Published by Bloodhound Books on June 19th 2018
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A bloody good book!!!
Kevin Palmer had what he thought was a happy life. He was married with children, had a good job, and home. Then he and his wife attended a New Year’s Eve party and she met another man and Kevin’s happy life is shattered. Learning of his wife’s betrayal, Kevin beings to spiral out of control until he has lost it all – his marriage, his job and even the ability to see his children. Even worse, he ends up in jail, his reputation ruined. There he begins to think, plot and scheme.
Detective Rosalind Kray is back at work following a brutal attack. She is immediately called to a murder scene where a man has been brutally tortured and killed. Soon the bodies begin to pile up and they all seem to point back to one person – Kevin Palmer. But Palmer seems to have an alibi, yet DI Kray KNOWS Kevin is the killer. If only she can prove it. After all, each one of the victims had a hand in Kevin’s downfall. Every victim caused him pain and humiliation. Kevin had a motive to kill each one of them.
This book is told through both Kevin and Kray’s POV. In this book, the reader quickly learns the identity of the killer. This does not take away from the enjoyment of this book at all. As much as I enjoy trying to figure out the identity of the bad guy in books, I really enjoyed knowing who the killer was and watching and waiting to see what would happen next, would the killer be caught, would the killer get away with murder, etc. This book was like watching a cat and mouse game, wandering who would win, would be cleverer, smarter and craftier. Would Kray nab the killer or would the killer go free?
Be warned – this book is not for the faint of heart. The first murder we read about in the book is gruesome and horrific. Not only do we see someone get tortured, there is also the slaughter of pigs in a slaughter house. This book is gritty, grisly and bloody. It is also well written, riveting and had me turning/swiping page after page. I just had to keep reading to find out what would happen next.
This Little Piggy is the second in a series but worked very well as a stand-alone novel for me. I did not feel as if I was missing anything from not having read the first book in the series.
Thank you to Bloodhound books and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All the thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.