At a home for troubled girls, a young girl has been brutally murdered during the night. Her body is found arranged in bed with her hands covering her eyes.
Vicky Bennet is the only girl unaccounted for. When a bloody hammer is discovered under her pillow, it appears that she was more than just a witness to the killing.
Detective Inspector Joona Linna is called in to piece the evidence together. But the case quickly descends into darker, more violent territory, leading him finally to a shocking confrontation with the past.
Righto, after reading this third installment in the DI Joona Linna series, I’m HOOKED! I found this story to be the best in the series so far which makes me super excited to get to #4. Di Linna is the same passionate and intelligent detective, and I enjoyed reading a bit more about he and his family towards the end of this book. I loved the troubled girls characters, pretty authentic. When I got the ch135, I had the AH HA! moment, raised my head and said out aloud “I know who it is, it’s..” and a page or two later all was revealed. Then I was madly trying to recall the previous chapters and where I had missed something. I really liked how things were left with the killer in the end, usually I feel disappointed because previous authors seems to wrap it all up in a chapter and I feel cheated. I feel that I’ve now grown accustomed to the author’s writing style now and it just flowed. I read, and read, and read. I didn’t want to the story to end, really. I loved how the last chapter or two has set up the scene for the next book in the series and I look forward to getting to it soon, although I’ll read some other authors before I get to The Sandman, only because I know there are only a few books left in the series and I don’t want to finish it too soon!
I rated The Fire Witness: 5/5 stars