This week on Streets Ahead it’s the turn of Jaye Marie’s new thriller ‘Silent Payback‘:

A serial killer roams the streets of Brighton, hunting for his next victim.
When the case lands on detective David Mallory’s desk, will his personal demon prevent him from bringing this vicious monster to justice?
As the body count rises, Mallory finds himself sinking under the weight of his heavy secret – one that could jeopardise his job and his reputation.
With the pressure building, can the troubled detective reconcile his issues and solve the case before more women die?

5 star review by Jacqui Murray:

In Jaye Marie’s exciting new detective thriller, Silent PayBack (October 2019), women are being murdered for no apparent reason, no helpful clues, and no idea by the hard-working detectives how to stop them. It falls to David Mallory and Anna Lukas–both fairly new to the detective position–to unravel the murders and connect the clues.

Marie draws us into the story by involving us in the backstory of each detective’s life, showing them not as automatons who solve crimes but real people trying to juggle personal lives and crime fighting. As with our own friends and neighbors, these are complicated by emotions, goals, and the every-day problems that pop up with no warning. We are entrusted with a behind-the-scenes view of how the two detectives–especially Mallory–think through their own problems while doing their best to fulfill the needs of their jobs. It reminds me of Elizabeth George’s Lynley novels but more tightly plotted and faster moving–without the meandering (albeit done exquisitely) that often happens in George’s series.

Overall, I enjoyed this immensely and would recommend it to anyone who loves British crime drama.