Next Victim

Next Victim
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, Book # 1
Joffe Books
January 17th, 2019
ebook by Netgalley
January 22, 2019 January 23, 2019

A young man’s body is found burnt and tortured by a Manchester canal. Detective Rachel King investigates. But she has a secret, the love of her life is a well-known villain. He has recently come back on the scene. But what does he really want? A brutal serial killer with a taste for good-looking young blonde men.
A student who believes she has a lost brother. But even her own father doesn’t believe her. She was involved with the first victim.
As the murders continue, can Rachel keep her family together and stop the killer?
The Detective DCI Rachel King. Thirty-nine year-old mother of two teenage daughters. Divorced from Alan. She lives in the Cheshire village of Poynton – about ten miles from central Manchester. She is good at her job, gets results but does make mistakes. One of them was getting involved with a budding villain in her teens. No one, family, friends or colleagues know anything about this.

About the book

I would like to thank NetGalley, Joffe Books and the author Helen H. Durrant for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. I chose this book because I knew the author, I’ve already read one of her series, so I didn’t read the synopsis, I saw that I could read a book of an author that I knew for free by giving my honest opinion and I immediately applied for it. Obviously I read it in English.

The book is set in Manchester, England and the protagonist is Rachel King, a detective at the head of the homicide squad. The book starts with a mystery, a 15-year-old girl who believes she had a twin brother named Alfie in the past. 3 years later and the body of a 20-year-old boy with a tattooed name, Alfie, is found.

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Pretty Girls

Pretty Girls
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July 2, 2015
December 30, 2018 January 13, 2019

Twenty years ago Claire Scott's eldest sister, Julia, went missing. No one knew where she went - no note, no body. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.
Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And it seems that she might not be the only one.
Claire is convinced Julia's disappearance is linked.
But when she begins to learn the truth about her sister, she is confronted with a shocking discovery, and nothing will ever be the same...

About the book

The book is divided into long chapters and these are divided with mini-chapters (which are distinguished because they have Roman numbers) in which the father of one of the missing girls speaks to his daughter in the form of a letter.

The beginning is a bit slow, it isn’t clear who is the protagonist or what crime should be resolved or where is the police, but after a few chapters it begins to get clear and from there I began to appreciate it and wanting to continue even if it was late at night.

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2019 Cloak and Dagger Challenge

Again this year, I joined the Cloak and Dagger Reading Challenge.

I was able to become an Inspector last year but I’m not comfortable enough to jump grade so I will maintain this level for this year (26-35 books – Inspector).

Reviews for these books will come during the year, but for a few weeks I will publish book reviews from last year; I will update this post when they are published.

I need to remember to use #CloakDaggerChal tag when posting… I didn’t last year.

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