My Review (4 stars out of 5)
In the Irish Midlands a serial killer is on the lookout for his next victim. With the perfect means of disposing of the bodies, he’s convinced he’ll never be caught. Meanwhile, graduate Sharona Waters discovers an art scam involving forgeries of famous paintings. But her curiosity places her in the killer’s path…
This is the first book by Eoghan Egan in what I believe is to be a crime-thriller trilogy. I was drawn to it by an intriguing opening line: ‘Just before afternoon coffee break, the art dealer decided to kill Roberta Lord’. Unsurprisingly, the exploits of the killer are the most interesting aspect of this book, while a myriad of other roles fill in the gaps of what’s happening in the small community where the action takes place. With a number of storylines going on simultaneously I did get a little confused as to who was who, and also wondered where the story was going at times. However, it’s a good read and though the author takes his time wrapping everything up at the end, it was good to see that most of the players get what they deserve.
A great first novel with a deliciously twisted predator at its core.