Five old school friends reunited for a weekend in Sheffield. A drunken game of truth or dare. One won’t survive.
The young woman is found murdered in a swanky hotel room. Detective Claudia Nunn gets the text just as she leaves her therapist’s office.
The victim’s friends all say the same thing: she had been distracted and kept disappearing all weekend. And on the Saturday, someone had screamed abuse in her face.
Did she know her killer?
As Claudia closes in on the murderer, the top-brass start closing down the investigation. And the team become the target of violent attacks.
Someone will do anything to stop the truth getting out.
Followers of my blog will know how much of a MASSIVE fan of Rebecca Bradley I am! Having followed her Hannah Robbins series since the beginning and also being lucky enough to be on her book launch team I have had the privilege to read her other books too!!!
Rebecca has managed to land herself a publishing deal with Joffe books and I have been super keen to read her new stuff, so when She Knew Her Killer came out and I had time to review it I was straight on it. It’s just a shame it’s taken me for ever to right an actual review….
What has interested me most about this series is the dynamics between Claudia Nunn and her dad Dominic. Though I am starting this series on book three I have missed the beginning of the arc between the two characters and though this is bubbling under the surface of the novel it didn’t matter I was still able to enjoy this book.
Harlow Cunningham has organised to meet up with all her school friends as a guise to learning about her past. As Claudia and her team try and figure out why Harlow was murdered one of her friends eventually reveals that Harlow admitted in a drunken game she was a Foundling (a child who was abandoned after birth)
The story runs along two-story lines Harlow learning about where she came from and who her parents were and the why she was abandoned and the police investigation. We learn early on her parents must have some power as the police investigation keeps being stalled and someone is taking unprecedented steps to stop it completely.
Though at times this story seemed to be dragging along at a slow pace and a lot of the information being repeated several times. I enjoyed this different style in Rebecca’s writing that differed from the Hannah Robbins books I have previously devoured and will certainly going back to the beginning of this series to learn more about the dynamics between Claudia and her dad.
Rebecca Bradley is a retired police detective. She lives in the UK with her family and her two cockapoo’s Alfie and Lola, who keep her company while she writes. Rebecca needs to drink copious amounts of tea to function throughout the day and if she could, she would survive on a diet of tea and cake while committing murder on a regular basis, in her writing of course.
She writes the DI Hannah Robbins police procedural series, the DI Claudia Nunn series and has also released two standalone novels, Dead Blind, about a cop who acquires prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness and Perfect Murder about a crime writer who wonders if she could commit the perfect murder so sets out to see.
You can purchase She Knew Her Killer below:
You can find Rebecca online, and she’s always happy to chat
There are also some great resources on her website
As stated above I love Rebecca Bradley’s books and have done various interviews and reviews of her books, which can all be found HERE