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A Life for A Life by Carol Wyer
About The Book
USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer’s crime novels have sold over one million copies and been translated into nine languages.
A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche.
February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye For An Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia.
Carol 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’s also been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television.
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.
I am sure I am not the only reader that when you like how an author works, you don’t look much at the plot of the new book, you simply want to read it. This is the case for me with Carol Wyer, I’ve read a few of her books, and I know that they are always good; well written and entertaining. Of course this is not an exception, I’ll admit that this is not a very mysterious case for the reader, you can discover who is the killer early on but it’s not really the core of the story in this book. The centre of the story is DI Kate Young, yes, she is investigating a killer that is leaving a trail of bodies whenever it attacks; but the book also covers how Kate is coping with her husband’s death and trying to expose the corruption within the police force.
As you can imagine this will be a very personal case; the stress, the grief, the investigation… all will affect Kate’s personal life and also make her doubt of her own choices. Quite a read!
I love that Carol Wyer never stops surprising me with her stories, reminding the readers that even if we always love a good mystery, we have to remember that detectives are persons too with emotions and baggage. It affects them, their investigations and the way they act even if they don’t want to.
This is the third book of the series Detective Kate Young; a must read series, believe me!
Are you ready for “A Life For a Life”?
About The Author
Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer—except an unpredictable detective.
When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task—to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage.
Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper—and closer to home—than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust.
With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?