A BRUTAL TRADE – A Diana Rivers Thriller by Faith Mortimer
Even on a small island the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…
It began like any normal day in Cyprus…except it wasn’t…the body of a woman brutally murdered and discovered in a shallow grave changes all that.
It is only days later when amateur sleuth, Diana Rivers and old flame, Chief Superintendent Adam Lovell discover a second female victim…only this time the discovery is even more chilling and shocks the island inhabitants.
Joining forces with local policeman, Sergeant Yiannis Loukiades, the three embark on a journey which takes them on the fringes of humanity. Disturbing secrets are unearthed. They are on the hunt for killers who will stop at nothing in their hunt for one vital woman.
As the bodies mount up, the detectives ask themselves one question. What is the reason for the women’s’ deaths and their horrific mutilations?
With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Diana finds herself exposed to great danger…in the sights of a lethal individual who’ll put a stop to her meddling. Each move could be deadly… vicious in its outcome…can the team bring a halt to this brutal trade?
WOW, I love all of the Diana Rivers series but Faith has really excelled herself with A Brutal Trade.
Due to the nature of the story I found A Brutal Trade to be a dark and chilling read.
For a small island, Cyprus certainly seems to get more than its fair share of crime taking place on it.
Faith does a great job in describing the surrounding areas of which ever country Diana is currently in. She cleverly draws the readers in so much so that they will be gripped throughout the story. There are a few familiar characters from previous books, though even if you haven’t read the other six books in the series, A Brutal Trade can easily be read as a stand alone.
For me I have seen a change in this series of books, where as the books to start with are very much murder/mystery/suspense novels, the more recent ones are starting to feel like a crime thriller. The crimes are getting more horrific, though they are very true to life of what is sadly still going on in today’s world. A Brutal Trade certainly makes for a thrilling read with a couple of twists in there as well.
A Brutal Trade is going to certainly wow readers and I reckon Diana Rivers will be getting even more fans after the newest edition in the series.
Many thanks to the author for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
A Brutal Trade is out as of today, to get a copy go to Amazon