Detective Ruby Preston and her team are trying to solve the case of a new serial killer on the loose. Young women who had given a child up for adoption are being targeted and murdered by a young girl who claims she is the baby that they gave up years before. Ruby however has her own secrets that may end up tying into the investigation.
Love You to Death is the first book in the new Detective Ruby Preston series by Caroline Mitchell. I’ve read a few other books by this author before and they seem to be a bit hit or miss with my tastes. For me this first book wasn’t necessarily a miss but I didn’t love it quite as much as other reviewers seem to.
My main problem with this story really seemed to be that things just happened to sort of fall into place all throughout the book. It just seemed awfully convenient to have the main character have the back story that she had in the book. And I also didn’t fully become a fan of this detective, she has a sort of sordid past that she’s clinging to and while I enjoy a strong lead that will go off the books to solve a case I don’t care for one that is toeing the line of right and wrong just for personal reasons as much.
Overall, this one was just an OK read to me but I seem to be in the minority as most reviewers seem to love this one so if you enjoy a good police procedural then this one might be right up your alley.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.