Glimpse, The Angel Shot by Stephen B King

Psychological thriller with attitude and action

My Rating:  5 out of 5

Seven years ago a woman was murdered and a man arrested, tried and jailed.  Job done – or not? 

Rick, a DI with the Australian Perth police, and Pat a Criminal Psychologist re-examine this cold case, and begin to wonder if there are other murders they should be looking at too.   Was this a one off murder, or part of a series?  

This is an exciting and fast moving book looking at motives – what makes the murderer murder, how do the police come to the decisions they do?   And then we start hearing from the murderer himself, and what drives him – wow.  The actual murders are really just background to this involving thriller about who did it, why did they do it, and can it be proved.   

Aside from the police investigation are insights into the personal relationships  of those involved in this case.  Some fascinating psychology here, and details that sent me to Google to read more. 

This novel held me to the very last page, and then left a gap in my daily life as I had to leave Rick and Pat behind to get on with their lives, as I got back to mine.  This is the 4th book in the Deadly Glimpses series, and though I recommend all the books (yes, I’ve read them all), this can be read as a stand alone book.

5*s from me because as well as being a great thriller there is so much interesting psychology, both about murderers and relationships.  The characters I met in the previous books have now become people I feel I know, which makes me really interested in how things are going to pan out.  

Other books I have read, and reviewed, by this author (click on book cover to see review) :

A Friday the 13th story. 2020
A Friday the 13th story. 2022

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