Thursday 10 March 2016

Trust No One by Clare Donoghue

Trust No One by Clare Donoghue
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A marriage is what you make it, isn't it? It's what you put into it. It's not just about love, it's about understanding another person's point of view. Sometimes there are things you find out about yourself and each other which means the marriage has to end. Sad, particularly when kids are involved - but all pretty normal. Normal that is, until there's a murder. DS Jane Bennett and DI Mike Lockyer are called in to investigate one of the South London murder squad's most difficult and distressing cases yet - where family and friends come under scrutiny in the hardest of circumstances.


DS Jane Bennett has been on leave since the brutal attack in the last book and now she is back and her first case is the death of a family father who after some investigation into his background is discovered to have some skeletons in his closets. But still, who would murder him. Could it be a close friend or a lover or his ex.wife. That's what Jane and DI Mike Lockyer have to figure out.

I read the second book in this series a couple of months ago and, despite that I didn't fully enjoy the whole book (a loose thread bothered me) was I intrigued enough to read this one. One thing that I'm a bit curious about is why the series is labeled the Mike Lockyer series since the two books I have read out of three has been just as much (if not more) about Jane Bennett as Mike Lockyer.

Anyway, I like both main characters, they work well together and they seem to be good friends, but I also have a feeling that there will be a time when their relationship will take a more romantic turn. It's only book three so who knows what will happen in the future.

The case was not a very strong or frankly intriguing case. Sometimes I feel that it's just too easy nowadays to figure out who the culprit is and for some strange reason I was suspicious of one of the characters almost from the start. But then again the title is Trust No One and I figured out that could mean that even the must unlikely person could be the one.

Still it's a good book, easy to read. It was just not that thrilling to read. It's a decent crime novel, nothing more nothing less.

Thanks to Pan Macmillan and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!

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