‘He said he didn’t remember killing them…’
As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job…
To extract the location of Martin Wick’s final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away.
Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of TheSleepwalker.
But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick’s whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness…
Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work.
Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice?
Or will his name be next on the hit list?
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The Sleepwalker is another dark, gripping read from one of my all time favourite thriller writers. There is lots going on in this exciting read as we once again follow Aidan as he is manipulated by his boss into another difficult situation. Along with trying to solve who killed Wick, the truth behind the Moore’s murders all those years ago, he also has to deal with a threat on his life and a new partner. All this combined makes for a thoroughly gripping and enjoyable read that I seriously couldn’t put down.
I really liked the main character Aidan and felt a lot of sympathy for him. I liked the fact he’s slightly damaged and a difficult character as it made for a refreshing change to the normal polished characters that you get in crime books. A lot of the hatred towards him seemed a bit unfair to me and made sure I was firmly on his side throughout the book. I enjoyed going on a journey with him as he tries to solve the case and wanted to keep reading to find out what happens to him.
This is an incredibly fast paced, absorbing read that I read in two days which is no mean feat with three kids. There was always something happening to keep my attention and some of the situations Aidan finds himself in are truly nail biting which meant I couldn’t stop reading until he was safe again. The ending was shocking and took me completely by surprise which I always love.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Alison Barrow for my copy of this book. If I could have given it more than five stars I would have as I so enjoyed this book!
About The Author:
Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke-On-Trent and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively.
Sirens, his debut novel, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and his work has now been translated into 18 languages.
The Sleepwalker, his third novel, will be released in July, 2019.