DI Robyn Carter is back with her team with a new murder and a new twist in her personal investigation about her dead husband.
The book travels the twists and turns as author Carol Wyer’s generally does. The forensics are tight and extensive. The plot is well thought of and unexpected.
Robyn Carter as the main lead goes through it with a vengeance as this time there is attack from the press too. Her personal relationships are also shown which made her a complete character.
My review is a bit lacklustre because this time Robyn did not investigate someone who was right in front of her eyes. She allowed emotions to sway her when there was a serial killer on the loose.
And this part is all me – I couldn’t see this killer doing the killing in such an elaborate manner, well planned, with the corpses killed as per some old photographs from the Bible.
The killer didn’t appear that intelligent or well read. There is only obsession. But I suppose this is fiction, so anything is possible. I also found the story different from the blurb in some ways.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 3 stars
Tied to a post, arms spread wide; Detective Robyn Carter is reminded of the crucifixion, and she knows she’s looking for a killer with a twisted sense of right and wrong.
The victim’s girlfriend is devastated, unable to fathom how she will tell her sick little boy. Still reeling from her own loss, Robyn vows she will find the killer – no matter what.
But then a local doctor – a popular woman with a young family of her own – is found dead outside her surgery.
Can Robyn untangle the hidden web of secrets, lies, and smouldering grudges, at the heart of this close-knit community, before another life is lost?
Publication date : 24th May, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture
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Sounds pretty good, Shalini. I’m not really into books like this, but I’ll check it out. 💜
That’s so sweet of you. But even I am not into serial killers. Once a while, I am okay but now I am moving to other reads
Me too, every now and then to switch it up a bit. 😁😉💗
I’m sorry this was a bit of a disappointment for you Shalini. Terrific review though.
Thank you Kim. How’s the head bashing and the migraine?
Not so great today Shalini. Thank you for asking.😔🙇🏻♀️
You need to rest in a dark room thinking serene thoughts and sleep. Please become alright soon.
Just for today, you can have Roarke. He can hold you tight and ask him for a head and body massage. He is delicious 😍😍
Wait. What? You’re letting me have Roarke all to myself for a day? Be still my beating heart!😍 Seriously though, thank you for your kindness Shalini. I’m in bed with an ice pack nibbling on saltines and sipping ginger ale that my husband has brought me.
Yp he is all yours just for today till you are back to fighting fit!!
Do saltines help in headache?
They don’t help the head pain but they do help the nausea.
Got it… Get well soon. 💕
You can have Roarke for the night too… Anything to make you okay
Hugs for you!🤗🤗🤗🤗
Booo… I’m sad that the killer seemed a little unbelievable. I like the method of the kills. Positioning the corpses like pictures from the Bible? Definitely interesting!! 👍🍻
She is Nicole, she likes such tangential stuff
Twisty premise – but sorry you were disappointed – I know how that feels when you are all ramped up for a good thriller and it doesn’t deliver.
I think I am expecting too much from my thrillers. I am going to set the bar really low for the next read
I like your interpretation of how the killer should be to pull of these crimes. Lol
Hahaha was I too much? Shouldn’t a killer be well read sophisticated well organized, unemotional, cool headed, intelligent, sociopath, cold eyes which shows no soul or dark soul, that aura of darkness which sucks light?
… So, like me? 😈😂
Hahaha I thought you have a teeny weeny soul…. Oh Nina this is not x rated it is rhythmic
😂😂😂😂😂😂…. You said weeny.
Hehehe yp I did… You are such a kiddo… Hehehe is Nina here with the stamp?
… Oh, wait. I just noticed well organized… Guess not. 😉
Yp, you DEVILESS can be serial or killer… Actually you are a killer. You break apps and kill them vis a vis Instagram Facebook… Oh wait both are owned by the same guy.
Nicole do you have a love/hate thing going on with ze Zuckerberg?
Oh, totally. I’m taking him down from the inside!! 😅
Hahaha I assumed so… WP is still okay except messages in spam
Hahaha. Well why not. Especially if he’s going to be doing it more than once! 🙈
Hence the tag – SERIAL killer 😉😉😂😂
😉😂 Hahaha see… I am crazy intelligent today
Ok more crazy than intelligent… Oh sorry Nicole is crazy, I am innocent, you are the intelligent cozy Prof
Ha ha!! Crazy’s more fun anyways!! 😂😂
I agree… We are always funning you
Hee hee! Funning! 👌👍😀
Thank you Shalini for the review