The Fourth Victim – John Mead

Whitechapel is being gentrified. The many green spaces of the area, which typify London as a capital city, give the illusion of peace, tranquility and clean air but are also places to find drug dealers, sexual encounters and murder.

Detective Sergeant Julie Lukula doesn’t dislike Inspector Matthew Merry but he has hardly set the world of the Murder Investigation Team East alight. And, it looks as if the inspector is already putting the death of the young female jogger, found in the park with her head bashed in, down to a mugging gone wrong. The victim deserves more. However, the inspector isn’t ruling anything out – the evidence will, eventually, lead him to an answer.



My review

This is a very difficult book to review for me. I really liked the idea behind the storyline and I thought it was original and complex, but I do not consider it an easy read and I had to concentrate very hard. Some parts I truely enjoyed while others had me struggling. Maybe it was due to the writing style that I found difficult to get into or maybe it was because I did not really like the main characters, I honestly don’t know.

Anyway I am happy that I have got to know the author and got familiar with what he can pull out of his hat. This one obviously was not my cup of tea, but I am sure other readers will be captivated by it. 3 stars.

Thank you, John Mead and RachelsRandomResources.

About the author

Born in the mid-fifties in East London, on part of the largest council estate ever built. I was the first pupil from my local secondary modern school to attend university. I have travelled extensively during my life from America to Tibet. I enjoy going to the theatre, reading and going to the pub. It is, perhaps, no surprise that I am an avid ‘people watcher’ and love to find out about people, their lives, culture and history. Many of the occurrences recounted and the characters found in my novels are based on real incidents and people I have come across. Although I have allowed myself a wide degree of poetic licence in writing about the main characters, their motivations and the killings that are depicted.

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