How do you stop a killer that believes life is a rehearsal for eternity, and their future is worth more than yours…?
When a suicide devastates a happy family, they can’t accept their loved one would take his own life, so they ask the brilliant DI Barton to investigate. But with no obvious suspicious circumstances, the case is soon closed.
Shortly afterwards however, the family is rocked by another blow – this time a shocking accident. And when the remains of a man are found, and the victim has an odd connection to the same family, everything points to one suspect.
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I absolutely loved this author’s first book so I was very excited to learn that he had a new book out especially as it featured the fabulous DI Barton again.
This was another dark and chilling crime novel which is told in two perspectives, one following Barton in his investigation and the other following the killer as he goes about his business. This was really affective as it helped the reader get inside the killers head so they better understand their motivations. Through him we start to learn a bit more about his past and how it has caused his twisted actions in the presence. It’s very unsettling to realise how in charge of the situation he is and to see how he is always one step ahead of everyone.
Once again Barton comes across as a very competent, likeable character who seems very normal as he doesn’t have any of the stereotypical quirks normally given to such characters. The banter or interactions between him and his team were great to read about, especially as they brought some light moments to an otherwise dark book. They are obviously a close knit team who genuinely like each other which makes it easy to care about them.
Overall I thought this was a fast paced, addictive thriller which was very hard to put down. There were so many twists and turn that it completely threw me off and I was unable to guess the ending which is always great. I can’t wait to read more in this series!
Hige thanks to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Boldwood Books for my copy of this book via Netgalley. If you are looking for a thrilling, addictive crime series I really recommend this one.
About The Author:
I was born in 1973 in Peterborough and lived there until I was 20, attending The King’s School in the city. I then began a rather nomadic existence, living and working all over the country and various parts of the world. I found myself returning to Peterborough many times over the years, usually when things had gone wrong. It was on one of these occasions that I met my partner about 100 metres from my back door whilst walking a dog. Two children swiftly followed. I’m still a little stunned by the pace of it now. Fifty Years of Fear book was started a long time ago but parenthood and then after working in sales management all my life, i randomly spent four years as a prison officer. Ironically it was the four a.m. feed which gave me the opportunity to finish the book as unable to get back to sleep I completed it in the early morning hours. I’ve now written five further books. My second book, The Boy Inside, was picked up by a publisher, and Lazy Blood is also out. All my books are thought provoking, and told with a sense of humour. Reading the reviews has been great. The first three books are stand alone, however, some of the characters cross over, and you can see how at times, their lives overlap. Abel’s Revenge is something a bit different. It’s a modern day love story set against the backdrop of an escalating serial killer. There’s a whodunnit element to it, and some smiles along the way. Shadows of Regret was inspired by my time on the women’s side of the jail in Peterborough, and analyses the close relationship between victim and villain. You won’t have read a book like it. I hope you enjoy reading them. Please feel free to get in touch. https://www.facebook.com/RossGreenwoodAuthor/