I received Dead Guilty by Michelle Davies to review, the fourth novel in the DC Maggie Neville series. A psychological thriller, published by Pan Macmillan, that is hard to put down!
Katy Pope was seventeen when she was brutally murdered on a family holiday in Majorca. Despite her mother’s high rank in the Met and the joint major investigation between the British and Spanish police, Katy’s killer was never caught.
Ten years later, Katy’s family return to the Spanish island to launch a fresh appeal for information, taking with them the now skeletal team of investigating Met detectives, and newly seconded Maggie as the family liason officer.
But Maggie’s first international investigation quickly goes from being more than just a press conference when another British girl there on holiday goes missing, and Katy’s killer announces that it’s time for an encore…
I really enjoyed reading Dead Guilty, it’s definitely my kind of book! The storyline is fantastically creepy and gets your mind racing to work out who the murderer really is. At least twice I thought I was certain I knew who the killer was. It turns out that I had been clueless all along. I hadn’t heard of the DC Maggie Neville series before and thoroughly enjoyed Dead Guilty. It’s safe to say I will now catch up on the first 3 novels too.
Michelle spent the formative years as a reporter on a local newspaper in Buckinghamshire and interviewed many relatives of serious victims during that time.
Later, as a freelance journalist for women’s magazines, she secured an interview with Kerry Needham, whose son Ben Needham went missing in Kos 1991 when he was a toddler. It was hearing her talk about it that gave her central police character a FLO.