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”

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Book Review: Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza (Detective Erika Foster #6)

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Deadly Secrets is the latest book in the fantastic and thrilling Erika Foster series. It’s so hard to keep up with crime series, but I love this one, and always make sure I’m up-to-date with the trials and tribulations of Erika.

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To commit the perfect murder, you need the perfect cover.
On a cold icy morning, a mother wakes to find her daughter’s blood-soaked body frozen to the road. Who would carry out such a horrific killing on the victim’s doorstep?

Straight off her last harrowing case, Detective Erika Foster is feeling fragile but determined to lead the investigation. As she sets to work, she finds reports of assaults in the same quiet South London suburb where the woman was killed. One chilling detail links them to the murder victim – they were all attacked by a figure in black wearing a gas mask.

Erika is on the hunt for a killer with a terrifying calling card. The case gets more complicated when she uncovers a tangled web of secrets surrounding the death of the beautiful young woman.

Yet just as Erika begins to piece the clues together, she is forced to confront painful memories of her past. Erika must dig deep, stay focused and find the killer. Only this time, one of her own is in terrible danger… Continue reading “Book Review: Deadly Secrets by Robert Bryndza (Detective Erika Foster #6)”

Book Review: Mister Tender’s Girl by Carter Wilson

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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!

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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”

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!

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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)

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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.

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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)”