Review of #WayBeyondALie by @HFwritesCrime published by @HobeckBooks

Your wife goes missing. She leaves no trace.
You have no idea where she’s gone.
Would you try to find her?

Damn right you would.

When Ross McKinlay’s wife, Carla, vanishes during an afternoon shopping trip he’s left bewildered and grief stricken. As Ross uncovers the reasons for his wife’s disappearance, his life begins to unravel. He’s determined to find her. He needs answers. But the deeper he delves, the more confused he becomes and the closer he edges towards danger.

As Ross is soon to discover, he isn’t the only person looking for his wife.
One man wants the truth.
Another wants blood.

Who will find her first?


The prequel to the DS Mel Cooper Series, Harry Fisher’s fast-paced story of love, friendship, fraud, intrigue and murder owill keep you guessing until the last page

I was thrilled to recieve a copy of Harry Fishers Way Beyond A Lie, from Hobeck Books, Thank You once again Rebecca.

The story starts with Carla, a missing wife from a Supermarket and the subsequent heartbreak and betrayal, that leaves her Husband, Ross McKinlay, shellshocked and Angry! It’s very well written, in that it feels like a normal, humble chap has something bad happen to him… I mean really bad… and how he deals with it, great writing here from Harry.

We also see the introduction to the series, of DS Mel Cooper, who takes no prisoners in investing the crime.

I felt the story was almost a warning to anyone who has money and trusting people close to them, in fact, I felt it was almost personal to Harry Fisher!

It’s a fast-paced read and has some twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, it kept me engaged until the end and was a very enjoyable read.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the DS Mel Cooper Series.

about Harry

I’m Harry Fisher, I write crime thrillers.

I live in Aberdeen with my wife, Shiona and our dog, Harry. And there it is – the lie exposed. Harry Fisher (the writer) is a pseudonym and here’s why. Despite the fact that in my entire life I’ve never met anyone with the same name as me, when I came to self-publish my debut thriller, Way Beyond A Lie I discovered a namesake down south who writes crime thrillers. Honestly, what are the chances? (Mutter mutter.)

I’m a native of Edinburgh – more specifically, Leith – and my books are set in and around that area. Write about what you know, and all that.

The big news from this year is I’ve signed with indie publisher Hobeck Books (Trad Values – Indie Spirit). Hobeck is run by two lovely people, Adrian Hobart and Rebecca Collins, and the current plan is they will publish my first four books.

Be Sure Your Sins was published on 5th October 2021. It’s the first in a series starring DS Melissa (Mel) Cooper and her sidekick DC Andrew Young. The story is about Six Events that happen to Six People and destroy Six Lives. Oh, and there’s a serial blackmailer in there too.

Next, on 9th November 2021, we’ll publish Way Beyond A Lie as a prequel to Be Sure Your Sins because it was this book that introduced Mel and Andrew. They were investigating the disappearance of a woman who vanished while supermarket shopping with her husband. Lots of readers of the original issue of Way Beyond A Lie told me they loved these two characters, so giving them their own series was a no brainer.

The next book in the DS Mel Cooper series will be Yes, I Killed Her – due Spring 2022. A man believes he’s committed the perfect murder – it’s up to Mel & Andrew to prove otherwise. The story’s been drafted – it’s going through the editorial process now.

And the fourth book? It’s only an idea at the moment but I hope it will be out sometime in 2023.

Things I’m into apart from walking the canine Harry every day: travel, outdoor stuff, wine and food, and if all four can be aligned then so much the better.

You can follow Harry on his website HERE

Harry is on Twitter HERE

Harry is on Facebook HERE

You can buy Way Beyond A Lie HERE