The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins

June 24, 2017 | No comments


What: First book in a new crime series about Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane, to be published August 3, 2017 by Bookouture.

Setting: South Wales

Plot in brief: A serial killer is targeting women from the same support group, and the murders are connected to Chloe Lane’s troubled past.

The good: King and Lane are great characters, although it took me a while to warm up to them, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading a police procedural with two strong female main characters. The mystery is well presented with lots of twists and turns.

The not-so-good: The first half was quite slow with a lot of background information, and borderline too many things going on at the same time. It almost felt like this books was further into the series, rather than the first book.

Why I read it: I loved the cover, and the publisher was kind enough to supply me with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating: ★★★★

Conclusion: I cannot wait for the sequel.