The Killer In Me (Frankie Sheehan #2) – Olivia Kiernan
Olivia Kiernan goes from strength to strength with the second title in her Frankie Sheehan books. Reading the first and second novel back to back, as I did, highlighted the difference in the writing – great the first time, and great this time too but with an added assurance of touch, a finesse, that (as a writer myself) made me whisper, yes. The plot’s as clever as you could wish for and I was second-guessing myself all through – and still taken by surprise.
Frankie leaps off the page, three-dimensional and real, but I particularly enjoyed in this book the filling in of Baz’s character. I love their easy friendship and I hope it stays like that. To find a police procedural series with such fine characterisation, complex plotting, and above all writing that sings, is a real joy. I’ve pre-ordered the third in the series, If Looks Could Kill, and I hope for many, many more. Brava.
Published by Dutton, 2019