Shot Through The Heart By Isabelle Grey
‘Shot Through The Heart’ is the latest book by Isabelle Grey and is the second book in the DI Grace Fisher series.
When a lone shooter claims the lives of five people on Christmas Day before turning the gun on himself, it’s up to DI Grace Fisher to find out, not who did it, but why and how. Tracing the illegal weapon and its deadly load of homemade bullets, she soon uncovers a toxic web of police corruption, personal vendettas and revenge. But when the enemy is within, who will believe her? As threats to her safety mount up and the strain of secrecy begins to wreck her friendships, Grace must decide how far she wants to pursue justice – and at what cost.
The story starts at the moment on Christmas morning when a terrible tragedy occurs in a small village, when a lone gunman kills a number of people before turning the gun on himself. DI Grace Fisher is called in to lead the investigation and to find out what would make someone do such a terrible thing and as he delves further into the investigation and more victims are claimed, she uncovers secret and a society riddled with corruption.
This is the first book I’ve read by Isabelle and I found it to be a gripping and intriguing story as we joined Grace, trying to figure out the motives of the murders. The story is cleverly written in a style where everyone is a suspect, as secrets are exposed and people begin to reveal themselves.
The story is seen through the eyes of the three main characters of the story. DI Grace Fisher, Ivo Sweatman, a journalist covering the cases and who Grace has great confidence in and Robyn Ingold, a young girl who’s friend was tragically killed. Grace is an interesting character, as the book is part of a series, there was brief background into her past but I would have preferred a bit more. Working in a male dominated environment, she lacks respect from her peers even though she is an intelligent and strong woman. Robyn was my favourite character of the story, she’s naive about life and it’s only when her friend is tragically killed that she begins to realise how dangerous the world really is and as the story progresses, we see her begin to unravel and doubt everything close to her.
A thrillingly realistic and disturbing story about the harsh reality of corruption, that is obviously well researched,’Shot Through The Heart’ is an atmospheric and intense book that is packed with complex characters and clever plot twists that leaves the reader bursting for more.
You can buy Shot Through the Heart: DI Grace Fisher 2 from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.