Review of Dead Wrong by Helen Durrant

Tom Calladine is a hard-working detective with little time to devote to a personal life. His relationship with Monika is on the backburner and his mother has just been placed in a Dead Wrong by Helen Durrantnursing home. Now, to make things even worse, someone is killing and dismembering local drug dealers and leaving body parts throughout the city. Tom and his equally hard-working partner, Ruth Bayliss, must find the killer before he strikes again.

Helen Durrant has written a suspenseful, clever whodunit. Readers should know that this book is explicit. Ms. Durrant describes the killer’s crimes in graphic detail, which might be difficult for the squeamish. But it definitely adds to the suspenseful nature of the story. I actually figured out who the killer was early on, but later discovered I was only half right, so I was most definitely kept on the edge of my seat.

Although the author has expertly woven several storylines into Dead Wrong, it’s a fairly quick read and the author’s skillful writing made it a breeze to read in one day. This makes Dead Wrong an excellent summer read, while on vacation or sitting by the pool. This is the first in a series and I will certainly read any upcoming sequels.

I would recommend Dead Wrong for anyone looking for a smart, gripping and fast-paced detective/crime novel.


5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton

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