DI Sally Parker has just been chosen to lead a cold-case squad–and Anne Gillan’s murder is their first case. The case brings Sally face to face with a criminal from her own past, who has set out to destroy Sally’s relationship with her soon-to-be husband.
Will Sally and her team solve the case before Sally has a deadly encounter of her own?
Deadly Encounter is the fourth book in the DI Sally Parker series. I do think it would be beneficial for readers to have at least read the first book in the series just to give you a bit of knowledge of Sally’s personal life.
I have to say I love a good cold case. It always fascinates me how a case left unsolved years before can hope to be solved years later. The work for the police must be even more painstakingly harder. Witnesses could be dead or their memory not as good as it was. I felt quite sorry for Sally and her team as they are really working against the odds.
What I love about Sally is her compassion. A lot of detectives in crime series’ are so hardened but Sally truly cares about the people she works with as well as the victim and the people involved. It makes the hunt for the murderer even more personal and I was backing them all the way.
Deadly Encounter is yet another gripping read that I read in one sitting. The author has a way of hooking you from the very first page right up until the very last. I really hope there is more to do with cold cases in future books in the series as I loved seeing how Sally and her team work in trying to solve it. A highly recommended series.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.