Saturday, March 18, 2023

Dying To Tell - Aoife Walsh #5


Dying To Tell is the 5th Aoife Walsh thriller/procedural by Val Collins. Released 28th Feb 2023, it's 286 pages and is available in paperback and ebook formats. It's worth noting that the ebook format has a handy interactive table of contents as well as interactive links and references throughout. I've really become enamored of ebooks with interactive formats lately. For Kindle Unlimited subscribers, the first three books in the series are currently included in the KU subscription library to borrow and read for free.

This is a very fast paced, action driven thriller featuring a reporter protagonist, her detective fiance, and a heap of unreliable witnesses. Despite being the fifth book in the series, it well enough as a standalone, and readers coming into the series with this book won't have any troubles keeping up with the plot or characters. I liked that Aoife is tenacious and intelligent, and her interplay with the other characters is well written and nuanced. There is a fair bit of back story from the previous books which will give minor spoilers for the main characters and their history together if read out of order.

Four stars. The ending is definitely a page-turner, and I found the climax, denouement, and resolution satisfying and well done. This is one for fans of procedural/investigative thrillers. The author is superlatively talented and the writing, as always, is top notch.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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