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Simon was found dead on the beach, and it was up to Robyn, the criminal psychologist, to find the elusive thread which would lead the cops to the killer. A good murder mystery by author P L Kane.
The premise was exciting, and writing kept Robyn in focus. The interpersonal relationships that she developed with her cousin and niece touched my heart. The investigation was sporadic in the first half with Robyn getting rebuffed at her every attempt to help the cops. The threatening notes were a nice touch.
The niggles hit me; suspense was minimal, and the plot concentrated on family more than crime. But the story soon marched ahead when the need to unmask the killer built up. The ending was a pleasant surprise.
A sedate murder mystery.
I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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A hint of gold glistened in the sand. It was a watch, no doubt about it. A watch… attached to a body.
Criminal psychologist Robyn Adams is at breaking point after a previous case resulted in an attempt on her own life. But as she sits in the car about to head home, her phone rings. It’s Robyn’s cousin, Vicky Carter, who she hasn’t seen or heard from in years.
Vicky’s voice cracks down the phone. Her husband, Simon, has been found buried on Golden Sands beach. Desperate to help and determined not to let her last case get the better of her, Robyn returns to the coastal village where she spent summers with Vicky as a child.
Robyn knows that she has let Vicky down in the past and is set on making up for lost time. Throwing herself into the case, she combs through evidence, intent on discovering a lead that will help the local police.
But there is clearly someone who wants Robyn gone. She is convinced someone is watching her and when she begins to receive threatening notes, Robyn knows that she could be risking her life…
But Robyn won’t leave again – she owes it to Vicky to stay.
Publication Date: June 2020
I sense there was not enough blood and gore for your breakfast that day.
According to your intriguing review, the story seems to paint wonderful images to dive in. Thank you Shalini!
Books focusing on criminal psychologists can be very interesting…Was it more of a domestic thriller or a police procedural then?
Great review Shalini. I wavered over this and then decided not to…🤷♀️
Ooo, sounds interesting!