How little we know – Book Review for NetGalley – The Girls in The Water by Victoria Jenkins (Detectives King and Lane #1)

35104473.jpg The Girls in The Water

‘The first one had been an accident. He had never intended to kill her. But as he looked down at her body, he knew there would be a next one…’ 

When the body of Lola Evans is found in a local park on a cold winter’s morning, Detective Alex King and her new recruit Chloe Lane are called in to lead the hunt for the killer. 

Days later, a second girl goes missing. It seems the two shared a troubled history, and were members of the same support group. Who is the monster preying on these vulnerable girls? 

As the detectives start to piece together the clues, Chloe realises that she too is in danger – as she uncovers secrets about her own brother’s death which someone will kill to keep hidden. 

Alex and Chloe are determined to find the killer before more lives are lost…


Do we really know people around us? Do we know what they are capable of? Do we know what we are capable of?

New fictitious Detective Duo: King & Lane are about to find out just how far love, devotion, betrayal, fear and perversion can stretch human mind and body.

Old secrets, fresh wounds, unfinished love stories and several murders will occupy two women throughout this novel.

King & Lane are not perfect, far from it. All their imperfections make them that much more human and attractive. One can relate. One can see oneself in their actions, words, emotions and mistakes. Their mistakes are the best colours in their portraits.

The crimes get solved. The murderer gets caught. The secrets get uncovered. The novel gets an ending, a plausible ending, if not real. The story gets to be continued.

I personally found this book a bit of a slow going. However, I liked both King and Lane and would like to see where the story takes them. I would like to see how King and Lane develop as detective, women, partners and may be… mothers.

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