Monday, 25 July 2016

The Disciple (Damen Brook #2) by Steven Dunne

DI Brook thought the nightmare was over- but the Reaper has left behind a horrifying legacy…
A nail-shredding thriller for fans of Stuart MacBride and Thomas Harris.
When an accidental drowning is found to be murder, Brook’s past relationship with the victim makes him the prime suspect. A fact made worse when he receives a chilling message urging him to continue the work of the serial killer The Reaper, the deranged vigilante who had previously terrorised the UK.
When a copycat murder on a Derby estate surfaces shortly afterwards, Brook is left with no alternative but to reopen the case- and to find a serial killer he knows is already dead.
But as Brook delves deeper, he unearths the secrets behind a series of savage murders stretching back to 1975. Terrifyingly, it seems that The Reaper’s influence has inspired a new band of willing disciples…

I would like to thank the author for allowing me to read such a riveting book and all the other readers who've said he's 1 to watch.
It took me a while as I am in the middle of moving house, but I grabbed it with both hands when I got the chance. I thought I knew who the killer was as it was obvious as you read the book. It took some good twists and turns, seeing how the story was moving along. It picked up from where The Reaper had finished and added some new characters into the mix. Some parts I never saw coming (like for instance the real cuplrit). Makes you think when you read Steven Dunne's books that not everything you see is what's really happening.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the series over the coming months. Well done to Mr Dunne.

Monday, 11 July 2016

The Reaper - Steven Dunne

A damaged detective.
A case he’s trying to forget.
A killer who won’t let him…

Detective Inspector Damen Brook thinks he's left his past behind him in London. But it seems a serial killer has followed him north…

Brook's seeking sanctuary. Years in the MET have left their mark - so much so that he's fled to Derby leaving behind his marriage, his teenage daughter and very nearly his sanity to wind down a once promising career in the peace of the Peak District.

But one winter's night, Brook is confronted by a serial killer he hunted many years before - The Reaper - a man who slaughters families in their homes then disappears without a trace.

To find this killer Brook must discover what the Reaper is doing in Derby, why he's started killing again and what, if anything, connects the butchered families.

As Brook becomes entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse, he is forced to face his own demons by confronting a past that destroyed his family and destroyed his family and nearly cost him his life…

A heart-stopping thriller from a stunning new crime talent, for fans of Stuart MacBrie and Thomas Harris.

I would like to thank Steven Dunne for allowing me to read his book (1st in the series).

Just want to say sorry it took so long to read, but as previously discussed last week it's a marmite book and took me a while to get into. But whilst on holiday I zoomed through the storyline and boy was it worth carrying on with. I found the main character DI Brook quite antagonistic for the way he was with others, but on another note he is like a dog with a bone and WON'T let go.

Looking forward to reading the next in the series.

The Girl From The Sea - Shalini Boland

For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train

A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.

Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has an idyllic life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks.

But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?
When you don't even know who you are, how do you know who to trust? 

I would like to thank Shalini Boland and some friends for urging me to read this book.

I found this book so engrossing that I read it within 24hrs (had to sleep though lol). The characters was so believable and the way the story carried it's self through and made you want to know what else happened next made me keep reading. Looking forward to reading more from this author.