Title: An Eye For An Eye by Carol Wyer
Date Published: 1st February 2021
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Genre: Police Procedural
A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.
DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.
But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.
As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?
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I want to thank Emma at Damppebbles blog tours for inviting me on this tour and Thomas & Mercer for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
An Eye For An Eye is the first in the DI Kate Young series and having read a couple of Carol’s other books, I was intrigued to see how Kate measured up to the other detectives.
Kate is a damaged woman. Taking pills to hide from her pain but the trauma still manages to manifest itself with flashbacks that plague her day-to-day life. I really rooted for her through the story, hoping that she’d pull through and catch the bad guy.
As someone who reads a lot of crime fiction, it’s difficult to surprise me, but the killing method in this book certainly did! I’m not going to give it away, don’t worry, but it is one of the most clever and vindictive that I’ve come across in a while.
There were a few aspects of the story that weren’t a huge shocker for me, but I still enjoyed watching things unfold in front of me.
I think this novel sets up the series nicely, and I think it will only get stronger as the series goes along.
An Eye For An Eye is a dark and intense police procedural with plenty of intriguing new characters to get to know.
About The Author:
USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.
A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST and demonstrated that stand-up comedian Carol had found her true niche.
To date, her crime novels have sold over 750,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She 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 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.