Critical Incidents

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for! I’m back with another book review.

This week I’ll be looking at Critical Incidents by Lucie Whitehouse. And I’ll be honest, I think it is one of the best books to feature on Catherine’s Corner’s Book Club.

The book starts with a long drive from London to Birmingham as Robin leaves the Met to return to living with her parents, with her teenage daughter. The only challenge really comes at the start with trying to figure out who is who.

Not long after we learn of a suspicious death. Having recently been let go from her job in the police, Robin joins a local private investigator to keep her sharp but also with the hope of getting back into the homicide team.

The real value with the book comes from the twists. There’s definitely more twists than in the diving or gymnastic competitions – and what’s more, I didn’t see any of them coming.

It’s a real feat of writing skill that it ties so well together at the end and you start to realise the breadcrumbs had all been there if you were looking at them.

The book works well because we see the challenges of home and work which all boil down to the same personality traits being disguised in different ways really bringing the characters to life.

I don’t want to say too much more about the book as I don’t think I can without giving something away, but what I will say is pop it on the to-read list as you won’t regret it.

Next up, Mark Hardie’s Truly Evil has big shoes to fill!

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