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20/20 by Carl Goodman

(ad) Good Morning. I am kicking off the day with this review for 20/20 by Carl Goodman. I would like to Sarah over at Books on the Bright Side publicity, Hera Publishing and Carl for providing me a copy of this e-book for review. The review below is entirely my own unbiased opinion.


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.

With the body drained of blood and no forensic evidence left at the scene, Harris’ efforts to find the killer becomes desperate. 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.


There is something exciting about reading the first in a brand new series by an author you’ve never read before. I love crime procedural and thriller genre books and I always love to see how the main characters grow and develop over each book.

20/20 was one of these books which you are instantly drawn into. I was immediately put into a situation with a gruesome crime and a D.I with a past that we were yet to find out about. There are various storylines within this novel and they all weave together so intricately that your brain is pulled to want to know more with every turn of the page.

Goodman writes so effortlessly, the words flow across the pages and the pace is exactly what you want in this sort of book. There are twists and turns throughout and it’s unpredictable.

The cast of characters is done really well, each unique in his or her own way and you are left wanting to know more about each other them, in their own right.

All in all this is a fantastic first for Goodman and I am excited to read more about the delightful Eva Harris in future books.

About the Author

Carl 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.

Thanks for reading.

Emma-Louise x

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