My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Her first love confessed to five murders. But the truth was so much worse.
Dublin's notorious Canal Killer, Will Hurley, is ten years into his life sentence when the body of a young woman is fished out of the Grand Canal. Though detectives suspect they are dealing with a copycat, they turn to Will for help. He claims he has the information the police need, but will only give it to one person - the girl he was dating when he committed his horrific crimes.
Alison Smith has spent the last decade abroad, putting her shattered life in Ireland far behind her. But when she gets a request from Dublin imploring her to help prevent another senseless murder, she is pulled back to face the past - and the man - she's worked so hard to forget.
Good story line about college students, their life and loves and a series of murders that occur by the canal that runs through the town.
Ali strikes up a romantic relationship with fellow student Will which ultimately effects her long standing friendship with Liz her school girlfriend and college mate. Ali learns a lot about her friendship with the unpredictable moods of Liz and when the murders start their friendship becomes strained. Unable to foresee Liz’s outbursts Ali has a blazing row with her the night Liz is murdered leaving her consumed with guilt.
Liz is the last of 4 killings and when the college students are interviewed Will is pulled into the station and later charged for all the murders. He’s promptly institutionalised in a mental facility.
Wind 10 years forward and Ali is contacted by the police as more ‘copy cat’ killings have started again at the university and they want to interview Will again but he’ll only speak to Ali.
Ali (through the police officer Monroe) agreed to meet him and she is then drawn into the investigation once again as Monroe believes Will might be innocent.
Nice short chapters kept up the pace throughout the book with red herrings and a climax at the end.
Read this in two days and enjoyed the ride. 4 stars for this one, recommended.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending this in exchange for an honest review.