An Eye for an Eye

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Amazon Publishing, Jan 23, 2021 - Fiction - 428 pages

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?

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Carol Wyer has come up with yet another fabulous series in An Eye for An Eye featuring Detective Kate Young.
Kate is dealing with some personal trauma but comes back to work and is put on the case
of a murdered millionaire.
Alex is the not the only victim to be tortured and left dead .
Kate and her team of only three are scrambling to solve the case as Kate's superiors watch her closely.
I loved Kate, she starts out shaky but she fights back and you can't help but cheer her on.
Carol Wyer always leaves wanting more at the end of the story and this book is no exception.
I look forward to reading the next book in the Kate Young series and watch her grow as a character.
Thanks to NetGalley and Amazon Publishing UK, Thomas &38- Mercer for bringing us an exciting new series to which I will be first in line to purchase book 2.

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Author Carol Wyer is back with a brand new detective thriller. In An Eye for an Eye, DI Kate Young who was on leave from the department after a traumatic experience is called back in to head up a team who initially are put together to deal with a high-profile death.
Whilst they are still investigating the first murder a second body is found and it seems the two are linked. Can Kate keep a clear head and keep her nightmares and visions from her trauma at bay long enough to solve the cases, or before more bodies are found?
DI Kate Young is a sharp, wise, energetic character who has been through a harrowing ordeal that left her with PTSD. Throughout the book, we get to read snippets of what happened to Kate on a train journey. How helpless she felt and scarred that she couldn’t do more to help. After reliving the ordeal on another train journey and nearly injuring an innocent person Kate is asked to take some leave from her job.
When she is asked to return she isn’t sure it is the right thing to do but she also knows that she has to go back to work at some point. Her judgement is clouded a little and she is harsher on the people caught up in her investigation.
The plot is intense and full-on. There are numerous twists, turns, and red-herrings. Everyone lies and numerous people could be the killer which keeps you guessing right to the end. Are we also looking for one murderer or two working together?
The writing is perfect and the excitement ebbs and flows, though it completely intensifies as you reach over the 50% mark. I like that our main character is not perfect. Yes, she is the department’s top detective but her ordeal has caused her to not be quite so level-headed at times. I also love that her journalist partner gets to play a part in helping her see logically and for being there so that she can bounce some ideas off him.
The ending was spot on and I like that it has led us onto book two, (which I can’t wait to read), without the need for a big cliff-hanger, more a revelation.

About the author (2021)

Winner of The People's Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer is a bestselling author and stand-up comedian who writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction. A move to the 'dark side' in 2017 saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost, the #2 bestselling book on Amazon, #9 bestselling audiobook on Audible and Top 150 USA Today bestseller. A second series, featuring DI Natalie Ward, quickly followed and to date her crime novels have sold over 750,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets, including Norwegian, Italian, Turkish, Hungarian Slovak, Czech and Polish. Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing 'Irritable Male Syndrome' and 'Ageing Disgracefully', and on BBC Breakfast television. She has written for Woman's Weekly, Take A Break, Choice, Yours, Woman's Own and HuffPost. She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband, Mr Grumpy...who is very, very grumpy.To learn more about Carol, go to or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.Carol also blogs at

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