I downloaded this book as a free narration with my KU subscription. The author for some reason alternates between first and third person. The first p..Show More »erson chapters are those by the Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins, who is heading up the investigation of the killing of a young girl. The thrid person POV involves another officer and a victim, each in separate chapters.
I didn't really care for this switching of POV and I think she would have done better if she had opted for a deep third person for the entire book.
The characters are not particularly interesting, although they are competently drawn. It was just had I met them in real life I wouldn't want to spend 8 hours with them. I think the only time her writing had a spark was when she detailing investigation procedure. There she was self assured.
She can plot ok, but I think she needs to concentrate on making readers care more about her characters. These characters are a bleak and humorless lot, as is DI Robbins.
The author also concentrated on Robbins' drinking and love life which is probably foreshadowing.future problems.
It probably doesn't help that I had recently listened to Stuart McBride's latest Logan McRae novel. Now there is a writer who can make a dark and horrible story spark.
D. I. Hannah Robbins guides her team through the emotional aftermath of losing a team member while hunting for a serial killer. As the case drags on, ..Show More »the public response to the lack of progress turns deadly, with the police the.selves under mob attack. This is a great story and the narration is wonderful. I hope there are more Hannah Robbins novels soon.