Very involving psychological thriller
My rating: 5 out of 5
A body is found in a cave near Busselton, Western Australia. Beautifully laid out, but how did she die, and why?
Whilst the Major Crime Squad are investigating the death, and trying to work out how it happened, the perpetrator begins to tell his story. Are you a murderer if you didn’t actually kill anyone? Great psychology as the killer gradually reveals his upbringing and life and explains his crimes.
Alongside the murder investigation, are personal life issues affecting some of the investigators, and indeed a victim’s story is also movingly portrayed. All the main characters completely come to life – absolutely fantastic!
The investigative team Rick McCoy, Tyler Dundas and psychologist Pat Holmes appear to have featured in Book 1 of this 3 book series (which I haven’t read, yet). This book is completely stand alone, though references to what went on before, made me wish I had read Book 1 first. The ending was complete, but because the characters are so interesting I find myself already wanting to read Book 3. Obviously the writing is excellent too, but I was so wrapped up in the story and the character’s lives, I forgot to notice anything about the writing style!
5*s from me as this was such a great read, and so involving, Can’t believe I haven’t read anything from this author before – a brilliant psychological thriller writer.
At the end of the book is a short note detailing which of the book’s locations are real and which are fictional.
I understand Book 3 is coming out later this year, so just time to read Books 1 and 2 in the series before then!
See also my other Stephen B King books reviews