NB This post first appeared as part of the Blog Tour for ‘Kill Shot. Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles.
(Three out of Five Stars)
When a famous snooker player is shot dead, DCI Whitney Walker moves in to investigate. Along with forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish, Whitney doesn’t need anyone else poking their noses in, but an officer from the Met’s fraud squad is assigned to assist, throwing a bit of a curve ball into the mix. As the investigation broadens, the canny cop has issues of her own to deal with…
This is book 10 in Sally Rigby’s Cavendish & Walker series and the first I’ve read by this author. The book gets off to a bit of a slow start with the DCI’s private life taking priority over her work. Luckily, things pick up after the murder is discovered and the story trots along nicely enough from there on. The plot is solid in terms of its development and is a good example of the genre, though Rigby’s writing doesn’t break any new ground. Also, apart from the DCI, I found it difficult to identify with any of the characters – one or two performing as little more than stereotypes. Having said that, fans of the series will probably love it, and for readers new to Sally Rigby, it’d probably be best to start with the first book in the series.
About Sally Rigby
Sally Rigby was born in Northampton, in the UK. She has always had the travel bug, and after living in both Manchester and London, eventually moved overseas. From 2001 she has lived with her family in New Zealand (apart from five years in Australia), which she considers to be the most beautiful place in the world. After writing young adult fiction for many years, under a pen name, Sally decided to move into crime fiction. Her Cavendish & Walker series brings together two headstrong, and very different, women – DCI Whitney Walker, and forensic psychologist Dr Georgina Cavendish. Sally has a background in education, and has always loved crime fiction books, films and TV programmes. She has a particular fascination with the psychology of serial killers.
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Published in paperback and digital formats on 15th March 2021
An interesting sounding book, Colin. Is snooker the same as pool. I have played pool [very badly] but have never read a book that centres around this game.
No, Robbie, it’s totally different, though it involves cues and balls 😉
Thanks for being part of the blog tour 🙂
Always a pleasure, Emma 🙂