Thank you to the author and to Avon Books for sending me this proof copy.
A crime thriller that keeps you guessing
This book is the 2nd in a series by Alex Pine featuring DI Walker but I read it as a stand alone and didn't feel like I needed to have read the first, I didn't feel lost at any point so this works well as a stand alone book too.
Though initially put off by the writing style which I found to be rather simplistic, by that I mean I felt the author was telling the reader too much rather than showing (There was a lot of 'she said, he said' which was off putting) once I had got used to it I actually really enjoyed the plot.
The story had me intrigued and by the end of chapter 8 I was hooked and pushing on wanting to find out more. Either the writing improved or the story was so good I didn't notice the writing as much.
I really enjoyed the story line, the characters were well built and I felt the pace suited the plot. A few of the twists I guessed early on which is pretty standard for me as I read so much crime thriller. I thought I had guessed the ending early on too but was wrong, then when I correctly guessed the outcome the storyline had me second guessing myself. It was very cleverly done.
A really enjoyable read that I will certainly recommend. I will also look to get hold of book one 'The Christmas Killer' too as I'm interested to read it now!
I give this one 3.5 (though 4 on Goodreads as no half points can be given) I really enjoyed the story I just feel like the writing could be improved. I feel this is probably just me being fussy because I've read some seriously great books recently where the quality of writing is top notch.
Thanks again to the author and to Avon books for the proof copy.