The victim of a savage attack, a successful businessman living in relative luxury points the finger of suspicion at a less successful family member, then becomes a suspect himself when a courting couple find a body in the woods. When, later, a man is found murdered in a car a few miles away, the realisation that a sophisticated serial killer might be on the loose changes the whole perception of the enquiry.
With it’s unexpected twists and turns worked into parallel plot lines, Hot Blood will appeal to lovers of Ian Rankin, P.D. James, Peter Robinson and Peter James crime novels. Centred around the NW coastal resort town of Southport, Hot Blood is based in a real region and cunningly weaves fact and fiction together into a seamless yarn readers will not be able to put away.
Hot Blood is not a book to read and passed on. Though complete in its entirety, some of the characters and general parameters it introduces are already being worked into drafts for future plots. So Hot Blood is not just a debut novel; it will become the reference for those that follow, a Who’s Who? of characters and a virtual directory of what, where, and when.
Read it, enjoy it – and keep it!