Tuesday 12 August 2014

Review: One of Us by Tawni O'Dell

One of Us by Tawni O'Dell
Publisher: Gallery
Release date: 11 September 2014
Rating: ****
Back cover blurb: Dr. Sheridan Doyle-a fastidiously groomed and TV-friendly forensic psychologist-is the go-to shrink for the Philadelphia District Attorney's office whenever a twisted killer's mind eludes other experts. But beneath his Armani pinstripes, he's still Danny Doyle, the awkward, terrified, bullied boy from a blue-collar mining family, plagued by panic attacks and haunted by the tragic death of his little sister and mental unravelling of his mother years ago. Returning to a hometown grappling with its own ghosts, Danny finds a dead body at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners was once executed. Strangely, the body is connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miners' deaths. Contd... 

One Of Us is a novel that I was invited to read via the publishers on Netgalley. I knew it sounded right up my street once I'd read the synopsis so it's been on my 'to be read' list for a while.  
The author is not one I had heard of before, but I will be sure to look up some of their previous works after finishing this.

One Of Us centres around Dr. Sheridan (Danny) Doyle and his home town which is tainted (and some say haunted) by past events. Danny returns to his home town to check in on his elderly grandfather and gets more than he bargained for when he stumbles across a dead body (almost literally) whilst out running.
The body itself is found at the infamous Lost Creek gallows where a band of rebellious Irish miners lost their lives by execution. 
The victim? 

A person well connected to the wealthy family responsible for the miner's deaths. Danny enlists the help of his personal friend and local veteran Detective, Rafe, and the two of them work together to find the killer responsible.

What neither of them anticipates is that they have a potential serial killer on their hands. 

Meanwhile local rich girl Scarlet also returns to her home town intent on stirring up the past. Her own family seem hostile towards her, but that's one of the downsides of being rich, surely?

Or is there something more, something more terrible than any of them dared to imagine?

You will have to have a read to find out, I promise you won't be disappointed! 
 One of us is available to pre-order now from Amazon online.
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Thank you to the publishers who invited me to read this novel via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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