crime · Detective · drama · mystery · suspense · thriller · Young adult

The Damselfly – SJI Holliday. ✶✶✶✶✶

Katie Taylor is the perfect student. She’s bright and funny, she has a boyfriend who adores her and there are only a few months left of school before she can swap Banktoun for the bright lights of London. Life gets even better when she has an unexpected win on a scratch card. But then Katie’s luck runs out.

Her tragic death instead becomes the latest in a series of dark mysteries blighting the small town. The new school counsellor Polly McAllister, who has recently returned to Banktoun to make amends in her own personal life, is thrown in at the deep end as the pupils and staff come to terms with Katie’s death. And it’s not long before she uncovers a multitude of murky secrets. Did Katie have enemies? Is her boyfriend really so squeaky clean? And who is her brother’s mysterious friend?

With Banktoun’s insular community inflamed by gossip and a baying mob stirring itself into a frenzy on social media, DS Davie Gray and DC Louise Jennings must work out who really murdered Katie before someone takes matters into their own hands . . .

My Review:
The Damselfly is book three in the Banktoun trilogy, but they all read well as stand alones. WOW! I was seriously impressed, I started this book at 6:30pm and finished it at 12:30am in one sitting. Absolutely loved it, out of the two I have read this is the best one so far! It had me hooked from the first chapter. The Damselfly is packed with drama! If you love dramatic endings then this book is for you, I honestly do not think any other book can compare to this explosive ending! A must read from me and a well deserved five stars. I also think the cover is beautiful.

This story is well written, easy to read and contains short chapters. I would highly recommend you all go and buy it, the Damselfly is officially released TOMORROW so go grab your copy. This story is perfect for readers who enjoy a brilliant thriller, suspense, mystery and young adult story. I personally feel it would target the young adult audience out there as most of the book is set within a school and most of the characters are young adults and school kids. BRILLIANT. I just need to go read Black Wood now then I’m all caught up and waiting for the next one! Enjoy, I did.

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