Synopsis: TICK… In the city of Stoke, a teenage girl is murdered in the middle of the day, her lifeless body abandoned in a field behind her school.
TOCK… Two days later, a young mother is abducted. She’s discovered strangled and dumped in a local park.
TIME’S UP… DS Grace Allendale and her team are brought in to investigate, but with a bold killer, no leads and nothing to connect the victims, the case seems hopeless. It’s only when a third woman is targeted that a sinister pattern emerges. A dangerous mind is behind these attacks, and Grace realises that the clock is ticking…
Can they catch the killer before another young woman dies?
My Rating: 5/5
My Review: After reading book one in this new series I was keen to move straight on so I can catch up. I absolutely loved the first book and had all the basics of our main characters. What I would say is that if you haven’t read book one and plan on doing so maybe don’t continue on with this review as it will inevitably contain spoilers.
So Grace is settling down in her role as DS back in her the town she grew up in. Sadly for her and the team the discovery of a young girl dead jsut outside school grounds is the start of a new case. I particularly like that her colleagues are now very accepting of Grace and we get to see a little more of them as they work the case. Before long a second woman is found dead and the team are desperately trying to see if there are any connections. Her relationship with reporter Simon is most definitely tested both professionally and personally and I loved seeing more of this element of Grace as it gives you insight into her a lot more with this book. After the drama of book 1, I wondered how much we would see of her estranged Family, and although we get fleeting glances it was nothing too heavy. I was kind of grateful for that because book one was so full on and this way there is room for a lot more happening there in future books.
I read this in two sittings and loved it just as much as the first. I made myself read a different genre after this just to give myself a break but the next book will most definitely be book 3 in this series and I can’t wait. A fabulous read which I loved!