Written by Conrad Jones
Detective Braddick is summoned to a horrendous crime scene, where it appears a double murder has taken place.
The victims’ bodies are missing and the police have no clue as to their identities or who killed them.
As the investigation snowballs, the potential body count rises and the Major Investigation Team have little to go on until DNA evidence is examined.
There appears to be no motive for the dreadful murders until an ancient script is found daubed on the walls of a nearby property. As the clues are unravelled, Braddick and his team realise they are dealing with something they have never experienced before.
Because this time they’re tracking evil itself …
Intense, Twisted and Chilling!
Wow! This is an intricate, twisted novel about serious crime – much grittier than my usual but l have previously read another by this author, and jumped at the chance to read this one.
When Detective Braddick and his sergeant are called to the first crime scene, even hardened police officers are shocked by what they find. Knowing that they need to get to the bottom of things, they start to gather all the details they can but no matter what is discovered, the feeling haunts Braddick that something is being missed. As the DNA results come in and headway is beginning to be made into the investigation, they – and the rest of the MIT team, along with all other officers who find themselves involved – are shocked to the core at the nauseating and revolting crimes they are dealing with. They are looking for some seriously sick criminals. Will they find them – or will the perpetrators find them first?
For once, the bloody and gory details didn’t phase me; they aren’t there in a salacious manner but are very much necessary to convey the evil referred to in the title. This is an intense, unpredictable read written by an immensely talented author who incorporates a number of twists and turns into his writing. I don’t think anyone could work out where this is heading. It certainly chilled me to the core! And the ending? Shocked and appalled doesn’t even begin to describe the emotions which raced through my body. I’m rather in awe at the skill of Conrad Jones in creating such a ghastly, odious catalogue of wrongdoing – yet on the other hand I’m full of admiration at his skill in doing so! An absolutely stunning 5* read and most highly recommended!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for both my copy of this book and for inviting me to take part in this Blog Tour. As always, this is my honest and unbiased review.
Tags: serial killer thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 300 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books
- Publication Date: 26 March 2019
- Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble
Meet the Author
Conrad Jones is a 50-year-old Author, originally from a sleepy green-belt called Tarbock Green, which is situated on the outskirts of Liverpool. He spent a number of years living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which he classes as his home. He worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working his way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.
On March 20th 1993 he was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day he was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. He began to read anything crime related that he could get his hands on and links this experience with the desire to write books on the subject.
He signed a three book deal with London based publishers, Thames River Press. The Alec Ramsey series is now 7 books long with an average of 4.8 stars from over 2000 reviews. Conrad has also written The Soft Target series, which has received critical acclaim.