Saturday, 5 April 2014

Books Read: Clare Donoghue - Never Look Back

Three women have been found brutally murdered in south London, the victims only feet away from help during each sadistic attack. And the killer is getting braver . . .

Sarah Grainger is rapidly becoming too afraid to leave her house. Once an outgoing photographer, she knows that someone is watching her. A cryptic note brings everything into terrifying focus, but it's the chilling phone calls that take the case to another level.

DI Mike Lockyer heads up the regional murder squad. With three bodies on his watch, and a killer growing in confidence, he frantically tries to find the link between these seemingly isolated incidents. What he discovers will not only test him professionally but will throw his personal life into turmoil too.

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Clare Donoghue's debut novel Never Look Back was one of the novels I featured in a blog post last November highlighting some of the exciting debut books that were being published during Spring 2014 that I was looking forward to reading, and having recently finished reading it I can confirm it lived up to all expectations and then some.  

Never Look Back is the story of two seemingly different and unrelated crimes.  A murder of a young girl that has similarities to a couple of previous murders and an extreme stalker case that has left a young woman petrified for her life. 

DI Mike Lockyer is in charge of the murder investigation and DS Jane Bennett is dealing with the stalker case but as the two different investigations begin to progress, they are left wondering whether the killer and the stalker are the same person...  

It is hard to believe that this is a debut novel as it was a brilliantly written suspenseful story that kept you on your toes throughout as every new piece of evidence is uncovered until in the end the real killer is exposed. 

Clare Donoghue is definitely one to watch and the exciting news is that this is the first book in a series so I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for news of the next book.  

I'd like to thank Natasha at Pan Macmillan for sending me a proof copy of Never Look Back.  

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