The Goodnight Song by Nick Hollin
Published: September 17, 2018
Genres: psychological thriller, police procedural, mystery, suspense
Rating: 2 stars
Recommend to fans of: twisted family psychological thrillers, lovers of the first book in the series
Foodie Vibes: takeout pizza – easy and filling on the go
Gifted criminal profiler Nathan Radley has a unique way of thinking that allows him to empathize with the twisted killers he helps capture.
But Nathan a dark secret. He has more in common with the criminals he hunts than anyone could dare to imagine. He lives in constant fear of losing control of his own dark desires…
When the headless body of a policeman is dragged from the Thames – an exact enactment of one of his oldest and darkest fantasies, only ever confessed in the pages of his teenage diary – Nathan finds himself the main suspect in the most twisted case of his career.
Someone has his diary and is leaking pages to frame him for the disturbing murders he has spent his whole career trying not to commit.
As more bodies surface and more extracts are released, Nathan has no choice but to go in search of the killer to clear his name. He knows it’s someone dangerous, he knows it’s someone he trusted, but how many precious lives will be lost before he can work out who?
A nail-biting and unputdownable thriller that fans of Peter James, Angela Marsons and Rachel Abbott will adore.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Nick Hollin for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.
The book follows a criminal psychologist who works for the police. His twin brother is a serial killer and taunted him endlessly in the last book. His actions have continued to haunt the criminal psychologist throughout this book as well. The premise appears to be the setup for an action packed intriguing read. However it falls short.
At the beginning the story jumps around making it difficult to tell what’s a memory, flashback, reality or something else. Perhaps if I had read the first book in the series it would have made more sense. Also I’m not sure exactly why, but I never got into the book. It didn’t intrigue me, and found myself reading it solely to finish. There was nothing outright bad about the book, but I simply didn’t connect with it.
The story had a lot of action and suspense. And for sure plenty of spine tingling creepiness.
The Goodnight Song unfortunately missed the mark for me.