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Risk of Harm by Lucie Whitehouse

Genre: Mystery
Source: Random Things Tours
Rating: 4/5
Publisher: 4th State
Amazon, Hive

About The Book

Robin Lyons is back in her hometown of Birmingham and now a DCI with Force Homicide, working directly under Samir, the man who broke her heart almost twenty years ago.
When a woman is found stabbed to death in a derelict factory and no one comes forward to identify the body, Robin and her team must not only hunt for the murderer, but also solve the mystery of who their victim might be.
As Robin and Samir come under pressure from their superiors, from the media and from far-right nationalists with a dangerous agenda, tensions in Robin’s own family threaten to reach breaking point. And when a cold case from decades ago begins to smoulder and another woman is found dead in similar circumstances, rumours of a serial killer begin to spread.
In order to get to the truth Robin will need to discover where loyalty ends, and duty begins. But before she can trust, she is going to have to forgive – and that means grappling with some painful home truths.


My Thoughts

Returning home could be something dreamed of or something forced; it can make you happy or to confront the past you want to forget.
This is the story of DCI Robin Lyons, she has returned to her hometown for work and the problems are waiting for her just around the corner… An old flame to work together, a victim without any identification and a very complicated personal life.
This is a slow paced story, with a troubled murder that will make our detective feel desperate to discover who really is and what happened to the murdered. But what really moves this story is the main character, her story and thoughts, it gives the book a different perspective, because even if the victim case is important, it is not what attracts the reader attention. The interesting story is about Robin’s family and the difficult situation she is living.
This is the second book of the series “Robin Lyons”, you can read it as standalone for the case, but the character’s background is dense and complicated, I would recommend you to start reading from the beginning, this is a very interesting series, you’ll love them.
This is a multiple layered story, easy to enter and be absorbed with all the stories inside; you can’t rush the story, only make it yours, you’ll be surprised, believe me!
Are you ready for “Risk of Harm”?


About The Author

Lucie Whitehouse was born in Gloucestershire in 1975, read Classics at Oxford University and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of The House at Midnight, the TV Book Club pick The Bed I Made and Before We Met, which was a Richard & Judy Summer Book Club pick and an ITV3 Crime Thriller selection.