Nat Keane never forgot her first murder. Sandie Thurston was killed and mutilated in her own bed. Five-year-old Amy lay beside her, soaked in her mother’s blood.
Nat was the first police officer on the scene. She was the family liaison officer who got close to the family. Too close. When a man was convicted, she walked away, lonely and broken.
Ten years on she has another life. She has a job she loves counselling trauma victims and a home with her partner, Dylan, a criminal lawyer. So when Martin, husband of the murdered Sandie, asks her to work with him and Amy, why does she agree to go back?
Amy's evidence was key to getting a conviction. Now the media are hinting that she got it wrong. Martin is tortured by a guilt he won’t explain. At fifteen, Amy is alternately needy and hostile – a devoted daughter who deceives her father, a sheltered child who can’t stop taking risks.
As Nat is drawn into the family's secrets, is she helping them find the truth or complicit in their lies? Who did kill Sandie? And why, just when Nat needs Dylan's support, is he distracted by a controversial case of his own?
Recognition is a compelling psychological mystery set in and around Leeds, England.
My Review: May 10, 2013 ~ Review Copy ~
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I want to thank the author for giving me this book for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book, it is a mystery that keeps you on your toes. The characters were all great and thought out, you could really feel empathy for some and hate for others if not a strong dislike. For me, I am always thinking and I was wondering about a few different people. The author is good about not giving it away until the very end, but she also gives you some clues along the way. The book was very good and kept me involved until the end. Great job Kate Vane, look forward to reading more of your work.
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