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A tense, superbly crafted plot line, author Caz Frear delivered a story that was multi layered.

Being no stranger to the author’s work, I was a willing prisoner to the aptly juxtaposed words which added to the thrill. A case which was supposed to have been closed years ago, despite having not found the last victim’s body, the team of DI Cat Kinsella and Luigi Parnell soon found clues which made a simple case convoluted.

The story was a siren; I found myself unable to put it down. Desperate to know the truth, I raced down the pages. What was supposed to be a solid police procedural soon became a suspenseful tale of sticky web of discrepancies and hidden secrets. I was completely caught up in the plot with brilliant twists.

The writing flowed smoothly, the banter between the team kept the air alive. They were all different yet their determination shone through. Some great twists and unexpected results made this an exciting breakfast read.

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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Four victims. Killer caught. Case closed . . . or is it?

Growing up in a London family with ties to organized crime, Detective Constable Cat Kinsella knows the criminal world better than most cops do. As a member of the city’s Metropolitan Police, she’s made efforts to distinguish herself from her relatives. But leading an upstanding life isn’t always easy, and Cat has come close to crossing the line, a fact she keeps well hidden from her superiors.

Working their latest case, Cat and her partner Luigi Parnell discover a connection to a notorious criminal: serial killer Christopher Masters, who abducted and killed several women in 2012. Though the cops eventually apprehended him, his final victim, Holly Kemp, was never found and he never confessed to her murder, despite the solid eyewitness testimony against him. Now, six years later, the discovery of Holly’s remains near Cambridge seems to be the definitive proof needed to close the case.

Still, a few key items of evidence don’t quite line up. As Cat and Parnell look closer, they find discrepancies that raise troubling questions. But someone will do anything to keep past secrets hidden—and as they inch closer to the truth, they may be putting themselves in jeopardy . . .

Publication Date: July 2020

14 Responses

  1. Fantastic review Shalini, I need to get back to a few police procedurals, this one would surely make the list. There seems to be too many ghostly stories in my plate now,LOL!

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