Book Summary from Amazon
D.S. Geraldine Steel expects the quiet town of Woolsmarsh to be dull. She quickly discovers she is wrong. The park is a place where children play, friends sit and gossip, people walk their dogs, or take a short cut to avoid the streets. But in the shadows a predator prowls, hunting for victims. A woman sees the killer and comes forward as a witness-someone whom the killer must stop at all costs. For D.S. Geraldine Steel, it is a race against time to find the killer before he strikes again, as public pressure mounts with the growing death toll.
My Review - 3 More Sugar Please
This was a solid Crime Thriller that had interesting characters but it just didn't have my heart racing. We know who the serial killer is so we are on the investigation journey along with the Detective and Police, this took away from any surprise or mysterious element. I would recommend this one to those that enjoy light or cozy mysteries.
I did enjoy reading the story through the eyes of serial killer, victims and D.S. Geraldine Steel.
Geraldine beat herself up a little regarding what she missed or how else she should have approached evidence and I felt the same way, why don't they, why didn't they, did they forget, etc. I am unsure if the author did this on purpose.
There is a twist but only for the reader to say, ahhh interesting but it doesn't connect for the characters, I didn't like that at all.
All in all, it was good, I will probably read the next in this series. And the cover, one of my favourites this year in my opinion. See the man in the eye pupil, that is great artwork.
I wanted to try British authors that is why I chose to read this one. I also read a great review with interview of Leigh Russell over on Clarrisa's blog, Listen to the Voices.