A Life to Kill by Matthew Hall | Review

A Life to Kill | Matthew Hall | Mantle Books | Pub: January 12, 2017 | Pages: 464

This book was good, not my favorite but it was okay. I loved Jenny's character and how she would stop at nothing to find the truth, but man was there ever a list of characters in here. I was getting confused and the POV kept changing and trying to keep track of who’s POV I was reading. It took me a bit to figure out who each character was and how they were connected.

Another part I didn’t particularly enjoy was the courtroom drama, that just isn't really my jam. It was a bit dry, but I did really like that the story took place back home in the UK and not in Afghanistan since I don't really enjoy reading about war. I also liked the spouses of the men deployed and their realities and what they were all dealing with. As much as this is fiction, I'm sure there are some truths about how the MOD might want to hide things. There were many secrets and lies, that I was definitely surprised at the end.

Overall, pretty good. The other Jenny Cooper books from the series don't necessarily revolve around the military so I might pick those up!

Thank you to Pan Macmillan for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


If they're hiding something, we've got a right to know. We've got a right to know what Kenny died for...

The day they've all been waiting for is at hand. The last British combat soldiers in Helmand are counting the minutes until their departure for home. For their excited families in Highcliffe, it spells the end of an agonizing six month wait.

But in the final hours, disaster strikes. Nineteen-year-old Private Pete 'Skippy' Lyons is abducted and the patrol sent out to locate him is ambushed. One killed, two injured. One still missing in action . . .

Their loved ones are left desperate for answers the Army won't provide. How could Private Lyons have been snatched from a heavily fortified command post? And why are officers trying to disguise what happened during the mission to save him?

Their only hope lies with Coroner Jenny Cooper, who must take on the full might of the military to stop the truth being buried along with the boy soldiers. But in a town filled with secrets and rumours, it's not only the Army that has something to hide.

A Life to Kill is the seventh installment in the Coroner Jenny Cooper series


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