My rating: 3 of 5 stars
It took me a while to get into this book too. The second in the Dublin Murder Squad series, it follows Cassie suffering from the aftermath of book 1, struggling through the dull and boring DV squad, missing Rob, her old partner and her old job on the murder team. But it’s a life older than her time on the murder squad that comes back to haunt her, as alluded to in book 1, Cassie used to work as an undercover agent, so when someone turns up dead, looking like her AND using her old cover name, Cassie’s old undercover boss sees a unique opportunity. Cassie goes back undercover, living in an idyllic student house in the Irish countryside, with four other students, who, at least on the face of it, have the perfect friendship, thing is, one of those students could possibly be a murderer.
By the end of the book I was galloping through it. French’s books are a lot more than your average murder thriller, as they tackle some complex issues. The student house in the country was so idyllic, you couldn’t help but wish you were there too, even with a potential murderer but such ‘perfection’ comes at a price.