Author - Mel Comley
Title - Cruel Justice
Stars - 5
The decapitated remains of a prosperous widow are found decaying in Chelling Forest. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are appointed to find what happened.
A new victim, this time an adolescent girl, is uncovered - Who could the killer possibly be and can there be a link between the victims?
Following a third murder, the killer contacts Detective Inspector Simpkins with a gruesome disclosure. It seems they have a serial killer obsessed with her.
Lorne not only struggles with macabre cases, she muddles through a dying marriage and has to deal with an insensitive chief. As she anguishes over the dearth of evidence, help appears from an improbable resource.
Mel Comley successfully breathes life into the central characters of Cruel Justice. You easily associate with the heroes and their circadian labours, while villains are so comprehensively evil you despise them and long for them to be eradicated.
Cruel Justice is a real page-turner, a volatile read that has you hanging on to your seat. This is book that once started, is difficult to put down.