The author sent me a copy (mobi format) in exchange for an honest review (member of Rosie’s Book Review Team).
My rating: 4.3 of 5 stars
Even on a small island the darkest secrets can’t stay buried forever…
It began like any normal day in Cyprus…except it wasn’t…the body of a woman brutally murdered and discovered in a shallow grave changes all that.
It is only days later when amateur sleuth, Diana Rivers and old flame, Chief Superintendent Adam Lovell discover a second female victim…only this time the discovery is even more chilling and shocks the island inhabitants.
Joining forces with local policeman, Sergeant Yiannis Loukiades, the three embark on a journey which takes them on the fringes of humanity. Disturbing secrets are unearthed. They are on the hunt for killers who will stop at nothing in their hunt for one vital woman.
As the bodies mount up, the detectives ask themselves one question. What is the reason for the women’s’ deaths and their horrific mutilations?
With the investigation quickly gathering momentum, Diana finds herself exposed to great danger…in the sights of a lethal individual who’ll put a stop to her meddling. Each move could be deadly… vicious in its outcome…can the team bring a halt to this brutal trade?
Genre(s): Mystery, Suspense
Series: The Diana Rivers Mysteries, #7
Length: 335 pages
Release Date: 2015-06-12
“Okay, now can you tell me what the matter is?”
Mali shuddered before taking a deep breath. “It is Eve. She no answer mobile and no come home last night.”
This time, Diana and her husband have visitors from England in their house: Adam Lovell and Clare are back in Cyprus. Once again, Diana and Adam stumble across a mutilated body. As a reader, I automatically tried to solve this strange case.
With A Brutal Trade, Faith Mortimer has created an immensely thrilling suspense story with local flair. The story comprises a broad variety of believable characters with sufficient depth, nicely woven situations and interesting interactions to solve the horrible crimes. I had an exciting time reading A Brutal Trade – it is a very compelling read. I was drawn into the story right away, thrilled to solve the mystery alongside Diana. This is for you if you like (stubborn and determined) female sleuths, crime writers, suspense with twists and local flair, chilling discoveries.
A very suspenseful book and/or series to read again.
|Sexual content||No sexual content (some hints)|
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