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UNWORTHY by Stewart Giles
THE UNWORTHY WOMEN MUST PAY.
DS Jason Smith is dragged away from paternity leave when a woman is killed with her baby in the next room. When more women with children are brutally murdered, Smith discovers that they all have something in common – they all share a secret. When he finds out that the mother of his own child is on this list of ‘Unworthy’ women, he finds himself in a race against time to stop the killer before his whole world comes crashing down around him.
To my shame I have to admit that this is the first in the Smith series by Stewart Giles that I have read (although I am a big fan of his other series). I was unsure what to expect but having loved his other books I wasn’t expecting to be disappointed and I wasn’t. This book gripped me from the very first page and I can confirm that it works perfectly as stand alone.
Somebody is murdering mothers of small children and leaving the word UNWORTHY at the crime scene. Why are these women unworthy and who is playing judge, jury and executioner? Jason Smith is dragged from leave to find out. As the murderer gets too close for comfort all bets are off as Smith becomes determined to stop this person before it is too late.
This is a real roller coaster of a book that had me turning page after page to find out what happens next. The adrenaline keeps pumping right to the very end where we are treated to a real shocker of an ending.
Jason Smith is a complex character and I am determined to read the previous books in this series to find out more about him. He has a baby with Erica, who is another member of the team and is currently on maternity leave. His superior is Bryony Brownhill and I thought there was something yet to be discovered about this woman and there are other characters I really want to learn more about.
Stewart is a brilliant author and his books are dark but also have a little humour woven in to the story to offset the darkness which makes them a real unputdownable read.
Definitely worth the 5 stars. I will definitely be reading the back list to this series while I wait for the next book.
After reading English & Drama at three different English Universities and graduating from none of them, I set off travelling and finally ended up in South Africa, where I still live. I enjoy the serene life running a boat shop on the banks of the Vaal Dam. I came up with the DS Jason Smith idea after my wife dropped a rather large speaker on my head. Whether it was intentional still remains a mystery. Smith, the first in the series was finished in September 2013 and was closely followed by Boomerang and Ladybird. Occam’s Razor, Harlequin and Phobia (a series of short stories detailing Smith’s early life) were all completed in one hazy 365 days and Selene was done and dusted a few months later.