DCI Matilda Darke has her work cut out for her at The Murder House.
Sometime after their daughter’s wedding reception, Clive and Serena were violently murdered. In addition, their son Jeremy was stabbed to death. However, Jeremy’s seven-year-old daughter, Rachel was inexplicitly unharmed and left tied to a chair with her Dalmatian puppy beside her. All three of the victims were doctors at a local hospital. Clive and Serena were also active in local charities. Who would have a motive to kill them?
The Murder House is a violent, visceral, even cinematic, tale. It would make a great movie. This is only my second book in the series but I can see the improvement in terms of plot. I would like to get to know some of the other police officers in DCI Darke’s team more in depth. However, the mystery was well written and a challenge to solve. It is hard to believe it is based on a real-life case. If you enjoy British police procedurals with emotional damaged rule-breaking female leads, check out this engaging tale. 4 stars!
Thanks to One More Chapter and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.