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20/20 by Carl Goodman


Can you see a killer before it’s too late?

On the first day of her new job, D.I. Eva Harris is called to the scene of a brutal murder at the heart of Surrey society. A shocking crime by a meticulous killer – who escaped with the victim’s eyes.

Harris ‘ efforts to find the killer become desperate with the body drained of blood and no forensic evidence left at the scene. But as her investigation is complicated by corruption at the heart of the police, she doesn’t know who to trust on her own team.

As the pressure mounts, Eva realises the murder is even more horrific than it seems, and her own dreadful history threatens to be drawn out with it…

A dark and compulsive detective novel, for fans of Chris Carter and M.W Craven.


What’s the opposite of a psychopath?

Killing for fun vs killing for a reason. Two killers feeding off each other. Suspects ranging from eye surgeons, transcendentalists, and orgies by the rich. And a DI bent on revenge for a death of a friend as well as being blackmailed to find a snitch who might be one of her new colleagues. I couldn’t put this fast-paced whodunit down.

D.I. Eva Harris is not supposed to be here.  She was supposed to be in cybercrime.  She’s not a real D.I. She doesn’t have the experience or the background. Someone is trying to kill her, she’s being blackmailed, she has secrets, and she has inherited two serial murder cases to solve. Who can she trust? 

Eva is very intelligent, tenacious, and has more lives than a cat. Her analytical mind gives her savvy computer skills and the perfect mindset to become a good DI. The way she breaks down the case by using her early training and natural instinct is fun to watch the closer she comes to solving the cases. She has a rough go of it both personally and professionally, but she perseveres and earns her team’s respect.

There’s a lot of shady and psychotic characters in this fantastic whodunit. And Eva has a great team of detectives who work well together. It was very interesting how the author created more than one killer and even better, more than one plot to the story. It definitely kept me on my toes. I look forward to reading more about D.I. Eva Harris and her team.

I highly recommend this superb debut police procedural with a razor-sharp plot and intelligent and complex characters.

Thank you to Mr. Goodman for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Carl GoodmanCarl Goodman is from Surrey and 20/20 is his first crime thriller. It introduces Eva Harris, a newly promoted DI with a computer science background, thrown in at the deep end with an especially gruesome murder. Carl likes hard-hitting, contemporary stories with dark and unusual themes and is currently working on more DI Eva Harris novels.

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