Publication: 23rd July 2020 – Zaffre
Case closed . . . Or is it?
Christopher Masters, known as ‘The Roommate Killer’, strangled three women over a two-week period in a London house in November 2012. Holly Kemp, his fourth victim, was never found.
Her remains have been unearthed in a field in Cambridgeshire and DC Cat Kinsella and the Major Investigation Team are called in. But immediately there are questions surrounding the manner of her death. And with Masters now dead, no one to answer them.
Did someone get it wrong all those years ago? And if so, who killed Holly Kemp?
Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Shed No Tears, the gripping new novel by Cat Kinsella.
I don’t know how to start my review, so I’ll just say… I LOVED IT!!! Actually, I love the entire series. I love the characters, I love the suspenseful plots, and I love the writing. I am completely drawn to the stories and I only emerge from the book once I finish reading.
In Shed No Tears, DC Cat Kinsella and her colleagues are called to investigate the discovery of a body in a field in Cambridgeshire: Holly Kemp went missing six years earlier and everyone thought she had been victim of the Roommate Killer, Christopher Masters, who then died in prison. However, the evidence cast doubt about whether Holly Kemp was indeed a victim of the Roommate Killer and, as Kinsella investigates, she uncovers secrets and lies that she didn’t see coming.
Cat Kinsella is a fantastic character and she develops well in this third novel. The story is told from her point of view and she feels authentic and relatable. She is funny, smart, she has flaws and makes mistakes and she is hiding secrets that, if they ever came out, could ruin her career and her relationship with her boyfriend. Cat Kinsella is my favourite character, but I also really like her colleagues as they form a well-put together team of detectives. I enjoy reading their humorous banter, their sense of camredie, and, especially I like Kinsella’s close relationship with her partner DS Luigi Parnell.
I love police procedural and I think that this series by Caz Frear is one of the best out there and definitely one of my favourites. Shed No Tears has a twisty and immersive plot that comes to life thanks to the author brilliant and captivating writing and I can’t get enough of this series!
A huge thank you to Tracy Fenton and Zaffre for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of the novel.
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Caz Frear grew up in Coventry and spent her teenage years dreaming of moving to London and writing a novel. After fulfilling her first dream, it wasn’t until she moved back to Coventry thirteen years later that the writing dream finally came true.
She has a first-class degree in History & Politics, which she’s put to enormous use over the years by working as a waitress, shop assistant, retail merchandiser and, for the past twelve years, a headhunter.
When she’s not agonising over snappy dialogue or incisive prose, she can be found shouting at the TV when Arsenal are playing or holding court in the pub on topics she knows nothing about.