of When the Waters Recede, Graham Smith is offering one lucky reader the chance to win all six books in the Harry Evans series.
To enter, simply sign up for his newsletter via the link provided before the 5th of June 2018 and you’ll be entered into not just this competition, but all competitions that he runs. Entrants from the whole world are welcome.
I am a huge fan of Graham Smith and how he writes. In this book we get to meet Harry Evans who is now retired but still in the thick of things.
Let me say that I haven’t read all of the Harry Evans books and much of that is timing. I have found that I am much more fond of the Jake Boulder series. Harry doesn’t seem like the type of Police Officer that you would want as an employee. He seems to take short cuts which for the public it might be good but can also get into trouble.
The story in this one was fun to read but I was a bit lost with some of what was happening. Was a very busy book and I was having trouble keeping track of all of what was going on. This is not a fault of the book but the fault of me as not all books are as easy to follow and I don’t tend to keep notes.
Even with that said this was still a super book that has a lot of action and will keep you guessing throughout the book. It’s a wonderful job and I am looking forward to seeing what is next on the horizon for Harry Evans.