Just because Nicola doesn’t want to help the police doesn’t mean she’s going to get her own way. Especially when DI Jane O’Neill is on her case. When a politician’s son is kidnapped, the police are under even more pressure to bring him safely home which means they’ll do whatever it takes to get answers.
I’m going to tell you the honest truth here, I’m so glad I found this series. I think this book is the best so far. I wouldn’t say skip the first two but getting to know the characters and feeling them change with every page turn is chilling.
I love Tom. He’s perhaps my favourite character so far and I really enjoy his relationship to Sean. There were a few ‘oh my God’ moments in the book that completely took me by surprise and I just couldn’t stop reading.
Nicola is definitely the anti-hero. The Deadpool of Falmouth, if you know Marvel. But her cynicism, sarcasm and general disinterest in people is brilliant and the fact that after two books she’s starting to become a little more human is perfect. She’s practically disgusted in herself.
There is so much happening in this book it really keeps you on your toes. So whilst Jane and Nicola are trying to find this missing boy, Tom is having to deal with his own murderer in Falmouth. The team seems to be stretched every which way at the moment but I really don’t want to give too much away.
Even from the beginning, this book had me excited, interested and desperate to find out what is happening. The double storyline is perfect for keeping you in the tangled mess that is now Tom’s life.
I think my favourite part is definitely the changing characteristics. We’re all told to include character arcs within our stories but these arcs span multiple books and are ever so slight changes, pretty much like real life. I love it because I can feel myself changing with them and being pulled along on the ride.
I did also really like the casual and subtle hints to the previous books. You could definitely read this on its own (although I would recommend starting from the beginning) and you don’t feel like you’re missing out on too much as Keogh is able to very carefully and cleverly give you an insight into the previous books but they do all interlink and for the superfans out there that have read them all, I think you’ you’ll just fall more in love with this series.
Because Keogh is an Indie Author it would mean a great deal if you could buy her book here. It’s only £2.82, which is not only coffee money but an utter bargain!