In Bloom [review]

Title: In Bloom Author: CJ Skuse Series: Sweetpea Publisher: HarperCollins UK [Synopsis] If only they knew the real truth. It should be my face on those front pages. My headlines. I did those things, not him. I just want to stand on that doorstep and scream it: IT WAS ME. ME. ME. ME. ME! Rhiannon… Continue reading In Bloom [review]

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Now You See [review]

Title: Now You See Author: Max Manning Series: Detective Dan Fenton Publisher: Wildfire [Synopsis] I, Killer has posted two photos of his first victim online - Before Death and After Death. They've gone viral before DCI Fenton's team even discovers the body. Soon, another victim's photo is similarly posted...and so begins the killer's following. DCI… Continue reading Now You See [review]

Briguella by @AuthorVickiFitz [review]

Title: Briguella Author: Vicki Fitzgerald Publisher: Creativia [Synopsis] After seven women fall victim to a serial killer, journalist Kate Rivendale becomes embroiled in the manhunt. The authorities have no suspect, only one forensic link dating way back to the 1930s. Detective Chief Inspector William Beckley needs to salvage his career; he has too many deaths on… Continue reading Briguella by @AuthorVickiFitz [review]

Cold Blood [review]

Title: Cold Blood Author: Robert Bryndza Publisher: Bookouture [Synopsis] She fell in love with a killer, now she’s one too. The suitcase was badly rusted, and took Erika several attempts, but it yielded and sagged open as she unzipped it. Nothing could prepare her for what she would find inside… When a battered suitcase containing… Continue reading Cold Blood [review]

The Fourth Monkey [review]

Title: The Fourth Monkey Author: J.D. Barker Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [Synopsis] Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called, “A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.” For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the… Continue reading The Fourth Monkey [review]

Sweetpea [review]

Title: Sweetpea Author: C J Skuse Publisher: HQ [Synopsis] "The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead… I haven’t killed anyone for three years and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whisky. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t… Continue reading Sweetpea [review]

[Guest Post] Familial DNA in ‘The Death of Anyone’ & real life!

I'm a BIG fan of crime novels, and I particularly love learning more about the techniques they use. I always wonder which techniques are really used in the police force, and in real life. So I'm really excited to welcome author DJ Swykert to the blog, to tell us about Familial DNA searches, a case when it was used… Continue reading [Guest Post] Familial DNA in ‘The Death of Anyone’ & real life!

The Beautiful Dead [review]

Title: The Beautiful Dead Author: Belinda Bauer Publisher: Grove Atlantic [Synopsis] TV crime reporter Eve Singer’s career is flagging, but that starts to change when she covers a spate of bizarre murders—each one committed in public and advertised like an art exhibition. When the killer contacts Eve about her coverage of his crimes, she is… Continue reading The Beautiful Dead [review]

Black Eyed Susans [review]

[Synopsis] As a sixteen-year-old, Tessa Cartwright was found in a Texas field, barely alive amid a scattering of bones, with only fragments of memory as to how she got there. Ever since, the press has pursued her as the lone surviving “Black-Eyed Susan,” the nickname given to the murder victims because of the yellow carpet… Continue reading Black Eyed Susans [review]

Find Her [review]

Find her - Lisa Gardner

[Synopsis] Flora Dane is a victim. Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure. Flora Dane is a survivor. Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal… Continue reading Find Her [review]