Just when Ruari musters the courage to confess his love for best friend Lorna, she goes missing. When Lorna’s body is found in the Campsies, Ruari sets out to retrace her last steps in the hopes of finding her killer – but somebody has beaten him to it.
As the hunt for the serial killer terrorising Glasgow intensifies, a woman with a dark past believes she has him in her crosshairs. But does she have the right man?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
The first thing that I have to say is that this is book two that continues on from a cliff hanger ending in the first book and so it is a must that you read the books in order. Don’t read any more of this review if you haven’t read book one yet as it will spoil your enjoyment of this three book series, and well it really is a superb story!
Opening this book up was literally just like flipping over a page from the last book as it had such a smooth continuation with it. Needless to say book two was started at high-speed reading and to be honest it was that pace that I continued at. What a super character Ruari is, my heart just broke for him. He may have been a little hesitant in letting Lorna know his feelings before she was killed but wow he has become one determined man on a mission to bring the murderer down.
I absolutely loved the Scottish dialect which the author has captured for me get the real feel for the setting along the rugged humour and banter which lightened the darker moments. Lorna has left behind a mine of information that Roari is working through. It was sad still to hear her voice in my mind knowing that among the paths that he now followed was one that lead to her death. C.S. Duffy really helped me to re-capture the essence of Lorna’s character, the way she spoke and thought. It was at times like she was still there as it still gave her a major role in the story.
There is no let up in this second book, in fact there is yet another cliff hanger ending. The good news is the third book has now been published so I can finally discover who is behind all the deaths. I only hope that the characters I have grown to love are all still standing at the end!
Oh boy this is one of those series that you just want to talk about and guess a long with someone what they think will happen next and who the killer is. The author has even created a site for readers to do just that, which if fabulous! The link is at the end of this book. Absolutely loving this cracking racy series from this brilliant new author from Scotland.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.S. Duffy writes psychological suspense thrillers with a healthy dose of black humour. Her background is in film and TV. She has several projects in development in Sweden and the UK, and her thriller feature Guilty will be shot summer 2018 in Canada. She is the author of Life is Swede, a thriller that was originally written as a blog – leading several readers to contact Swedish news agencies asking them why they hadn’t reported the murder that features in the blog. Dark of Night is her first novel.
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