Series: Kate Marshall, #1
Publisher: Thomas and Mercer
Publication Date: 12/1/2019
Pages: 396 (Paperback)
Kate Marshall was a promising young police detective when she caught the notorious Nine Elms serial killer. But her greatest victory suddenly turned into a nightmare. Traumatized, betrayed, and publicly vilified for the shocking circumstances surrounding the cannibal murder case, Kate could only watch as her career ended in scandal.
Fifteen years after those catastrophic events, Kate is still haunted by the unquiet ghosts of her troubled past. Now a lecturer at a small coastal English university, she finally has a chance to face them. A copycat killer has taken up the Nine Elms mantle, continuing the ghastly work of his idol.
Enlisting her brilliant research assistant, Tristan Harper, Kate draws on her prodigious and long-neglected skills as an investigator to catch a new monster. Success promises redemption, but there’s much more on the line: Kate was the original killer’s intended fifth victim…and his successor means to finish the job.
As a die-hard Robert Bryndza fan, I am here to tell you that you need to read this book and get in on the ground floor of what is sure to be another fabulous series!
I was thrilled to pieces when I was given the opportunity to read and review Robert Bryndza’s newest book. I had been anticipating his newest release and was surprised to learn that it would be book one of a new series. I love his Detective Erica Foster series and to be honest I was a bit nervous diving into a new series. I am here to tell you – have no fear, this series is every bit as good as his first. I don’t think Robert Bryndza could write a bad book if he tried!
Kate’s past is coming back to haunt her and it is a race against time to find a killer. Events fifteen years ago changed her life forever and life has been a bit rocky ever since. I found Kate’s character to be very interesting and complex. She has endless determination and drive and yet there is a softer side to her that can make her vulnerable. I found her riveting!
This story was told from several POV’s, but for the most part it was told from Kate’s perceptive. I really enjoyed all the POV’s, I found it really interested to get into the head of so many different charters. This storytelling is fantastic! At times it was gross and disturbing and yet I kept on reading. It was just the right blend of mystery and intrigue to keep me hooked from start to finish!
This story will keep you on the edge of your seat and wondering what will happen next. I can hardly wait to see where it will go from here!
*Thank you Thomas and Mercer for the opportunity to read and review this book for my honest opinion.
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