(spoiler free review)
Genre: Thriller, Paranormal, Mystery
In this second book of the Reading The Dead series, Sarah Milton is faced with a new investigation where she has to prove her old partner is innocent for a crime he didn't commit. Various murders are occurring in a copy-cat fashion of the "Fancy Dress Killer", a murderer that she was responsible for putting behind bars.
With the help of Sarah's ghostly side-kick, Anna Nigma, they are thrown into the paranormal world once more, realising that they are dealing with more than just a copy-cat killer. Meanwhile Sarah also has to deal with her love life (or lack of) and figure out her true feelings for Ryan once given reason to be jealous.
I loved this novel and the 400 pages flew by. The pacing is appropriate with a lot of tension at the various plot-twists. Anna's humour is my favourite thing from this series, there is such darkness and suspense that her wit is a welcomed respite to the heaviness of the story.
I still love the characters in this series. They all have their own quirks and personalities and there's a credible depth to them which makes the whole story more gripping.
The last 20% of this book was so action-packed and the ending shocked me. Not sure if I agree with what happened towards the end with Sarah & Ryan but the cliffhanger certainly held my attention.
Enjoyed this a lot and my only reason for it being 4 stars was that I think I preferred the first one slightly more. It was a brilliant follow-on from the first book though.
Thank you to the author as well for providing me with a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.