Kate Marshall’s Detective agency takes off when she and her partner Tristan are hired to investigate a cold case from over a decade ago. Twelve years previously, a determined young journalist called Joanna Duncan exposed a political scandal that had major repercussions. In the fallout she disappeared without trace and was never found.
When Kate and her partner Tristan examine the case files, they find the trail long cold, but they discover the names of two young men who also vanished at that time. As she begins to connect their last days, Kate realizes that Joanna may have been onto something far more sinister than anyone first believed: the identity of a serial killer preying on the people who few will ever miss.
But the closer Kate comes to finding the killer, the darker things become . . .
Gosh it feels an age since I read book two in the Kate Marshall series. The one thing that I am always guaranteed with any of this authors books though, is that they are well worth the wait.
I absolutely love Kate and Tristan. They make a great crime fighting duo. Both bring so much to these books and I am already desperate for the next book in the series. There is just something about this pairing that I find almost comforting. I think it’s like any favourite crime series, such as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson, Poirot and Hastings. To have a successful series, you have to get the pairing just right and for me, Bryndza has created the perfect working partnership with Kate and Tristan.
I love watching cold case shows on the telly so when I read the book description for Darkness Falls with Kate and Tristan taking on a case of the disappearance of a journalist from 12 years before, I was desperate to read more. I have to say this was such a clever storyline and as they start to join the dots and zone in on getting closer to the truth, I seriously couldn’t turn the pages quick enough to find out just what had happened to Joanna all those years ago as well as the missing men.
Darkness Falls had me from the get go. It’s one of those books that once you start reading, you forget about everything else as you are so engrossed with the case and Kate and Tristan’s quest to discover the truth. One of the best storyline’s I have read in a crime thriller book in a while and I could feel the build up of excitement inside of me, the closer we get to that all important climax and boy what a climax! I had to pick my jaw back up from the floor. How it all comes together just showcases how brilliant this author’s writing is. An exciting and thrilling read that will leave you desperate for more!