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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.
 

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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.
 

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