Baby’s got Blue Eyes – my book review


My review

The books starts with DI Ted Darling, a small, dapper and well built detective inspector, receiving a telephone call summoning him to the site of a recent murder. The scene that greets him is rather horrific as the victim is a young woman whose throat has been slit and whose body has been shaved so that it is hairless. In addition, both of her breasts have been removed with surgical precision. This murder marks the start of a string of similar vicious murders of other young women, which we discover are occurring both locally and abroad. Ted Darling starts to investigate the murder with the first step being identifying the body. This proves to be quite difficult as the mutilation the body has undergone, together with the fact that the body has been meticulously cleaned, makes the identification process more difficult. As the story unfolds, Ted Darling starts to realize that there are various connections between each of the victims. He also starts to question whether there are links between himself and his own life and those of the victims.

Ted Darling is a likable character and is convincing in his role as a detective inspector. He is a black belt in karate and is very attentive to detail. He is described as being popular with his staff and the case takes a personal turn when one of his own becomes a victim.

This book moves at a fast pace and keeps the reader interested throughout. The story is sharp and to the point and does not meander off into long and unimportant descriptions relating to the mechanics of the investigative process. I am not a big reader of this genre of fiction but I enjoyed this book and thought it was the perfect length.

Goodreads overview

Someone is dumping bodies on DI Ted Darling’s patch and he’s not happy. Ted’s a good solid copper, in an old-fashioned way, with an excellent clear-up rate. He also happens to be gay and has his own unique way of dealing with any prejudice that brings him.

But this killer seems to be running effortless rings round him and every promising lead just takes him up another blind alley.

Then it starts to get personal …

Goodreads reviews

Paula Hilson rated Baby’s got Blue Eyes five stars (out of five stars) and said:

“A while ago I read this author’s memoir series and was so pleased. Good, clear writing on an interesting subject. That series was written under the name Tottie Limejuice. Branching off into crime mystery and suspense taps into a wealth of knowledge held by the author. As a result both the story line and the characters are rich,realistic and kept interested. Like any good book I both wanted it to end so I would know the resolution while also wanting it to go on because the story was compelling. I am luck that the first sequel is already available so I can immediately get my next “fix” from the writer….but woe to me that I always read faster than a great author can write. One last aside. This book has been well proofread. In recent years I have found more and more spelling, grammatical and syntax errors. Those tend to distract and diminish my enjoyment. Read with confidence that those small annoyances have been removed if there ever were any to begin with. Tottie….great job yet again.”

Jane rated this book five stars (out of five stars) as a winner, and said:

“Baby’s Got Blue Eyes had me in the first chapter, I loved Ted and couldn’t wait to get to know him better. The ending came as a total surprise. I can’t wait to read the next one.”

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