Today is Ellen’s stop on the blog tour for Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett. Further down you’ll find Ellen’s review but here’s all the bookish info you need:
About the book:
A serial killer murdering for kicks. A detective seeking revenge.
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.
But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.
With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.
For the killer, the game has only just begun…
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About the author:
Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.
Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.
She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014.
An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.
This is the first book of Rachel Amphlett’s that I have read and the first in a new series featuring DS Kay Hunter. I can promise it definitely won’t be the last and I look forward to now catching up on all Rachel’s work.
A tense thriller with a sick and twisted killer (my favourite kind!). The murderer is revealed early on in the story and we are given an insight into his personal life and tragic home circumstances. It was easy for me to find compassion for him due to this but he is still one psychotic little puppy and I was looking forward to his eventual comeuppance.
DS Kay Hunter made a fantastic feisty lead; a determined character who is struggling with doubts about her from a previous case. Her relationship with her husband, Adam, provides light relief from the fast paced tale at times. It was fantastic to glimpse how Kay was shaped personally. I loved the surprise guest that Adam (a vet) brought home at once point!
A five star read from me and I can’t wait for the next instalment.
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