Dying to Help – Penny Kline

Anna McColl became a psychologist because she wanted to help…

Following a messy break, Anna seeks to distract herself by re-investigating the murder of a social worker Karen Plant. The sister of the convicted murderer comes to her for help and protests her brother’s innocence. Following his conviction for murder, he killed himself and she pleads with Anna to look into the case again.

Taking it beyond professional concern, Anna starts to delve into the facts behind the murder and starts asking a lot of questions.

As things unravel, Anna starts to see the extreme lengths people will go to when they get desperate… – Goodreads.com

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This book reads somewhere between an old detective novel (though it definitely isn’t one), chick lit and a murder mystery. It was a light and interesting enough read but not one I would personally pick up again.

Anna McColl is an alright character, though her relationship with her ex was incredibly frustrating and she could be very wishy-washy in her decisions. I didn’t find there was much development in many of the characters, though I did take a liking to Rob.

The ending made sense, which was good, some people tend to go a little too far with their twists and insert completely random characters who were absent from the novel previously, so I must say it was a satisfying resolution in that sense though I personally found it a bit of a stretch.

All in all, not a bad book but not one that stood out to me. Then again, everyone has different tastes so I would urge you to try it for yourself.

If you need a book to read while travelling or something relaxing to read then this one could be for you!


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