I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for An Eye for an Eye, the first in a brand new police procedural series by Carol Wyer. Thank you to Emma Welton and Amazon Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book.
About the book:
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?
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.
An Eye for an Eye is the first in a brand new series featuring fascinating but flawed new character Detective Kate Young. I’m ashamed to say this is the first book I’ve read by bestselling author Carol Wyer, but it most definitely won’t be my last. A gripping thriller with twists, turns and surprises throughout, An Eye for an Eye is an exciting police procedural that had me turning pages long into the night.
After taking some time off due to an experience that had left her traumatised, DI Kate Young is called back in to work on a murder case. Alongside her team she must do everything in her power to bring a sadistic serial killer, who leaves scenes of torture and death in his or her wake, to justice.
Putting aside her own trauma, Young knows she must be harder and more ruthless than she ever has been before if she is to track down a murderer who is intent on leaving clues to taunt the police. With the help of her journalist husband, Young slowly begins to slot the pieces of the puzzle together, leading her to believe that the killer may be even closer than she could ever have imagined…
What follows is a tense and exciting thriller that moves along at a breakneck speed, with shocks and surprises galore as the twists and turns keep on coming until, at last, the truth is finally revealed.
With a well plotted storyline and brilliant characterisation An Eye for an Eye is a thoroughly enjoyable thriller that kept me on my toes throughout. Carol Wyer has created a fascinating but troubled character in DI Kate Young, who I hope to learn even more about as the series progresses. I can’t wait to find out what the next book in the series will have in store for us next!
A fast paced and gripping thriller that I would recommend.
An Eye for an Eye by Carol Wyer is available to purchase now.
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2LdJpdV
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/35y4g2j
Published in paperback, digital and audio formats by Thomas & Mercer on 1st February 2021
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