Review: Truth or Die (D.S. Imogen Grey, #5) by Katerina Diamond - .Red Wine & Books

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Review: Truth or Die (D.S. Imogen Grey, #5) by Katerina Diamond


Print Length: 221 pages
Publisher: Avon (July 11, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: Their darkest secrets won’t stay buried forever…

The butchered body of a professor is found in a private office of Exeter University. It is the first in a spate of horrific murders that shakes the city to its core.

Who would target a seemingly innocent man, and why? DS Imogen Grey and DS Adrian Miles turn to his students for answers, but their investigation turns up no leads. Someone must know more than they’re letting on…

As the body count rises, the police have to look into the past to uncover the person responsible before it’s too late.

But are they brave enough to face up to the truth?


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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This was my first time reading a book in this series, so I will admit there were a couple of times that I felt like I missed out on something by not reading the prior stories. It wasn't enough to take away from my overall enjoyment of this one, but it was enough to make me think I would have enjoyed this one maybe just a little bit more had I read them. 

There was definitely an element of cat and mouse to this one, with the killer staying a step ahead of the investigation until it came together with a surprise twist that I didn't see coming. One thing that I felt seemed lacking was with the return of a "villain" from a prior novel. What was lacking wasn't that they brought this person back as I enjoyed the insights to this dark mind, but the fact that someone who was so intelligent and so careful managed to get caught up in the way that he did. I found it hard to believe the way things went down in that regard as he seemed to have covered his tracks too well for that to have happened. 

Despite that, I did enjoy watching the romance bloom between Imogen and Adrian. It came across as though this is something that had been building for awhile now, so it was nice to see them finally lay their cards on the table so to speak (and somehow even more fun for the awkwardness that ensued). 

Overall, I do believe this story will appeal not only to those who are established fans of this series, but to those who enjoy interesting characters who are being set up against some pretty insurmountable odds.

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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                                   Truth or Die is available from Amazon.com

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