(DS Jenna Morgan #2)
by Diane Saxon
Kindle Edition, 392 pages
Expected publication: February 18th 2020 by Boldwood Books
When a beautiful, red haired nurse’s body is found mutilated in her house in Lawley the morning after a date with Detective Constable Ryan Downey, all eyes turn to him.
With a very specific modus operandi, Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan and her team know exactly who the offender is, the trouble is he’s currently serving a life stretch in HMP Long Lartin.
It soon becomes evident to DS Morgan and her team that there maybe a copycat killer is on the loose.
In a race against time, they need to track down the copycat and discover who is pulling whose strings?
This is the second book in the DS Jenna Morgan series by Diane Saxon.
This is the first book I have read in this series and I discovered I was a bit behind in the backstory going into this. Apparently, Jenna had been thrown for a loop in the previous book with the kidnapping of her sister, Fliss. She was still in recovery mode after the fallout from that and now is thrust into a case of a brutally murdered woman made to look like the work of another madman currently in jail. And so begins a string of murders of redheaded nurses. These women are discovered using a dating app. One of Jenn’s colleagues, DC Ryan Downey, has been using this app to find dates and in fact was the last person to see the first victim alive.
This was a quite exciting read and it was one of those books that really keeps you on your toes as you follow along with the action. Very twisty-turney as there is a pretty decent twist three-fourths of the way through revealing something about the killer even the reader, who is seeing things from the killer’s perspective from time to time, didn’t realize.
I totally enjoy a good police procedural and this one is set in Britain. So the policing system is a tad different than it is over here in the US. If you love Midsomer Murders, you will definitely dig this book. This is a good mystery suspense thriller/police procedural/detective fiction book you will want to have sitting on your shelf.
I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.