Shallow Waters -Review-

Shallow Waters

Synopsis: When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.

Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team on the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths.

But it doesn’t stop there. When catching a killer isn’t enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?

My Rating: 4/5

My Review:

I was pleasantly surprised by this book and would like to than THE Book Club for allowing me to read a review copy. This was a police procedural, full of suspense and with a great twist.

I could tell the author did her homework in terms of developing the characters in this book, having come from a Criminal Justice background myself, the processes and procedures described throughout were accurate and for me, this was key to getting across the story.

D.I Robbins is a great character and I look forward to seeing her in more books. A tough cookie with a soft side but she did not let that affect her dedication to finding the killer(s) or crossing the line when it came to her reporter “boyfriend” Ethan. I will be intrigued to see how THAT relationship develops.

The reason I gave this 4* and not 5* was a personal opinion in relation to how the book ended. I appreciate that it will clearly be a series of books but thought the ending could have tied up a few more things. This will not, however, stop me from picking up the next book from Rebecca Bradley as overall I was thoroughly impressed and look forward to what case D.I Robbins will find herself on.