Trust No One
(Detective Jane Bennett and Mike Lockyer series Book 3) Kindle Edition
by Clare Donoghue
A marriage is what you make it, isn't it? It's what you put into it. It's not just about love, it's about understanding another person's point of view. Sometimes there are things you find out about yourself and each other which means the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved - but all pretty normal.
Normal that is, until there's a murder.
DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in to investigate one of the South London murder squad's most difficult and distressing cases yet - where family and friends come under scrutiny in the hardest of circumstances
I enjoyed the first two books I read in this series, so was thrilled when I was approved for an early copy of this one. Book 3 in the Bennett and Lockyer series, is another great read. Another crazy case to solve. Not always simple, and can get a little tricky at times.
Lockyer and Bennett are faced with what seems like a straight forward murder to start with, but soon figure out it's going to be difficult to figure out what has happened, and Who did it.
A story full of twists and turns, a few times i kept thinking ohhhh it's such and such, I was quite shocked at the outcome and what had really happened.
very well written and put together.
DS Jane Bennett takes charge of South London's Lewisham murder squad following the temporary suspension of her boss, DI Mike Lockyer. His involvement with a female witness resulted in her murder. Mike returns to work but he's a shadow of the detective he was a few months before.
Bennett gets a desperate call from an old friend to say that her husband, retired colleague Mark Leech, has gone missing. Blood spatters found in the home suggest that she doesn't have long to find him.
When Jane is sent to a site in Elmstead Woods she stumbles upon a sinister murder scene. A tomb has been created, and the body she finds is not Mark's - as she dreaded and suspected - but that of missing university student, Maggie Hungerford. Her killer recorded her last moments, even providing an air supply which was only cut off when the game lost its thrill.
Two men admit to having had a sexual relationship with Maggie. Both deny murder. Someone is lying. And Mark is still missing. When another tomb is discovered, an anonymous tip and mounting evidence suggest a disturbing link which threatens to derail both cases and let a murderer walk free.
Lockyer is shocked into supporting Bennett in a case which becomes ever more ominous and dangerous as the investigation deepens. They know that their hunt is for a killer with a mind so twisted that he, or she, is likely to stop at nothing.
Firstly thanks you to Netgalley and the Publishers for my review copy of this book.
I recently read the first book in this series, Never look back, so here am now having just finished the second one. I will also say a big thank you to @bookaddictShaun, whose review of this book prompted me into buying the first book.
So book two with Mike Lockyer and Ds Jane Bennett. Starts off with a body. A body that has been buried alive. I couldn’t think of a worse way to die. The fear you must go through, knowing that you are not going to leave the enclosed space you are stuck in.
So what Jane needs to discover is who put her there and Why? But alongside this an ex copper has gone missing. The only clues they have is his blood in his kitchen. So what has happened to him, where has he gone?
Jane is also running on guilt. A single mother who due to her work commitments is relying heavily on her mother looking after her autistic son. The guilt of not spending enough time with him, not being home to put him to bed. Again!
The relationship between Mike and Jane in this book is a little strained in parts. They need to work on there working friendship to enable them to get on with these cases and move forward. If they are going to solve these cases, surely it is better to do it together than alone.
There is enough going on in this book to keep you interested. It really is a gripping read, a little disturbing in parts but brilliantly put together. Very well written.
I was at that point of what the hell should I read next, so went reading some of my fellow bloggers reviews to give me some idea's. I wanted to read this book after reading Shaun's review on book 2 - No Place to Die
To read the review that prompted me to buy this book. Click here to see Book addict Shaun's review.
So thanks to Shaun, i went and purchased this. but as my mother in-law had just given me a £20 Amazon voucher, I wasn't breaking my "not to buy any books until the end of March" rule.
So I finished my current read and curled up in bed with a big bar of chocolate and my kindle.
I'm pretty glad I read this, as it now means I can read book 2 as soon as I want. I really like it when I find a new author whose books I have not read, and there is more that one to get stuck into.
This book kicks off the start of what i'm guessing is going to be a great series, I love a good police procedural. Getting to know new characters and deciding which ones you like and which you don't.
So this new series to feature DI Mike Lockyer and DS Jane Bennett, of the Murder squad starts off brilliantly. They are faced with solving the killings of 3 women. When Mike see's a resemblance in the 3rd victim to a member of his own family, it really shakes him. This is where we learn about Mike and see his sensitive side too. He has many things going on in his life outside of work, so dealing with both aspects can be tricky.
Along side this we have Sarah, who is being stalked. But no one seems to be taking her seriously. Is she ever going to get any help or even anyone to believe what is happening to her. I really enjoyed both parts to this story. And how they come together.
I think the characters have been built up and introduced to us brilliantly. And I think there is really room for them to grow into well known likable characters.
Although there was quite a bit going on in this book, I found it a really easy and Bloody enjoyable read.
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