Dark Waters by Mary-Jane Riley Review

Dark Waters

Dark Waters, by Mary-Jane Riley, is a psychological thriller and the third book in the Alex Devlin series. An exciting story of suicide, murder, secrets and revenge that you won’t want to stop reading.

When two seemingly unconnected men, one is a prominent magazine publisher and the other a farmer from Suffolk, are found dead on a boat on the peaceful and tranquil Norfolk Broads it looks like a clear-cut case of suicide. But Alex Devlin, a local freelance journalist, is unconvinced and starts to deep deeper with the intentions of writing a piece about suicide forums.

With the help of an ex-colleague they start to investigate the apparent joint suicide of Derek Daley and Roger Fleet, but the deeper they go and the more secrets that are uncovered Alex soon finds things that hit too close to home and that the case is fraught with danger.

Overall, I found Dark Waters to be an exciting and thrilling novel. While this is the third instalment in the Alex Devlin series, having not read the previous two it didn’t spoil the story (although I will now have to go and read the previous two!).

The storyline features topics such as suicide, murder and mental health and are covered very well. Mary-Jane Riley tells the story in an engaging way, with just enough suspense to keep you guessing and immersed in the story.

The characters are great and are an eclectic mix, with their own unique flaws and strengths. The character progression is excellent.

Dark Waters is a fascinating and exciting psychological thriller with some great twists and turns that will have you awake all night reading.

Dark Waters by Mary-Jane Riley is released on 16 March 2018 on Kindle and 31 May 2018 in paperback.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £1.99 (Kindle) / £12.99 (Paperback)

Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: I was provided with a free copy of this book by NetGalley for the purposes of writing a honest and impartial review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the link.