An Eye for an Eye by Carol Wyer #bookreview

A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.

DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.

But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.

As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?

My thoughts on An Eye for an Eye

I can’t resist a new detective series, especially when it’s by an author I’ve always wanted to read but never got round to (for no other reason than I have too many books on the shelves and the kindle). Which is why I picked up a copy of An Eye for an Eye when it came out last month; starting at the beginning of a character’s story seemed like a good place to begin.

I am pleased to report that I wasn’t disappointed. An Eye for an Eye is a great read and Detective Kate Young an interesting character that I can see myself growing quite attached to. The story was a good one too, with some great twists and turns that kept me guessing and an ending that promises even better things to come.

Was there anything I didn’t like? No, I can’t say there was. This will be a hit, I think, with anyone looking for a cracking piece of crime writing or solid police procedural. Enjoy!



  1. […] I posted two reviews. The first was a new release and the first in a new series by Carole Wyer. An Eye for an Eye was a highly enjoyable police procedural with an interesting and engaging female detective that […]


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