It’s a joy to get into a series of books and read along as an author really hits their stride. I very much enjoyed the first two in the DCS Frankie Sheehan series by Liv Kiernan, Too Close to Breathe and The Killer In Me, so am really pleased to see the character reappear in If Looks Could Kill.
In her third case, Frankie leads an investigation into the disappearance of Debbie Nugent, a woman who lives in a rural area, and whose home shows obvious signs of violence. There’s no body to be found though, and the behaviour of her two adult daughters is frankly baffling – one of them has clearly been living in the house with a bloody crime scene. In order to solve the crime Frankie has to lead a team of her own detectives and local Gardaí to investigate Debbie’s past and uncover long held secrets.
It’s great to see a strong female lead in a police procedural that’s both intelligent but fallible, and I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next in the series.
Many thanks to riverrun, Quercus Books and NetGalley for the advance copy provided in return for my honest review, and for the invitation to take part in the Blog Tour. If Looks Could Kill is published on 23rd July 2020 in hardback. Please do check in with the others on this blog tour, listed below, for their reviews.