TITLE - Reasonable Doubts
AUTHOR - Kyra Lennon
Darcy Ryan is a woman on a mission.
A mission to take down the corrupt cops who ensured her best friend, Matteo Torres, went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit – the murder of his wife, Rebecca.
Darcy is willing to do just about anything to prove his innocence, including getting up close and personal with lead detective, Finn Drake. She knows she’s playing a dangerous game, but it gets more dangerous than she could have ever imagined when she discovers everything she thought she knew about Rebecca Torres was wrong, and Finn Drake isn’t the man she thought he was either.
Darcy’s life and her best friend’s freedom are on the line. With her entire world turned on its head and time running out, she has to decide. Should she take a chance on Drake and go against her gut instincts, or go it alone and pray she can find the killer before he finds her?
Reasonable Doubts is the first book I have read by author Kyra Lennon. I am a fan of crime books and after reading the blurb I found myself wanting to give this a read.
The book opens in the middle of a story as such. We join in at the end of a Court Case where Darcy watches her best friend get locked up for a murder she swears he didn’t commit. Darcy has a plan to free him and prove his innocence, one in which her friend Matteo doesn’t agree with. We quickly learn that Darcy will do anything for her friends. Her loyalty is unwavering even risking her own safety. As Darcy puts her plan into action we get introduced to Drake, a Police Detective who worked on the case which saw Matteo convicted of his wife’s murder.
At first glance Drake is everything that most people find repelling but once Darcy starts to spend more time to him in a key to unlocking the truth we also find out more about him and the extent he will take his loyalty to his job.
Both characters are likeable in their own way. Darcy is feisty, Loyal and Protective, Drake is arrogant, Smug and Compelling. With a sizzling shower scene we start to see their relationship unfold which is an added bonus to the main storyline, uncovering the truth behind the murder of Matteo’s wife.
I would really like to see a book which delves into Darcy's past as well, it looks like there is quite a story there to tell and a childhood that holds many secrets. Another book which looks at the lead up to Rachel's murder would also be something worth reading.
In conclusion I found that once I started getting into the book It read really quickly. It’s an easy book to get lost within. The writing flowed really well and the story felt natural at every step of the way. The ending wasn’t as predictable as I thought it might be and held a good twist. While I thoroughly enjoyed this book it didn’t completely wow me, I would however, read more books by the author as I like her style and storytelling ability. I would highly recommend it to those who love a good crime mystery.
Writing Style: 5/5
Reviewed by Emma.