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5* #Review Two Victims Helen H Durrant @joffebooks @hhdurrant #crime #policeprocedural #Manchester #FemaleDetective #DCIRachelKing

A MURDERED WOMAN FOUND ON A BUILDING SITE. EXECUTED BY A SINGLE GUNSHOT.

BUT WORSE IS TO COME. ANOTHER BODY IS FOUND BURIED IN THE SAME PLACE.

Detective Rachel King has two victims to deal with. The first woman was a local nurse, Agnes Moore. One of the victim’s friends makes contact but then disappears.

Does Rachel have a serial killer on her hands? And what was Agnes really helping local girls with?

Will Rachel’s former lover, well-know villain Jed McAteer come back to haunt her with his connections to the victims. Who will pay the ultimate price next?

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I received a copy of this book from Joffe Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

My Thoughts…

This series is becoming addictive.

The second in the DCI Rachel King series has a girl on the run, and a murder. DCI Rachel King continues to find juggling home and work life difficult. Thankfully her ex-husband is there for the girls, but now he seems on edge, just when she Rachel starts another murder case. Rachel’s ties with a supposedly reformed organised crime boss, continue to plague her, threatening the status quo both personally and workwise.

This is a well-written police procedural, with strong, and realistically flawed protagonists, and menacing antagonists. People trafficking vice and drugs themes dominate this story. There are crossovers to Rachel’s case, that bring her into to contact with DCI Kenton. They clash over their cases, and Kenton knows more than Rachel would like. Final plot twists set the scene for the next book in the series, and I can’t wait to read it.

If you want to read book 1 first?

Click the link for my review of Next Victim

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