Thanks to publicist Katie Brown for my copy of Only The Innocent! I’ve had another of Rachel’s books on my TBR for ages, but hadn’t had a chance to get to it! Incidentally, I’m on the blog tour for Kill Me Again this weekend!
About the book (via Goodreads):
A man is dead. The killer is a woman. But what secrets lie beneath the surface – so dark that a man has to die?
Women are rarely cold blooded killers. But when famous philanthropist Hugo Fletcher is found dead, there is no doubt in anybody’s mind that the killer is a woman. And it is clear from the precision of the planning that this was no crime of passion. It was an execution.
The victim was revered the world over for his charitable work with trafficked Eastern European prostitutes, and as at least one of these girls is missing, Detective Chief Inspector Tom Douglas is certain that there has to be a connection.
But nothing is as it appears on the surface. A web of complex relationships is gradually revealed and it seems that everybody has something to hide. As each horrific secret is exposed, Tom Douglas begins to realise that this is much more than a simple murder case. And he has a terrible dilemma to face – whether to punish the guilty, or protect the innocent.
Having not read any of Rachel Abbott’s books before now (shame on me, I know!!!), I had no idea what to expect when I started Only The Innocent.
The book opens with the murder of wealthy philanthropist Hugo Fletcher. The nature of this opener demands you continue reading until the very end of the book!
DCI Tom Douglas is charged with investigating the killing, and during the course of his investigation there are more twists and turns than you can keep up with!
I’m sucker for a good lead, and Tom (first name terms already! 😉) is definitely added to my list. I loved the way he was written and this made it so much easier to continue reading as I was intrigued to see how his empathetic nature would play out between the pages.
Only The Innocent is not your average whodunnit. There is much more than meets the eye with the various characters in this book. While I had my suspicions early on, it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, so much so that I think I have all the others bought to read now too. As if I need more books, I know! 😂
I gave Only The Innocent 4⭐️ on Goodreads, and you can pick up a copy HERE.