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Posted May 16, 2020 by Ami-May in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

The Eye ThiefThe Eye Thief by M K Farrar
Series: DI Erica Swift #1
Publisher: Warwick House Press
Publication Date: May 12, 2020
Pages: 292
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Genre: Crime, Police Procedurals, Thriller
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He steals their eyes to make them see…

In London, victims are being abducted, only to be found stumbling around the streets. Blind. With holes in their head where their eyes used to be.

DI Erica Swift is caught between the stresses of trying to take care of a young family, a father with dementia, and a demanding job. Working for the Violent Crimes Task Force, she does her best not to let her work life encroach on her family, but it’s not always easy.

The case the papers have dubbed ‘The Eye Thief’ is a welcome distraction, though the city's residents are fearful of who will be next.

When one of the victims dies, turning it into a murder case, Erica and her team find themselves on the trail of a killer.

But a chance encounter drags a horrific event in Erica’s past to collide with her present.

The killer has one thing on their mind…

Revenge.

Get book one in this brand new, thriller crime series today!

Rating: 5 out of 5.
Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

DI Erica Swift works in the Violent Crim3w Task Force where is working a case of victims being abducted and found stumbling around the streets, or shop doorways of London, Uk. Blind where their eyes we're. It soon turns into Erica and her team investigating a serial killer and the case is soon called ' The Eye Thief' by the media.

In her personal life, her father has dementia and he can no longer live alone or care for himself so he moves in with her, her husband and daughter, Poppy. But it soon becomes apparent that his dementia has to deteriorate more than she first thought end it puts a strain on her husband who is at home working and looking after him and his daughter and unfortunately it scares her daughter. Reluctantly she has to put him into a specialist dementia care home.

Her narrative is a fascinating, compelling and clever. She has established a perplexing, gruesome and brutal crime and investigation that both shocks and terrifying in equal measures. How would you react to being abducted and then let go confused with no eyes and essentially blind.

The opening chapter is phenomenal being by the witness who found the first victims point of view. It completely pulls you in and you HAVE to know how and why?.

5 stars
Characters

DI Erica Swift is a sharp, contentious character who is compassionate with an enormous heart. She is completely driven by getting justice for the victims and their family by painstakingly solving crimes meticulously and piece by piece.

I love that we have equal parts of Erika through her adept in her job and her complicated private life. She is a three-dimensional protagonist who gets right under your belt from the very beginning. The author has cleverly constructed an intelligent, passionate and dynamic character that we not only care about the character but the narrative, theme, setting etc.

'The eye thief' killer is a very dark, fascinating, addictive antagonist. Who has had a very unloveable abusive childhood with an alcoholic mother who put him down emotionally and psychologically at every turn? She Gaslights him into believing something he isn't.

5 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

MK Farrar writing is extraordinary and she 100% know how to write an excellent skilful compelling police procedure with perfect pacing from the first captivating chapter on which you could not put you down. I read this in one sitting within 3 hours.

This is an awesome start to what I expect to be a gripping new series with an unforgettable protagonist.

5 stars
Themes/Settings

This is set in London, Uk although it's not surprising in a big city that a gruesome crime has been committed M K Farrar somehow describes and writes the location brilliantly and instils the city to be even more dangerous, scary and heightens our intrigue about the narrative.

The themes are childhood abuse, abduction, murder, violence etc.

I love how dementia is portrayed and how Farrar shares how this affects not only the person suffering from the disease but the families too. It is done with deep compassion and understanding which is obviously well researched

5 stars
Cover
5 stars
Overall Thoughts

This is an awesome start to what I expect to be a gripping new series with an unforgettable three-dimensional protagonist. An excellent skilful compelling police procedure with perfect pacing from the first captivating phenomenal chapter. Her narrative is a fascinating, compelling and clever. She has established a perplexing, gruesome and brutal crime and investigation that both shocks and terrifying in equal measures.

5 stars
Final Rating 5 stars

five-stars

About M K FARRAR

M.K. Farrar is the pen name for a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty novels. ‘Some They Lie’ is her first psychological thriller, but won’t be her last. When she’s not writing, M.K. is rescuing animals from far off places, binge watching shows on Netflix, or reading. She lives in the English countryside with her husband, three daughters, and menagerie of pets.

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