I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Last Light by Helen Phifer
Also by this author: One Left Alive, The Killer's Girl , The Hiding Place , First Girl to Die
Series: Detective Lucy Harwin #3
Published by Bookouture on 16th November 2018
Genres: Crime, Suspense, Thriller
Source: from Netgalley
Lucy watches the pathologist leave, then turns to the nameless victim on the table. ‘I promise I will catch whoever did this to you,’ she whispers.
In charge of a new team, Detective Lucy Harwin is called out to attend the discovery of a woman’s body in an abandoned, crumbling church, and is quickly plunged into a case that will test her leadership skills to the limit.
With no leads except the crudely-fashioned crucifix the victim was displayed on, Lucy is at a complete loss. That is, until another body turns up: an elderly woman who devoted her life to the church.
Faced with a killer stalking the streets of her small coastal town, while also throwing herself into work to forget the love of her life, Lucy’s first case is turning into a nightmare.
Linking the killer to the church where her own teenage daughter volunteers, it seems the threat is quickly drawing closer to Lucy and those she loves. Can she catch this monster and prevent a tragedy that will tear her world apart?
An addictive and unputdownable crime thriller that will hook fans of Patricia Gibney, LJ Ross and Angela Marsons from the very first page.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I have Helen’s first book on my TBR pile and when I saw this one I thought I need to read this.
Newly promoted Lucy Harwin has her first lead case and what a case it was. This book is definitely not for the faint-hearted. The murders in this book are some of the most horrific I have heard about. Helen is definitely not afraid of scaring her audience and I tell you she had me hiding under my cover in this one.
I enjoyed Helen’s style and that she wasn’t afraid of who she killed. Some authors may have shied away from killing some characters but Helen didn’t and I applaud her for that. Even if it did break my heart a little.
I was gripped from the first page and I struggled to put the book down. I really enjoyed the different POV and trying to work out who the killer was.
I will definitely be reading more of Helen’s books in the future.
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