By: Robert Bryndza
Release Date: November 3rd, 2020
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Series: Kate Marshall
Book two in the Kate Marshall series and I’m still in a crime thriller haze of fiction love. We’re back with Kate Marshall as she and her assistant Tristan try and figure out what is going on at the Shadow Sands reservoir and why, after the body of a skilled swimmer is found, that everyone associated with the reservoir is acting off and missing persons cases are being ignored.
Just as I said with the first novel in this series there is a lot of heavy subject matter in this book including kidnapping, abduction, rape, abuse etc. If that’s not something you care to read about turn back now.
I will say Kate’s continued flaws and Tristan’s struggles in this book were fantastic seeing as how the author decided to continue their complex stories rather than simplify them.
This second book pushes the series along and I sincerely hope that Robert Bryndza continues the series with more books about Kate and Tristan as they continue to solve crimes together.
If you’re looking for a new crime thriller definitely pick up the first book, Nine Elms but beware of the associated trigger warnings and the shock value of the crimes. While the first book can be read as standalone I wouldn’t suggest that for book two as Shadow Sands builds off of book one.