Made to be Broken is the second in the DI Hannah Robbins series. Having read the first book, Shallow Waters earlier this year, and having really enjoyed it, I jumped at the chance of reading a pre-release copy of this new book. I wasn't disappointed.
DI Hannah Robbins is dealing with the aftermath of the previous story and since then hasn't really had a tough case to get her teeth into. A young mother is found dead, with no clear signs of what could have caused it. It soon becomes clear though, that she is just the first in a spate of poison victims, who seem to have no connection with one another. What begins as a seemingly straight forward case, quickly becomes something far more wide ranging and part of a much bigger and more disturbing picture. Suddenly this is something much bigger than anyone else first thought and Hannah finds herself at the centre of hysteria, panic and a race to catch the killer before there are yet more victims.
The short chapters and changes of point of view, seeing the events unfold from Hannah, the victims' and the killer's point of view, makes for a gripping, fast moving story. There isn't a mystery to piece together, for us at least, but we follow Hannah as she attempts to find out just what it going on here and why.
Overall I loved the book and I'm looking forward to reading more about Hannah Robbins in the future. I also love the fact that it's set in Nottingham, somewhere that I know, at least a little, being near to my own home town. If you're looking for a gripping read, then you can't really go wrong with Made to be Broken. Due for release on 30th June.