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.What He Did by J.G. Roberts
Also by this author: Little Girl Missing
Series: Detective Rachel Hart #2
Also in this series: Little Girl Missing
Published by Bookouture on 22nd October 2019
Source: from Netgalley
Your husband’s car crash wasn’t an accident…
Maddy Shaw learns the life-shattering news in the most horrific way: live on air. As the shaky phone recording pans over the terrible crash, she recognises her husband Simon’s car in the wreckage… He is critically injured, and she rushes to his side.
Detective Rachel Hart knows how it feels to have a loved one’s life hanging in the balance, and hurries to support her friend. Maddy is distraught about her husband’s accident, and Rachel decides to investigate. It’s not her case, but if she can give her friend answers, she will. But she soon realises Simon didn’t crash because he was distracted, or because a tyre blew. Someone made this happen. Someone who wants Simon dead…
After the discovery of a threatening letter buried in Simon’s diary, Maddy has to ask how well she knew her husband. Then a new victim is found – an old friend of Simon’s, a man he hasn’t seen in years. It seems a dark secret from their past has finally come to light… The killer has a list of targets, and they are dying one by one.
Rachel must race against time to protect her friend and find the murderer, before another life is taken. But however fast she runs, it seems the killer is always one step ahead. And Maddy must decide if she wants the truth – even if it puts her in the killer’s path…
A twisty and breath-taking thriller for fans of Rachel Abbott, Cara Hunter and Angela Marsons
Thank you to Bookoture for letting me take part in this tour and for my copy of this book via Netgalley. I enjoyed the first book in this series and I was intrigued by Rachel so I was excited to get stuck into this one.
I have to say while I enjoyed the first book I LOVED this one. You could read them as standalones but you would miss some of the back story for Rachel. Most of this is covered in this book but you might not get as much of a feel for who Rachel is. The more I learn about Rachel the more I like her. She is a strong woman but she’s also holding a lot of guilt. She’s an excellent detective and has very good instincts.
Rachel stumbles on this case has it involves her friend’s husband. What seems like a traffic accident soon becomes a lot more. This case has a lot of parts and at the beginning, it was hard to see how they would all come together. There seemed to be a lot of moving parts and it took a few chapters for things to all come together.
I was hooked pretty early on. I really enjoyed the writing style and I kept turning page after page because while I had a feeling what was going to happen I just needed to know I was right. The story is quite heartbreaking and some of the characters are downright vile. I also felt sorry for those that got caught up in all. This really showed how peer pressure can have some devastating consequences.
As well as the case Rachel had her personal life to contend with. Rachel has been dating Tim for a few months now. The more I see of Tim the more suspicious I am. There’s something about him that does not sit right with me. The ending of this book is perfectly set up for what I hope will be the next story and I am now eagerly awaiting this!
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