My Thoughts on… A Promise to the Dead by Victoria Jenkins
Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Promise to the Dead and I am here today with a review of this wonderful book!
**A copy of this book was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review**
Author: Victoria Jenkins
Published: 21st January 2019
Source:: Review Copy from Publisher
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Summary: The blur of shapes began to sharpen, forming a clear picture that stood out against the darkened background. For a moment he couldn’t move, his fear rendering him immobile. He needed help. He turned to run.
On a dark night, on a mountain road, a young couple, Matthew and Stacey, are on their way home from a night out. Their car breaks down and Matthew leaves to look for help. By the next morning, Stacey is found murdered in the car and Matthew is missing, presumed guilty of her murder.
Called to the scene, Detective Alex King and her team soon see some terrifying links – to another local young man who is missing, and to the discovery of a body from 30 years ago.
Alex knows that the missing and the dead have a story to tell her. But will she hear it in time to uncover the killer before they strike again?
A Promise to the Dead is a totally unputdownable crime thriller that will have you hooked. Readers of Angela Marsons, Karin Slaughter and Robert Dugoni will love this.
The very first thing I feel it is worth mentioning is that J have not read any other books in this series, or well, any other book by Victoria Jenkins. However, this did not impact on my reading of the book. I was still able to connect with the characters and truly enjoy the book too. So if the fact that this is the fourth book in a series might stop you from picking it up – don’t! It’s a book that you should definitely read.
The book is incredibly intense as it follows the story of a serial killer who takes girls and murders them. As a reader you’re given a small slice of how they feel and think before these things happen to them, instantly increasing the intensity of the situation. Alongside that we follow DS King and DC Lane as they try to find the murderer and deal with other issues in their lives. Victoria Jenkins does a fantastic job of pulling the reader in and keeping them turning as other moments are thrown at thrm. You keep trying to work out where everything is leading.
As mentioned above, DS King and DC Lane are our two main protagonists in this book and they’re both fantastic to read. DS King was a strong detective and I really liked their friendship with each other too. Seeing how DC Lane detiorates at the beginning of the book due to her history being brought up for her. But they were both so strong and independent. Something that is great to read about in detective novels. I also really liked the way that Victoria Jenkins brought smaller side characters into the story and made them all believable. Which is exactly what we want.
So overall this is a book that I very much enjoyed. As a note it is quite graphic in places so if you’re not into that, you might want to skim those moments. But I thought it made the book that much more intense, pulling me further into the story. I quite quickly got sucked into this story and thought it was a really entertaining read. I simply had to know where it was all going and who the murderer behind the scenes was. So everything that you want in a detective thriller book so do give this book a read!