A Truth for a Truth

4 (Detective Kate Young)

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Pub Date Apr 06 2023 | Archive Date Apr 18 2023
Amazon Publishing UK | Thomas & Mercer

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DI Kate Young’s team is hunting for a killer. What they don’t know…is that the killer is her.

DI Kate Young has known for years that her boss, Superintendent John Dickson, is a violent and evil man. But when she finally confronts him and accidentally shoots and kills him, she’s forced to cover her tracks before anyone can pin his death on her. With revelations about his corruption soon to become public knowledge, Kate sets up a trail of evidence to make it seem that Dickson has conveniently vanished…

But Kate knows the corruption doesn’t end with Dickson. As she heads up the team investigating his supposed disappearance, she also pursues other loose ends. Stanka, the sex worker who supplied the evidence against Dickson, leads her to crucial information on another corrupt officer, DI Harriet Khatri, and her dubious involvement with sex traffickers.

As the noose starts to tighten on Kate, she finds herself targeted by traffickers, the bent cops on her force and even her own team of detectives. Can she stay one step ahead of them all and bring Harriet to justice? Can she trust anyone around her? And can she possibly get away with murder?

DI Kate Young’s team is hunting for a killer. What they don’t know…is that the killer is her.

DI Kate Young has known for years that her boss, Superintendent John Dickson, is a violent and evil man...

A Note From the Publisher

Carol Wyer is a USA Today bestselling author and winner of the People’s Book Prize Award. Her crime novels have sold over one million copies and have been translated into nine languages.

A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, with the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost, proved that Carol had found her true niche.

February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye for an Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia.

Carol has had articles published in national magazines such as Woman’s Weekly, and has been featured in Take a Break, Choice, Yours and Woman’s Own and in HuffPost. She’s also been interviewed on numerous radio shows, and on Sky and BBC Breakfast television.

She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband, Mr Grumpy…who is very, very grumpy.

To learn more, go to www.carolwyer.co.uk, subscribe to her YouTube channel, or follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/carolewyer

Carol Wyer is a USA Today bestselling author and winner of the People’s Book Prize Award. Her crime novels have sold over one million copies and have been translated into nine languages.

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DI Kate Young is forced to stay more than one step ahead of just about everyone as she tries to sort out the fact that she unintentionally killed her evil and corrupt boss John Dickson. She comes up with a plan that is truly for the greater good, although she feels horribly alone. Until now she has had the voice of her husband Chris in her head guiding her day by day. She had been trying to find proof that Dickson was responsible for Chris’s murder. Now that Dickson is dead, it is his voice that replaces Chris’s in her head.

Dickson‘s voice works hard at trying to convince Kate that she is losing her mind especially as she has gone against everything and every principle she has always believed in. Has she completely lost all sense of justice? Of what is right and wrong? Is she in a way as corrupt as he was? Not only must Kate convince everyone that Dickson has disappeared of his own volition, there is a sex trafficking case that runs parallel to everything that Kate is doing to hide the fact that she is indeed responsible for his death.

Kate must show extreme caution every step of the way. This proves especially important as it doesn’t take Kate long to learn that Dickson was not the only police officer involved in corruption, and that there are those very close to her that may be part of something huge, something so big that it could be to her complete undoing.

It’s hard to believe that this incredibly tense book takes place in a very limited timeframe, and that even though Kate had the right motive to begin with she is forced to act with a duplicitous nature in order to find justice. Not only that, there is a young sex worker that she is determined to save. Dealing with people that she has a hard time trusting leaves Kate having to use sharp instincts in order to bring justice to those who deserve it.

What an astonishing read! There were moments when this book literally gave me chills. Brought a lump to my throat and tears to my eyes. As Kate often felt numb as she struggled to find a way out of the darkness that she pretty much brought upon herself, I too felt numb as I could not imagine how she could get past the person she was forced to become. As if the story itself was not utterly shocking, the conclusion floored me. In fact, reading the conclusion in this book brought back to mind how I felt after reading the last few paragraphs of book three in this amazing series, A Life for a Life. Carol Wyer has left me shocked beyond belief, and I have no idea how I will manage to wait for the next installment.

Many thanks to Thomas & Mercer and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.

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Rounding up to three stars

I've only recently read the first book in this series, and liked it enough to want yo read this one.
It continues on a few storyline, and familiar characters, which I liked.
As a whole I enjoyed the characters snd their interactions, and the pace of the story,
Unfortunately I did not enjoy the voice of the dead, and that detracted a lot from the story for me.
The man wasn't that likeable when alive, now, I just didn't enjoy those bits.
Others will absolutely love it, just not for me.

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I enjoyed this book, but as with the previous instalments the voices in Kate's head drove me to distraction. I do get it as a plot device but please, enough already. It's so overdone that it really affected my enjoyment of what was otherwise a really decent plot.

I liked that we got to know other members of Kate's team a little better in this book. My favourite chapters were those from William's point of view, as the reader already knows what happened it was interesting to follow the investigation from the perspective of someone still in the dark.

3.5 stars rounded up to 4.

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I absolutely love this series so I was so excited to dive right in! This one is even better than the precious 3, if that's even possible. Ots so well written, you really do feel for the characters and they absolutely get under your skin. The dilemmas and struggle, whilst far from normal are still relatablely human! I find it's not often that thriller books can make you feel empathy or compassion but this series has built the characyersbinto such realistic humans that you can't help but care what happens. The twists and turns and just superb! So cleverly written and you absolutely can not guess what's going to be the outcome. Once again, you are left just wanting more and more and more. The characters are also not just based on stereotypes and they have such unique elements to their personalities that also set them apart from the normal police procedural or thriller. I can't say enough good things really! A must read and if you haven't come across the series before...... prepare to fall head over heels with the world of Kate Young

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A truth for a truth by Carol Wyer.
Detective Kate Young book 4.
DI Kate Young’s team is hunting for a killer. The killer is nearer than they think?
Omg. What a read. Wasn't sure how I felt about Kate.
This was a gripping and surprising read. I did feel for Kate. Omg what an ending. I can't wait for next book. 5*.

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