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The Advent Killer (Antonia Hawkins 1) [Kindle Edition]

Alastair Gunn
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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A truly terrifying debut novel (My Weekly)

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The Advent Killer is the electrifying debut thriller from British author, Alastair Gunn.



Christmas is coming. One body at a time.



Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub.



One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagely to death, every bone in her body broken.



Another week brings another victim.



As panic spreads across London, DCI Antonia Hawkins, leading her first murder investigation, must stop a cold, careful killer whose twisted motives can only be guessed at, before the next body is found. On Sunday.



When the clock strikes one . . .



A terrifying British debut thriller, The Advent Killer introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins, with the second in the series coming from Penguin in 2014. Fans of Chris Carter and Richard Montanari should be paying attention.



Praise for The Advent Killer:


'A truly terrifying debut novel' My Weekly



Alastair Gunn is an experienced magazine journalist. The Advent Killer is the first in a series featuring DCI Antonia Hawkins. Alastair lives in Hertfordshire with his fiancee, Anna.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 850 KB
  • Print Length: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (21 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DJIYWGS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,378 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read 10 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book has all the elements you need in a crime novel - serial killer, baffled police, good mix of action and procedure and a strong lead character. As another reviewer noted it isn't a highly original plot but it is well enough written to hold your attention and keep you turning the pages. I enjoyed it and will definitely read the follow ups.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Page turning good 1 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback
I picked this book up hastily after just scanning the cover. I was very pleasantly surprised & gripped by the book. The main characters were complex but interesting. It did run during advent but Christmas was very incidental to the story. It did keep me guessing right up to the end & literally on the edge of my seat.
Probably the best book I have read in a long time- I can't wait to read the authors next book
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't Put It Down! 10 Dec 2013
By EBH
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For anyone who enjoys well written detective stories with a tight plot and fast moving action allied to strong beleivable characters then this is a must read.

A first class debut novel from Alistair Gunn.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 24 Nov 2013
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed this books. It gripped me from start to finish and I can't wait for his next book. Get this if you enjoy James Patterson, Lee Child and the like.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars new author 26 Dec 2013
By jo
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Excellent story by an author I haven't read before story is easy to read and written so not wanting to put it down, would recommend to people
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read 24 Dec 2013
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Loved this book - fast paced with a few twist and turns along the way. Definitely well worth a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars death at Christmas 23 Dec 2013
Format:Paperback
This was a joy to read. It maintained my interest throughout and was hard to put down. It's good to get a serial killer story at Christmas. I loved Antonia as the lead detective, in the case and Mike, her love interest/colleague. Recommended!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 30 Nov 2013
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Real page turner,kept me gripped until the end. Love the lead character and didn't have a clue who the advent killer was.

Thoroughly enjoyable book can't wait for more from this author.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars The Advent Killer
Really enjoyed this book kept me guessing could not put it down,I love my crime thrillers did not disappoint RECOMMEND it. Can't wait for his next one.
Published 17 hours ago by luis73
4.0 out of 5 stars Promising start
I liked this book, I wanted to like it even more but in the end it got four stars. Debut book by this new author, for much of the book it seemed as if it was written by an... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Martin Pratt
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Awful
This is just about the worst crime novel I have read in a long time. I found the plot dull, slow, and utterly predictable. The two main characters were just not believable.
Published 1 month ago by Chris N.
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read
Fans of British crime are in for a treat. Atmospheric, make you jump moments and an excellent twist to the plot. Good all round read.
Published 1 month ago by Helen Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping!
One word ---- WOW!!

If this is Alastair Gunn's debut novel then I cannot wait to read the rest. Read more
Published 2 months ago by LauraKT
4.0 out of 5 stars A great Debut
DCI Antonia Hawkins of the Metropolitan Police is leading her first murder investigation.
But can she solve this case, or are things just proving to much for her. Read more
Published 2 months ago by I Love Reading
2.0 out of 5 stars Lacklustre character definition
Plot very transparent and character definition somewhat lacklustre. That said the author has potential and the editorial team should spot and rectify grammatical and typographical... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Robert O'Shea
5.0 out of 5 stars Crime Thriller
Was recommended by a fellow patient to my mother-in-law but as she can only use audible books was hesitant to buy. Luckily I could get "Text to speech"on her Kindle. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Niecey
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I quite enjoyed this book and it did keep you interested and wondering who the killer was. I would recommend it
Published 4 months ago by scraps
3.0 out of 5 stars Only just worth a read
I was looking forward to reading this book after uming and ahing for so long about whether to buy it. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jo
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