I've had the pleasure of meeting L.A. Larkin on a couple of occasions, as we're both Sydney-based crime authors, although our sub-genres are different. If you're a reader of my blog you'll recall us being on a panel of 5 crime writers at the Australian Youth Hotel late last year.
I'd read Larkin's first thriller, The Genesis Flaw, and really enjoyed it. So I was looking forward to a new adventure, and she has certainly not disappointed with Devour. Like a truly great thriller, it was hard to turn the light out at night - I just wanted to know what happened next. Having to get up for work is such a drag, when you've got a book you are totally absorbed in.
I also love to see a realistically tough female protagonist - not all authors succeed when they try it. However, Larkin's Olivia Wolfe, an investigative journalist, hits the mark - and she hits a few other things, too! The story is well-researched and touches on some of the disturbing aspects of the modern world, making it even more readable. Well done, Louisa!
Highly recommended - 5 Stars *****