Book Review: Breakneck by Erica Spindler
Breakneck by Erica Spindler
Moving at breakneck speed, Erica Spindler’s latest novel is a page-turning read that ticks all my boxes for a great thriller. Pacey plot. √. Strong, believable characters you can relate to. √. Tight prose. √. And twists and turns that come to a satisfying conclusion. √.
Detective M.C. Riggo and her partner Kitt Lundgren are called out to a student’s apartment where a young man appears to have been murdered in his sleep – his neck broken. The trail to find his killer quickly turns cold, but then M.C.’s fiancée is shot dead and other victims are murdered, seemingly by a professional killer, and the two detectives have a number of different leads to follow as they race to catch the killer. Erica Spindler expertly creates a tale that is suspenseful and keeps you guessing what might happen next. The author also creates a believable and, at times, difficult relationship between the main protagonists – two headstrong women, battling to keep their hard-earned partnership and friendship on track. M.C. struggles with her grief, determined to find her fiancée’s killer at any cost, while Kitt has to make sacrifices in her private life to try to stop her partner taking the law into her own hands.
Erica Spindler is an assured thriller writer and I would highly recommend her latest novel – but be warned, you’ll want to keep reading to find out what happens next so make sure you start this book when you have a few hours spare. It’s compulsive reading.