Nobody’s Child by Victoria Jenkins is book 3 in the Detectives King & Lane series.
Bam! Straight out of the starting gate this had me totally hooked. It was fast paced all the way through, hit after hit of tension, excitement and horror. There are plenty of twists to keep you guessing who the bad guy is, and no I didn’t guess, it was a complete shock actually.
There is a lot going on between Alex and Chloe in this book which adds another layer of angst in the story heightening the feeling of tension. The whole team are jumpy and uneasy as the crimes ratchet up in intensity and severity. Will they catch the bad guy before he will kill again? You will have to read the book to find out!
I really enjoyed this book, the first two in the series were also great (The Girl in the Water and The First One to Die). I recommend that you read the series in order but of course you can read this as a stand-alone but you will miss out on a lot of history between Alex, Chloe and the rest of the team.
I don’t hesitate in giving this 5 stars, it had me captivated and on the edge of my seat, devouring the pages. It was a great read and I highly recommend it.
As you know by now I don’t like to give any spoilers away, just my opinion on the book, so here is the publisher blurb:
An absolutely gripping mystery thriller with a jaw-dropping twist. This book will hook you from page one and keep you reading ‘just one more chapter’ late into the night.
On a damp October day, a body is found in an abandoned hospital, too burnt to be identified, but Detective Alex King knows that every victim is someone’s daughter or son.
Pushing aside her own troubles, Alex puts everything into finding the killer, but when someone else is found dead, she begins to suspect that the body in the hospital was just the first of many.
Just as Alex uncovers a heartbreaking link between the victims, she finds her own safety under threat. Is this a figure from her past hell-bent on revenge, or could the murderer be even nearer than she thinks?
Alex is running out of time. Can she catch the killer before they take another life, or will they get to her first?
A completely unputdownable detective thriller that will keep you up all night. Readers of Robert Bryndza, Karin Slaughter and Angela Marsons will love this.