Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan does not wish to linger on the grisly scene before her eyes. Two mutilated corpses. In a church. In Clontarf. Her profiling background screams one fact: this is just the beginning of a sickening message.
Meanwhile, a 17-year-old case is playing out on a TV documentary, the convicted professing his innocence and historical police errors being exposed daily in the media. Frankie’s superior, commissioner Donna Hegarty, makes no bones about who she expects to clean things up – both in terms of past mishandlings and the present murders.
But not everyone working the cases wants the truth to come out. And the corridors of power have their own vested interest. Soon Frankie pinpoints just what is making her so nervous: the fact that anyone could be the next victim when justice is the killer.
I was a fan of “Too Close to Breathe” so very much looked forward to entering the world of Frankie Sheehan again.
The Killer In Me has that same atmospheric sense to it that Olivia Kiernan brought to her debut, beautifully written and totally immersive. The characters and the places pop and this case is complex and layered.
The procedural elements are authentic and well drawn, Frankie’s profiling background once again brings added oomph to the plot and it’s a considered page turner with lots of intricate detail that adds to the feeling of it.
Slowly but surely heading towards a cliff’s edge conclusion, The Killer In Me is clever and involving and I look forward to many more Frankie Sheehan adventures.