The Girl who Broke the Rules by Marnie Riches

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The girl who broke the rules

The reader is transported between the dual locations of London and Amsterdam, When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen is assigned to the case. Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK’s most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she to finds herself embroiled in the case.George and van den Bergens investigations take them to the worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and human trafficking.

I’m not a big lover of euro noir, So I wasn’t in a hurry to read The Girl Who Broke The Rules, but after reading so many positive reviews on it, I thought I would give it a go, and I’m so glad I did.

This is a gripping thriller with a large dose of gritty realism thrown in, some readers may find the graphic nature of the crimes difficult to read, but I felt they were realistically portrayed and were in keeping with the story. Utterly compelling Marnie keeps the reader enthralled until the last page. Her characters are well written and developed. George  Mackenzie is a character Who grows on you she is ballsy and not afraid to ” kick ass”, her relationship with Van den Bergen is not a typical one, and I for one can’t wait to see how their relationship progresses in book 3.

5 ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️ Out of 5 for me

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