Priscilla’s body lay motionless on the couch in front of her. They were blood sisters, but Avery never thought it would end like this – thrust against her will into this dark place.
When the brutal death of a young American theater student in London is splashed across headlines worldwide, NYPD Detective Kelly Moore flies across the Atlantic to join a crack team of British investigators on the case.
Together with the London Metropolitan Police, Kelly must track down a twisted killer who seems to know her every move. As the body count rises, and panic spreads, the killer threatens to make Kelly the next victim.
In a heart-racing game of cat and mouse, Kelly must outwit this elusive master of surveillance – who might be the last person she suspects.
I always love the first book in a new series and getting to know a new character, especially one as unpredictable as Kelly. NYPD detective Kelly Moore has been sent to London to investigate the death of an American student, nineteen-year old Priscilla Ames. The victim’s father is rich, powerful and influential, and insists that Kelly is involved with the investigation. Superintendent Janet Frame is not keen for her involvement, but Kelly gets on well with the rest of the team. As the case builds up so does the body count and all the while Kelly is reminded of her sister who went missing in England. Could there be a connection?
This Dark Place was so flawless its hard to believe it was a debut novel. Cross between police procedural and psychological thriller, the suspense is just bursting from the seams. Breathtakingly intense, This Dark Place sunk it’s claws into me within the first couple of pages and refused to let go, so much so I almost managed to finish the book in one sitting. Intense and suspenseful, the story is an intricately woven web of lies and deceit. Kittridge skilfully has several threads of sub-plot running simultaneously throughout the main story before being neatly tied up at the end. The pace was kept flowing at top speed leaving the reader sitting on the edge of their seat.
A myriad of surrounding cast were great characters, multi-dimensional and full of depth. I kept changing my mind over who to trust and who not to as the author led me along numerous wrong turns! Cleverly plotted and written well the words just seemed to flow from page to page and I found myself immersed in Kelly’s life.
This Dark Place is a fantastic debut novel and one hell of a start to a new series.
I received a free review copy of this book, thanks to the author, Delicate Prey Publishing and Anne Cater for arranging this Blog Tour.