D I Kelly Porter Series Book 4
When a teenage girl flings herself off a cliff in pursuit of a gruesome death, DI Kelly Porter is left asking why. Ruled a suicide, there’s no official reason for Kelly to chase answers, but as several of her team’s cases converge on the girl’s school, a new, darker story emerges. One which will bring Kelly face-to-face with an old foe determined to take back what is rightfully his – no matter the cost.
Mired in her pursuit of justice for the growing list of victims, Kelly finds security in Johnny, her family and the father she has only just discovered. But just as she draws close to unearthing the dark truth at the heart of her investigation, a single moment on a cold winter’s night shatters the notion that anything in Kelly’s world can ever truly be safe.
The opening chapter of Bitter Edge will twist your insides out as you reach for the tissues! Rachel Lynch does not flinch at telling the reader of the darkest side of life. In this complex tale that covers suicide, drugs, murder, missing teenagers and child abduction we are once again in the glorious, but rather bleak side, of the Lake District.
D I Kelly Porter has a lot on her plate when a teenager lays serious accusations against a teacher and the death of another teenager is ruled as suicide. Kelly doesn’t want to let it go but there seems to be nothing more to say and her team must investigate what has happened with pupil and teacher but lies are being told. Then a teenager is reported missing and things get a whole lot worse and even more lies are being told. Can Kelly and her team get to the truth? The weather doesn’t help as the temperature drops and the snow falls.
On the personal side we have the progression of her relationship with Johnny, who now has his teenage daughter living with him, sister Nikki and the discovery of her parentage which her mum Wendy is also living with along with Wendy’s terminal illness.
The characters are well drawn and it’s good to get to know more about the team. Kelly is shown not only as the terrific detective that she is but is given the human touch through her thoughts, how she handles the people she comes across through her work and her relationships.
This wonderful series has brought us an absolute stunner of a fourth book. Rachel Lynch writes so well that you cannot help but be engrossed in it’s dark, twisty storyline. The subject matters, harrowing though they are and bringing such profound sadness with them, are so well written, handled so carefully and with such honesty you are compelled to read not just to find out ‘whodunnit’ but to find out if everyone truly gets what they deserve.
This book, indeed the series, is highly recommended so if you’re looking for a really good read you don’t need to look any further.
With thanks to Ellie at Canelo for the Blog Tour invite and to Canelo via NetGalley for an eCopy of Bitter Edge. These are purely my own thoughts, for which I have received no payment. Like to read more? Then take a look……
Publication Date: 25 Feb 2019
Buy: Amazon UK (Smile)
Rachel Lynch grew up in Cumbria and the lakes and fells are never far away from her. London pulled her away to teach History and marry an Army Officer, whom she followed around the globe for thirteen years. A change of career after children led to personal training and sports therapy, but writing was always the overwhelming force driving the future. The human capacity for compassion as well as its descent into the brutal and murky world of crime are fundamental to her work.
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