Dark Waters - Mary-Jane Riley

Dark Waters (Alex Devlin, #3)Dark Waters by Mary-Jane Riley
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Freelance journalist Alex feels like she’s stagnating since she left London, so when she hears a story on the news about two men who’ve been discovered dead in an apparent suicide pact, she’s desperate to sink her teeth into a good story and decides to investigate.

I didn’t know prior to reading this book that there were two previous Alex Devlin books, so I found all of the teasers a bit confusing: her sister, her sister’s past, her ex-boyfriend, etc. It seemed like there were too many back stories going on, and when I got to the end it felt like they hadn’t been tied up. However, it all made sense when I found out this was the third book.

The story is well structured, although there isn’t a lot of descriptive writing to grasp onto, and I found it hard to get a read on Alex, the protagonist. It would’ve helped if she’d had some interior ‘why’ she wanted to research the story up front, rather than just that ‘she’s a journalist’.

You’ll enjoy this book if you like easy-to-read, plot-driven novels with a dark plot exploring topics such as suicide, mental health and murder.

Thank you to NetGalley for letting me read this book in exchange for my unbiased opinion.

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