The second thrilling novel in the DCI Antonia Hawkins series by Alastair Gunn
When the body of a young woman is found brutally slain on Valentine's Day the press reacts with barely disguised glee. For DCI Antonia Hawkins, still recovering from the terrible wounds inflicted by another killer, the pressure of another high profile murder investigation could barely be worse timed.
But, battling her own physical limitations and under pressure from a new member of the team whose ambition to displace her is barely disguised, Hawkins must discover not just who killed the first victim, but why. Or watch helplessly as others die at the hands of a monster whose been labelled the Valentine Killer...
The good thing now with being slightly behind, I get to read book 3 and 4 as soon as I choose to.
Anyhow, the book. What did I think? Well I actually enjoyed it, I like Antonia, she's gutsy but stupid sometimes, she stubborn and awkward, she's a character i'm enjoying getting to know.
Antonia has received some pretty horrific injuries after being stabbed a number of times, and after weeks in hospital is going mad with boredom. Along with the worry of someone else stepping into her shoes at work, her stubborn streak kicks in, and she manages to force herself back to work. She is certainly not ready to be back and probably shouldn't be starting on a new murder investigation. But Antonia doesn't always seem to do what is right. Antonia decides working while recovering is the best thing for her.
With her new set of wheels, her wheel chair that she is less than happy to be using, she throws herself into work as is soon on the hunt for a killer. A killer who seems to like hitting people over the head with an hammer.
It soon becomes apparent that her and her team are looking for a serial killer. The team need to throw everything they have into this case to get it solved.
Another good solid, interesting read. I have only read the first 2 but I would certainly advise that they are read in order.