An Eye for An Eye Book Review

An eye for an eye was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Book: An eye for an eye
Author: Carol Wyer
Publication date: 1st February 2021
Genre: thriller
Rating: 4 stars


A killer running rings around the police. A detective spiralling out of control.

DI Kate Young is on leave. She’s the force’s best detective, but her bosses know she’s under pressure, on medication and overcoming trauma. So after her bad judgement call leads to a narrowly averted public disaster, they’re sure all she needs is a rest.

But when Staffordshire Police summon her back to work on a murder case, it’s a harder, more suspicious Kate Young who returns. With a new ruthlessness, she sets about tracking down a clinical, calculating serial killer who is torturing victims and leaving clues to taunt the police. Spurred on by her reporter husband, Young begins to suspect that the murderer might be closer than she ever imagined.

As she works to uncover the truth, Young unravels a network of secrets and lies, with even those closest to her having something to hide. But with her own competence—and her grip on reality—called into question, can she unmask the killer before they strike again?

My thoughts

I absolutely love detective stories so I needed to pick this one up and review it for you guys!

Right from the beginning we are thrown into a very action packed and intense scene while also being introduced to our main character who is struggling from a traumatic experience that happened previously.

Throughout this story we are doubting people along with Kate as this case gets deeper, more gruesome and definitely more dangerous. Throughout this story our main character Kate was doing some odd things which made me doubt certain things and certain conversations that were happening which made me question a certain thing and guess it. (I’m trying to be very vague because this would be a spoiler).

This is such a page turner of a book. It is very action packed and such a great book! Although this mystery is the main reason I picked this book up Kate’s personal life that was entwined within this story also kept me intrigued and wanted to read on. Her emotional turmoil felt very real and would be very relatable for people who have also been through very traumatic experiences.

Although I did guess who the murderer was it wasn’t because the author made it too obvious, we were lead through the investigation and came to the realization a few chapters or so before our main character. Little things were hinted throughout this story and at the end we weren’t disappointed with the reveal.

Although we are following one murder investigation we are also trying to figure out what really happened the year previous which was very traumatic to Kate. We are trying to figure out what really happened but we don’t get all of the answers which leads into a sequel which I am really excited for.

About The Author

USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer writes feel-good comedies and gripping crime fiction.

A move from humour to the ‘dark side’ in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and demonstrated that stand-up comedian Carol, had found her true niche.

To date, her crime novels have sold over 800,000 copies and been translated for various overseas markets.

The much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young, will be published in 2021 with the first novel, An Eye For An Eye out on February 1st.

Carol has been interviewed on numerous radio shows discussing ”Irritable Male Syndrome’ and ‘Ageing Disgracefully’ and on BBC Breakfast television. She has had articles published in national magazines ‘Woman’s Weekly’, featured in ‘Take A Break’, ‘Choice’, ‘Yours’ and ‘Woman’s Own’ magazines and the Huffington Post.

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

When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth.

2 thoughts on “An Eye for An Eye Book Review

  1. Anne, I’m so glad you enjoyed reading the book and got embroiled in Kate’s story too. I am thrilled by your super review for the book and thank you for sharing your thoughts and for liking Kate. Thank you too for taking part in the book tour. I’m delighted you did. x

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