The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins
Series: Detectives King & Lane Book #1
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher Bookouture for the ebook ARC of The Girls in the Water by Victoria Jenkins in exchange for an honest review.
“The first one had been an accident. He had never intended to kill her. But as he looked down at her body, he knew there would be a next one…”
Lola Evan’s body was found in a local park on a cold winter’s morning. Detective Alex King and the new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer.
A second girl goes missing days later. Both girls each shared a trouble history and were also members of the same support group. Chloe realizes that she too is in danger, as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden. Soon Alex and Chloe are fighting for their lives, in a race against time to reach the next victim before it’s too late…
Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls?
I give this book a rating of 4 stars. This was Victoria Jenkin’s debut novel. I found that the book starts out kind of slow but it very quickly picks up the pace. It kept me guessing until the end. And then I found it very hard to put it down. I really liked the characters in the book and found that they were very likeable. I highly recommend it and I can’t wait to read the second book in the series, The First One to Die!