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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The Dying Game (Detective Mackenzie Price Book 4) by Ruhi Choudhary

When reading this kind of mystery/suspense genre I always think that the author must be so imaginative to think of so many different kind of plots and twists. None off the really good ones I've read (this comes into that category) are just straight forward detection. It is so convoluted, that the mind boggles at how did someone even imagine a twist in the tale. This is one of those devious ones. Mackenize is focussed and has a reputation in the department not to sufferr fools gladly. Much to heer dismay she is also part of a TV programme as the face of "female detectives" in the Lakemore PD Division. The town does not have a good image and the higher ups think it needs a revamp. The higher ups also do not like to irk the big businessmen as they bring in much needed investment into this town and this is where Mackenzie is going to set the cat amongst the pigeons. A girl disappears, her body is found. Beautiful, moneyed with no indication from where the money came from. A second woman disappears. This time a secretary. A run of the mill job. Nothing to mark her out. Her body is found. Then a pharmacist disappears and Mackenzie realizes that a psychopath is around or a serial killer. What connects the three girls. For most of the story there is no link up and then the connection appears in the form of the town's biggest business tycoon. Racing against time before the third woman dies, Mackenzie and her team are faced with an unimaginable shock when the daughter of one of the detectives is taken from her home and the pace really hots up then. Intense, emotional and gripping this was an excellent read. Sent by Bookouture for an unbiased review, courtesy of Netgalley.

4 comments:

Dorothy Borders said...

I'm curious - do you limit your reading to mysteries, or is that only the books that your review? So many devious plots to keep track of!

Literary Feline said...

It really is amazing how many different directions an author can go in a mystery. It's definitely one of the many reasons they can be such fun and intense reads. This sounds like a good one. I'll have to look for it.

Greg said...

I love twisty reads like this!

Cathy said...

A new-to=-me series. Thanks for bringing my attention to it!