I commented on Instagram that there were not enough hours in a day to read Beneath her Skin by C.S. Porter. It turned out there was enough hours in the day – I couldn’t put this crime thriller down and stayed up past my bedtime to finish it.

This debut novel quickly grabs your attention and holds it until the end. It’s a rough story, horrors that no one, particularly children, should have to face. It was quite graphic and talked about things I wish I didn’t think were true.

The story begins in a small east coast town where a series of murders take place. Det. Kes Morris is called in to solve cases that no one else can. Using the lessons she learns from her detective father, Morris goes into minds of the killer to figure out who is committing the crimes and why.

“What Kes uncovers is a web of gruesome crimes reaching back decades, and a town that may have been complicit.”

I really enjoyed Morris’ character. She is tough and expects a lot but shows true compassion and empathy. I also enjoyed the secondary characters, the local police force who grapple with the case. I also understand their moral dilemma, which is interesting to read about.

I hope we see more from Det. Morris and author C.S. Porter.

Beneath her Skin is from Vagrant Press and retails for $19.95.

A copy of Beneath her Skin was provided by
Nimbus Publishing for an honest review. The opinions are my own.