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Excellent crime read
on 1 March 2014
This is an excellent crime thriller, which really kept me turning the page. D I Charlotte Savage is on the hunt for a serial killer, one who has returned to start killing again, seemingly from the grave. The murders are brutal and sadistic and really send a chill down your spine, especially when the pieces of the puzzle all start to come together and you realise why the killings are taking place.
I really enjoyed the hunt, the way the plot twisted and turned to its conclusion and I really felt for Charlotte and her team as they sweated through the investigation. At times I was just as baffled as the police, but eventually the reader is one step ahead and that was so frustrating, being in the know!
I also enjoyed the segments telling the story from the killer’s viewpoint – extremely chilling stuff.
DS Darius Riley also makes a return and this time he is handling a missing persons case, so unable to work alongside Charlotte as such, but his part of the storyline is equally as interesting. I really liked his character, and hope the author brings him back in his next book.
This is the third book in the series but don’t let that put you off, it can be read as a standalone. Any background information you need is told, and in a nice way, one that doesn’t make you feel like an idiot for not knowing it already. Having said it can be read as a standalone – the final page left me open mouthed and now I really really want to read the next Charlotte Savage book, and I want to read it now!