Peopled with likeable detectives, this book has all the intrigue and mystery we have come to expect from accomplished crime writer D. S. Butler. Possibly better than her excellent previous series that featured D. S. Jack Mackinnon.
Reading this book was like riding a horse: first you go for a gentle stroll and you are enjoying the ride and wonder if your horse likes to go a little faster, then things ramp up a bit and you are trotting....and then next thing you know, you are going at a full gallop! My horse skipped the cantering completely ;)
Seriously though, this was one good read! DS Karen Hart is back in her second adventure and even though I read the first book, it absolutely doesn't need to be read first for this story to make sense.
Karen gets caught up in a case which is puzzling but it is a cold case and therefore that sense of urgency is not quite there, as there would be in a current case. That soon changes and Karen and her team find themselves running here, there and everywhere trying to figure out how everything fits together. Then the murders start....
There was so much going on in this story, but the author did a great job of keeping the threads going and then making sure all those threads made sense at the end. I enjoyed getting to know the various team members a little better, all those things make a big difference to my enjoyment of a book. It is not just about the case, but all the various people involved in the case and their personalities that makes for a well-rounded book.
I was looking for some books to read while waiting for some new releases from other Authors, and stumbled across D.S. Butler’s Detective Karen Hart’s series. A good read and enjoying the characters evolving.