Earlier this year I reviewed Dark Game by Rachel Lynch. The book in which she introduced us to DI Kelly Porter. It was one of the best debut crime thrillers I had read for a while so when I saw the second one was about to be published I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
Deep fear see’s the unassuming DI Kelly Porter still living at home with her mom and suffering harassment from her sister, who has her perfect life of Husband and family. But things are about to change Kelly’s Mom is ill, and spending a lot of time in hospital.
Meanwhile somebody is killing people in the Lake District and the pressure is on Kelly and her team to find the murderer.
People are being targeted then killed. The killer is posing their bodies to suggest the failings that lead them to be killed. Along with the murder, mutilation, and posing of the bodies, the killer is leaving cryptic clues in the form of quotes from the Lakes poets.
As the body count rises, in a very short period of time, the team struggle to find the connection between the victims which would help them identify the killer.
All the time Kelly is working hard on investigating the murders the pressure is on at home as her sister and her argue constantly bout their mothers care.
Will the duel pressure of work and home life be too much for Kelly? Can she devote enough time to both?
The story rattles along and has a terrific ending that left me open mouthed for a good few minutes after I’d finished it.
I have often heard the expression “the difficult second” usually attached to music artist and records, or actors and TV series. I always wonder if the second book in a series will live up to the promise of the first.
Well this one has, and more. This is a cracking book and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next one after the trauma of the end of this one.
Pages: Kindle size 1184KB
Publishing Date UK: 14th May 2018 available to pre-order on Amazon
The link below is to my review of Dark Game, the first in the Kelly Porter Series