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Title: What She Knew
Series: DI Eleanor Raven #3
Author: Karen Long
Publication Day: March 15th 2021
This is the third book in the contemporary, crime thriller, DI Eleanor Raven series but I suspect it will still work well as a standalone.
Gosh this is an enthralling cocktail of lethal manipulations, dramatic discoveries, danger and detective work. After events in the previous book, Eleanor is having psychiatric treatment to prove she’s fit for work. However, her discharge doesn’t go quite as she and her psychiatrist envisaged!
This investigation has multiple deaths, both human and canine, carried out by more than one killer – but what triggers them? This series of seemingly random killings bring Eleanor back into the midst of murder, putting her in the sights of another killer, necessitating her and her team to work together to discover the perpetrators, their motivations and endeavour to protect themselves and prevent more deaths.
The investigating team have their own problems, impinging on their life and work. Eleanor is a true leader, giving direction when necessary but also supporting and encouraging her team. Her treatment has certainly beneficially altered her attitudes and she continues to grow as a rounded human being in this story. The story is a real page turner, packed with surprising twists, macabre events and fraught with danger. If you enjoy crime thrillers I highly recommend you read this book – and this series.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
With the sound of the doorbell, the past she ran from catches up with her.
Baby on hip, Angela Myles hums as she lays out breakfast before the school run, when an unexpected knock on the door stops her in her tracks. But when she sees the familiar face through the peephole, she immediately tries to run with her kids out the back door. Because Angela knows her visitor, she knows why they’re here, and she’ll never give up her children.
Hours later, as the police talk softly to Angela’s terrified children, trying to unpick her last moments, they wonder what other secrets she was hiding from those around her. And then another woman goes missing. How many more will pay the price for Angela’s silence?
Absolutely unputdownable. A gripping, heart-pounding read for fans of Lisa Gardner, Rachel Abbott and Cara Hunter.
What She Knew was previously published as The Cold Room.
Karen Long was born in Wolverhampton but has spent the last few years living in California. She worked as an English and Drama teacher for many years, before becoming a full-time writer.
She has written screenplays and articles, but primarily dedicates her time to writing crime fiction and observing wildlife. She loves to travel, which is a great source of inspiration; Toronto became the backdrop to the Eleanor Raven series of thrillers after Karen spent several months there.
A passionate conservationist and lover of the crow family in particular, she has rehabilitated and adopted ravens, crows, magpies and rooks, many of whom became integrated into family life, much to the distress of household members and soft furnishings. She now volunteers regularly at Los Angeles Oiled Bird Care Centre.
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