Three For a Girl - Sarah A. Denzil

Reading Challenge Category: Just wanted to read

Official Blurb:

Leah thought she could sleep easy now. She was wrong.
A production company is interested in making a movie about Isabel Fielding's life, but Leah knows this is a huge mistake. When the actress cast to play Leah is found murdered, she's proven right in the grisliest of ways.
It seems like a straightforward case, the deadliest ever female serial killer escapes prison a few hours before the murder. But Leah's son Tom is first on the scene, and Seb, Leah's boyfriend, isn't convinced by Tom's innocent act. Even Leah must admit she doesn't really know her son after he disappeared for months.
When Seb's brother, Josh, goes missing, tensions rise to breaking point. Seb suspects Tom is hiding his guilt, while Leah is afraid of her own demons. And all the while, they're being watched. The Fieldings are working together again, and that means no one is safe.
Three For A Girl is the final instalment in the Isabel Fielding series. Fans will not be disappointed. As the body count rises, so does the suspense. Everyone is a suspect. No one is innocent.

My Thoughts:

Wow, this series has been one hell of a rollercoaster. I read them in such intensity, and with the content being full-on, I feel bereaved finishing these books.
This final instalment in the Isabel Fielding series sees Leah moving on from all the tragedy and trying to put her life and family back together again. She is living back on the Yorkshire Moors with Seb and is as happy as can be expected under the circumstances.
Isabel is finally where she belongs, in a high-security prison. However, this malevolent character manages to charm her way into the lives and minds of others for her own gain. Leading to deadly consequences.
All three books have followed a similar pattern, whereby Leah starts to think she is going mad, and this all builds up to a crescendo of thrilling drama. This one is no different, except there aren’t many twists or shocks, just a surprising ending. I did guess who was doing all the killing this time; it wasn’t as shrouded in mystery as I’d have expected, but it was still fun watching it all unfold.
Once again, this is a fast-paced read, and I devoured it as quickly as the others. We follow a lot of voices and perspectives in this book. Isabel has a voice other than just writing to Leah; we see things from Seb and Tom’s points of views. DCI Murphy even gets a chapter! Rather than just relying on Leah as the main character, we see things from all points of view. I’m not sure I liked this element as once immersed in this story, I felt more of an affiliation with Leah and Isabel, and I wanted it just to be them. I understand why it couldn’t be, though, as we did need to see what was going on when they weren’t around.
Overall, this has been an utterly fantastic series, and I am gutted they are over. However, they couldn’t have gone on forever without getting repetitive. Well done to the author for such a well-written trilogy.

Three for a Girl
by Sarah A. Denzil
Date Started
14th March 2021
Date Finished
15th March 2021