Publishers Weekly’s BookLife Reviews “The Empty Space, A Kate Pomeroy Mystery”!

BookLife Prize – 2021

Plot/Idea: 7 out of 10

Originality: 7 out of 10

Prose: 7 out of 10

Character/Execution: 7 out of 10

Overall: 7.00 out of 10


Plot: In the gripping fourth installment of the Kate Pomeroy series, Watkins does a fine job of pulling off a multi-tiered plot while not losing readers. Following the shooting of her close friend, Jeremy, Kate finds herself at the mercy and hands of law enforcement, in a foreign country no less, as she realizes she too is still in danger, and questions who she can trust.

Prose: Watkins uses many perspectives to her advantage and never bores readers. Although there is often a quick shift between characters, it never gets confusing or overwhelming.

Originality: Watkins puts a fresh spin on thriller tropes in a way that keeps readers guessing until the very end.

Character/Execution: Whether readers have read the first books in the series, the titular heroine emerges as capable, complex, and endearing.

Blurb: This is a thrilling read for fans of mystery and suspense.

Date Submitted: August 21, 2021