A Cut for a Cut – Damppebbles Blog Tour

DI Kate Young can’t trust anybody. Not even herself.

In the bleak countryside around Blithfield Reservoir, a serial murderer and rapist is leaving a trail of bloodshed. His savage calling card: the word ‘MINE’ carved into each of his victims.

DI Kate Young struggles to get the case moving—even when one of the team’s own investigators is found dead in a dumpster. But Kate is battling her own demons. Obsessed with exposing Superintendent John Dickson and convinced there’s a conspiracy running deep in the force, she no longer knows who to trust. Kate’s crusade has already cost her dearly. What will she lose next?

When her stepsister spills a long-buried secret, Kate realises she’s found the missing link—now she must prove it before the killer strikes again. With enemies closing in on all sides, she’s prepared to do whatever it takes to bring them down. But time is running out, and Kate’s past has pushed her to the very edge. Can she stop herself from falling?

A big thank you to lovely Emma @Damppebbles for inviting me on the blog tour, I love a police series and I love Kate Young. I curled up on the sofa with it last weekend and couldn’t get up again til I’d finished…It has everything that I love in a series: interesting characters, a plot that zips along at a cracking pace and carries me along with it and a murderer that also feels very real. Why don’t you pick up a copy and discover Kate’s crime solving adventures for yourself?

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Am Eye for an Eye reintroduces us to Detective Kate Young. A determined and single minded woman, who has more than her fair share of troubles to deal with in this compelling and gripping read. The police invrstigation is as far from an open and shut case as it’s possible to be. Whenever I wasn’t reading it, I was lost in my head, thinking about clues. I was literally on the edge of my seat at times and it’s definitely not the book to pick if you are needing an early night as you’ll be loath to turn out the lights for sure you’ll be so caught up in the twists ans turns of this cleverly contrsructed and gripping read.

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I loved the way that Carol Wyer switches up the tension in this book as we start to think about the situation that Kate finds herself in. This truly is a situation where you are in between the devil and the deep blue sea and there is no right way to turn. This is deftly handled and the fact that Kate and her life feel so very ‘real’ makes this book seem all the more credible. This book feels really modern and you’ll be drawn in by how an ordinary life can be caught up in something extremely dark and disturbing on the flip of a coin. This book has you immersed in the unravelling situation from the get-go and she plays you so skilfully from the very first chapter. I hadn’t read a police based tale for a while, as I’d started to find them rather same-y – but this book felt different from the start and I very much enjoyed Kate’s tale and loved the fact that I definitely didn’t guess the ending…

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This is definitely a tension-filled read. The writing is skilful and fast paced and you will be up late trying to guess how this is going to work out and what Kate will do to try and solve this case, even as she is in a situation where she isn’t sure who to trust or even who has her back To say that ‘A Cut For A Cut’ is a great read is an understatement. I definitely woukdn’t advise piking it up if you’re after an early night! I found ‘A Cut For A Cut’ to be a real page turner of a read, which has definitely enticed me into reading more of Carol Wyer’s books!

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The cleverly maintained pace and characters that you can really connect with means that you’ll race through this book at a breakneck pace. I hate spoilers, so all I’ll say is that you won’t be disappointed. This is sure to please people who absolutely love a police novel and hope that you all enjoy it as much as I did. Buy yourself a copy here and brace yourself – you are plunged straight into the tale and you’ll barely want to come up for air once you’ve begun.

Buy yourself a copy and look at what these other fab bloggers have to say about this tense and gripping read – all I’m going to say is that if you have got anything planned for the next few days, defer it as once you’ve begun you won’t want to stop.

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Writer On The Shelf

USA Today bestselling author and winner of The People’s Book Prize Award, Carol Wyer’s crime novels have sold over 900,000 copies and been translated into nine languages. A move from humour to the dark side in 2017, saw the introduction of popular DI Robyn Carter in Little Girl Lost and proved that Carol had found her true niche. 

February 2021 saw the release of the first in the much-anticipated new series, featuring DI Kate Young. An Eye For An Eye was chosen as a Kindle First Reads and became the #1 bestselling book on Amazon UK and Amazon Australia. 


She currently lives on a windy hill in rural Staffordshire with her husband Mr. Grumpy… who is very, very grumpy. When she is not plotting devious murders, she can be found performing her comedy routine, Smile While You Still Have Teeth

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