Kati Barr-Taylor


Books reviewed by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Walls

Kristy Tucker loved Lance once. Now, her only way to stop the fear is with his murder.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Killing Connection

No one knows the woman found dead on the rocks in St Andrews, and DCI Andy Gilchrist senses this will be a complicated murder case.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Paper Ghosts

Carl Feldman may be her sister’s killer. And the game she is about to play may make him her killer too.

Reviewed on 07 July 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Run

Life couldn’t get much worse for Leanne Riley – she’s out of work and barely surviving life in a grotty bed-sit. Jake could be her escape route or her road to hell.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Unquiet Spirits

Sherlock does not believe in ghosts. It seems he does not believe in the beautiful Scotswoman Isla McLaren either. These are two dangerous errors.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

It All Falls Down

Nora is looking for answers to her broken past. She doesn’t realise Detroit, where the questions take her, is a desperate city that will break her even more.

Reviewed on 23 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Shock

A woman goes missing in a storm, but there is only one person who believes her life is at risk.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Acts of Vanishing

William Sandberg is about to lose his daughter. And the world is about to lose its last grip on safety, once and for all.

Reviewed on 09 June 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Orphans

Two small children on a beach in North Goa wait for their parents to return. That was 25 year ago. They are still waiting.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Woman Before Me

Ruth Wilks lives inside a prison inside a prison for the manslaughter of a baby she loved like her own. Cate holds the key to open one door, but only Rose has the key for the other.

Reviewed on 26 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Day of the Dead

DCI Eve Clay is on the hunt for a serial killer – the killer that most of the country reveres.

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

White Bodies

Callie’s sister needs saving from her toxic husband. And there is only one way …

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Blind

Sam James was warned about how dangerous and unhinged her latest patient is. But to Sam, Richard seems perfectly sane.

Reviewed on 12 May 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Missing Girl

The 30 years since Gabriella disappeared has not erased the memories, or numbed the pain. Now her sister Anna is determined to find out what happened.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Protected by the Shadows

The burnt-out body is just the beginning in this latest wave of organised crime and Goteburg detective Irene Huss discovers her own family is caught up in the gang chaos.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Eighteen Below

It looked like suicide when the car drove into the water. But now the troubled Helsingborg crime squad know it is murder.

Reviewed on 28 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The One

A simple DNA test. But will it find their perfect partners or send them on a journey into danger?

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Chalk Man

Little chalk figures drawn on pavements, walls and tree trunks were only the gang’s secret code. Now they’re something far more sinister.

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Splinter in the Blood

Why is she standing over her boss with a gun in her hand? Will she leave him for dead?

Reviewed on 14 April 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Hades

Homicide detective Frank Bennet should be grateful for his new partner, but he senses she is even more dangerous than the serial killer they are trying to bring down.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

When I Wake Up

There are only two people who know why Anna was left for dead. And one of them is in a coma.

Reviewed on 31 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Scared to Death

A baby is found abandoned in an A&E unit. The police believe there is a possible link to a young man’s suicide a year before.

Reviewed on 17 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

In the Dark

Five years ago, tracking down a ruthless serial killer would have been all in a day’s work. But five years ago, Jenny Aaron wasn’t blind.

Reviewed on 17 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

A Map of the Dark

Special Agent Elsa Myer is emotionally torn, hunting for a missing a 17-year-old girl, whilst her father lies in a hospital bed, dying of cancer.

Reviewed on 17 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Lucky Ones

One murder is bad enough, two is more than a hideous coincidence. But three is a serial killer who is leaving no clues.

Reviewed on 03 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Sixth Window

Natalie Gray should never have looked on her new partner’s computer. Now her daughter’s life is in danger.

Reviewed on 03 March 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Into the Water

Nel Abbot has gone where all the troublesome women have, for hundreds of years – into the water. But what drove her and a teenage girl to take their lives in a place where witches were drowned?

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Mountain

Surviving the crash that he believes was his fault is just the start of Jeremiah Salenger’s nightmares.

Reviewed on 17 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

What Alice Knew

Alice and Ed have a wonderful life, but when Ed doesn’t come home one night after attending a party, strange things start to happen. In searching for the truth of what really took place that night, Alice risks her family and her way of life.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Ed's Dead

Jen is a failed writer, but she’s just about to become famous for being the most dangerous woman in Scotland.

Reviewed on 03 February 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Black Sheep

Francesca believes her husband’s death was a senseless attack, but then a stranger’s words shakes her belief to the core.

Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

After the Fire

Fredrik Welin was lucky to escape the fire in his home alive, but now he must rebuild his life, and find out who wanted him dead.

Reviewed on 20 January 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Trust Me

Kate Adiyiah saw a violent sexual attack on the internet, but proving it is impossible as the video no longer exists.

Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Sherlock Holmes: The Four-Handed Game

The robbery of a gold mandolin, an assault on a young actress and a violent murder bearing the hallmarks of Jack the Ripper would seem entirely disconnected to all but Sherlock Holmes.

Reviewed on 03 January 2018 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Deaths of December

When an advent calendar arrives at the police station, it’s the beginning of a murderous lead-up to Christmas.

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Persons Unknown

A man dies with one name in his mind – Saskia. But was she his lover or his murderer?

Reviewed on 16 December 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Angel

The body in the burnt-out signal box is just the beginning, but it could be the end for a lonely young man.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Ninth Grave

Two countries, two predators, too many victims, and winter is closing in.

Reviewed on 25 November 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Exquisite

What could be wrong with a spark of chemistry between a mentee and her mentor – other than everything …

Reviewed on 11 November 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Eyes Like Mine

A girl is missing. And it’s Nora Watts’ daughter – the one she gave up at birth.

Reviewed on 11 November 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Every Dark Corner

There is a predator in Cincinnati, hunting teenage children for the internet sex trade. FBI special agents Kate Coppola and Decker Davenport are on the trail.

Reviewed on 28 October 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Playing with Death

The more FBI Special Agent Rose Blake investigates, the more she realises that a twisted video game has only one outcome – murder.

Reviewed on 24 October 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Give Me The Child

An unexpected night-time visitor and a bag of lies is about to destroy Cat Lupo’s family.

Reviewed on 14 October 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Escape

‘Keep an eye on your daughter.’ These are six words of advice to Jo Blackmore – or a threat. She must save her daughter and plan their escape.

Reviewed on 09 October 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Fatal Crossing

Journalist Nora Sand discovers that a decades-old cold case concerning two missing girls is about to become too hot to handle.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Hours Before Dawn

Stressed suburban wife and mother Louise is grateful that their new lodger is quiet and educated, seemingly the perfect house guest. But appearances can be deceptive.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Secrets She Keeps

When Meghan’s seemingly perfect life is revealed to be a tissue of lies, the results are devastating.

Reviewed on 30 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Room by the Lake

Caitlin leaves behind her life in London and heads for New York in search of a new start. Instead of a job in a coffee shop and a cheap apartment, she finds herself drawn to the simplicity of life in a cult.

Reviewed on 16 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Breakdown

Cass Anderson didn’t want to get out of her car that night in the storm. Now the woman she saw is dead.

Reviewed on 16 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Sweet After Death

Detective Alice Madison is out of her comfort zone investigating a murder in an isolated town in midwinter.

Reviewed on 16 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Lost Girls

Two young girls are missing. And a depraved auction is about to begin – one which will destroy two families.

Reviewed on 02 September 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Don't Let Go

Martial Bellion’s wife is missing and even his daughter thinks he has killed her.

Reviewed on 28 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Good Daughter

Dahlia came home to uncover the truth about her childhood, but wasn’t expecting to find a woman buried in the woods.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Shimmering Road

Charlie Cates’ mother and sister have been murdered, leaving a legacy she cannot ignore.

Reviewed on 19 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Killer on the Wall

The three villagers leaning up against Hadrian’s wall could have been asleep, but even from a distance, 15-year-old Isla Bell knew they were dead.

Reviewed on 10 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Walk Away

Camaro answers her sister’s cry for help, not knowing that it will end in murder.

Reviewed on 05 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Caller

The first question is a breeze and Tanya thinks the sick game is nearly over. But the second one she will never get right, and her punishment is to watch her best friend die.

Reviewed on 05 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Lovemurder

A brutal murder, a note on the body, and the last six years melt away as homicide detective Valerie Hart remembers one name – Katherine Glass.

Reviewed on 05 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Trap

Reclusive famous writer Linda Conrad has seen the reporter’s face once before – the night he killed her sister.

Reviewed on 05 August 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Fierce Kingdom

A family trip to the zoo turns into a fight for survival – but it is not the animals Joan must fear.

Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Trophy Child

Karen Bloom’s family is cracking under her demands for perfection. Then her daughter Bronte goes missing, and the cracks become gaping chasms.

Reviewed on 22 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Crimson Lake

He was in prison for 241 days, she for ten years. But which side of the law are they on?

Reviewed on 14 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Love Me Not

Invisible killers, a legacy of suspicion, and time running out will all help to push DI Helen Grace and those around her beyond the limits. 

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Sacrifice

When Lena Peters is called in to profile a serial killer in Berlin, the resentment is palpable – both from the police on the team and the killer.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Lying Game

Four women are reunited after 17 years in hiding. And if they don’t get their stories straight, it is the end of the lying game – and maybe even their lives.

Reviewed on 08 July 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Rooted in Dishonour

When an 18-year old girl disappears days after she meets her husband-to-be, DI Tim Yates is convinced this is his first encounter with an honour killing.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Sweetpea

Rhiannon is an editorial assistant on a provincial newspaper, and despises her invisibility – except when her lofty morals drive her to kill.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Beautiful Dead

Eve Singer, crime correspondent for iWitness News, needs murder: it pays the bills. For the killer who stabbed Layla Martin to death behind a glass door, murder is his art. Eve would say they are worlds apart. The killer wouldn’t.

Reviewed on 24 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Tattletale

Mags Mackenzie hasn’t spoken to her brother Abe for years, but she flies to his bedside after he fell down four flights of stairs. It looks like suicide, but something doesn’t ring true.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Stolen Child

Evie is the stolen child, the little girl artist Zoe Morley and her husband Ollie adopted. The little girl whose father wants her back.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Darkness

Gina watches in horror as a plane explodes and debris crashes into the icy water around her. But her nightmare has only just begun.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Black Panther

January 1975. A girl is missing. But this is no teenage prank, as her mother and the whole of Britain is about to find out.

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Under the Harrow

Nora is expecting a home-cooked dinner with her sister. That will never happen again.

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Siren

After 25 years in America, Roisin Burns is coming home to Ireland. And she’s planning to take down the man who dragged her down a dark path of death and destruction.

Reviewed on 27 May 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Boar Island

National Park Service Ranger Anna Pigeon must solve a crime that’s too close to home when her friend’s daughter becomes victim to a cyberbully-turned-stalker.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Medea's Curse

When Natalie receives the first note, she drops it in the bin. But with each new increasingly threatening message, she starts to fear for her safety.

Reviewed on 13 May 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Cast Iron

Forensic expert,Enzo Macleod is reviewing the murder of a 20-year old girl, another French cold case that stretches back half a lifetime.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Hidden Killers

Jane Tennison, newly promoted to DC, is about to earn a reputation as either a young, tenacious detective or a thorn in the Met’s side when she digs her claws in to two seemingly open-and-shut cases.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Sometimes I Lie

She can hear every word. She knows she is in danger. There is nothing she can do.

Reviewed on 29 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Don't Turn Out The Lights

When Christine Steinmeyer finds a suicide note in her mailbox, her busy life begins to unravel.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Fellside

Jess doesn’t know who she is or why she is in hospital until she hears the word murder.

Reviewed on 14 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Baby Doll

Lily escapes with her daughter after eight years in captivity, to find her fight for survival has only just begun.

Reviewed on 01 April 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Secret

The hunt is on for DS Bridget Reid, who has been working as an undercover prostitute in Exeter.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

What You Don't Know

Denver, 2008. Two detectives discover the bodies of 33 murder victims. Seven years later, their killer is on death row, but the body-count is just about to go up.

Reviewed on 18 March 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Before I Let You In

Even though Karen is an experienced psychiatrist, nothing could prepare her for the day she opens her door to Jessica.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Killing Kate

Kate is away on holiday when the first woman is killed. But the second victim is too close for comfort, in every way.

Reviewed on 04 March 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Blood Torment

DCI Andy Gilchrist and his team are on the case of a missing three-year-old girl. But is this abduction a kidnapping or murder? And how involved is the girl’s mother?

Reviewed on 01 March 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Ragdoll

Detective Sergeant Fawkes is called to a horrific crime scene where there is only one body, but clearly six victims.

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

The Girl Before

Like Emma had before, Jane can’t turn down the offer of the minimalistic house, despite the rules that go with renting it. But who was Emma, and how did she die?

Reviewed on 18 February 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Mercy Killing

The murder of a sex offender could be seen as a mercy killing, but the East Rise police must put their sentiments behind them and treat this like any other crime.

Reviewed on 04 February 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Her Husband's Lover

Louise is trying to move on from the horrific car accident that took her husband, Sam, and her children. But Sophie, Sam’s lover, is out to destroy Louise’s future.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Then She Was Gone

When DI Murphy and DS Rossi arrive at the scene of a brutal murder, they have no idea the slaying is connected to the disappearance of a baby girl a year before.

Reviewed on 07 January 2017 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Penance

Rosalie cannot watch her daughter, Maddie, spin any further out of control. She takes her to bereavement counselling, not realising her nightmare has only just begun.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Hide and Seek

DI Helen Grace, disgraced, despised, and a Holloway inmate, could not be in a worse place to find a ruthless serial killer.

Reviewed on 10 December 2016 by Kati Barr-Taylor

Between the Crosses

DC Joseph Stark, war-hero-turned-copper, is unconvinced a double murder is a botched up burglary.

Reviewed on 26 November 2016 by Kati Barr-Taylor