My Thoughts on Deadly Lies by Chris Collett | Spoiler-free Book Review

DEADLY LIES (DI Tom Mariner #1)DEADLY LIES by Chris Collett

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the first in DI Mariner’s Series and I have mixed thoughts on it. I wanted to do an in-depth review, however, decided against it to be able to keep it spoiler-free.

DI Mariner receives a call from his colleague about a death confirmed by an unknown woman. On approaching the crime scene and seeing the body, Mariner finds himself speechless on realising that he’d seen the victim a few minutes back arguing with a woman.
What seemed like a simple suicide case eventually turns out to be one of the most mysterious and time consuming ones. The story unravels to show not just how Eddie died but also cracks open all possible links that led to more mysterious deaths and a medical racket.

I don’t think I’ve read a murder mystery surrounding autism and things related, before this. So I’m glad to have picked this one up!

I did enjoy the book and was completely gripped by the concept of it, however, I would’ve enjoyed it better had it been slightly less descriptive.
Having said that, I enjoyed the character building to a certain extent and the general set up, and also the twists and turns! I could feel the various emotions both the main characters – the detective and the victim’s sister – were going through throughout the book.
However, I was able to predict the “bad guy”, if not bad guys, way before the DI could.

I do recommend it to anyone who enjoys Murder mysteries and a detective’s work at solving them along with the many twists and turn of events!

I’d love to discuss this book further, so if you’ve read it or plan to read it let me know! 🙂

I received the e-book via netgalley. All opinions are my own and un-biased.

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