Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley @RebeccaJBradley


Book Description:

When catching a killer isn’t enough…

In the early hours of the morning, Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins is called out to the battered body of an unidentified teenager dumped in an alleyway. Post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.

Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team to their limits, and across county borders. 

The case takes an even darker turn when a piece of evidence indicates a killer is only a hairs-breath away from claiming his next victim. And all the while, one of the team is hiding a life-changing secret from Hannah. 

In a race against the clock, they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths.

But it doesn’t stop there. 

Just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?

My Thoughts:

Shallow Waters is the first book in the DI Hannah Robbins series.

The story mainly focuses on the case that Hannah and her team find themselves working on. We do get brief glimpses of her personal life though through a certain reporter of which a relationship between a reporter and an officer is always going to be asking for trouble. We also get some glimpses into her own family life which left me intrigued to find out more. I like how the author hasn’t revealed everything as yet which ensures you will be coming back for more.

The case they are working on is quite a harrowing one and it is affecting the team in different ways. It always seems more personal when it is someone young that is murdered. You can feel the tension mounting as the team try to get a break in the case in identifying who is behind it.

Sally was a character that stood out to me for various reasons. Her love of her job and her need to get justice for the victims comes first in her life. She is someone who I think readers will have some empathy for and by the end it makes for some emotional reading.

Shallow Waters is a good and solid start into a new series for me. The shortish chapters ensure you keep reading ‘just one more’ and before you know it you are near the end. A gripping and emotive read of which I look forward to reading more in the series.

Shallow Waters is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

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