Series: Detective Kate Young #1
Published by Thomas & Mercer on February 4, 2021
Source: Net Galley
Also by this author: The Birthday, What Happens in France, Little Girl Lost , Secrets of the Dead, The Missing Girls , The Silent Children , The Chosen Ones, Life Swap, Take A Chance On Me, What Happens in France, Suddenly Single, The Birthday, Last Lullaby, The Dare , The Sleepover, The Blossom Twins , The Secret Admirer, Somebody’s Daughter , EndGame
A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.
DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.
But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns.
With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police.
Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.
As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide.
But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?
I read this book last year so I am soooooo excited to finally share my thoughts on this book!! OMG OMG OMG!!!! Welcome Detective Kate Young!
Well Hello, Kate!!! It must always be a bit daunting for an author who introduces a new character into their fold, especially when they already have established characters. Here it is no different, Carol has Robyn and Natalie, so I was nervous to see how Kate would fit. It took me a few chapters to get into the flow of the book, this is because in a way I felt like I might be betraying Robyn and Natalie so a small part of me maybe didn’t want to like the book. However, when it clicked, it clicked, and there is more than enough room for Kate Young in this world. (Plus I loved the book)
Robyn and Natalie are two powerhouse women, they both suffer some big losses, they are conflicted, tenacious but loyal so how would Kate fair up? Well, she slotted in as if she has always been there. Her story, well I won’t talk about her story but you can see throughout how it affects her, it bleeds into her work life. The constant worry of the case with the blurring of lines is a huge factor throughout this book. We have a new team to meet and they have Kate’s back even when you feel like they might not.
We have a whole bunch of new characters to be wary of, no one to hate just yet but we do have a dodgy wotsit that I will be keeping my eye on! But I can sense when the fallout comes it will be a HUGE explosion. I don’t think anyone will be safe and it is quite an exciting thread to carry on in the series. Although, exciting might not be the right word considering how dark this thread is!! Yup, Carol is back darker than before! More ruthless and she makes sure she makes your heart crack a little.
I didn’t play detective, I watched the story, the sad tale (they are always sad) and the reasoning behind it all. However, I love that this story is not wrapped up all neatly there are a few loose threads floundering, ready to take us on to the next phase of the story. One thing to love is when the book title makes sense, here An Eye for An Eye makes perfect sense and it adds to yet another layer to this tale. When everything, and I mean everything, clicks in to place it is an eye-watering OMG moment! One that will make your heart falter as you second-guess what you have read. I had suspicions all along and I really did not want them to be true, the lump in my throat was huge!
You can not help but love Kate. You feel her pain and you can see easily why she loves her bubble and wants to stay there. I bet so many of us would want to do the same!!
So many more words I want to say, but I can’t. But please do take the chance on Kate, you won’t regret it!
Until next time xxx
Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles for the tour invite and the author for a copy of the book in return for my honest and unbiased review
Reading this book contributed to these challenges: