Watching You (Dead to Me) by Stephen Edger

July 22, 2017 | No comments


What: First book in a new crime series about Detective Kate Matthews, to be published August 17, 2017 by Bookouture.

Setting: Southampton, England

Plot in brief: Detective Kate Matthews, a new transfer to Southampton, is in charge of the investigation of a body found hanging in the remains of a burnt-down warehouse belonging to a well-known criminal.

The good: Sadly, the title and cover was the best things about this crime novel.

The not-so-good: I found the murder case uninteresting and the plot too slow-going, but my main problem is with the main character. I have a fondness for misunderstood, unlikable detectives, but Kate Matthews has not a single redeeming quality and I just disliked her more for every chapter.

Why I read it: The publisher was kind enough to supply me with an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

My rating:

Conclusion: Not for me.

Edit: When published, the title was changed to Dead to Me.