A Killer in the Family: The gripping new thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

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A Killer in the Family: The gripping new thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

A Killer in the Family: The gripping new thriller that will have you hooked from the first page

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The New Forest area of England is horrified and shocked when a middle-aged woman is found burned to death on a pyre.

It would be nice to read the others for more background on the characters, but the author provides enough details so that each book can be read as a standalone. I'm not a big fan of my own family, so finding out what's been hiding out in the wood pile is a bit unnerving. The personal life of DCI Jonah bleeds over into the mystery, adding a level of sadness, which follows suit with the other detectives. This is the fifth book in the DCI Jonah Sheens series and I had to pick it up as I've followed this series from the beginning.In the intervening time, other burned pyres have been discovered in the area, but without any human remains. I do enjoy good detective series and Jonah Sheens has become a favorite, although this book is more about their team effort with Juliette and Ben more upfront. I read this over the course of a few days when it was a 99p Kindle Daily Deal and it was a great story being woven. To me it seemed that the author had fallen asleep while writing this book and had accidentally sent it to her editor who had fallen asleep while reading this book and had accidentally sent it to the publisher who had fallen asleep while reading this book and had accidentally sent it to print. Luna is a former dancer, who left that dream behind for a grounded life managing her familyâ€s construction business and gets the opportunity to transform a gymnasium into a studio for aerials.

The story is narrated by Aisling, of course, but also by Jonah and a few of his counterparts at the police department (all introduced in previous novels. The actual mystery was also excellent - twisty and turny in a logical way, although the DNA ramifications and the inter-relatedness (or not) of the characters made my brain hurt at times.

Our narrators take us through the journey, and sometimes we are lost as we try to follow their pathways. I do think the beginning might have moved a little faster if I had been familiar with all of the police perspectives at least, it was a bit hard to follow at first. Jonah and his team are personable and honest, and I have been a fan since being introduced by Lodge two books ago. Some of the small details – like the weird pizza toppings – really add to the enjoyment as it again makes the characters seem real. To be honest, this - the fifth book in a series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens - just didn't grab me.

I'm pretty sure most fans of this series will enjoy this one, though, and I thank the publisher, via NetGalley, for allowing me to become one by way of a pre-release review copy. Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group/Random House Trade Paperbacks for sharing this amazing digital reviewer copy with me in exchange for my honest thoughts.It had a unique plot line to it and I was super excited for it, but I'm just not a fan of slow burn so this wasn't for me. The sons are shocked and appalled, and realize their father may not be as innocent and loving as they thought.

I enjoyed the plot, the idea of using DNA to find the killer is a unique concept one which I have only seen in one other book (the match by Harlan Coben). A Killer in the Family” is the fifth book in Gytha Lodge‘s Jonah Sheens series – a gripping and thought-provoking read that centres around the subject of DNA ancestry testing and the unsettling secrets it can unearth. The author plays a very careful game, dropping in some historical context which serves to both enlighten and confuse, making sure that we don't get the big reveal on the killer until the right time. The author’s writing style was complex, twisty, suspenseful, multidimensional, mind bending, and brilliant. Liam is a troubled young man with a history of violence, while Sean is a quiet and introverted teenager.In this story Aisling and her two sons are happy enough but struggling financially when out of the blue DNA discovered at a murder scene is linked to one of either Aisling’s father or her sons, something that seems totally unbelievable and makes the family question everything they previously took for granted.



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