Written by Rachel Amphlett
When a mummified body is found in a renovated building, the gruesome discovery leads Detective Kay Hunter and her team into a complex murder investigation.
The subsequent police inquiry exposes corruption, lies and organised crime within the tight-knit community – and Kay’s determination to seek justice for the young murder victim could ruin the reputations of men who will do anything to protect their business interests.
But as Kay closes in on the killer, tragedy strikes closer to home in an event that will send a shockwave through her personal life and make her question everything she values.
Can Kay keep her private and professional life under control while she tries to unravel one of the strangest murder cases of her career?
Another Stunning Read!
I had high expectations of this novel and I’m delighted to report that not only were they met but exceeded! Another stunning read from one of my favourite authors who always delivers an exciting and fast-paced read!
DI Kay Hunter is once again the senior officer when a body is discovered on her patch. With her team, she sets about unravelling what has happened and, ultimately, who is responsible.
I adore this series; Kay Hunter has to be one of my favourite characters. This author conveys the anger and frustration of the whole investigating team as the strive to come up with answers, and whilst personal lives are touched upon the main focus of the novel is always the current case. There are some lighter – and darker – moments entwined within the story, and I loved the reference to the first novel. That really made me smile! With this seventh book, this series is as fresh as ever; Kay and her team use everything at their disposal to solve their cases and I find the up-to-date methods absolutely fascinating. It’s amazing how crime solving has changed in recent years, and Rachel Amphlett makes great use of every available tool.
My thanks to the author for my copy of her novel. I chose to read this book, and this review is my honest, original and unbiased opinion.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: paperback
- Size: 358 pages
- Publisher: Saxon Publishing
- Publication Date: 13 January 2019
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Meet the Author
Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, and dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC.
She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Detective Kay Hunter series, the English Spy Mysteries, and the Dan Taylor espionage novels.
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, Ann Cleeves, Peter Robinson, 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 as well as her own eBook store at http://www.rachelamphlett.com.
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 by joining at http://www.rachelamphlett.com.