Death Master (DI Yvonne Giles #1)



When murdered women are starting to be found around Oxford, the police start to worry. They quickly discover that there is maybe a serial killer in their midst. However, when all the women have seemingly nothing in common, it becomes increasingly hard to figure out how they all might have met their killer. DI Yvonne Giles is on the case, just after getting back from leave, though even the best DI needs help. The police force decides to call in a criminal psychologist before any more women show up dead.

I really enjoyed this book, however, I did have some difficulty getting into it. It’s a little bit of a slow start and doesn’t draw you in right away.  I enjoyed the dichotomy between Yvonne and Tasha as well as how they both grow as characters together. They work well together as a team in this book, and they even develop the beginning of a friendship. This book did have a lot of character development so we have a good base for the characters. For it is the first book in the series I was surprised how connected I started to feel to the characters.

The storyline in this book was interesting, along with the character developments, the murder mystery intriguing and in depth. We get to see the story from the point of views of the police, victims and murder which makes the story more interesting and adds depth to it that some stories lack. The story was detailed and it really allowed us to get into the mind of the killer and his motives behind everything. It was also interesting to see how the victims fell into his grasps as well. There was one person that didn’t really make much sense until the very end.

Overall, it was a great read.


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