5/5 stars. I’m enjoying this series more with each book. The cases are highly original, driven by twisting plots that keep you hooked and guessing to the final pages.
Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.
Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.
A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.
Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.
I like it when things get personal. And they don’t more personal than a sinister, unknown enemy, intent on destroying everything you’ve worked so hard to achieve. But this subplot is only the icing on the rich, beautifully crafted cake that is the third outing for DS Kay Hunter.
Faced with the murder of teenager, Sophie Whittaker, at a party to celebrate her ‘purity pledge’, there are plenty of suspects and few clues. Most of the witnesses have already drunk too much, and as the investigation progresses, it’s clear that almost everyone Sophie came into contact with had a motive to kill her.
And then more secrets are uncovered.
I’m enjoying this series more with each book as the personal stakes increase, threatening to destroy Kay’s career and well-being for reasons she’s yet to establish. And each case she investigates is highly original, driven by twisting plots that keep you hooked and guessing to the final pages.
I love Kay’s single-minded determination to bring the killer to justice, no matter what it takes. No wonder her loyal team rally round when things get tough, even if the people at the top don’t. It all adds up to a series with great depth, vivid characters, heaps of conflict and personal challenges, topped off with some terrific storylines that should satisfy anyone who loves a good crime story.
I’m already hungry for another slice of that cake with the next book in the series, Hell to Pay