Book Review: Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett (Detective Kay Hunter #5)

Call to Arms - Rachel Amphlett

It’s always nice to return to one of my favourite crime series, and catch up with Detective Kay Hunter.

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Loyalty has a price.
Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role… Continue reading “Book Review: Call to Arms by Rachel Amphlett (Detective Kay Hunter #5)”

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Book Review: Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin

Paper Ghosts - Julia Heaberlin

Some serious cover love going on here!

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My Sister disappeared. I know who took her. Now I’ve taken him. Carl Louis Feldman is an old man who once took photographs. That was before he was tried for murder and acquitted. Before dementia and his admission to a Texas care facility.

Now his daughter has come to see him, to take him on a trip. Only she’s not his daughter, and, if she has her way, he’s not coming back . . .

Because Carl’s past has finally caught up with him. The woman driving the car is convinced he’s guilty, and that he’s killed other young women. Including her sister Rachel. Now they’re driving across Texas, following his photographs, his clues, his crimes. To see if he remembers any of it. To discover what happened to Rachel. Has Carl truly forgotten what he did or is he just pretending? Perhaps he’s guilty of nothing and she’s the liar. Either way, in driving him into the Texan badlands she’s taking a terrible risk. For if Carl really is a serial killer, she’s alone in the most dangerous place of all Continue reading “Book Review: Paper Ghosts by Julia Heaberlin”

Book Review: The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton  

The Craftsman - Sharon Bolton

I couldn’t have picked a better book for my second buddy read with Eva @ Novel Deelights. We both loved this book, and it contained so many discussion worthy points. Oh, and let me not forget to mention – The Craftsman gets all the stars, brilliant, just brilliant!

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Devoted father or merciless killer?

His secrets are buried with him.

Florence Lovelady’s career was made when she convicted coffin-maker Larry Glassbrook of a series of child murders 30 years ago. Like something from our worst nightmares the victims were buried…ALIVE.

Larry confessed to the crimes; it was an open and shut case. But now he’s dead, and events from the past start to repeat themselves.

Did she get it wrong all those years ago?
Or is there something much darker at play? Continue reading “Book Review: The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton  “

Book Review: Snap by Belinda Bauer

Snap - Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer is a household name in the realm of crime fiction, so I was delighted to have the opportunity to read her latest novel, Snap.

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Jack’s in charge, said his mother as she disappeared up the road to get help. I won’t be long. Now eleven-year-old Jack and his two sisters wait on the hard shoulder in their stifling, broken-down car, bickering and whining and playing I-Spy until she comes back.

But their mother doesn’t come back. She never comes back. And after that long, hot summer’s day, nothing will ever be the same again.

Three years later, Jack’s fifteen now and still in charge . . . alone in the house. Meanwhile across town, a young woman called Catherine While wakes to find a knife beside her bed, and a note reading I could of killed you. The police are tracking a mysterious burglar they call Goldilocks, for his habit of sleeping in the beds of the houses he robs, but Catherine doesn’t see the point of involving the police. And Jack, very suddenly, may be on the verge of finding out who killed his mother.

A twisty, masterfully written novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats, Snap is Belinda Bauer at the height of her powers. Continue reading “Book Review: Snap by Belinda Bauer”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri (Torre and Caselli #2) #RandomThingsTours

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I’m delighted to be kicking of the Kill the Angel blog tour, and sharing my review of this title with you today. Kill the Angel follows Kill the Father in Dazieri’s Torre and Caselli series.

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The second novel from the acclaimed author of Kill the Father, a Richard and Judy 2017 Bookclub pick and Sunday Times bestseller, this thriller is multi-layered, complex, full of twists and turns and satisfyingly dark –  one of those novels you just have to read late into the night.

A high-speed train from Milan draws into the station in Rome, and a horrific discovery in one carriage rocks the city. Preliminary investigations are put in the hands of Deputy Police Commissioner Colomba Caselli.

The Police receive a message claiming responsibility for the act and announcing more murders to come, and they duly turn their attention to a small terrorist group of Islamic extremists. But investigator Dante Torre does not believe this angle. For him, this feels like a smokescreen concealing the actions of a killer who has a far more terrible motivation.

The trail lead to Berlin and Venice, where the waters of the Venetian Lagoon will turn blood red… Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Kill the Angel by Sandrone Dazieri (Torre and Caselli #2) #RandomThingsTours”