The Killing Kind by Jane Casey – Blog Tour Review.

About The Book

Ingrid will never forget what John did.
The people he hurt. The way he lied about it so easily. The way she defended him.

Now he’s back.
He says a murderer is after her. He says only he can protect her.

Would you trust him?
The clock is ticking for Ingrid to decide. Because the killer is ready to strike…

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. I always enjoy a novel which is full of danger and guilt and where the lead character doesn’t know who she can turn to. Ingrid was a character who had to face all of these things and none of them seemed to diminish as the novel progressed. Instead they increased and I had no idea who was behind the threat to her life.

Ingrid came across as a loner. Dedicated to her job but that dedication had an impact on her personal life. She lost her partner, and her freedom due to a stalker who she successfully defended in a trial a few years earlier. That stalker, John Webster, was a character who featured heavily in this book. He was one of the most intimidating I have come across and he made me feel increasingly unsettled with every appearance.

But his wasn’t the only old case that caused Ingrid problems and what the author does brilliantly is show how barristers and the law have to defend the accused despite their doubts. That everyone is entitled to a defence despite the trauma it could cause to witnesses, victims and also the accused. And despite their personal feelings that the accused should be convicted for their misdeeds and their guilt at putting potential witnesses under pressure. 

Whilst Ingrid was forced to rely on Webster for advice and support she was also conducting her own investigation. I had a lot of admiration for her bravery, her loyalty and her stubbornness in refusing to back down. It is difficult to say more for fear of spoilers but I really enjoyed this novel and I’m determined to catch up with her previous books.

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