Kati Barr-Taylor


Books reviewed 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