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If the book could pull me in from the dangers of the outside world with its murders, intricate plot, red herrings and twisted reveals and a fast paced prose, I knew I had a winner in my hands.
DS Megan was back at work after years of undercover with the Met after a traumatic incident which cost her everything, and a murder in a septic tank and a rape of a 14-year-old, who lied at every line, awaited her. Wanting to leave everything after a panic attack, Megan fought her fears went investigating with her team.
My first book by author Susan Wilkins, I was entrapped in the plot from the beginning to end. I liked Megan, her vulnerabilities and insecurities touched my heart. I have been in her place. But when the needs must, she stepped up and found her rhythm. My joy knew no bounds at her natural talent of getting to the truth.
A police procedural with detailed investigation where the author could write those hidden clues and false leads in such a manner that I couldn’t distinguish the two, had to be exciting. This book kept my interest going with the suspense and quite some convoluted subplots. I tried to solve the murders but gave up midway when the story got too interesting, just to enjoy the sweet pleasure of the whodunit.
A fun read during tough times affecting the entire world.
I received a free 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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Megan has to climb round and step across the body to get a proper view. What’s left is like a chalk white mask in the rough shape of a face. The innocence is still there, and a hint of the cheekiness. But perhaps she is imagining that.
Detective Megan Thomas spent years undercover. It cost her marriage and her peace of mind, but she got the job done. Now she has to decide if she can go back to her life before, to a regular crime unit alongside other cops who have no idea about the fear that haunts her dreams. She’s still running from her memories. She doesn’t know how to stop.
Moving to Devon was meant to be a fresh start. She’s staying with her sister and swimming in the sea daily, battling the tides and letting the waves wash her past away. But she can’t outrun everything. First, the discovery of a body in a claustrophobic crime scene triggers a panic attack. And then, when she gets too emotionally involved in an attack on a local teenager, her boss pulls her off the case entirely.
When a body is found on the stretch of beach where she swims every day, Megan remembers why she joined the force, and what she’s fighting for… But how can she find justice for others, when she’s no longer sure of herself?
Publication Date: April 2020