Ohh I was SO in the mood for this! Right from the beginning, with the prologue, I was grabbed and pulled into the story. I'd recieved book 2 on NetGalley and my gut feeling told me to read book first. So I went out and brought a copy and god I'm pleased I did. There is only 1 negative comment I have and this is why this book is not 5 stars but the language. I dont like reading swear words or sex talk at all so that put me off. But that is all. So back to the positives. I LOVE Asylum stories and this was Asylum AND crime! How utterly perfect! The story is split into two time periods. The 70s and now. I really really enjoyed the flashback entries. I also really enjoyed Lucy, the main Detective. You are told about 70% of the way through who the killer is and I thought this would end up being a negative. I mean, arent these types of books ment to make you keep guessing until the end? Well, no. This one didnt and it turned out to still be fantastic. The story did not at all drop down hill because there was still a surprise in stall waiting around one of the corners on the path that this book takes us along. Well im off to begin book 2. Defiantly recommend this.
This book is very well written. The characters and story are quite believable. If you like suspense thrillers with just the right amount of everything, romance, detail of murder scenes and humor, then this book is for you. All these things make it interesting without disrupting the main storyline.
Oh my goodness, I loved this book so much! This is the first Helen Phifer book I have read and it certainly won't be the last. I am very excited that this is only the first book in a series that stars Detective Lucy Harwin :)
This was a very complex police procedural, expertly written, and with more twists and turns than a mountain track. Lucy is up against it from the very beginning. She comes back to work after being involved in a very traumatic case, and is thrust straight into the case of a body at the asylum. Who is this unidentified man and why is his body at the asylum anyway?
As the bodies mount up, she has to figure out how they are all connected and how events from 1975 have a direct correlation to events right now. She has a wonderful colleague, Mattie, who cares about her a great deal and who always has her back, but he is being distracted by a pretty full-on relationship. Lucy herself is also distracted, but in her case it is by her teenage daughter. I like how these characters are so real; they are flawed, very human, and so relatable.
I can't adequately express how much I enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the next one! A well deserved five stars from me :)
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. With thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture.