Saturday, March 30, 2019

The Murderer's Son

Book: The Murderer's Son
Series: DI Jackson & DS Evans
Author: Joy Ellis

Twenty years ago: a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer.

Now: a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes.

Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder.

But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye. He has no memory of the first five years of his life and is obsessed with who his real mother is.

With no evidence to hold him, Jackman and Evans are forced to let him go, and in a matter of days the lonely Lincolnshire Fens become the stage for more killings and Daniel has disappeared.

In a breathtaking finale, the truth about Daniel’s mother comes to light and DI Jackman and DS Evans race against time to stop more lives being destroyed.

The detectives: DS Marie Evans lost her husband in a motorbike accident and has personal connections to the case. DI Rowan Jackman leads the investigation. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team, which includes the mysterious computer specialist Orac. -Goodreads

Review: After a woman is stabbed, a man goes to the police station and confesses to the crime. The catch? He doesn't remember doing it and the police don't believe him. After he's released, he disappears and more crime takes place. Is he the culprit? Or is something else at play? 

This was an enjoyable first book of this series. I enjoyed the pacing and the police force although it was a tad predictable. I'll continue with the series. 

Grade: 3/5

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