Review: If Looks Could Kill

If Looks Could Kill – Olivia Kiernan

looksThe last time I read a book in one day it was several years ago and I was on a six-hour flight (with Jennifer Egan’s brilliant ‘A Visit from the Goon Squad’). Just did it again because there was no way I was going to wait until the next day to find out what was going on in Frankie Sheehan’s latest case.

From the opening chapter–which you park, knowing it’s going to swing into play at some point and that will be a delicious moment–to the final page, you’re deep in Sheehan’s world and the plot twists hit early and keep going.

Once again, excellent taut writing and multi-layered characters give depth to a satisfyingly complex plot. Superb–best crime fiction out there.

About Roz Kay

Roz Kay is a writer and former journalist. Her debut children’s novel, THE KEEPER OF THE STONES, was published in 2020 by Hayloft Publishing. Her debut novel for adults, FAKE, (contemporary fiction) was published in September 2020 by her own imprint, Darley Press. Roz's short fiction has appeared under the name Roz DeKett in Fish Publishing’s 2017 Anthology, The Nottingham Review, The York Literary Review, and the Bedford International Writing Competition’s 2018 Anthology. She has also appeared as Roz Kay in the American children’s literary magazine, Cricket. As a news journalist, Roz worked for The Journal in the North East, the Liverpool Echo, and BBC local and national radio. She is a graduate of the University of Leeds and lives in Wiltshire.
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