Review: What Doesn't Kill You (DI Fenchurch #3) by Ed James

Print Length: 398 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (April 20, 2017)

From The body of a young City lawyer is discovered on an East London building site, assaulted and brutally murdered. Initial enquiries lead DI Simon Fenchurch to a driver employed by Travis, a controversial new app-based cab company. Within days another woman—a Travis driver—is found murdered.

As the body count goes up, DI Fenchurch and his colleagues on the East London Major Investigation Team delve into the crimes and unveil a murky conspiracy that some will do anything to keep hidden.

When familiar faces begin to emerge from the shadows, Fenchurch realises this case is more personal than he’d thought. Could he finally be on the brink of solving the mystery that has dogged him for over a decade: who abducted his daughter, Chloe—and where is she now?


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

There was just so much going on in this story that I often found it a bit hard to follow. Unfortunately, I can't attribute that to this being the third in an established series, but more to the fact that there are so many characters that it becomes hard to keep them straight after awhile. There is also the blatant disregard for procedure DI Fenchurch often engages in (such as brutality in some cases), that would never be allowed to stand. 

I am sure that this book brought a sense of closure to the longtime fans of this series as you do get to discover what finally happened to Simon's daughter Chloe. 

Overall, I am sure this story may still appeal to those who enjoy a strongly written thriller novel. I would read more from this author! 

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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