The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan

The Killer in Me

Olivia Kiernan

Seán Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of a brutal murder. Now, Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan will need all of her resources if she can put to rest what really happened all those years ago.

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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.


Advance Galley Reviews

Olivia Kiernan's The Killer in Me was a captivating police procedural written with almost cinematic detail and pace. I enjoyed getting to know Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan and the small Irish coastal community which is the setting for this novel. I look forward to additional books featuring Frankie Sheehan and will definitely read the first one in this two-book (so far) series. Thank you to Penguin's First to Read for the opportunity to read this ARC.

Really enjoyed this one. Frankie Sheehan is a great character and I look forward to more of her cases.

A mostly entertaining read. It does have some flaws but it mostly a good read.

I found this to be an entertaining read for the most part. I liked the character of Frankie and thought she was well developed. I thought the way the old murders and the new murders were woven together made for an interesting plot line. I didn't realize that this was the second book in a series, but I didn't find that to detract from my enjoyment of the book. Thanks to Penguin's First to Read program for this ARC!

A well written procedural thriller. It was more detective work and unfolding of the facts than character building. I know this is a second book in the series, but it could have been a standalone. It didn't share anything about the past book, except for some scars that obviously happened in the past. The thriller part, wasn't that thrilling. It wasn't shocking, or emotional, or crazy. In some parts of the book it seemed like the perspective changed, but it's always from the same person. The dry tone, and the procedural thinking about the murders had me confused if it's the same detective or a killer's mind. Overall not a bad read, really quick. I just like more emotional pull from my books.

The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan is a solid thriller about a series of murders that rock a small town in Ireland at a critical time when a convict has been released after serving time for the brutal murders of his own parents and the attempted murder of his younger sister. Set in Ireland, this is the second book in the Frankie Sheehan series and is written in her first person present tense point of view. I enjoyed reading this one. I found the investigation very real and interesting. We come to understand the scourge of domestic violence and how it destroys lives and families. We also learn of the dangers that police personnel encounter everyday as they come face to face with the worst of human evil and depravity. The book also discusses the theme of memories, repressed and tortured, and about the toll that domestic violence takes on victims, especially children. There’s a mild degree of offensive language in the form of F-bombs, which show up when the team is frustrated about the slow investigation and the dead ends they face. At 343 pages, the book is a long read, but it doesn’t feel slow or unnecessary at any point. The author builds up the atmosphere so well that I almost felt as if I were walking the streets of the seaside town of Clontarf in spite of never having been to Ireland. The title refers to the bitter truth about how circumstances might so easily drive a good person to make a bad decision. Could there be a killer in us that can rise, given sufficient provocation? I hope we never find out. Read Full & Detailed review: https://cynthology.blogspot.com/2019/04/book-review-killer-in-me.html

An Irish police drama, which is very readable. The murder of a couple discovered in a church bares resemblance to a historic case, where the accused has just been released from prison, with a detective as his alibi he can't be guilty, right? More bodies start turning up with the police just one step behind can they protect anyone from this serial killer? Easy to read with good plot, the characters are one dimensional, which is a shame, we know nothing personal about the main detective Frankie. 3stars

I found this a bit slow at the beginning, but it quickly picked up pace. When it came out, I read the 1st book in the series, however this works well as a stand-alone novel too. The ending of the book came as a complete surprise topped by a couple of very tense, nail biting chapters.

3.75 stars Thank you to Penguin's First to Read and Dutton publishing for allowing me to read and review this ARC. Published on April 2, 2019. This is book two in the Frankie Sheehan Detective series. It follows Too Close to Breathe, the first in the crime thriller series, which published in 2017. "Weapon" "Victim" "Killer" "Justice" Those four words were the clues. Those four words were the clues that Chief Detective Frankie Sheehan and her partner Baz were given by the murderer. Three dead bodies - staged. Where is the link to the Sean Hennessy murders of 17 years ago? Is there a link? Was Sean really the murderer then, or was a 15-year-old boy framed for the murders of his family? Who has the information? Who was involved? This novel reads well. Many clues are uncovered, some that are not realized as clues at the time. There is some animal cruelty written in the novel that may be relevant, or not, depending on how you read the story. Overall, this is a good mystery, written well enough to keep you turning pages, dropping clues along the way while continuing to grow the back story in reference to the Irish Guardia and Chief Detective Frankie Sheehan.

Dublin’s Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan understands justice. She has seen crime and victims, the accused and the convicted. But she’s never seen a case quite like this one before. A woman was brutally murdered and then her body was staged near her husband’s, also murdered, in their local church while the priest was out visiting parishioners. The elaborate drama of the scene demonstrates that the killer has a message, but what is that message exactly, and who is supposed to hear it? Meanwhile, Sean Hennessey is being released from prison and a documentary about his innocence is the talk of the small town of Clontarf. It’s the town where Frankie grew up, and she remembers seeing Sean’s mother once, passing her near her home as a girl. Shortly after that, Sean’s parents were brutally murdered and his little sister attacked. Sean was convicted of the crimes, but he maintained his innocence during all his years in prison. And it’s Frankie’s sister-in-law who is working on the case of Sean’s innocence. As more bodies come to light and more clues are left behind to reinforce the killer’s message, Frankie is caught up in questions of truth and justice. Did they send an innocent kid to prison for his parents’ murders? And how does that possibility affect not only him and his family but also law enforcement and even the community at large? Wrestling with the questions, trying to decode the killer’s messages, uncovering lies and secrets, DC Frankie Sheehan has to put together the puzzle before someone else ends up as part of the deadly message, especially once she realizes that the next victim the killer has in mind is someone close to her. The Killer in Me is Olivia Kiernan’s second novel in this series, but it reads beautifully as a standalone as well. A fascinating look at Ireland’s garda, this procedural has heart and soul as well as an intricate crime. I loved getting to learn about policing on the other side of the world, but more than that, I adored these characters. The Killer in Me is smart and savvy, horrifying and human, complex and intimate. Reading this has made me want to go back and read her debut novel in this series (Too Close to Breathe) and to keep watching for the next one. Galleys for The Killer in Me were provided by Dutton through Penguin Random House’s First To Read program, with many thanks.

The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan is her second novel and book two in her Frankie Sheehan series. Though second in a series, this crime thriller reads well as a standalone. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan is called upon to review the case of Sean Hennessy, who served fifteen years in prison for the murder of his parents and the attempted murder of his sister. Detective Sheehan soon finds herself investigating new murders that may be linked to Hennessy’s prior crimes. Kiernan’s writing is clear and concise. The characters are fully-fleshed. The backstory is properly presented. The plot is well-executed with appropriate twists. The Killer in Me rates 5 out of 5 stars, and I highly recommend it to fans of crime thrillers and police procedurals. I was given the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book as part of Penguin's First to Read program. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.

DCS Frankie Sheehan is drawn into her sister-in-law’s efforts an exonerating a man convicted of killing his parents upon his release from prison. As that unfolds, she’s investigating a new series of disturbing murder in a small, coastal town, where everyone seems to know everyone’s business. She has to wonder if the old case & the new crimes are connected. And she has to figure it out before the people she loves are in harm’s way. A good follow-up to the first installment of this series. My thanks to Penguin for an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4.5 Stars DCS Profiler Frankie Sheehan is rather nonplussed when she is asked by a convicted murderer, Séan Hennessey, to prove that he was innocent of the murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister. He has been released from prison, but he declares his innocence and hopes that Frankie will help him. Frankie really doesn’t want to help, but she agrees and at the same time she is busily trying to solve other recent murders. She discovers an apparent connection between her current case and Séan’s past. Will Frankie be able to deal with everything going on, which includes the media’s attention? It does not help matters that Frankie does not trust Séan. As she discovers that things go far deeper than she could’ve imagined, which include a lot of secrets, she really has her hands full. As a profiler, running into murder is part of her job, but sometimes it becomes overwhelming as we see in this story as it is told from her point of view. This exciting story kept my attention from page one and I simply could not put it down. Although this is the second book in the Frankie Sheehan series, it can be read as a standalone. I would like to thank Olivia Kiernan, Dutton and First To Read for this ARC to review in exchange for my honest opinion.

DS Sheehan is being pulled in two directions. Her sister in law wants her to look over an old case involving the murder of a couple by their teenage son in the hopes of trying to overturn the guilty verdict. At the same time, Sheehan's supervisor is asking her to report back anything questionable in the hopes of protecting the police. And, since time waits for no man/woman/detective, a new string of murders starts up, all with seeming links to the ages old crime. Is Hennessey guilty and pursuing his own form of justice? Is it just a coincidence? Is someone trying to get justice for Hennessey? Ms. Kiernan keeps the reader guessing at all these questions in a wonderful way that feels like it probably is how frustrating actual detective work can be. The only downside to the story is that I feel we didn't get to know Sheehan any better and her character didn't really grow. I hope future installments in the series do a better job of work/life balance.

Thank you to First to Read and Penguin Random House for the solid 4 star ARC, The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan. I have not read the first book in the series (Too Close to Breathe) but I might have to now. This is the classic "who dunnit" murder mystery. A family murder 17 years ago connects to three recent murders. But how? Although I guessed part of the murder story early on, I didn't guess the entire plot. I was still surprised at the end. I wouldn't say it was a book you couldn't put down but it sure kept me coming back.

I had a hard time getting into this book and keeping my interest. So many characters and who did what and trying to figure out if there is more than 1 case going on with different killers. Years ago teenager Sean Hennessy is found guilty of killing his parents and leaving his sister for dead. He is just released and now a couple is found dead in a church and another man who was a reporter is also found dead. So did Sean do it? And where is his sister? The police bring in several suspects and but then lead into dead ends. I didn't trust Sean from the beginning but he kept saying he didn't do it and is believable. But is he? By the time I got to the end I didn't really care.

I didn’t read the first book that follows Frankie so while I may have been missing some background information, it was still possible to read without feeling completely lost. This book follows Frankie as she investigates a new set of murders while also looking into murders from the past. For all the action that happens I did find that the beginning was slow, it was also difficult to follow at times as the writing tended to jump from one place to another a few times. I found the characters we were following didn’t have a lot of personality, were difficult to connect with and weren’t really memorable. Pros: the writing does keep you guessing throughout the book The writer doesn’t shy away from the uglier aspects Cons: Slow to start Characters lack personality Overall The Killer In Me is a solid read and what you would expect from a detective mystery.

Thank you first to read and the publisher for an advanced copy! It was a great book and look forward to reading her first book!

**4.5 Stars** I was highly anticipating this book and it did not disappoint. I really like Kiernan's writing style and the story is well-paced. Kiernan weaves expertly between Frankie's life and the case she is investigating. This is the second book in a series, but you don't necessarily need to read the first one to follow this one. If you like moody mysteries, I highly recommend this and I can't wait for the next book.

This is the second in a series involving Dublin Dect. Chief Supt. Frankie Sheehan and hew staff. It is a well written police procedural which leaves the reader turning each page waiting for the next surprise. Five stars!

This book was really good. The voice was strong, the characters were well developed and it was intriguing enough to make me not guess the ending too soon but still made sense. Anyone who has read and enjoyed Tana French will love this book. It didn't feel like a copycat but the writing style felt similar and the well developed characters and storylines made me feel right at home.

This story is about Frankie Sheehan who is a detective and has been asked by her sister-in-law Tayna to review a case. The case is regarding a formerly convicted killer Sean Hennessey who has been released from prison after serving a sentence for murdering his parents and attempting to but unsuccessfully murdering his sister. Sean claims to be innocent though, so it's up to Frankie to determine if he was wrongfully convicted or not. Even though I didn't read the first book in the series, I thought it worked well as a standalone story. It's a bit slow in the beginning, but it eventually picks up so it's worth a read if you enjoy thrillers and procedural type crime stories.

I really enjoyed this detective story. Olivia Kiernan created a real page turner and a great character with Detective Frankie Sheehan. Although I have not read the first in the series, I definitely want to read the earlier novel. If the character and story line are half as interesting as the convicted murderer Seán and the twists and turns this story takes, I’m certain I’ll be looking forward to even more from Kiernan.

The Killer in Me is the second novel in the Frankie Sheehan series by Olivia Kiernan. This story revolves around a set of connected homicides. The first is double homicide staged in the local church. Then a few days later a third body is found on the beach. While three homicides is a lot to begin with, Frankie has also been asked by her boss and her defense lawyer sister-in-law to look into a 17 year old family murder. The boy who went away for the crime has been released and is trying to get his conviction overturned. The story weaves both personal and professional very well. The best thing about the novel is that Kiernan keeps you guessing until the end who the murder is. Even though this is the second novel in a series the stories are completely disconnected and do not require you to have read the first one. I would definitely suggest this one to any reader of police procedurals.

In her latest, Kiernan writes a well-paced mystery crime drama, the second in the Frankie Sheehan series. This time Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan must sort out a nasty murder case in her childhood home of Clontarf. The crime is particularly tricky as it appears to have ties to a 17-year-old murder case that happened when Frankie, herself was just a kid. Kiernan’s writing has improved since the first installment, her wry intelligence, and perceptive asides pepper the story while the careful police procedural style remains as tight and believable as her first novel. The story is twisty but not in a manipulative way, the narrator is reliable and the reader feels like they are keeping up while being as much in the dark as our protagonist. Clontarf, with Dublin as a backdrop, is atmospheric and Kiernan captures the uneasy feel of a small community at odds with itself over the sins of the past and present. Once again, I look forward to the further adventures of Frankie and appreciate this talented writer. My thanks to Penguin Random House FIRST TO READ program for a digital ARC of this book in exchange for a candid review.

I enjoyed "Too Close to Breathe” and was looking forward to entering the world of Frankie Sheehan again. The Killer in Me did not disappoint. The cases and characters were brought out and Olivia Kiernan did a great job bringing it all together. I was totally involved in the story. Set in Dublin, DI Frankie Sheehan is investigating a husband and wife left for dead in the local church. As the investigation proceeds more bodies turn up and we learn how these are related to other murders from 17 years ago, coincidentally, the convicted murderer of those murders has just been released and is claiming his innocence. The story jumps from past and present including DI Sheehan's personal experiences. I am looking forward to DI Frankie Sheehan's next case. I highly recommend this book. It can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading the first also. Thank you to Penguin First to Read for an advance .

I really enjoyed this book! I didnt know the author had another book before this and I'm glad I was able to get it. I loved the back and forth with the characters. This was def a good suspense book and will def come back to read the first!

I could not put this book down! Excellent writing and storytelling. I liked this Frankie Sheehan story better than the first. It was suspenseful, thought provoking and well written. I can't wait for more!

Crime books are one of my favorites. The good ones pull you in and keep you thinking on your feet like the lead detective(s). Kiernan did this very well in her second novel. The guessing for “who done it” never stopped throughout the novel. There was a lull in the middle where I almost put the book down, but I’m glad I didn’t! There was a strong, stay up all night, finish. Overall great writing and good imagery you will feel pulled in for sure.

Terrific detective mystery story. Well written with interesting characters and a story that keeps you reading until the end. We have a newly released convict who says he was innocent of his crimes and new murders that seem similar to his past murders. How are they connected or are they connected? Will there be more murders before the killer is caught? Must read to find out.

Good story line, good writing, and interesting characters. As the story developed, I was more interested in the "why of the murders" than in the "who did it." I guessed who the murderer was right right away, but it didn't matter, because the story was well narrated and it kept me reading. It reminded me of Tana French Dublin stories, same but different, both authors good authors. I would definitely recommend this book. And I'm going to read the first Frankie Sheehan story.

What a fabulous book! I did read the first book in this series, but you don’t have to, this can easily be read as a stand-alone. The author skillfully combines two different murder cases from two different time periods. It’s definitely a keep you up all night read. I will now put Olivia Kiernan on my watch list for her next new novel. Thank you so much First to Read for my ARC, I throughly enjoyed this one.

4.5 stars. The Killer in Me by Olivia Kiernan is a suspense-laden mystery. Although this newest release is the second installment in the Frankie Sheehan series, it can be read as a standalone. However, I highly recommend the previous novel as well. Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan is uneasy when her sister-in-law Tanya West asks her to look into Seán Hennessy’s case. Tanya is working with Justice Meets Justice, a non-profit organization that investigates possible miscarriages of justice. Although convicted of murdering his parents and the attempted murder of his younger sister, Seán has always maintained his innocence. Recently released from prison, he is also cooperating with a documentary which is airing weekly. Hoping to find evidence that Seán was wrongly convicted, Tanya believes Frankie might find evidence that will exonerate him. Reluctantly agreeing to review the case, Frankie is soon busy with a current investigation into the vexing murders of Geraldine and Alan Shine. Their bodies appear to be carefully staged with puzzling clues left at the scene. Working closely with her partner Barry “Baz” Harwood and the rest of her team, Frankie is frustrated by a lack of evidence. The few clues they uncover lead to dead ends which leaves them struggling to understand why the couple was targeted for murder. When a third body is discovered, Frankie is under even more pressure to unmask the killer(s). She, Baz and the rest of the squad feverishly work around the clock to find the evidence they need to find out the murderer’s identity. In between working the current investigation,Frankie combs through Seán’s case files. She is troubled by some of the information she finds and she begins to believe Seán may be telling the truth. Frankie thinks she might know what happened that terrible day, but will she find the evidence she needs to prove her theory? The Killer in Me is a meticulously-plotted and tension filled mystery. Frankie is a multi-layered and fascinating character. The storyline is intriguing and the investigations are interesting and fast-paced. As the pieces of the puzzle rapidly fall into place, Olivia Kiernan brings this perplexing mystery to a twist-filled, jaw-dropping conclusion. Readers of the genre are sure to enjoy this latest addition to the Frankie Sheehan series.

I loved this from as early as the first chapter. I immediately found it engaging, and liked the main character. I was apprehensive going into this because normally I'm bored to tears by "detective thrillers", but there wasn't a moment where I found myself disinterested, or felt compelled to skim read.  One of my favorite parts of reading thrillers is getting to guess the plot twist or killer, and comparing every piece of information given about the mystery to my theory. I called the killer pretty early on, but was delighted to find a twist even on the reveal. My guessing part of the reveal didn't detract from my enjoyment, and I don't think it was obvious—I think I'm just naturally suspicious of everyone in thrillers. This author has a solid writing style as well—it isn't too flowery, but it also doesn't leave you to fill in the gaps yourself. The basis of the plot is nothing new, but the twists and misdirections throughout are what keep it interesting. Overall, this was such a fun read and I can't wait to read more from this author.  My only criticism is that certain pieces of the wrap up/explanation felt rushed and unclear—but this was only in the minor details. I would recommend this for fans of "detective thrillers" in the same vein as the Hannibal Lecter series.

This is my first book by Olivia Kiernan and I truly enjoyed it. It was a very fast-paced, hard to put down mystery book. It had me guessing until the very end of who and why was responsible for the murders. Highly recommended and I’m looking forwards to the next book in the Frankie Sheehan series.

This was my first book by Olivia Kierman and it will not be my last. I am going to go back and read the first one I the series however i was not needed to be able to understand and get sucked into this book, which I did. I enjoyed her writing style and her knowledge of police procedures. Her main character Frankie was likable and I look forward to keep leaning more about her in future books

Unfortunately I absolutely could not get this book to download (and that was after deleting and reloading the app etc). I really enjoyed Olivia Kiernan's first book in the Frankie Sheehan series and look forward to reading this second adventure

I hadn't been exposed to Olivia Kiernan before receiving this book to review. The first thing I did right after I finished was grab her first one. The story is contained enough that you don't need to read the preceding one, which I appreciate. Kiernan does a great job unraveling a tangled mess of a mystery. The language she uses runs from the poetic to the sarcastic. Additionally, the descriptions of Dublin and its surrounding communities give the reader a good feel for the setting without being overwhelming or distracting. There were enough Irish colloquialisms to give flavor, but not so many that a foreigner couldn't read it and easily understand. I love Frankie. She has depth, and she navigates both running a detective squad, detecting, and doing the delicate political dances required to keep the funding coming. Her family relationships are complicated, but interesting. Her father has depression, which is a nice change from seeing women with that illness. The supporting characters do a great job, and I would like to learn more about them. Kiernan has a new fan.

I really enjoyed this book. Sometimes police styled mystery books are too cut and dry. I like how this book had a couple of twists and turns that prevented the reader from figuring out "who done it" too early in the book. The pacing of this book was comfortable yet excitable. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery.

Thank you First to Read for the opportunity to preview The Killer In Me by Olivia Keirnan. This is the second book in the Frankie Sheehan series. I liked that this book is very detail oriented - the writer is knowledgable in police procedures and it shows in the diagloge and plot. Frankie is a solid character and she is brought in to review an old case about a man, Sean, who has killed his parents who states his innocence. Frankie reluctantly does this for her sister and feels that it may be possible that this may be innocent. He has been just been released and then a murder occurs and this brings in alot of questions because of the similarities in Sean's case and this murder. Frankie is conflicted in her investigation but she takes on the case with a vengence. She isn't sure she can trust her feelings but is compelled to solve both cases. Strong Police procedural and good writing - 3 stars.

The Killer In Me is Kiernan’s second novel in her Frankie Sheehan series, a Dublin-based police procedural. Except for the accents though the novel could have taken place most anywhere. Beginning with a pair of gruesome murders in a church, it is a high-paced exciting novel that explores the frustrations and intensity of a murder investigation. The story weaves the murder investigation with a take about re-opening an old murder now that the killer has served his time. A documentary about that old murder scene causes doubt about investigative techniques and whether even an eyewitness at the scene can be trusted to faithfully transcribe the truth. There’s a starkness to the writing that echoes the subject matter as well as the dark skies and the waves breaking on the seawalls. This is one you’re not going to want to put down till you get to the end. Many thanks to the publisher for providing a copy for review.

I really loved this book. Couldn't put it down. Better than her first book, though I enjoyed that one as well. It combines an old case with new and keeps the reader guessing the entire time. Great thriller.

This book was breath-taking. It truly was impossible to put down. It grabbed me from the beginning and wouldn't let go. I felt like I was on a roller coaster ride of thrills and murder scenes. I will definitely be on the look out for more from this author.

As much as I tried to get into a groove with this book, I DNFed it early on. Though I enjoyed Kiernan's writing and I was intrigued by how things would unfold, I never really connected with Frankie Sheehan and wasn't that invested in what happened to her. I'll be revisiting this at a later date to see if it's better the second time around. Many thanks to Penguin First to Read for providing a copy of The Killer Inside Me in exchange for my honest thoughts.

This book was interesting as it parallels a current murder case DC Frankie Sheehan is investigating and the murder of Sean Hennessey's parents 17 years ago. Frankie is asked to look over the old case by her sister-in-law for Sean's documentary to prove his innocence. Frankie has sketchy feelings upon meeting Sean, when she is called in for a double murder. The similarities between the two cases are noticed and Frankie tries to assemble the evidence to connect the killer. The back and forth feelings of sympathy for Sean and his possible innocence to strong reactions that make him seem guilty. Twists kept me wavering between the probability of him being guilty or not. The ending was somewhat surprising, but satisfying, with some confusing connections.

Thank you so much to Penguin First Reads for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I did not realize going into this book that it was the second book in the series and I wish I would have had the opportunity to read the first one so that I had a better idea of the characters. This book is about Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie who is asked to review the conviction of Sean Hennessy who has just been released after serving 17 years for murdering his parents. Since day one Sean has been adamant that he isn't guilty and Frankie has her apprehensions about reviewing the case but since her sister-in-law asked for the favor, she decides to give it a look. While she's in her meeting with Sean she gets a call that two bodies have been found in a local church and their murders are similar to how Sean's parents were killed. Frankie feels torn and must now solve two murders and figure out if Sean is innocent and who's responsible for the almost copycat murders. This book did have a lot of twists and turns in it that kept me interested and I loved the first person narration of Frankie. That being said, I found myself confused at times because it doesn't seem like certain areas of the book made sense to me. That could have just been me reading it and missing details but even after finishing the book I still find myself confused about a couple of things with the plot. I won't go into details and give away spoilers but it felt like a lot was left up in the air so hopefully the author has plans for a third book with more details.

 


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