‘No Turning Back’ by Sam Blake – mini-review

I really enjoyed this book about Detective Garda Cathy Connolly. It’s a part of a series, so to get the most from it, I’d definitely read ‘Little Bones’ and ‘In Deep Water’
From the opening quote “O, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practise to deceive!” from Walter Scott’s, ‘Marmion’ I was hooked!

The story begins with a prologue set late at night as a woman hurries along a icy coastal path overlooking Dublin Bay; she is set to met someone she needs help from, however this soon becomes the next crime to investigate for Connolly and her Detective Inspector, Dawson O’Rourke. Cathy and Dawson were partners previously and now through promotions have different roles, but their personal relationship in this book develops; it’s been a underscore in the previous two and more built on a strong respect and friendship.
I enjoy both the character of Connolly and O’Rourke; they work well as a team and their developing personal relationship is also engaging. The central story works well and explores how two deaths in different places on the same night are connected, some solid plot twists and I really enjoyed the read.

I’ll eagerly look out for the next in the series. An engaging, well-plotted and character driven crime novel.

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