November, Reviews, Thriller
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The First One to Die | Mini Review

Blurb: She tried to break her fall, twisting desperately, but there was nothing to catch hold of, nothing with which she could stop herself. Her single scream cut through the night air.

Keira North falls to her death at a party. It initially seems like an accident, but Detectives Alex King and Chloe Lane suspect foul play: they are convinced they are dealing with a murder.

When the detectives start to investigate, they soon find that all of Keira’s closest friends have secrets that someone might kill to keep.

And as Alex and Chloe are fighting their own demons and struggling to stay on top of the case, Keira’s killer is circling the group of friends, who one by one find that their lives are in danger . . . “

Publisher: Bookouture | Publication Date: 15 November 2017

My Rating: 4/5 stars 

I was eagerly anticipating this follow-up to The Girls in the Water, a book that I was in love with. I was excited to see where the characters of Detectives King & Lane would be taken to, and I while I wasn’t disappointed, I thought this was a bit weaker than the first book.

Like in book one, this book was told from multiple POVs, which can be a tricky thing for an author to handle. This time around, I had a harder time getting into the story because of the switching POVs. What I did enjoy about this book was the way Jenkins captured the grief that everyone felt, especially Kiera North’s parents.

Overall, this was a fun thriller to escape to, one that will have you finishing the book in one sitting.




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1 Comment

  1. Yet to read this series. Glad you enjoyed the second book though even if it wasn’t as good as the first one. Hopefully the next one will be better 🙂


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