Title: Devil’s Way
(Kate Marshall #4)
Author: Robert Bryndza
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
First published: January 12th 2023
Publisher: Raven Street Publishing
Finished reading: December 11th 2022
“This was the problem with the deepest moors – legends played on your mind. And at night, rationality left you.”
*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Raven Street Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***
I’ve been a fan of Robert Bryndza‘s thrillers ever since I first met detective Erika Foster back in 2016, and I’ve read every single thriller book he has published since. His newest series featuring Kate Marshall is quickly becoming another favorite, and Devil’s Way is already book number four of the series. With the same PI lead characters and plenty of twists and turns, this sequel ended up being yet another successful detective thriller that is extremely hard to put down. Then again, that is what I’ve come to expect of his books!
One of the things that I love of this series is the fact that the main characters are private detectives, which means a different type of crime investigation that is rather refreshing. Kate Marshall is a former detective of course, and she still has plenty connections as well as having lots of experience solving cases. The fact that she doesn’t have access to police resources means that she has to be creative in her investigations though, and I like what it adds to the plot. The story in Devil’s Way can once again be followed quite easily without reading the previous books, but if you want to have more background of the characters I would advice you to read at least first book before you start this one. It will give you a better idea as to where the characters stand and why they behave in a certain way… Both previous sequels are well worth your time as well though.
I always enjoy spending more time with main characters Kate and Tristan, and I like the dynamics between them on both a personal level and during their investigations. The case in Devil’s Way is another intriguing one, although the plot starts on a more personal level with Kate’s accident. It takes a surprisingly long time for the main investigation to start, but once it does the story truly kicks off. There are plenty of twists and secrets to keep you busy; the multiple POV structure and flashbacks help adding suspense while also keeping certain things from you. I do have to say that I saw the big twists coming VERY early on, which kind of put a damper on things and I kept hoping I was wrong.
This doesn’t mean I didn’t enjoy the story though, and as always there is something about the way Robert Bryndza writes that makes it impossible to put a book down once you start reading. And even though the case itself didn’t properly start until a little later in the story, there was tension from the very beginning! As a whole, Devil’s Way turned out to be another solid sequel and I already can’t wait to find out what the next book will bring.