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A Reason To Kill (DI Matt Barnes Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Michael Kerr
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,656 customer reviews)

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Book 1 in the DI Matt Barnes Series.



Detective Inspector Matt Barnes is a cop dedicated to his job at the expense of all else. He and his team are protecting the star witness in the upcoming trial of gangland boss, Frank Santini.



All aspects of Matt’s life are altered forever when Santini hires a contract killer, Gary Noon, to hit the safe house. Only Matt survives the onslaught of an inventive and sadistic killer, but is left seriously wounded.



The subsequent search for Noon is both a personal and professional challenge, during which Matt is aided by Criminal Psychologist Dr. Beth Holder, who is brought in to build a profile on Noon.



The man they seek comes to consider Matt a threat to his continued wellbeing, and determines to eliminate him.



As Matt and Beth’s relationship flourishes, more people die at Noon’s hand, and events conspire to bring the cop and killer ever closer to a deadly showdown.



With an unknown enemy within New Scotland Yard, Santini’s goons hunting for him, and a second imported hitman also on his trail, Matt knows that the odds against him surviving by outmanoeuvring the various factions are at best slim.
Noon is the personification of evil; a psychopath using violence and cruelty to feed his sadistic needs. He considers himself a hunter: his fellow man, and especially Matt Barnes, the prey.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1112 KB
  • Print Length: 347 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B4IDSWY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,656 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #84 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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I write the type of original, action-packed, violent crime thrillers that I know I would enjoy reading if they were written by such authors as: Lee Child, David Baldacci, Simon Kernick, Harlan Coben, Michael Billingham and their ilk.
Over twenty years in the Prison Service proved great research into the minds of criminals, and especially into the dark world that serial killers - of who I have met quite a few - frequent.

I live in a cottage a mile from the nearest main road in the Yorkshire Wolds, enjoy photography, the wildlife, and of course creating new characters to place in dilemmas that my mind dreams up.

What makes a good read? Believable protagonists that you care about, set in a story that stirs all of your emotions.

If you like your crime fiction fast-paced, then I believe that the books I have already uploaded on Amazon/Kindle will keep you turning the pages.

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars difficult to put down 9 Feb 2014
By jill s.
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This is a page turner - don't plan on getting anything else done once you start reading because it's difficult to put down. A cracking crime/detective/psychological thriller with attention to detail, which makes it a graphic read that's not for the squeamish. The story gripped me from the first page and it twists and turns right to the end. The main characters were given depth and where it mattered, their strengths and weaknesses were explored. Slight weak point for me was DI Matt Barnes, I couldn't buy into the new relationship, I felt he would be better off with a GSD rather than a woman.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre.
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121 of 125 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller 13 Aug 2013
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This is the first book from Michael Kerr that I have read and I only bought it because it was free and had good reviews - boy, am I glad I did! This is a really well written and gripping thriller with lots of psychological action ... just off to buy more from this author ....
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110 of 114 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT 7 Nov 2013
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This is an excellent read, well written and brilliantly balanced. I have read some of the other reviews and the low marks all seem to come from the lovies who think themselves to be above the rest of us. Maybe if you want Shakesperian prose you shouldn't be looking in the free bins on Amazon! Anyway the characters in this are great and the book flows like a pacey river. No I wasn't desperate to have to read it I feel privileged to have received this as a free gift from the author and will gladly repay him by buying further novels of his.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book review 12 Oct 2013
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Really enjoyed this book I was looking for some books to read while on holiday recently, i have never read any of mr kerr's books but would look for them more now. Good story.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story 1 July 2013
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It sounds a bit of a cliche but I truly couldnt put this book down such a compelling story hoe to follow up by reading other stories in the series
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33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer excitement 10 Nov 2013
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This story holds the reader all the way through. It has you hoping that the killer can be caught, but has you doubting if that will be possible in places. Really exciting read and highly recommended
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116 of 126 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent read 20 April 2013
By juliecp
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I really enjoyed this book. It is very well written, gripping story line, great characters. I wanted to find out what happened at the end but didn't want the book to finish! I will definitely be buying the other books by this author. Would recommend it to anybody.
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61 of 68 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling story 3 Feb 2013
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A genuinely gripping read. Great characters, plot, and packed with action and food for thought.
Have just started the second in the DI Matt Barnes trilogy, (Lethal Intent) and it is unputdownable.
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