Kate Medina has always been fascinated by the ‘whys’ of human behaviour, an interest that drove her to study Psychology at university and later to start a crime series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and her debut novel White Crocodile received widespread critical acclaim, as did Fire Damage, Scared to Death AND Two Little Girls, the first three books in the Jessie Flynn series.
Before turning to writing full time, Kate spent five years in the Territorial Army and has lectured at the London Business School and the London School of Economics. She lives in London with her husband and three children.
This was a twisted, complex and disturbing thriller, with a killer whose motivations are rooted in the past, but the police can’t see it as it’s so obscure.
Forensic psychologist Jessie, and Detective Simmons, (known as Marilyn for his heterochromia (different coloured eyes) – although I would have thought David Bowie was more obvious) are stumped. The extremely violent nature of the killings, which seem personal, appear to have been committed by a giant dog.
A series of strange break ins at the local dog rescue seem to be completely separate but could they be connected?
This was a really gripping read, with twists and red herrings that kept me guessing.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.