This I Would Kill For, Anne Buist
This is a series that started out with much promise, which alas hasn't been delivered in THIS I WOULD KILL FOR.
On the psychological thriller side of the equation, this was deeply unconvincing. A child abuser that was obvious from his first appearance, a central protagonist that's gone from a bit of a maverick to unprofessional, wilfully childish and tiresome; and a storyline balance heavily weighted towards too much of the personal, too much baby talk and enough fluff around the edges to make you sneeze. And don't get me started on the persistent "explanations" and mind-boggling tediousness of the coy and childish games around twitter all of which clearly indicates that this outing in the Natalie King series was a disappointment.
Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult. Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea. But what if all the claims are true? Or none? How can Natalie protect the child? And how does she work out where her concerns for Chelsea slide into her growing obsession with her own lost father? More urgently: with both parents saying they’re desperate to keep their daughter safe—what if one of them is desperate enough to kill?