Happy Monday bibliophiles!
Excited to be part of the blog tour and share my review today for this wonderful first in a series! Many thanks to Noelle for my invitation and Richard Parker for this intriguing book!🔍
Somewhere in this city… she’s waiting to be found. When the body of an innocent woman is found stabbed in her otherwise pristine bedroom, Detective Tom Fabian is called in to lead the investigation. It’s the latest in a series of seemingly random murders all over London, which Tom suspects might be linked… but how?
Just when Tom feels all his leads have run dry, he discovers a startling connection between the victims. The killer is tracing a sinister web of murder through the capital – but where does it lead, and who is next?
But then another victim is found, just as Tom’s wife and teenage daughter find themselves in grave danger. Is it a coincidence, or has his job put his family at risk? Has Tom unknowingly sacrificed those he loves most to the darkest case of his career… and can he catch the killer before he strikes again?
A completely gripping, pulse-racing crime thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, Mark Edwards and Robert Dugoni.
4 Speedy Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
This was a fast-paced action-packed police procedural… this is the first book in the Tom Fabian series and what a start! We were shot out of those gates, real quick!
Four victims brutally stabbed, and Tom believes they are connected…. but how? And why? The connection between these victims was interesting and unique… this book was originally titled “The Murder Map“ and it fit this connection so well… not sure why they change the title? But once again nobody consulted me!
Tom was a pretty stereotypical detective, but by the end of this book he felt like an old friend… his character was extremely well developed… so my old friend Tom and I were solving this crime and thank goodness he was there, because I was clueless again! The story was riddled with falls clues and misdirection… I would have seriously arrested the wrong person, I was just SO convinced! So it is a good thing that Tom’s detecting skills are slightly better than mine, and he was able to solve these murders… and just in time, because the murderer seem to be getting more desperate, more frantic, and more careless as time went on…. and truth be told the bad guy shocked me, did not see that coming! Alas foiled again!
Really though the most shocking part of this book was the apologue… what a tease… it left me speechless and needing the next book immediately!
Absolutely recommend to fans of police procedurals and bonus this is the first book in the series, so you get to start at the beginning!
*** many thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
Richard Parker was formerly a TV script writer, script editor and producer before turning his hand to penning twisted stand alone thrillers.
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