Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Never Look Back (Mike Lockyer #1) by Clare Donoghue

A chilling and compelling debut crime thriller set in South East London. For all those who enjoy Peter James, Mark Billingham and Peter Robinson.

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver . . .

Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it's the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level.

DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents. What he discovers will not only test him professionally but will throw his personal life into turmoil too.

I LOVE Mark Billingham books. The way he writes is gritty and to the point. I picked up Clare Donoghue's book as I needed something gritty and a good police procedural book.

Well, when I started this book, I wasn't sure on it. Was slow to start off with, places it got better and I was clicking along as I was reading. I nearly gave up as I thought, where is this going. We're going all over the place, but I carried on and was glad I did. I had a inkling who the killer was, but wasn't confirmed til nearly 5% left to go from the end.

I have the second book to this to read. So I will read more from Ms Donoghue.

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