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Saturday, 2 July 2011
‘Evil in Return' by Elena Forbes
The discovery of a second body killed in an identical manner poses the question for Tartaglia as to whether he has a serial killer at large picking random victims, or is there a link between the two deaths.
Whilst seeking to speak to any of Joe’s friends Tartaglia interviews Anna Paget but with unsatisfactory results – did any one really know Joe Logan.
Cleverly plotted this is an enthralling mystery, as we follow Joe’s friend Alex Fleming as he tries to make sense of his friend’s murder. The characterisation is brilliant, I wanted to follow all their lives, Maggie Thomas who lives a couple of boats up from where Logan was living, and Mark’s boss DCI Carolyn Steele is intriguing – there is a story there I want to know about. And the handsome Mark Tartaglia who clearly has commitment issues – can he resolve them?
Utterly engrossing this intriguing mystery kept me reading into the early hours. Whilst the solution was satisfactorily tied up, there is a good hook at the end to make me want to keep an eye out for the next book. Highly recommended.
She has also worked as a Portfolio Manager for an investment bank. She lives in Nottinghill with her husband and two children.
This is Elena’s third book.
The two earlier in the series are:
Die with Me
Our Lady of Pain.