Darkest Night by Jenny O’Brien #BookReview #DetectiveGabyDarin#2 #HQDigital #NetGalley #5*



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Christine De Bertrand wakes up to her worst nightmare: rather than the man she went to bed with, lying beside her is her housemate, Nikki – dead. With no memory of the night before, Christine can’t explain what happened, and the police are baffled.

For DC Gaby Darin, newly arrived from Swansea after her last case ended in tragedy, it’s a mystery she’s determined to solve. When another woman goes missing, Gaby faces a race against time to uncover the link between the two victims and find the man who vanished from Christine’s bedroom.

But as Gaby gets close, the killer gets closer – and soon one of Gaby’s own team is in unimaginable danger…


Compelling and unputdownable, this gripping thriller will have you hooked until the end. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, LJ Ross and D. S. Butler.


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A Humdinger of a Read!        stars 5


I’ve been looking forward to reading Darkest Night ever since completing Silent Cry; whilst each is a stand-alone read this is shaping up to be a cracking series!

DC Gaby Darin is now attached to the force in Swansea and her first case there is very puzzling indeed; Christine De Bertrand went to bed with a man she can barely remember the next morning – but woke up next to her flatmate. And as if that wasn’t strange enough, Nikki is lying in a pool of her own blood. And so the investigation begins, only to be made more complicated by the disappearance of a second woman. What is going on in the south of Wales – and can Gaby and her team get on top of it all?

What a humdinger of a read! So much going on, so many possibilities and who to believe or discount? I freely admit to a fondness for Gaby and I find myself rooting for her both personally and professionally. Gaby aside, this is a complex and engrossing thriller which had my brain working overtime. I read this one in record time – I literally could not put it down and certainly couldn’t go to sleep until I knew how it all worked out. Jenny O’Brien writes in an easy flowing manner but produces a complex crime scenario which is never easily solved. I loved this novel – even though I was yawning the morning after – and look forward to reading more of this series. A stunning crime thriller, well worth all five sparkling stars and the highest recommendation.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: crime thriller


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Jenny O'Brien


Born in Dublin, Jenny O’Brien moved to Wales and then Guernsey, where she tries to find time to write in between working as a nurse and ferrying around 3 teenagers.
She’s an avid reader and book blogger in addition to being a previous RoNA judge.
In her spare time she can be found frowning at her wonky cakes and even wonkier breads. You’ll be pleased to note she won’t be entering Bake-Off. She’s also an all-year-round sea swimmer.


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