Aisling Cooley is trying to find her father through a DNA website in the latest British police procedural in the DCI Jonas Sheens series. The detectives are searching for a local serial killer when the crime scene DNA is linked to Aisley’s DNA. Could Aisley’s long-lost father be the killer? Is it one of her two teenage sons? Or could someone else be A Killer in the Family?
The hook of using a DNA website is a great elevator pitch. Unfortunately, the book is rather slow and perhaps slightly too long. Overall, it is a serviceable procedural. However, I hate books with a cliffhanger ending. I want to read your next book because I’m interested in the characters—not to discover the ending of the previous book. For those reasons, A Killer in the Family rates 3 stars.
Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.