Charlie Matheson died two years ago in a car accident. So how is a woman who bearing a startling resemblance to her claiming to be back from the dead? Detective Mark Nelson is called in investigate and hear her terrifying account of what she’s endured in the ‘afterlife’.
Detective David Groves is a man with an unshakeable belief in the law, determined to bring his son’s killers to justice. But Groves’ search will mean facing someone with an altogether more ruthless approach to right and wrong.
Former Detective John Mercer is slowly recovering from the case that nearly destroyed his life, but a connection to Charlie Matheson brings the realisation that he still has demons left to face.
And at the centre of it all, are two brothers with a macabre secret. They’ve been waiting. They’ve been planning. They’ve been killing. And for Mark Nelson, David Groves and John Mercer, they’re about to unleash hell on earth.
I can’t believe how great this novel is! I wasn’t expecting anything in particular when I started it; I thought it would be another standard crime novel- hopefully a good one!- but more of what I’ve read before. I was wrong- this really stands out amongst the crowd as an excellent, fast-paced novel that keeps you guessing until the end.
I didn’t realise when I started this that it’s actually a sequel to a previous novel by Steve Mosby: The 50/50 Killer. I certainly think I would have probably picked up on more clues or hints if I’d read the first novel, but I feel like I understood it all just fine without having done so.
This novel, although fitting perfectly into the crime/thriller genre, is somehow different to all the others out there. It is more complex, more exciting and more clever than many crime novels I’ve read. It doesn’t try to create a whirlwind of activity and action for the reader but instead moves at a good pace that isn’t too quick. It gives just enough information for the reader to slowly understand what is/ was happening, whilst keeping you hooked into the story and invested in the characters.
I don’t want to say too much about I Know Who Did It, as it’s better to just get stuck in and enjoy Steve Mosby’s great writing and characters. Though its storyline is, at times, quite dark and disturbing, it’s certainly an enjoyable and intriguing read that I’ll be strongly recommending to any crime lovers.
I Know Who Did It is released in the UK on 24th September 2015.
** Many thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC of this novel in return for an honest review. **
Have you read any of Steve Mosby’s books? What did you think?