Call to Arms

Written by Rachel Amphlett


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Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation.

DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But, as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…




Another Superb Investigation by DI Kay Hunter!  225


I’ve loved and enjoyed this series from the very beginning, and after the mystery running through the first three books was solved in book four, I wondered how the fifth in series would play out. I shouldn’t have given it a single thought, as Rachel Amphlett plunges Kay Hunter right back into the midst of a cold case with the outcome having lasting effects on not only the DI but also the rest of her team.

As always with this author’s writing, the action begins from page one with only a brief mention in passing as to what has gone on before. With her dedicated colleagues at her side, Kay leads this investigation in her usual manner – from the front. Still a workaholic, we also follow Kay’s home life with her husband Adam – the man who keeps her centred in all that she does.

Call to Arms is a riveting thriller, full of twists and turns, lies and secrets and totally engrossing. Moving along at a brisk pace, there is always something happening and it’s a hard one to put down as you want to find out what happens next .. and next .. and again, until suddenly you find yourself having reached the final page with the crime solved and no loose ends. A thoroughly satisfying novel!

I’m delighted to be a part of this author’s reading team, and grateful for my copy of this book. This is my honest, original, and unbiased review.


Tags: crime thriller




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Meet the Author

8qch1ekp33v43hhp8pkga9hatn._UX250_Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Her novels are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play.

A keen traveller, Rachel holds both EU and Australian passports and can usually be found plotting her next trip two years in advance, usually with a crime fiction festival tacked on for good measure! You can stay in touch with Rachel via her Reader’s Group at


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