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Review: The Songbird Girls(Detective Tom Fabian #2) by Richard Parker

SongbirdHer eyes were closed. From a distance the blood around her neck might have looked like a necklace, but up close her body told a different tale. She had been murdered. A tiny songbird lay beside her, its neck broken…

Detective Tom Fabian’s past is catching up with him. It has been years since the most famous case of his career – when his evidence put infamous serial killer Christopher Wisher behind bars forever. But when Wisher summons a reluctant Fabian to his prison cell to hand over a diary, he realises that Wisher’s twisted games are far from over.

Shortly after Fabian’s visit, Wisher is found dead in his cell. And a few days later, the police find a woman’s body bearing Wisher’s signature, a dead songbird. But the police never released this detail to the public … so who has Wisher been talking to?

Fabian is desperate to find the killer before another innocent life is taken. But as more bodies turn up, Fabian begins to realise that Wisher may have handed him the clues before he died. Is the twisted serial killer still pulling the strings from beyond the grave…?

Review

Whoa! I thought Never Say Goodbye was great but the second book in the Detective Tom Fabian series proved to be better.  The case begins where the last one ended. In this case, our Lead Detective is personally involved in the mystery. He gets drawn in when a convicted murderer summons him for a visit at the prison where the felon is being held. This visit opens the Pandora box and all hell breaks loose. Detective Fabian is soon trapped in a nightmare with no way out apart from catching the villain.

The tension is this narrative was palpable. Right from the beginning, it was clear that the case would be complex. Through alternating narrators, suspense escalates as danger looms. It was hard to predict the killer’s next move and this added to the intensity of the case. I was also curious to see how Detective Fabian would solve the case especially since it seemed like the killer was calling all the shots and leaving the investigators to catch up.

The Songbird Girls has everything that makes a cop procedural great. It has great detectives, a complex case, dark villains, twists and suspects that kept me guessing up to the last page. The ending was jaw dropping. I can’t wait for the next book in the series already.

 

hAPPY hOLIDAYS

Ps: This is my last blog post for 2018. Happy holidays to you all, have a merry Christmas and a brilliant 2019. Thanks for being part of my wonderful blogging experience in 2018.

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36 comments on “Review: The Songbird Girls(Detective Tom Fabian #2) by Richard Parker

  1. Shalini
    December 19, 2018

    Omg omg you have kind if convinced me to try out Richard Parker’s books… I don’t know why I didn’t request… 😂 😂
    I think I didn’t want any more cops in my life.. 😂 😂

    • Diana
      December 19, 2018

      haha, I know what you mean. This series is interesting though and the cases are kinda connected. Its worth checking out 🙂

  2. noveldeelights
    December 19, 2018

    Happy Holidays, Diana! xx

    • Diana
      December 19, 2018

      Thanks Eva. Happy Holidays x

  3. lel2403
    December 19, 2018

    Great review

  4. Holly B / Dressedtoread
    December 19, 2018

    Gotta love when the second book is better! Great review Diana. ❤

    • Diana
      December 29, 2018

      This series just keeps getting better.Thanks Holly.I hope you are enjoying the holidays.Happy new year in advance ❤

      • Holly B / Dressedtoread
        December 30, 2018

        Thanks and Happy New Year’s Diana. Hard to believe how fast 2018 flew by…….<3

  5. jennifertarheelreader
    December 19, 2018

    Lovely review, Diana! This sounds like a terrific series and your last post of the year went out with a bang! Happy Holidays to you, too. I always smile when I see a new post from you. ♥️

    • Diana
      December 29, 2018

      Thank you so much,Jennifer.Its nice of you to say that.I also enjoy reading your posts.Have a wonderful 2019 ❤

  6. Wonderful review! Happy 2019!

    • Diana
      December 29, 2018

      Thanks Berit.Happy new year.

  7. Norrie
    December 19, 2018

    Oh you always find these cool books i’ve never heard about. Great stuff, and it’s nice that the series is looking to be a winner!

    Have a lovely christmas & holidays and a wonderful new year ❤ 🙂

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Thanks Norrie. I hope that you enjoyed the holidays. Happy new year ❤

  8. Yvo
    December 19, 2018

    Wonderful review! I’m glad you enjoyed this sequel as well… Happy Holidays!!

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you, Yvo. Can’t wait for the next title. Happy new year 🙂

  9. anovelglimpse
    December 19, 2018

    I love when a second book is even better than a first. That doesn’t happen very often! I love when mystery/thrillers have palpable tension, too. It makes the story feel more real. Nice review!
    Happy Holidays!

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you Deanna. I like these kind of books too and I hope that this series keeps getting better.

      I hope you enjoyed the holidays. Happy new year x

  10. Great review as always! Yay for the second book in the series being a good one. Happy holidays!

  11. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer
    December 20, 2018

    This is the kind of book I want to read.. I really should start with this series because it sounds like they’re all great books (well both of them so far). Great review to end the year! Happy holidays Diana!

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Thanks Inge. The series is quite good so far. I liked the second book more and can’t wait to see how the story progresses.

      I hope that you enjoyed the holidays. Happy new year x

  12. ChrissiReads
    December 21, 2018

    Happy holidays Diana! 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your reviews in 2019!

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Thank you, Chrissi. I look forward to reading more of your posts this year too.

      Happy new year ❤

  13. Annie
    December 21, 2018

    Would you recommend this one to me even though I already follow too many police procedurals? haha

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      LOL I am afraid of doing that. Its a different kind of series though where the stories are interconnected and not just in terms of the main characters so yes, give it a go if you ever get the chance.

  14. Laila@BigReadingLife
    December 22, 2018

    Merry Christmas, Diana! This one sounds really gripping.

    • Diana
      December 29, 2018

      It was a great read.I hope you had a wonderful Christmas,Laila.Happy new year.

  15. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
    December 22, 2018

    Wow, I need to catch up with this series!
    Happy holiday and all the best for 2019, lovely. Let’s have some great bookish fun next year! xx

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Yaas to a great, 2019. Thanks Meggy and happy new year. I hope you enjoyed the holidays x

  16. carhicks
    December 24, 2018

    I have to agree with Shalini. I am not familiar with this author, but I am definitely going to check this author out now. Wonderful review Diana and Happy Holidays!

    • Diana
      January 3, 2019

      Thanks Carla. I hope that you enjoyed the holidays. Happy new year x

  17. stephaniesbookreviews
    January 4, 2019

    This looks really good! I need to add this series to my TBR! Great review!

    • Diana
      January 4, 2019

      Thanks Stephanie. Yes, its great so far. Can’t wait for book 3 already.

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