The Binding Room by Nadine Matheson is an absolutely superb contemporary crime thriller. It is the second book in the Inspector Anjelica Henley series and can be read as a stand-alone. I would recommend reading book one The Jigsaw Man first so that you can see the character progression.
The Binding Room is totally gripping as the rather gruesome murders mount up. I tried to guess the perpetrator and was totally wrong – again!
Nadine Matheson draws the reader in with her plotline as it throws up more questions than answers. Along with the murder squad, I was totally flummoxed – who was committing the crimes?
Inspector Anjelica Henley is a wonderful, realistic leading lady. She is not perfect but she is believable as she is tenacious and hard working. She will not rest until justice is served. Following on from events in book one, we witness her PTSD as the past events haunt her.
There is a tension between working as a police officer and having a home life. Both situations demand attention and there are times when hard choices are made.
All the characters were well drawn and realistic, eliciting a variety of responses from the reader.
Nadine Matheson is a powerful voice in crime fiction with her well thought out plots and her attention to detail.
I love Nadine Matheson’s books. I think they would translate perfectly into Netflix series or movie.
I look forward to the next book in this superb series.
I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.