I’m delighted to also welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for Shed No Tears, the brand new book by Caz Frear. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Zaffre Books for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic thriller.
About the book:
Case closed . . . Or is it?
Christopher Masters, known as ‘The Roommate Killer’, strangled three women over a two-week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found.
Her remains have been unearthed in a field in Cambridgeshire and DC Cat Kinsella and the Major Investigation Team are called in. But immediately there are questions surrounding the manner of her death. And with Masters now dead, no one to answer them.
Did someone get it wrong all those years ago? And if so, who killed Holly Kemp?
About the author:
Caz Frear grew up in Coventry and spent her teenage years dreaming of moving to London and writing a novel. After fulfilling her first dream, it wasn’t until she moved back to Coventry thirteen years later that the writing dream finally came true. She has a first-class degree in History & Politics, which she’s put to enormous use over the years by working as a waitress, shop assistant, retail merchandiser and, for the past twelve years, a headhunter.
When she’s not agonising over snappy dialogue or incisive prose, she can be found shouting at the TV when Arsenal are playing, or holding court in the pub on topics she knows nothing about.
Shed No Tears by Caz Frear is a fast paced thriller with a superbly plotted mystery that once started I did not want to put down. Although part of a series, this is the first book featuring Cat Kinsella that I’ve read, and I do have to admit that I wish I’d read the first two books in the series first. But having said that, I still enjoyed every word of this third book in the series, and it has most definitely whet my appetite to learn more about the fascinating DC Cat Kinsella and her backstory.
In Shed No Tears Cat is assigned to the cold case of a serial killer known as ‘The Roommate Killer’ who strangled three women over a two week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found. Until now. But the unearthing of Holly’s remains in a field in Cambridgeshire throws up serious questions regarding her murder. Did someone get it wrong all those years ago? And if so, with ‘The Roommate Killer’ dead and no longer able to answer questions, who really did kill Holly Kemp?
What follows is a tense thriller, filled to the brim with twists and turns that will keep you guessing throughout. But as Cat and her partner, DS Luigi Parnell, do everything in their power to uncover the secrets of the past, they unwittingly put their own lives at risk. Will they be able to give Holly the justice she deserves?
Full of intrigue and dark humour and with a fascinating protagonist you can’t help but root for, Shed No Tears is a suspense filled thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end. Caz Frear has created a fascinating character in DC Cat Kinsella who I look forward to learning more about in future books.
A beautifully written, superbly plotted mystery thriller I would highly recommend.
Shed No Tears by Caz Frear is available to purchase now: Amazon UK
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