Flesh and Blood by Caroline Mitchell @Caroline_writes

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Book Description:

A string of suicides. A community in terror. And a chilling conspiracy only DI Amy Winter can crack.

A wave of apparent suicides hits a string of seaside resorts, but when a police officer is named as the latest to die, DI Amy Winter suspects there may be more than mere coincidence to these tragic deaths. But what dark motive could cause someone to throw themselves into the cold depths of the North Sea?

Someone in the community knows more than they are letting on, but Amy’s questions are met with resistance. A group of mysterious teenagers might hold the key, but why are they so afraid to talk? Meanwhile, after the release from prison of her serial killer mother, Amy is fighting her own demons.

In her toughest investigation yet, Amy must confront her dark past if she is to put an end to the carnage. What secret is so terrible that it’s worth killing a police officer for? Amy needs to find the answer, before the sea washes up any more bodies.

My Thoughts:

In the fourth book in the DI Amy Winter series, the author takes us to the seaside where crime it seems is just as rife.

Caroline Mitchell is without a doubt one of my go to authors when it comes to crime thrillers. I am loving this series and yet again she delivers a must read story with a case that had me going through an array of emotions. The characterisation is brilliant with some characters I began to care about whilst others I didn’t trust and some I ended up taking a great dislike to!

I loved the setting of the seaside and at first the story has an almost relaxed feel to it until things take a sterner course and got a lot darker. I liked getting to know Molly better who is part of Amy’s team. She has some demons of her own to face and seems to be in a constant battle with herself in trying to prove herself to her boss.

Flesh and Blood is another brilliant read that I dived into and didn’t come up for air until I turned the last page. It is a tense and gritty read that in part is quite harrowing due to the nature of the story. It had me eager for the case to be solved before anyone else got hurt and I wasn’t prepared for the shocking revelations that came thick and fast. When a story has you going WTAF! and has your jaw dropping in shock, well in my eyes it deserves five shiny gold stars if not more.

My thanks to NetGalley and Thomas & Mercer for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

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