🎧 A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @McMeireKat #Thomas&Mercer @BrillianceAudi1 #KindleUnlimited #LoveAudiobooks #JIAM

Posted June 29, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 16 Comments

Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


🎧 A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @McMeireKat  #Thomas&Mercer @BrillianceAudi1 #KindleUnlimited #LoveAudiobooks #JIAMA Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Series: Detective Kate Young #2
Published by Thomas & Mercer on June 29, 2021
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 365
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Goodreads
Amazon
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.

In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.

DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?

When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate's past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?

I continued with the Detective Kate Young series.  Kate is smart but still burdened by the death of her husband and a lack of any friends or support.  Now her sister, Tilly is back in England, the sister who stole her fiance.  She has her son with her and their marriage is having problems.

The groundwork of Kate’s close relationship with her husband and his death is laid well in  An Eye for an Eye, and is not repeated here.  She still connects with him but only briefly here and there.  She still believes he was murdered, as he was investigating corruption in the force.

Here we have a story of a rapist who is after women who look like Kate’s sister, who was raped at 14.  Now that the sister is back in town, there is a rape and often murder, of women looking like her, almost daily.  I twigged to this faster than Kate. But Kate was also investigating facets of her husband’s death.

Kate collects evidence on both cases.  She eventually solves her rapist case.  The cases are dark and gritty and twisted in with the police corruption which continues, including those Kate knows well and expects to be on her side.  I can’t wait to see how she brings them down in some future book.

 


Review copy was received from Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.


🎧 A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @McMeireKat  #Thomas&Mercer @BrillianceAudi1 #KindleUnlimited #LoveAudiobooks #JIAMA Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Published by Brilliance Audio on June 29, 2021
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 10 hours, 6 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
Goodreads
Audible
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Narration:

This narrator was new to me with this series.  I am comfortable with her performance. The voices of both males and females voices sounding appropriate with the sound of the region.  I enjoyed her voice for Kate.  The voices were differentiated for other main characters but I was focused on the story more and Kate has the most time in the story.  I listened at my usual 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

 

Rating Breakdown
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Writing
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Narration (Audio)
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Carol Wyer

A former teacher and linguist, Carol began writing full-time in 2009 and enjoyed much success with several comedies and humorous non-fiction books, one of which, Grumpy Old Menopause won her the People’s Book Prize Award in 2015.

January 2017, saw her move into police procedurals with Little Girl Lost, the first in the DI Robyn Carter series, that featured in USA Today Top 150 best selling books and became the #2 best-selling book on Amazon. The books, set in Staffordshire where Carol has lived for over 30 years, earned her acclaim as a crime writer and in 2018, a new team lead by DI Natalie Ward was introduced to her readers.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy.

When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.

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Posted June 29, 2021 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review, JIAM / 16 Comments


16 responses to “🎧 A Cut for a Cut by Carol Wyer

  1. She’s got a lot going on all around and it sounds like a thoroughly engaging book. I need to start the series.

  2. verushka

    WHEW! This is a new author and series to me, and it sounds intense — and compelling.