book review, crime, Favourites 2017, Mysteries & Thrillers

Book Review: Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan


The body is found by the river, near a spot popular with runners.
With a serial rapist at work in the area, DI Zigic and DS Ferreira are initially confused when the Hate Crimes Unit is summoned to the scene. Until they discover that the victim, Corinne Sawyer, was born Colin Sawyer.
Police records reveal there have been violent attacks on trans women in the local area. Was Corinne a victim of mistaken identity? Or has the person who has been targeting trans women stepped up their campaign of violence? With tensions running high, and the force coming under national scrutiny, this is a complex case and any mistake made could be fatal…”


The fourth book in the DI Zigic and DS Ferreira series and it was great to pick up with the Hate Crimes Unit again. This story set amongst the LGBT community was quite intense with characters who felt very real to me and a plot that could sadly be happening all over the world today.

Normally with any crime novel I’m constantly trying to work out who committed the crime, but with this book I forgot about that focusing instead on the characters and the intricacies of the plot.

Once again I felt as if I’d been ‘a fly on the wall’ of Hate Crimes Unit and am a little bit sad that I’ve finished the book.

This is one of my favourite police procedural series and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone to likes this genre.

Thanks so much to NetGalley, Random House, Vintage Publishing for my digital copy in exchange for a review.

Watch Her Disappear is due to be published on 26 January 2017




5 thoughts on “Book Review: Watch Her Disappear by Eva Dolan”

  1. I love those kind of mysteries where the author literally pulls you in as if you’re a spectator or part of the audience. I haven’t heard of this series but you’re very convincing!

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