A marriage is what you make it, isn’t it? It’s what you put into it. It’s not just about love, it’s about understanding another person’s point of view. Sometimes there are things you find out about yourself and each other which means the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved – but all pretty normal. Normal that is, until there’s a murder. DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in to investigate one of the South London murder squad’s most difficult and distressing cases yet – where family and friends come under scrutiny in the hardest of circumstances.
Trust No One is the third book in the Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series. I haven’t actually read the first two books in the series and found this one easy to read as a stand alone.
Jane I warmed to straight away. She is a single mother who has a lot on her plate but I thought she seemed to balance her work and personal life quite well. Mike, I have to admit to not liking him to much to start with. He seems to have quite a thick exterior but if you look hard enough I think he has built up a wall around him, though the reader does get some glimpses of him being quite a nice guy really, so he did kind of grow on me.
The case that they both find themselves working on at first looks like it’s a case of someone dying in their sleep but due to the age of the victim alarm bells start to ring.
It’s not long before the victims immediate family and friends come under scrutiny. I honestly thought I had worked it out who had killed Richard though I did keep changing my mind throughout the story. Well all I can say is I was well and truly wrong and I certainly won’t be giving up my day job any time soon to go join the police force as I think they are better off without me!
Trust No One is certainly an intriguing read that kept me on my toes. With some very compelling characters, I think this is one book that even after finishing a couple of the characters will stay with the reader for a quite a while after.
I will certainly be keeping my eye out for more books in the series and would certainly recommend it to any crime thriller fans out there.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Pan Macmillan for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Trust No One is due to be published on the 10th of March and is available to pre order from Amazon.