Thank you to Dutton books for sending me a free copy of The Killer In Me in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Murder convict Sean Hennessy is released from prison to return to a seaside community in Dublin. He has always professed his innocence. But within months of his release, two bodies appear in the peaceful suburb of Clontarf.
With a TV documentary pushing the public’s sympathies in Hennessy’s direction, the original evidence against him is called into question and Detective Frankie Sheehan finds herself doubting her original analysis of the case.
But when another, fresh victim connects the two cases and the threat closes in around her family, Sheehan must look deep within herself in order to spot the killer who hides in plain sight.
Wow! The Killer In Me is an extremely well done detective thriller. Compared to the first novel in this series, TKIM shows off how much Kiernan has grown as a writer. What I liked most about this novel is how much more I was able to connect with the characters. All of the characters were realistic and well developed, so much so that I was rooting for a few of them to pull through and be ok.
Police and detective procedural mysteries tend to have lots of harsh and gruesome crimes. The crimes in this book were no different, yet the reader has the chance to look at the personal reasons and choices that led a person to commit such heinous acts. I was actually reminded slightly of Inspector Gamache in the Louise Penny mystery series, who is always looking for the passion behind the crime as a means to solve them.
The ending of this book was fantastic, I didn’t see it coming yet it made total sense! Multiple characters and storylines all came crashing into each other so perfectly, I felt like I should have seen it from the start. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes crime fiction! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️