I'm delighted to be sharing my review for Who Cares If They Die by Wendy Dranfield as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
Did she jump or was she pushed?
It starts with the hanging woman in the Maple Valley woods; the woman with no shoes, no car and no name. On paper it’s an obvious case of suicide – but to Officer Dean Matheson, something doesn’t add up.
Then there are the other deaths, deaths that also look like suicides – but are they? The victims are all women living on the fringes of society, addicts and criminals. Who will miss them? Does anyone really care if they die?
Dean Matheson is making it his business to care, even if it means he becomes the target …
The opening to this story easily grabbed my attention as we are introduced to Dean Matheson who has just arrived at a crime scene. He is an interesting character and you can see he is determined to discover the truth behind the murders but I have to admit it took me a few chapters to get a proper feel for his character. Dean has his flaws but there is something about him that makes you just as invested in him as the story. He also has a pretty troubled private life that just gets even trickier as the story progresses!
The pacing of the story is steady and has a few twists along the way to keep the momentum going. What makes this story a little different is that the reader discovers things that the police don’t regarding the killer. You see the investigation play out knowing so much more, I guess in a way this made me feel a little bit more involved in everything that is happening. I also can’t finish my review without a special mention going to Rocky who was a great addition to the story.
With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy.
Wendy is a British crime thriller writer who lives in Nottinghamshire with her husband and 3 rescue cats.
She started writing as a young girl, thanks to her love of reading, and still has some of the ghost and crime stories she wrote back then. She occasionally reads them when she needs a good laugh.
After completing a degree in Creative Writing & Philosophy, Wendy is now both an indie author (of a dark YA novel which was longlisted for the Mslexia Novel Competition) and a traditionally published author, with several short stories published in UK and US anthologies.
‘Who Cares if they Die’ is her debut novel, published by Ruby Fiction, and Wendy is currently writing the next in the series. They are set in the US and follow Officer Dean Matheson and his mission to become a homicide detective.
Wendy is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Society of Authors.
When not writing, she wastes her time on Twitter, complaining about not having enough time to write.
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