Nobody can get into the mind of an erratic killer—except an unpredictable detective.
When a young man is found lying on a station platform with a hole in his head, DI Kate Young is called in to investigate the grisly murder. But the killing is no one-off. As bodies start to pile up, she is faced with what might be an impossible task—to hunt down a ruthless killer on a seemingly random rampage.
Meanwhile, Kate has her own demons to battle as she struggles to come to terms with her husband’s death. And she is hell-bent on exposing corruption within the force and bringing Superintendent John Dickson to justice. But with the trail of deception running deeper—and closer to home—than she could ever have imagined, she no longer knows who she can trust.
With her grip on reality slipping, Kate realises that maybe she and the killer are not so different after all. But time is running out and Kate is low on options. Can she catch the killer before she loses everything?
We spent 5 days with Kate…did she lose her grip on reality?
Review by Run Away Irish Girl, “The atmosphere was excellent within this story. We are following a killer that has no rhyme or reason to the people they kill so it is very tense. Throughout the story you are on the edge of your seat.”
Review by Sincerely Book Angels, “Intriguing and chilling with a cleverly constructed plot that runs throughout the series. We’ve been left on an amazing cliff-hanger here so I can’t wait for the next book to find out what happens next.”
Review by Dr Alice Violett, “A Life for a Life is a gripping and tense quick read.”
Review by Jen Med’s Book Reviews, “Carol Wyer is that twisted, you’ll have to read to find out, but there were many moments when I felt my heart rate increase and I had that edge of the seat tension that I love in her books.”
Review by Portable Magic, “The novel is full of intrigue and tension that kept me hooked until the end. The last few chapters of A Life For A Life are absolutely breathtaking and I cannot wait for Kate’s journey to continue.”
Review by Herding Cats, “I found this book the darkest out of the three as Kate’s continuing decline in health and difficulty trusting anyone really tore me up inside.”
Review by Stardust Book Reviews, “I loved this book, loved the ending and I honestly can’t wait to pick up Kate’s story again. This author delivers everything she promises in a book, every single time!”
Review by Me And My Books, “Some surprising twists, an excellently laid out police procedural with an underlying personal story and a one-sitting read for me. This is one where the bodies pile up, the questions keep coming and the pressure is constant.”
Review by Zoe’s Book Nook, “I have been hooked on this series since the first book came out (An Eye For An Eye) and it has steadily grown in its dark, twisted and disturbing path. And it just keeps getting better and better.”
Review by Ginger Book Geek, “I thought that the first two books in the DI Kate Young series were good but for me, this is the best book in the series. Carol is one of those authors who keep raising the bar with each new book that she releases.”
Review by emmasthingstoread, “I thoroughly enjoyed this series – every book is compelling and a complete page turner. And the ending – well, it will definitely leave you wanting more!”
Review by Always With A Book, “The book is fraught with tension and it really keeps you on edge throughout.”
Review by Bookworm Blogger, “The story starts with a one hell of a prologue that had me hooked. I could almost imagine the scene playing out in a film and instantly knew I was going to like this one”
Review by Once Upon A Time Book Reviews, “Gripping from start to finish and highly addictive, I couldn’t tear myself away and this was a one sitting read for me.”
Review by Laughter and Thunderstorms, “I really enjoyed that there were lots of twists and red herrings along the way before we learn the final conclusion. Very thrilling and gruesome to read!”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “I must say that every time Carol Wyer releases a DI Kate Young book, I don’t think she can get any better… until the next one comes out.”
Review by StefLoz Book Blog, “It gripped me right from the off with a prologue that totally stunned me. A riveting, suspenseful, roller-coaster of a story that totally engrossed me. I loved it!”
Review by A Knight’s Reads, “Wyer has created one hell of a shocking serial killer with no pattern or connection between victims. She’s created what seems to be the unsolvable case. I loved the book! Bloody brilliant!!”
Review by Fireflies and Free Kicks, “In A Life for a Life, Carol Wyer has once again written a compelling crime thriller that offers a cracking good case while furthering the main character’s story arc.”
Review by Julie Loves Reading, “Another brilliant book from Carol Wyer.”
Review by Books by Bindu, “It was a page-turner from the first chapter right till the end and oh what a satisfying end it was! I literally stayed up till 2 am to finish it as I was determined to find out what happened!”
Review by Rambling Mads, “This was really clever, the way the case flips between the killer and Kate’s viewpoints and the lack of evidence makes her situation more complicated”
Review by Varietats, “I love that Carol Wyer never stops surprising me with her stories, reminding the readers that even if we always love a good mystery, we have to remember that detectives are persons too with emotions and baggage.”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “Omg what a read. I love Kate can’t wait for next book. Brilliant.”
Review by Bookchatter@cookiebiscuit, “I couldn’t wait to read on each night to find out what happened.”
Review by The Word is Out – Alyson’s Reviews (FB), “With plenty of surprises and shocks along the way, it’s a clever and well written story with plenty to keep the reader hooked right from start to finish.”
Review by ChaosHappinessBookMama, “Suspense. Love these characters. Great writing. Humanity and vulnerability. Just a great read!”
Review by Jessica Belmont, “This is very thrilling with twists galore. I was on the edge of my seat.”
Review by The Quick and the Read, “The murder mystery was well-plotted, pacey and hard to look away from – especially when the police team start staking out possible crime scenes and waiting for the killer’s next strike.”
Review by Mikaela Reads, “The characters are well-rounded, all with flaws but totally loveable.”
Review by Brown Flopsy’s Book Burrow, “the suspense builds nicely towards a gripping climactic scene that had me holding my breath”
Review by Little Miss Book Lover 87, “Oh Carol Wyer, stand up and take a bow!! This is another absolute gem!!”
Review by Charliebeesbooks, “And the end!! Never in a million years did I see that coming. Roll on number four Carol. No pressure!!”
Review by Donna’s Interviews, Reviews and Giveaways (FB), “The plot is full on, clever, brilliantly crafter. Every single character has a role, no matter how minor.”
Review by b for bookreview, “I enjoyed this book and I am left wanting more, much more.”
Review by iheartbooks.blog, “It is an easy book to get into and one you want to keep reading to find out what happens. It’s well-paced and never gets boring.”
Review by prdg reads, “We had red herrings, twists that I didn’t see coming and a perpetrator that I actually felt sorry for.”
Review by booksbehindthetitle, “The author has given us a fabulous lead character in Kate and one with a great cast of supporting characters to aid her investigations.”
Review by Confessions of a Bookaholic, “This riveting installment delivers plenty of shocks and a few twists along the way filled with just the right amount of tension. But it’s the ending that delivers the final shock…which I certainly did not see coming!”
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx