Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer—except an unpredictable detective.
When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task—to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage.
Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper—and closer to home—than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust.
With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?
‘Series should be read in the right order. ‘. That’s something some people swear by and why not. I, for one, am not always that kind of reader. I am happy to join a series when two or three books have already been published.
So this is book three with DI Kate Young as the main character. In the beginning I had to piece some things together that happened in the previous parts, but that does not disturb me. Very soon I was totally immersed in the new case and the events from the past where some i’s were not dotted and some t’s were not crossed yet.
This means Kate has a lot on her plate. The first problem she has her team who works with her, the second one is something she has to deal with on her own. Well, not quite on her own, but she does not want to involve her colleagues here.
The murder cases do not seem to be so complicated in the beginning, but when they start their investigation and there is not one clue to be found, it’s really really like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
The killer does not give them a lot of time either, because one victim is certainly not enough for them. The race against the clock has started. Who is it they are looking for?
Little by little they start closing in on them and is the why revealed to us.
I enjoyed this book and I am left wanting more, much more. 5 stars
Thank you, Carol Wyer and Zooloo’s Book Tours
About the author
USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer’s crime novels have sold over one million copies and been translated into nine languages.
A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche.
February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye For An Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia.
Carol has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’, featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post. She’s also been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television.
She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr. Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy. When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.
Amazon UK : https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Detective-Kate-Young-Book-ebook/dp/B09BCPR894
Amazon US : https://www.amazon.com/Life-Detective-Kate-Young-Book-ebook/dp/B09BCPR894
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Hugest thanks for this super review and for taking part in the book tour. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book and was really happy you found it easy to grasp what had happened in previous books. I was concerned the book might not work as a standalone but you have alleviated any worries. I hope you will join Kate Young and me again the next time 🙂 xoxo
Thank you and you are welcome. I am looking forward to your next book. 🙂
Thank you so much for taking part in the tour today and sharing your review x
You are so welcome 🙂