Today I’m sharing a review of Janice Frost’s latest novel, “Their Fatal Secrets”.
About the book:
THE EAGERLY AWAITED NEW MYSTERY FROM BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JANICE FROST
Two students coming home from a drunken night out see something strange in the river. It is a young woman’s body.
Hours later, a second young woman’s body is discovered on another stretch of the same river.
DS Ava Merry and DI Jim Neal are assigned to both investigations. And they’re joined by a new detective, Tom Knight.
Soon a connection is found between the two dead women. A list of “victims” is discovered in one of their flats. Who will be next and what really happened to the women on this sinister list?
In a thrilling conclusion, Jim Neal fights for his life as the two detectives struggle to solve a complex case involving people with secrets that may prove fatal.
If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ruth Rendell, or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
DS Ava Merry is a young policewoman, recently promoted to detective sergeant. She is fitness fanatic with a taste for dangerous relationships. DI Jim Neal is single dad who juggles his devotion to his job with caring for his son.
DS MERRY & DI NEAL SERIES
Book 1: DEAD SECRET
Book 2: DARK SECRET
Book 3: HER HUSBAND’S SECRET
Book 4: THEIR FATAL SECRETS
*Thanks to Jill Burkinshaw and the team at Joffe Books for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review*
I really enjoyed this. It was a well paced and gripping police procedural and had me guessing right up until the very end, with plenty of red herrings sprinkled along the way. The one aspect of the book I was less keen on is the ongoing “will they won’t they” with Merry and Neal – I’m a bit sick of that plot line!
It was my first encounter with the Merry and Neal series, and even though it’s book four it can easily be read as a standalone. I look forward to reading the first three now!
Overall rating 4*
About the author:
Janice was born and grew up in West Lothian, Scotland. After completing an English degree at St Andrew’s University, she moved to London where she lived for ten years doing an assortment of jobs. Her passions are reading, writing and walking in Scotland and the Lake District. She lives in Lincolnshire with her husband and two sons.