I’m excited to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping thriller A Cut For A Cut by Carol Wyer, which is the second book in her DI Kate Young series. Thank you to Emma Welton and Amazon Publishing for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fabulous book.
DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.
In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.
DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?
When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate’s past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?
About Carol Wyer:
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.
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Published by Thomas & Mercer in paperback, audio and digital formats on 29th June 2021
A Cut For A Cut by Carol Wyer is a fast paced thriller that had me gripped from beginning to end. It is the second book to feature DI Kate Young and is every bit as good as An Eye For An Eye, which is the first book in this fabulous police procedural series.One thing I would say is that even though this book can be read as a standalone, reading An Eye For An Eye first would definitely make for a much richer reading experience in my opinion.
This time we catch up with Kate a few months following the events of the previous story, ready to try to prove herself once again and to continue with her investigation into Superintendent John Dickson, who she still doesn’t trust after everything she recently found out about him.
In A Cut For A Cut, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of death and destruction behind him, carving the word ‘MINE’ into each of his victims. Kate and her small team are put in charge of the investigation, but with very little to go on are struggling to find any leads. When one of their own investigators is found dead in a dumpster, Kate knows she must do everything in her power to find the murderer before he strikes again. Struggling with her own personal demons, Kate feels herself being pushed closer and closer to the edge. Can she and her team unmask the killer before it’s too late? Or will this investigation prove to be a step too far for her?
What follows is a dark and tense police procedural that keeps you on your toes throughout. DI Kate Young is a complex and interesting character who I’m looking forward to getting to know even more as the series continues. With a strong cast of supporting characters and a dark and twisted storyline, A Cut For A Cut is a clever and fast paced thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed and I can’t wait to see whatever Carol Wyer has planned for DI Kate Young in the future!
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