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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