Kill Me Again by Rachel Abbott
Kill Me Again is exactly the sort of story I’m looking for when I have cravings for an entertaining detective story. It has everything: family drama, secrets, lies, devious suspects, revengey stuff, and competent police officers who work around the clock to catch the killer.
So, please don’t mind me while I wax lyrical about DCI Tom Douglas, but I can’t help it. He’s one of my favourite detectives, an all around lovely dude who is not only a diligent detective, but a decent human being I find very inspiring. The fact that he’s not real is almost beside the point. I’m pretty sure there are many people like him, and they deserve our attention.
DCI Douglas and his partner in crime-hunt, Becky, have a pretty gruesome case on their hand. Women who look alike keep turning up dead, and the killer’s modus operandi bears a striking resemblance to a case Tom worked on twelve years ago. The clock is ticking, and people in possession of crucial information are too afraid to come forward. When Tom’s ex goes missing, it becomes all too personal for him.
Becky is the perfect partner for Tom. She’s young and enthusiastic and her occasional recklessness is perfectly balanced by DCI Douglas’ careful and methodical approach. She swoons about him every now and then, but so what? Who wouldn’t? Even I do!
I absolutely loved how Rachel Abbott kept dropping little hints from the beginning, and the mix of fast paced action scenes and all the delicious drama was crafted into a captivating, thoroughly addictive story with loveable detectives and a fascinating tangle of lies and deception.
P.S. Someone please, please make a TV series of these books with Gerald Butler as DCI Douglas. Thank you.