Dead Air by Michael Bradley – Review.

About The Book

Three can keep a secret, but only if two are dead. 

No one knows that better than Kaitlyn Ashe, who has been running from a childhood secret her whole life. Until now. Crowned the top-rated radio DJ in Philadelphia, she is finally ready to settle down with her fiancé and new friends who know nothing about her past. When a sudden flood of anonymous letters threatens her seemingly charmed life, she realizes that someone out there knows. But who? As the threatening letters escalate, Kaitlyn’s life spirals toward a reunion in the one place she’d hoped to never visit again: The Shallows. Isn’t her secret buried with the dead?

From the Philadelphia skyline to the rural suburbs of New Jersey, Dead Air weaves a suspenseful tale of past misdeeds and present malice as Kaitlyn plays a deadly game of cat and mouse with a mysterious killer who will stop at nothing to get revenge.

My Review

With thanks to the publisher for the copy received. Dead Air was a book that I was looking forward to reading, it contained everything I like in crime fiction. A character who has rebuilt their own life but then faces a threatening reminder from the past, paranoia and a investigating officer who has regrets over his personal life. And I like Reo Speedwagon. Which won’t mean much unless you read this book.

There are three main characters in the novel, Kaitlyn, her stalker whose identity I worked out fairly early on and Rodney, the police officer who gets too involved because of Kaitlyn’s similarity to his daughter. 

Despite knowing who was responsible I thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Especially the malice displayed by the stalker. It was unnerving to see what they were capable of, and their justification for it.

Whilst enjoying reading about Kaitlyn, what she was hiding from and her career I preferred to read about Rodney. I liked his various quotes, his bafflement and frustration about the case and his regret over his damaged relationship with his daughter.

I enjoyed this novel and would definitely read more by this author.