Well, not ‘just’. Two months ago, maybe? I’m a little behind. In fact, I didn’t actually read it at all. I listened on audiobook! Anyhoo…
A rising death toll. A city in panic.
A young mother is found dead in her home with no obvious cause of death. As DI Hannah Robbins and her team investigate, it soon becomes clear that the woman is the first in a long line of murders by poison.
With the body count climbing, and the city of Nottingham in social meltdown, the team finds themselves in a deadly race against a serial killer determined to prove a point.
And Hannah finds herself targeting an individual with whom she has more in common than she could possibly know.
This is Rebecca’s second book, following up her debut, Shallow Waters, and once again follows DI Hannah Robbins in this police procedural. Hannah and her team are trying to come to terms with the events of six months earlier when faced with a serial killer, who seems to be targeting the people of Nottingham without any clear motive or demands, with poison being the method of choice.
Although this can be read as a standalone, the first book offers some useful context, and of course, covers the issues the team is trying to deal with. The story moves along at a satisfying pace, with enough twists and turns to keep the reader on their toes.
All-in-all a great follow up from Rebecca!