A Life For a Life by Carol Wyer
Blog Tour 16th March 2022
Many thanks to Zoe at Zooloos Blog Tours for the invitation to take part, I’m delighted to do so. (https://zooloosbookdiary.co.uk/zooloos-blog-tours)
It gripped me right from the off with a prologue that totally stunned me.
A riveting, suspenseful, roller-coaster of a story that totally engrossed me. I loved it!
I really connected with this book as I live in Stoke-on-Trent and I know all the areas very well.
DI Kate Young still has the same issues following the death of her husband Chris, her vulnerability apparent as she takes to chatting to Chris again.
She has suspicions that people within the force may be corrupt. She definitely has trust issues, even with some of her colleagues. She is very determined in her bid to expose her superintendent, John Dickson, but she has to tread very carefully as she doesn’t know who to trust. She is extra careful who she asks questions of and who she shares with. She also uses an unorthodox route which she needs keep to herself.
The discovery of the body of a young man at a train station was the start of a manic few days where unconnected people were killed in the same way. The lack of connection between the victims caused real anxiousness for the team as they had no idea who would be the next victim or where it would happen, only a rough time when the killing would occur.
In her team I really like Emma and Morgan. They have brilliant banter, are good friends and bounce off each other. They bring a profiler to the team, Samuel, who is a very interesting character and a little bit odd. He has some strange methods of getting inside the killer’s mind.
A heart-pounding story, perfectly paced and a fabulous addition to the DI Kate Young series.
Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and Carol Wyer for the early copy in which I give my honest opinion.
About the Book
DI Kate Young Book 3
Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer—except an unpredictable detective.
When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task—to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage.
Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper—and closer to home—than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust.
With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (15th March 2022)
Get your copy here:
Amazon UK: A Life For A Life
Amazon US: A Life for a Life
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer’s crime novels have sold over one million copies and been translated into nine languages.
A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche.
February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye For An Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia.
Carol has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’, featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post. She’s also been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television.
She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr. Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy. When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.
To learn more, go to http://www.carolwyer.co.uk, subscribe to her YouTube channel, or follow her on Twitter: @carolewyer
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