Book Review: Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

Mister Tenders Girl - Carter Wilson

Reason I love Bookstagram (Instagram accounts dedicated to books): It’s where I first discovered Mister Tender’s Girl – read the synopsis, then instantly bought the book!

Book Description:

How far are you willing to go for Mister Tender? At fourteen, Alice Hill was viciously attacked by two of her classmates and left to die. The teens claim she was a sacrifice for a man called Mister Tender, but that could never be true: Mister Tender doesn’t exist. His sinister character is pop-culture fiction, created by Alice’s own father in a series of popular graphic novels. Over a decade later, Alice has changed her name and is trying to heal. But someone is watching her. They know more about Alice than any stranger could: her scars, her fears, and the secrets she keeps locked away. She can try to escape her past, but Mister Tender is never far behind. He will come with a smile that seduces, and a dark whisper in her ear… Inspired by the Slender Man crime, this gripping thriller plunges you into a world of haunting memories and unseen threats, leaving you guessing until the harrowing end. Continue reading “Book Review: Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson”

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Book Review: Hangman by Daniel Cole (Detective William Fawkes #2) #HangmanBook

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Happy publication day to Daniel Cole, Hangman is published in hardback today!

Book Description:

A detective with no one to trust
A killer with nothing to lose

18 months after the ‘Ragdoll’ murders, a body is found hanging from Brooklyn Bridge, the word ‘BAIT’ carved into the chest.

In London a copycat killer strikes, branded with the word ‘PUPPET’, forcing DCI Emily Baxter into an uneasy partnership with the detectives on the case, Special Agents Rouche and Curtis.

Each time they trace a suspect, the killer is one step ahead. With the body count rising on both sides of the Atlantic, can they learn to trust each other and identify who is holding the strings before it is too late? Continue reading “Book Review: Hangman by Daniel Cole (Detective William Fawkes #2) #HangmanBook”

Book Review: Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner (Unsub #2)

Into the Black Nowhere - Meg Gardiner

Unsub by Meg Gardiner was one of my favourite books of 2017, so a massive thank you to Dutton Books for proving me with a free copy of Into the Black Nowhere – the second book in this series.

Book Description:

In this exhilarating thriller inspired by real-life serial killer Ted Bundy, FBI profiler Caitlin Hendrix faces off against a charming, merciless serial killer.

In southern Texas, on Saturday nights, women are disappearing. One vanishes from a movie theater. Another is ripped from her car at a stoplight. Another vanishes from her home while checking on her baby. Rookie FBI agent Caitlin Hendrix, newly assigned to the FBI’s elite Behavioral Analysis Unit, fears that a serial killer is roaming the dark roads outside Austin.

Caitlin and the FBI’s serial crime unit discover the first victim’s body in the woods. She’s laid out in a bloodstained, white baby-doll nightgown. A second victim in a white nightie lies deeper in the forest’s darkness. Both bodies are surrounded by Polaroid photos, stuck in the earth like headstones. Each photo pictures a woman in a white negligee, wrists slashed, suicide-style–posed like Snow White awaiting her prince’s kiss.

To track the UNSUB, Caitlin must get inside his mind. How is he selecting these women? Working with a legendary FBI profiler, Caitlin searches for a homology–that elusive point where character and action come together. She profiles a confident, meticulous killer who convinces his victims to lower their guard until he can overpower and take them in plain sight. He then reduces them to objects in a twisted fantasy–dolls for him to possess, control, and ultimately destroy. Caitlin’s profile leads the FBI to focus on one man: a charismatic, successful professional who easily gains people’s trust. But with only circumstantial evidence linking him to the murders, the police allow him to escape. As Saturday night approaches, Caitlin and the FBI enter a desperate game of cat and mouse, racing to capture the cunning predator before he claims more victims. Continue reading “Book Review: Into the Black Nowhere by Meg Gardiner (Unsub #2)”

Blog Tour | Book Review: Killed by Thomas Enger (Henning Juul #5)

Killed by Thomas Enger

I’m so happy to be sharing my review of Killed on Valentine’s Day; it’s so fitting, don’t you think? Wait, I know what you’re thinking, today is the day to celebrate love, and I am…. I’m celebrating my loved for Killed by sharing my review with you all today. After reading book 4, Cursed, I had been eagerly awaiting this novel.

Book Description:

Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning…

Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose … except his own life.

Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who? Continue reading “Blog Tour | Book Review: Killed by Thomas Enger (Henning Juul #5)”

Book Review: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake #2)

Killman Creek - Rachel Caine

Killman Creek follows Stillhouse Lake in Rachel Caine’s Stillhouse Lake series. If you haven’t yet read Stillhouse Lake, I’d advise you to avoid all reviews of Killman Creek, and the synopsis too, if possible, because you’re likely to stumble on spoilers, not through any fault of the reviewers, but this is a direct continuation of the plot and as such, the surprise reveals from book one are “the norm” in book two.

Book Description:

Every time Gwen closed her eyes, she saw him in her nightmares. Now her eyes are open, and he’s not going away.

Gwen Proctor won the battle to save her kids from her ex-husband, serial killer Melvin Royal, and his league of psychotic accomplices. But the war isn’t over. Not since Melvin broke out of prison. Not since she received a chilling text…

You’re not safe anywhere now.

Her refuge at Stillhouse Lake has become a trap. Gwen leaves her children in the protective custody of a fortified, well-armed neighbor. Now, with the help of Sam Cade, brother of one of Melvin’s victims, Gwen is going hunting. She’s learned how from one of the sickest killers alive.

But what she’s up against is beyond anything she feared—a sophisticated and savage mind game calculated to destroy her. As trust beyond her small circle of friends begins to vanish, Gwen has only fury and vengeance to believe in as she closes in on her prey. And sure as the night, one of them will die. Continue reading “Book Review: Killman Creek by Rachel Caine (Stillhouse Lake #2)”