from description: The morning after a wedding reception at a beautiful suburban home in Sheffield, the bride’s entire family are stabbed to death – in a frenzied attack more violent than anything DCI Matilda Darke could have imagined.Although this is the 5th in the series, it works well as a stand alone, and the characters are well-fleshed out, complex, and satisfyingly believable. The plot is used to develop the characters, reveal their personalities and temperaments and the complications in their lives.
DCI Matilda Darke quickly sums up problems with the crime scene. She doesn't assume the evidence is genuine.
Even so, her team is somewhat reluctant to disregard the evidence.
This is an ARC and I noticed a couple of errors that should be easily corrected by publication, but I thoroughly enjoyed Matilda, her team, and the investigation. I've already ordered the first in the series. I love finding a series with characters I want to know more about.
Read in November.
NetGalley/One More Chapter
Police Procedural. Jan. 31, 2020.
Evan Currie's two connected military science fiction series continue to keep me reading. I've read every book in the Odyssey series and the (sort of) spin-off Archangel now has two books. (Some of my reviews that give background on the Odyssey series.)
In Archangel One "An elite squadron must go undercover behind enemy lines in this thrilling new space adventure from the author of the Odyssey One series."
Archangel Rising, #2 in the series, continues with Captain Steph Michaels and his Archangel team functioning as privateers in the undercover operation to gain information about the Empire.
Action packed, likable ensemble characters. For militatry science fiction/space opera fans, I would recommend beginning with Odyssey One: Into the Black.
Read in November.
Space Opera/Military Science Fiction. Jan. 14, 2020.