Two murders. One missing girl.
DI Kate Fletcher is called out to a freezing canal where a woman’s body is found floating in a lock. With no identification, the police struggle to piece together the details of the woman’s life.
In Thorpe a daughter confesses to the murder of her father. She says she helped him escape a painful death from liver cancer, but was her role more active than she claims?
As Kate and her team investigate, the links between the two cases are inescapable and everything seems to lead back to the disappearance of a teenager years earlier.
Then the main suspect vanishes….
Can Kate connect the events of past and present to bring the culprit to justice?
This is the second book to feature DI Kate Fletcher. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the first book in the series as it reads well as a stand alone
The story flicks between past, well to a matter of weeks leading up to, and present day. We get to see Kate in the present day trying to solve the identity of a body as well as dealing with a lady called Caroline who has handed herself in for the murder of her father.
The weeks leading up to the present we get to know Caroline better and see her relationship with her dad. There is obviously something from Caroline’s past that is troubling her and I was intrigued to know more.
I like how the author weaves the story so that we get to see all sides. It draws you in and holds you there. Kate is a character that I had a lot of respect for and I liked the way she works and that she has a certain amount of compassion.
Merciless is a really intriguing read that is packed full of suspense. It certainly kept me on my toes and each chapter left me wanting more making it an impossible book to put down. Definitely a series that seems to be going from strength to strength.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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Heleyne Hammersley is a British writer based in Cumbria. She writes psychological suspense thrillers and crime novels.
Heleyne has been writing since junior school – her first work was a collection of poems called ‘Give Them the Works’ when she was ten years old. The poems were carefully handwritten on plain paper and tied together with knitting wool.
When she’s not writing, Heleyne can often be found wandering on the fells or in the local park with her dog.
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