Like This, For Ever is the third outing in the Lacey Flint series of crime thrillers from Sharon Bolton. As the series has progressed, in my opinion, the books just keep getting better and better.
DC Lacey Flint is currently on leave from London’s Met Police after 2 very difficult and dangerous cases; a Jack the Ripper copycat killer in Now You See Me and a group of people torturing young female students to the point of suicide in Dead Scared. These cases have taken their toll on her and she is currently undergoing counselling.
Meanwhile, her colleagues in the MIT (Major Investigation Team) are investigating the deaths of 4 10 year boys in the space of 2 months, all with their throats cut and the bodies left on river banks. While Lacey is not a part of the investigation she is soon drawn in by her strange 12-year-old neighbour, Barney, who has some strange habits and secrets.
Overall, Like This, For Ever has to be my favourite of the DC Lacey Flint series so far. It has plenty of twists and turns and just when you have convinced yourself you are 100% sure who the killer is, you then have to have rethink, and more than once!
I don’t really like to use the phrase “a real page-turner” (as books by their design are just that) but Like This, For Ever was so hard to put down that I can’t of another way to describe the way the story grips you and won’t let go.
With excellent writing and storytelling Like This, For Ever is a top-notch, totally absorbing thriller and a very addictive and irresistible read.
RRP: £6.99 (Paperback) / £3.99 (Kindle)
Available to buy from Amazon here.
For more information about Sharon Bolton and her books visit www.sharonbolton.com.