Detective Kay Hunter #7
Mystery, crime fiction
January 13th 2019
Copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
When a mummified body is found in a renovated building, the gruesome discovery leads Detective Kay Hunter and her team into a complex murder investigation.
The subsequent police inquiry exposes corruption, lies and organised crime within the tight-knit community – and Kay’s determination to seek justice for the young murder victim could ruin the reputations of men who will do anything to protect their business interests.
But as Kay closes in on the killer, tragedy strikes closer to home in an event that will send a shockwave through her personal life and make her question everything she values.
Can Kay keep her private and professional life under control while she tries to unravel one of the strangest murder cases of her career?
It’s been a while. But I am right here with several new reviews in the next few days. The summer heat is on, but my vacation is over (sad face). This time I have a review for Detective Kay Hunter #7, and it is my second one in the series. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read all the previous ones, because this book can perfectly stand alone.
Let me tell you something about the plot. An old building is been renovated and there is a body found in one of the walls. But the body of a young man isn’t there for a very long time, someone put him there recently. The authopsy shows signs of electric shock, so someone has been torturing this man. Detective Kay Hunter and her team are leading the investigation for the identity of the murdered man and his killer. During the investigation, the team has to deal with urban mafia and lots of lies and secrets from everyone involved in the renovating of that old building.
In the meantime, Kay’s personal life isn’t exactly amazing. She deals with her personal loss and her family connections aren’t the best. But I like her partner and his vet humor.
What I think for the book? It is more of a mystery than a crime-thriller. There isn’t too much drama, and there is very little blood. It is a light murder story that kept me till the last page. I read it on the beach, in one day. And no, I didn’t predict the ending. That’s a good sign. I want to know more about Kay, so I’ll read some other books from the series. I felt sorry for her, her loss and all the things that happened in her family. She is a good detective, she does her best. But the case she dealed with was little bit too light for me. Comparing to Scared to Death, I was expecting more twists and turn-overs.
My rating: 3/5