Dark of Night by CS Duffy @csduffywriter #review


Some of you will remember my very first guest post from the lovely CS Duffy (you can find it here if you missed it) and the rather unique blog tour that I hosted last year.  Well I had actually read the first Episode of Dark of Night back in September but never posted my review #mybad. So better late than never…..

The Blurb

Haunted by the fact that he never got the chance to tell best friend Lorna that he loved her before she was murdered, Ruari sets out to track down the man he saw her with the night before she was murdered – the man police are certain was her killer.

Forensic psychologist Amy Kerr has been watching prominent Glasgow lawyer Alec McAvoy for months, certain that he is the so-called Dancing Girls Killer who evaded capture in London five years previously.

Now Ruari and Amy are closing in on the same man – but every step they take draws them deeper into the killer’s web.

What Did I Think?

There’s a sinister killer in the loose in Glasgow! Who is causing such terror in the Scottish city?!

My heart broke for Ruari as he discovered Lorna had died when he had finally plucked up the courage to share his feelings. It’s hard to tell someone you like them, even harder when you’re friends with them. But then to have that opportunity ripped away 😫

It took me a little to get into the story as unlike other novels I’ve read that jump between perspectives, Dark of Night jumped between different points of view mid-way through chapters. But once I was used to this format, I whizzed through the mystery, desperate to find the killer.

The author managed to capture the essence of this Lowlands city. I could hear the Glaswegian dialect coming through in the dialogue and even the thoughts of the characters!

I was led up the garden path that the author intended.  I have absolutely no clue who is the Dancing Girl Killer.  Oh and that cliff hanger!! I need to find space in my reading pile to find out what happens in Episode Two!!!

Who Is CS Duffy?

C.S. Duffy writes psychological suspense thrillers with a healthy dose of black humour. Her background is in film and TV. She has several projects in development in Sweden and the UK, and her thriller feature Guilty will be shot summer 2018 in Canada. She is the author of Life is Swede, a thriller that was originally written as a blog – leading several readers to contact Swedish news agencies asking them why they hadn’t reported the murder that features in the blog. Dark of Night is her first novel.

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