An Eye for an Eye

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Amazon Publishing, Jan 23, 2021 - Reporters and reporting - 428 pages
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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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AN EYE FOR AN EYE introduces a new series featuring protagonist DI Kate Young. Her backstory explains why she is the way she is. She's been under a great deal of pressure from her last case, which fortunately for her, didn't turn out as bad as it could have. However, that seems to have been the breaking point. She's now no leave and taking medication to cope with her trauma.
She's called back to duty with the Staffordshire Police, to investigate a murder committed by a serial killer who tortures his victims before killing them. He even goes so far as to leave clues for the police. Let the cat-and-mouse games begin.
The more she investigates, the more secrets and lies she discovers. Suspects are varied ..and they seem to all be holding secrets .. even the people closest to her. Her supervisors call to question her ability to handle the case .. and her grip on reality.
This cleverly written plot is filled with suspense, tension, lies, secrets, twists and turns that the reader doesn't see coming. The characters are deftly drawn, and have to admit I did not like Kate at the beginning. It was a slow start, even a bit monotonous, but once the story picked up, it was a wild ride to the unexpected conclusion. Beware: There is a major shocking cliff hanger.
Many thanks to the author / Amazon Publishing UK / Netgalley for the digital copy of this crime fiction. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
 

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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.
 

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 www.carolwyer.co.uk or follow Carol on Twitter: @carolewyer.Carol also blogs at www.carolwyer.com

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