HER PARTNER. HER SON. SHE’S NEXT.
Hannah Thomas returns home one morning to every mother’s worst nightmare: a missing child and a dead fiancé. When DI Gaby Darin questions her, Hannah insists she can’t think of anyone who’d want to hurt her family – and yet it all feels disturbingly personal.
Mere hours into the investigation, a second body is found. As Gaby and her team dig into the victims’ lives, they hit dead ends at every turn – particularly when it comes to Hannah’s past. What is the grieving woman hiding?
But when Gaby stumbles upon Hannah’s tragic secret, it doesn’t bring her any closer to the truth. Can she connect the dots before the killer strikes again?
I received a copy of this book from HQ via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
Emotional and twisty this police procedural is full of secrets. The investigative team are relatable characters, and despite their flaws, they are likeable. Well-plotted and realistic, the clues are sparse, and the false leads numerous. There is an engaging amount of personal details to balance the investigative procedure.
Gaby continues to develop into a skilled detective, and her brusque manner is less evident as she feels comfortable with her role and her personal life is more rewarding. The criminal investigation is emotive but sensitively written, and the story keeps its secrets until the end.
Born in Dublin, Jenny O’Brien moved to Wales and then Guernsey, where she tries to find time to write in between working as a nurse and ferrying around 3 teenagers.
In her spare time, she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier loaves of bread. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off. She’s also an all-year-round sea swimmer. Readers can find out more about Jenny and her books on her blog
Books in series reading order, although each is stand-alone:-
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