One For Sorrow - Helen Fields

Reading Challenge Category: Free ARC from NetGalley

Official Blurb:

One for sorrow, two for joy
Edinburgh is gripped by the greatest terror it has ever known. A lone bomber is targeting victims across the city and no one is safe.
Three for a girl, four for a boy
DCI Ava Turner and DI Luc Callanach face death every day – and not just the deaths of the people being taken hostage by the killer.
Five for silver, six for gold
When it becomes clear that with every tip-off they are walking into a trap designed to kill them too, Ava and Luc know that finding the truth could mean paying the ultimate price.
Seven for a secret never to be told…
But with the threat – and body count – rising daily, and no clue as to who’s behind it, neither Ava nor Luc know whether they will live long enough to tell the tale…

My Thoughts:

Wow, this hits you in the feels from page one!
It’s only been a month since I read book six, but it’s been two years since it was released. So for those that read it at that time, this has been a long time coming! Was it worth the wait?
Oh hell yes!!!
The end of chapter two hits you straight away with a twist, and you are thrown right into a new investigation! The speed of this book doesn’t let up; it is full-on the entire time. It’s more investigation heavy this time around, but the personal element is interwoven throughout that. If you thought the beginning was a tough read, it doesn’t get any easier. The book keeps hitting you around the face with shocks and loss.
I really enjoyed the ‘Before’ chapters, you could tell it was building up to something, and I wasn’t sure how it would play out. It had me guessing the entire way through. I wasn’t right in the slightest, although I did sort of guess motives. The unfolding of it all is quite hard to bear due to all of the loss throughout the book. I understand Ava’s problem with the entire situation.
Now for the worst part, the ending!!! Not worst as in it was terrible, but oh flipping heck, why are you doing this to me!?! I think another reviewer summed it up perfectly with noooooooooooooooooooooooooo! I’m really hoping the book advertised for release in September 2022 is the next in this series; otherwise, there will be hell to pay for leaving it like that for longer than the already six months!
Without a doubt, the best in the series, and if I could give it more than five stars, I would!

One For Sorrow
by Helen Fields
Date Started
23rd January 2022
Date Finished
25th January 2022