Review: The Other Victim (DI Matt Brindle #2) by Helen H. Durrant

Print Length: 239 pages
Publisher: Joffe Books (August 21, 2018)

From Ronald Potter is found dead on the kitchen floor of a house he was about to show a client around. Ronald led a blameless life and Detective Matt Brindle and the team cannot find any motive for his murder.

But an intensive search of the property leads to a very disturbing discovery in the cellar.

Meanwhile, a young mother is being held captive by someone who will stop at nothing to get the information they want.

DI Matt Brindle discovers connections to organised crime and a sleazy night club. Can he expose the villains before any more people die?

This is a detective mystery full of twists and turns, with a stunning edge-of-your-seat ending.


My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

I am a fan of this author's Calladine & Bayliss series, as well as her DI Greco series, so I was super excited to see another series by her come across my feed. However, this story left me feeling a bit let down. To be honest, it felt like it was missing some crucial element that I have come to expect from this author. 

Perhaps it has to do with certain elements  and background characters being added seemingly for no reason. Or maybe its because when it comes right down to it, there is no real justice being served for the baddest of them all. Sure he's stopped, but then...? Unfortunately I can't say anything else without spoiling things. 

I will say this story did take a couple of twists that I did not see coming, and I will continue on both with this author and with this series, I just hope the next DI Brindle story is more in tune with what I have come to expect 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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