A DEADLY THAW by Sarah Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is the second book in a series, centering around Inspector Francis Sadler and his detectives. A very intriguing mystery here, but be prepared to suspend disbelief to make it work.
The set up was good. The body of a murdered man is found in an abandoned morgue, except everyone thought he had died over a decade earlier. In fact, his wife had only recently been released from prison for committing the original murder. So, who was the first victim, and why would she lie about him being her husband? Then when she disappears, it’s up to her sister Kat to help police figure the whole thing out.
This was an okay police procedural, just kind of hard to believe once the big secret is revealed. The last third or so of the book seemed to drag, probably could have wrapped up quicker after learning the who and why. I enjoyed Kat’s character, but the others seem to blend together. It might have helped to have read the first book and already known the backstory of the cast.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.