Dead Cold by Jane Heafield – review.


The truth lies in the darkest places…

When an anonymous call sends police to a house in Sheffield, a dead couple are discovered in the kitchen. Their skulls have been caved in, their hands mutilated, and their eyes damaged beyond recognition.

When Detective Inspector Lucy Miller is handed the investigation, she is thrilled. She loves high-profile cases. But when her boss is involved in a traffic collision the investigation is stripped from her and given to DCI Bennet.

But Miller refuses to quit.

Soon Bennet realises that Miller is interfering with his investigation and warns her off the case. However, when a link is made to a cold case, she is drawn in deeper.

Then, when the police realise the victims aren’t who they think they are, the mystery is blown wide open…

Will Miller be able to solve the case and keep her career intact?

Or is this investigation going to be her undoing?

About the author

‘I am a biomedical scientist living in England. I write detective fiction and psychological fiction. Dead Cold is my first book.’

My thoughts

‘Dead Cold’ is the first book in the DI Miller and DCI Bennett series and I thought it was a gripping introduction to the duo. I loved how Lucy Miller muscled her way into the investigation and their dynamics as a team were fab. The chapters mentioning her personal life were a delight to read. The relationship between Lucy and her sister had me almost walking on eggshells for her.

The murder was certainly gruesome and memorable, and it also had a strong historic link. As the investigation unfolded, I had to know who committed the murder and why. The ending was a shocker and I certainly didn’t guess the outcome before the reveal. It also had its moments of tragedy if we consider how an upbringing and harsh life events can affect a child when they reach adulthood.

A great start to a new series. Gripping and fast-paced, I’d definitely recommend it if you’re looking to try a new police procedural!

Thanks for reading!

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Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
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