Happy Tuesday all! Tuesdays are always busy days in the world of books!📚
Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for the first book in what looks to be a fantastic series… thank you to Noelle for the invite and to Arlene Hunt for her fabulous dark words!🖤
Title: Last Goodbye (previously titled THE SWEETHEART KILLER)
Author: Arlene Hunt
You’re young. You’re in love. You’re in terrible danger …
A completely unputdownable thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Arlene Hunt.
‘The woman’s body lay on the bed, hair fanned out in a golden halo, blue eyes open. On the table stood an unmistakable sign: a bouquet of bright yellow roses…’
On a freezing January morning, a young couple is found dead in their cottage in the quiet Dublin suburbs. When Detective Eli Quinn arrives at the scene his stomach drops. It’s the second double homicide in as many months where the killer has left a bunch of yellow roses.
Tucked between the thorns is a little card, with an image of a broken heart. There’s no doubt the killer is trying to send a message, but what do the flowers mean? And can Eli figure out the killer’s motive, before they strike again?
Utterly gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will keep you up reading all night. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney, you won’t be able to put this down.
4 Shiny Young Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a good start to this series, and I cannot wait to get to know Eli Quinn and Roxy Malloy better… Roxy is young (shiny and new) with all the ideals of somebody who doesn’t know better yet…. Eli was her perfect counterbalance, the old veteran… the old dog that did not want to learn new tricks…. kind of my way or the highway….
This book starts out with a gruesome murder scene…. there are some similarities between this case and another that is what brings Eli and Roxy together…. but are these cases related? We also get a narrative from a character who calls himself Wolf… always love when you get a peek into the killers mind… but is he the killer? So many twists and turns not sure how we got to the end, but we got there….
There were some wonderful secondary characters in this book… loved Cora the most, she was so me if I had to be a police officer… she added some comic relief in a pretty dark book, she also gave Roxy some things to think about… also a special S/O to Cucumber the cat… will absolutely read the next book in the series, excited to see this cast of characters grow…
Recommend two fans of mysteries and police procedurals, with a bit of a dark side…
*** thank you so much too Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this brilliant book ***
UNIVERSAL Buy Link: myBook.to/TSKSocial
Arlene spent her childhood with ‘my nose buried in a book’. She was a fierce debate-captain in school and her love of language was bound to lead her to writing. Alongside being an author, she writes, edits and reviews briefs for radio.
Arlene is married with one daughter and lives with a crotchety one-eyed cat named Binkley and a German Shepherd named Archer, who is not at all crotchety.
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