A Killer in the Family: The gripping new thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

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A Killer in the Family: The gripping new thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

A Killer in the Family: The gripping new thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

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A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud -- Val McDermid --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition. How dark they might be don’t learn straight away, but it does leave big question marks dangling over the pair of them when it becomes clear that it is a make relative of Aisling who has been committing the murders. The writing is smart and beautifully crafted, as always, and the twists and turns are deftly done to keep you guessing until the final pages.

The author plays a very careful game, dropping in some historical context which serves to both enlighten and confuse, making sure that we don't get the big reveal on the killer until the right time.It’s interesting, complex, requires your attention, and has many sympathetic characters, throughout the wide cast. As the narrative shifts back and forth between the perspectives of DCI Sheen and his team-members and that of Aisling, long-held family secrets are revealed and lies uncovered. From the acclaimed author of Little Sister, this endlessly twisty crime novel asks: What might a family do to protect or expose a serial killer in its midst? Noticing their determination, he agrees to go along, convinced that they can never break Gary out without his help. Aisling's DNA is a match for the crime scene, leaving the police with three suspects: her long-lost father, and her two sons.

I do think the beginning might have moved a little faster if I had been familiar with all of the police perspectives at least, it was a bit hard to follow at first. I love this series and have been holding onto this one for far too long, but as it was published in paperback this week, it seems a perfect time to join the discussion. What I love about Gytha’s writing is how vivid the characters are, so that you know them all really well, despite their fleeting appearance in the series as a whole. When a driven doctor doesn't get the prestigious position she planned for, she unexpectedly finds herself moving to a remote Alaskan town.

This is the fifth book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series and I had to pick it up as I've followed this series from the beginning. This book can easily be read as a stand alone, though with any series it's always good to have the backstories of the characters. The characters are continued to be built up in this novel, with the plot being delivered into twisty layers. New Years Eve is a new beginning, but for one woman it is an ending as well when she gets into a car with a killer. The thing that it irritated me the most was the obvious hints of the killer, I don’t know why the team this time was acting like it was the most difficult case.

Read more about the condition New: A new, unread, unused book in perfect condition with no missing or damaged pages. Lodge delves into the complex relationships between parents and children, siblings, and spouses, revealing the darkness that can lurk beneath the surface of seemingly ordinary lives.This book is part of a series and I will say you can pick this up without having read the first few in this series, I would recommend reading those first. The rest of the book follows the complex investigation, with leads that turn out to be dead ends even though they have a DNA link. From a deep, dark secret that had been kept hidden for decades to family drama that was thoroughly hard-hitting, the impeccability of this novel is not to be overlooked.



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