🎧 A Soul for a Soul by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @McMeireKat #Thomas&Mercer #BrillianceAudio #KindleUnlimited #LoveAudiobooks

Posted January 25, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

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🎧 A Soul for a Soul by Carol Wyer @carolewyer @McMeireKat  #Thomas&Mercer #BrillianceAudio #KindleUnlimited #LoveAudiobooks A Soul for a Soul by Carol Wyer
Narrator: Henrietta Meire
Series: Detective Kate Young #5
Published by Thomas & Mercer on January 30, 2024
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Pages: 381
Length: hours, minutes
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
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The syndicate have taken everything from her. It’s time to take them down―or die trying. DCI Kate Young never meant to shoot Superintendent John Dickson at the reservoir that night―even if, as a scheming corrupt cop and head of the shady syndicate, he probably had it coming. But now Kate has photographic evidence that someone else knows her terrible secret… Tormented by guilt and the voices of the dead, Kate is desperate to unmask the rest of the corrupt officers before her own sins catch up with her.

When DI Harriet Khatri, awaiting trial for the murder of Kate’s mentor, claims she was framed by Dickson’s syndicate, Kate reluctantly agrees to help in the hope of finding answers. Meanwhile, DI Emma Donaldson finds herself on the hunt for a double murderer―a man who incapacitates his victims with a powerful narcotic called Devil’s Breath.

The Detective Kate Young series really takes off at a furious pace, with plenty of emotional angst if you are rooting for Kate.  I would definitely read this series in order.  Kate has been working on investigating her husband’s death and department corruption.  Her mentor, William Chase was helping her but in the previous book he was murdered.

She has to be careful to keep investigating privately or the corrupt syndicate will try to murder her also. It takes her over the fine line of the law. She knows the corrupt are stacked against her and it takes all she has to combat them.  Kate is guilty about things she has done to keep working on the investigation.  She and her teams have constantly been thwarted in some investigations by a mole or moles.

Kate still struggles with her grief over losing her husband and now losing William.  She hears voices in her head; infrequently her husband, more often the corrupt John Dickson or William Chase, as she investigates. I get tired of these internal conversations. The pacing seemed a bit slow at times.

She was promoted to William’s position of DCI.  She spends a lot of time tediously tracking down people who are hiding who have the information she needs or working with a technical friend on results to unmask who the mole and corrupt are.

Her two protégées Emma and Morgan have both been promoted to acting DIs.  Emma is working on investigating a case of murders of women found without their jewelry, phones or purses which may all be related.  Morgan is on the task force still trying to bring down the traffickers.  Emma and Morgan are also in a personal relationship and are struggling to balance between the demanding job and personal time. We get some of Emma’s point of view and also the killer.

Many of the story arcs from the beginning of the series are concluded in A Soul for a Soul. Kate is an excellent investigator and manager of teams.  She needs to take a break to finally grieve after solving these cases.  But is this the end of Kate’s police career?  And will there be more to the series?



This narrator was new to me with this series.  Kate is the primary character and the narration is like a stream of her thoughts.  I enjoy her performance of Kate and the others on her team.  I am comfortable with both male and female voices which sound appropriate for the region.  The voices were differentiated for other characters.  I listened at my normal 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE


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 January 25, 2024 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 6 Comments

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