Book Review – Behind Dead Eyes by Howard Linskey…

A MYSTERY VICTIM A corpse is found: its identity extinguished in the most shocking manner imaginable. Detective Ian Bradshaw can’t catch the killer if no one can ID the victim. Out there, somewhere, a missing young woman may hold the answers. A SECRET WEB Journalist Helen Norton is about to uncover a massive criminal conspiracy. She just needs the final piece of the puzzle. Soon, she will learn the price of the truth. AN ‘INNOCENT’ KILLER True-crime writer Tom Carney receives letters from a convicted murderer who insists he is innocent. His argument is persuasive – but psychopaths are often said to be charming… WHAT IS THE DARK THREAD RUNNING THROUGH THESE CRIMES? 
I was given an ARC by Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.
For a little while, I found the way that the story hopped back and forth between the three main characters a little confusing. However the strength of the story soon gave me a reason to ignore my gripe.
What I really liked about this story was the way that the three lead characters worked so well together. An “ex” journalist, a journalist and a policeman all working together to uncover the truth between three different cases.
Each character has their flaws but also are likeable (despite two of them being journalists). 
The story starts out as three separate cases, but those threads quickly weave together and are all of the same cloth. It’s well written and left me reading as quickly as I could to get to the end and find out what happened.
However, this is where my only criticism comes in. The ending. After such a build up, the ending is a little flat and could have been so much more.
A four out of five star read.
I’m profoundly grateful to Netflix and Penguin UK for my copy.

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