This review is written with thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for my copy of Dying Day.
It is a year since Detective Constable Amy Spencer was killed whilst working undercover in DI Kate Matthews' team. Kate was forced to relocate as a result of what happened, and has never forgiven herself for the circumstances in which Amy died. When Amy's case is reopened, Kate finds it impossible to stay away, despite instructions, especially when more bodies are found. Will Kate find the person who killed Amy and bring them to justice?
In the first scene, the reader is treated to high speed car chase, and from this point onwards, the action in Dying Day is never relenting. From beginning to end, I was on the edge of my seat, as Kate found herself in more and more dangerous situations, putting her job and her life on the line.
I'm thrilled that DI Kate Matthews is back. In Dead To Me (which I recommend you read first - as Edger alludes to the previous instalment throughout this novel), the reader is given some insight into why Kate was relocated, but as the case is reopened, the reader is able to learn more about this in Dying Day. The feisty, no-nonsense detective who thinks outside the box is still there, but I enjoyed seeing more of her vulnerable side and learning more about her demons.
The main plot is interspersed with chapters narrated by Amy in the days leading up to her death. Throughout these chapters, I struggled to like Amy: I found her slightly fake and incredibly naive; however, knowing that she was well respected by her team helped me to root for Kate in finding her killer.
I am not sure how I was unable to see the twist at the end coming, but I didn't, and it left me reeling and eager for more from DI Kate Matthews!
Dying Day is available from Amazon.