A Cut for a Cut
By Carol Wyer
Published by Thomas and Mercer
What’s it about?
DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.
In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.
DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?
When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate’s past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?
What I think:
What a book!
This has everything that I love in crime fiction – fantastic characters, gripping investigations and a fast pace that means you can not stop reading.
This is the second book featuring Detective Kate Young. Kate is still recovering from the trauma that devastated her life. But she is focused and determined to uncover the corruption that has led to the murder of her husband.
There are multiple strands to this book. Kate and her team are investigating a series of brutal sexual assaults and murder. There seems to be little connection between the women, but the perpetrator is escalating and the team is facing a race against time to prevent other women being killed.
Kate is also continuing to investigate the corruption and possible involvement of Superintendent Dickson in under-age prostitution and the murder of her husband. Kate has leads to follow up from previous investigation but she has to be increasingly careful. It’s not only her career, but also her life that could be in the line.
While all of this is going on Kate is also rebuilding her relationshionwith her step-sister Tilly. Her return from Australia stors up old jealousy and forgotten feelings as well as bringing joy to Kate’s life.
Wyer skillfully weaves these different strands into a compelling and fast paced thriller with lots of twists and a fantastic ending that will leave you desperate for the next installment.
I have thoroughly enjoyed both books in this series and have recommended them to lots of people. If you’re a fan of Line of Duty and police procedural thrillers you will absolutely devour this fantastic read. It’s five stars from me! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you want to read A Cut for a Cut Use the purchase links below:
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3pCnXyX
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2TXmOGn
About the author:
USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.
A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in LITTLE GIRL LOST and demonstrated that stand-up comedian Carol had found her true niche.
To date, her crime novels have sold over 750,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets.
Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’, featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.
She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.
When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.
Thank you so much to Carol Wyyer for my gifted and signed copy of A Cut for a Cut and to Damppebbles Blog Tours for inviting me to be a part of this thrilling blog tour.