Book Review: Dark Lies

Title: Dark Lies (Detective Rhodes and Radley crime series Book 1)
Author: Nick Hollin
Book Description:

Don’t trust your friends. Don’t trust your family. Don’t trust yourself…

When a young mother is found dead in her home with mysterious symbols drawn on her body, DI Katie Rhodes is shaken to her core; something is telling her that the clues link back to her old partner, Nathan Radley.

Formerly one of the best criminal psychologists on the police force, Nathan was renowned for getting deep into the minds of the murderers he hunted. But for the past year he has lived in isolation, terrified of losing control over his own dark desires…

Katie swore she’d never knock on Nathan’s door again, but when another woman’s body is found, she knows she doesn’t have a choice.

As the body count rises and the calling cards get increasingly personal, Katie and Nathan realize that someone very close to them is playing a dangerous game. Who can they trust, and how many more innocent lives will be taken before they can crack this disturbing riddle?

An absolutely nail-biting serial-killer thriller. Fans of The Girl in the Ice, or anything by Angela Marsons or Rachel Abbott will not want to miss this page-turning debut!

Previously titled: In The Blood

My Review

Shocking! Captivating! Wow! Those don’t even describe this book adequately. This is a “can’t put down” “what is gonna happen next” book. This book was so hard to put down that I read well past my bedtime and actually fell asleep with
my book on the bed with me. I never do that so that should tell you how good this book is.

Katie Rhodes is a “on her way out” detective that is trying to solve a murder. She used to partner with Nathan Radley until one case was too much for the criminal psychologist and Nathan went into isolation because of his “dark desires”. Once the main story line starts and you meet the two of them you automatically are drawn into the story so much that it is hard to put down.

Though at times it felt like there should be more of a back story you find out that back story the more you read the book. It is amazing how Nick Hollin managed to make you feel like you need to know more of the previous case that broke Nathan but by the end of the book you learn why & how it broke both Nathan and Katie.

I can not say enough good things about this thriller. Though I do admit it is not up to Stephen King’s short stories, it is close enough to give you chills. I give this book a solid 5 stars! Please, pick it up and read it, I don’t think you will be sorry you did.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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