A deadly past refuses to stay buried in Olivia Kiernan’s masterful new novel
Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn’t the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Seán Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister, though he always maintained his innocence. Now, Seán is finally being released from prison—but when his newfound freedom coincides with the discovery of two bodies, the alleged connection between the cases only serves to pull Frankie further from answers even as it draws her closer to her town’s hidden darkness. With a television documentary revisiting Seán’s sentence pushing the public’s sympathies into conflict on a weekly basis, a rabid media pressuring the police like never before, and a rising body count, Frankie will need all of her resources if she is not only to catch a killer, but put to rest what really happened all those years ago.
A dark, irresistible cocktail of secrets, murder, and family, Olivia Kiernan’s latest is an impossible-to-put-down triumph.
Be prepared to wish you could read all day and flag life’s responsibilities!!!! First read, and most definitely not the last, from this author and so happy that I could take part in this book blast. A thoroughly enthralling read, pace was fantastic and the writing felt very natural. There were a few plot twists I didn’t see coming, one I did, and although there were no WTF moments for me, it certainly did make me think.
The lead character was interesting and likeable, let’s face it, there’s nothing worse that giving us a character who’s the complete opposite! Frankie was fiesty, dedicated, and intelligent and I loved sharing the journey with her. The secondary characters were also enjoyable, I even “liked” the baddie *laughing* and by that I mean an excellently built character.
If you haven’t read this then I absolutely encourage you to do so and make up your own mind. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed !
I rate The Killer in Me: 4.5/5 stars