This is a debut novel that begins a new series about a London Detective Constable, Cat Kinsella. A woman’s body has been found in a public garden and Cat is assigned the case. The problem is that she remembers the deceased from when she was a teenager visiting her Gran in Ireland with her family. The deceased was a teenager at the time and she had been reported missing before Cat and her family returned back to England. Cat has always suspected that her father knew more than he was letting on about the disappearance and now that the woman is dead, he is even more evasive about answering her questions. Cat is walking a tightrope in that she hasn’t reported to her boss the fact that she and her family knew the deceased because she is trying to protect her father but at the same time she is trying to figure out who the murderer is. The reader just doesn’t know what she will do if she finds out that the murderer is actually her father.
I enjoyed this book but I can’t say that I was blown away by it. I think it was a good, but not great debut. I see that there is a second book in the series due to be published in July, 2019. I will most likely pick it up and then depending upon how much I like it, I will then decide whether to keep on with the series or to let it go.