Kill the King is the last book in the Columba Caselli trilogy.
Columba is convinced that her partner, Dante, is not dead. During an explosion in the previous book, Dante disappeared. He hasn’t been seen in fifteen months. She is on leave from work awaiting his return. In another narrative thread, Dante is indeed alive and trying to escape his captor.
Meanwhile, Columba discovers an autistic boy named Tommy lurking around her house. He is uninjured but covered in blood. While taking him to the police, she learns his parents were bludgeoned to death brutally during the night. To the local police chief, Tommy is the obvious suspect. Columba decides to investigate so Tommy won’t be railroaded into jail.
I haven’t read the first two books in the trilogy. However, the author seamlessly integrated the history within the main plot. This was an exciting thrill ride then I recommend highly. I also liked the authentic Italian setting. 4 stars!
Thanks to Scribner and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.