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Saturday, July 11, 2009

138) The Killer Inside by Lindsay Ashford

Forensic psychologist Megan is investigating the unusually high suicide rate among prisoners at the grim Victorian Balsall Gate jail in Birmingham. While she is there yet another death occurs. The police are uninterested. To them this is just another drug overdose. But Megan is not convinced. Carl Kelly died in agony from something even more lethal than heroin, telling his cell mate he was being haunted by the ghost of a man he'd stabbed to death. Megan believes that Kelly himself has now been murdered.

Megan soon finds herself wrapped up in her own investigation. If her instinct is right she has to find out who did it. Could it have been another inmate, a prison officer or is someone from the outside killing off the prisoners? Then Megan literally unearths some shattering new evidence and the police finally have to take notice.

This fourth book in the crime series featuring forensic psychologist Megan Rhys was just as thrilling as the previous three books. With such great plots and an amazing lead character this series is just as good as Ian Rankin's Rebus. Hard, dark and realistic this series just gets better and better.

One thing that didn't keep me guessing this time was the ending. I knew exactly what Megan was going to announce on the last page. I just hope that it doesn't mean the end to a good series...I hope for and need more!

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