Review of Dark Heart by Catherine Lee

When real estate agent Fraser Grant is found mysteriously murdered, no one initially eBook Review Gal Book Review of Dark Heart by Catherine Leesuspects that he’s the notorious “Adultery Killer” serial murderer police have been looking for the past ten years. Grant’s organs are harvested at the request of his father and Eva Matthews is the lucky recipient of Fraser’s heart – or is she? When she begins having vivid dreams, Eva wonders if there’s some truth to the “cellular memory” theory the final victim’s husband insists is possible. Will Eva’s new heart be the key to locating the killer’s final victim before it’s too late?

This book was filled with suspenseful twists and turns. It kept me guessing until the very end. I enjoyed the “sort of paranormal, sort of sci-fi” aspect of the book. The idea of cellular memory was indeed intriguing.

Dark Heart is no cozy murder mystery – it never pretends to be. Language is gritty and real at times, so be aware. Yet, it’s nothing too over the top.

The characters in Dark Heart are well developed and likable, which is always a huge plus in a book series. Why else would you be willing to read Book 2 and 3 then? And, speaking of this being a book series – the excellent part is this is actually a standalone book. That means no sneaky cliffhangers, which I HATE!

The author’s writing is wonderful. She’s created a tightly woven plot, appealing characters, plenty of suspense and mystery – Dark Heart has it all.

5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton