I’m delighted to be on the blog tour today for Woman in the Water by Katerina Diamond. Huge thanks to Sabah at Avon for my review copy and the blog tour invite.
What’s this book about?
The breathtakingly twisty new thriller – guaranteed to shock and surprise
I’m alive. But I can’t be saved . . .
When a woman’s body is found submerged in icy water, police are shocked to find she is alive. But she won’t disclose her name, or what happened to her – even when a second body is discovered. And then she disappears from her hospital bed.
Detectives Adrian Miles and Imogen Grey follow their only lead to the home of the Corrigans, looking for answers. But the more they dig into the couple’s lives, the less they understand about them.
What’s their connection to the body in the river?
Why have other people they know been hurt, or vanished?
And can they discover the dark truth of their marriage before it’s too late?
What did I think?
This is a favourite series of mine but I have to say that Woman In The Water is one of the best additions to it so far! It’s very dark and shocking with an intriguing storyline that had an unexpected twist to it. I love the way Katerina Diamond balances the criminal element of her books with the personal lives of her characters. Adrian and Imogen have quite a backstory now but there was a comfortable atmosphere here in this sixth outing for them that felt relaxed and familiar…this is until the case of the woman in the water. When Adrian rescues a half dead woman from a freezing river he finds himself splashed all over social media. Finding a dead body further upstream means that they are now looking for a murderer and the unknown woman is the only one that can help them to solve the crime. Unfortunately, she disappears from her hospital bed before they have chance to question her further. So who is this mystery woman and how is she connected to the murder victim? Searching for the answers will put Adrian and Imogen in far more danger than they have ever faced before…
This case was one of the most disturbing that Adrian and Imogen have ever had to work on. I followed the plot thinking that I knew in which direction the author was heading but there was so much more to the case than I had been expecting. And I found myself far more emotional as well when, in an often difficult to read scene, one of the characters has to go through an unthinkable ordeal. This was a hard hitting and unexpected twist that had me gasping in horror at the rawness of the reactions of the people involved. It really did add a very different perspective to a crime that isn’t written or talked about often but beware as it really doesn’t pull any punches.
I raced through Woman In The Water, craving answers to all the questions I had. And that ending!! It just left me desperate for more Miles and Grey so I hope there is still more to come from them. I love this series and the relationship between the two main characters is constantly evolving, keeping it fresh and exciting.
Woman in the Water is highly recommended by me.
Meet the author…
Katerina is the author of the Sunday Times Best Selling Exeter based crime thriller series – starting with ‘The Teacher’ and followed by The Secret, The Angel, The Promise and Truth or Die Katerina is currently working on her seventh novel which is a standalone.
Katerina also runs the facebook book group CRIME SUSPECT with several other crime authors.
Katerina currently lives in East Kent. Katerina was born in Weston-super-Mare and has lived in various places since including Greece, Cyprus, Derby, East London and Exeter. Katerina watches way too much TV.