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Risk of Harm (Robin Lyons, #2) by Lucie Whitehouse

The lifeless body of a young woman is discovered, brutally stabbed, in an abandoned building. DCI Robin Lyons is tasked with the case and faces immense challenges as she and her team try to uncover her identity. Speculation from the press increases as a second body is found dead in a similar manner.

"Risk of Harm" is an engaging book with a unique plot that I really enjoyed. The novel is noteworthy for its unique deviation from the traditional murder investigation narrative. I was constantly on my toes, captivated by the unexpected twists. The plotting is cleverly done, incorporating a surprising motive and an international twist. However, some potential difficulties were disregarded and there is one coincidence that doesn't hold up under scrutiny. These points may seem small, but they play a significant role in a thoughtfully designed and implemented procedure.

The author brings forth characters that are like old friends, making us feel comfortable and familiar, as they take us through their dysfunctional family moments, moral dilemmas, and brutal murders. It's a thrilling story.

Many thanks to @LWhitehouse5 @4thEstateBooks & @Tr4cyF3nt0n for the chance to read it.


About the Author

Lucie Whitehouse is a British author. Her first novel, THE HOUSE AT MIDNIGHT, was published in the UK in 2008 and translated into five languages. Her second novel, THE BED I MADE, was published in 2010 and chosen for Channel 4's TV Book Club Summer Read. It was translated into German, Dutch and Spanish.

Her third novel, BEFORE WE MET, was published in the UK, Australia, the US and Canada in early 2014 and is a WHSmith/Richard and Judy Book Club selection, and You Magazine Reading Group Book of the Month for May.

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