Devil’s Way (Kate Marshall 4) by Robert Bryndza

Book Description:

THE TRUTH HIDES IN THE DARKKate Marshall’s investigation into a young boy’s disappearance sends her down an unexpectedly twisted path in a riveting thriller by multi-million bestselling author, Robert Bryndza.

When Private Investigator Kate Marshall is rushed to hospital after being pulled into a riptide current in the sea, the near-death experience leaves her shaken. During her recovery, she befriends Jean, an elderly lady on the same ward. Jean tells the harrowing story of how her three-year-old grandson, Charlie, went missing eleven years ago during a camping trip on Dartmoor.

By the time Kate is well enough to go home, she’s agreed to take on the case, but when Kate and her trusty sidekick Tristan start to look at the events of that fateful night, they discover that Jean has a dark past that could have put Charlie in jeopardy.

Was Charlie abducted? Or did he fall into Devil’s Way? A rushing river that vanishes into a gorge close to where they were camping.

When Kate and Tristan discover that a social worker who flagged concerns about Jean and her daughter was found brutally murdered shortly after Charlie vanished, it makes them question everything they thought they knew about the family…

Filled with twists and turns, Devil’s Way is the fourth Kate Marshall novel and the most gripping and satisfying yet!

My Thoughts:

I have to start off my review by saying how hugely excited I was to have read the afterward which mentions that the author’s next novel will be a standalone thriller! Of course I love his books in his series’ but OMG, as a huge fan, this is incredibly exciting news!

Anyways, I can’t believe we are already onto the fourth novel in the brilliant Kate Marshall series. Poor Kate is having a rough time of it after a near death experience whilst out on her daily, early morning swim. Thankfully for us she recovers in no time and finds herself on a new case that she takes on after meeting her client whilst in hospital.

After serial killers, missing children are probably next on my list of most fascinating cases. With such high profile cases such as Jamie Bulger and Madeleine McCann, I think it’s the not knowing that is hard to overcome. I could only imagine how painful it must be living with never knowing whether their child is alive or dead and being left with always wondering. Kate and her partner Tristan have a good success rate with missing people and I was quietly confident that no matter what the fate of the child turned out to be, they would uncover it.

There is a lot of investigation work going on and I was gripped at the way that Kate and Tristan worked together to try and solve this case. From their interviews to the slog of wading through evidence and trips to where the event of Charlie going missing happened, it really makes for some tense and informative reading on how not only private investigators work but the police also.

Devil’s Way is a heart-racing and at times emotional read that grabbed hold of me from the very first page. I have no idea how the author does it but his stories pick you up from the word go and don’t put you down until the very last page whilst taking you on a rollercoaster of a journey in between. I was constantly second guessing at what had happened to Charlie as well as to who was behind his disappearance. The author ensures there are plenty of red herrings to send you of course and looking in the wrong direction. A fast paced, page turner that will keep you up all night!

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