Written by Tana Collins
A crazed killer. Unsuspecting victims. A town gripped by terror.
DI Jim Carruthers has to put his personal feelings for newly- appointed DCI Sandra McTavish aside when a young student is brutally attacked and left for dead.
Meanwhile, when a university lecturer is stalked by one of her own students, Carruthers is horrified to discover that the academic is none other than his ex-wife, Mairi. Are the attacker and stalker one and the same, and if so, will Carruthers’ ex-wife be next?
When a second then a third victim is discovered, not only dead but mutilated, Carruthers and his team are tasked with searching for a murderer. A murderer who takes great pleasure from killing.
What is the victims’ connection to a cult in North America, which seems to be getting a stranglehold in a Scottish university? Why have these women been targeted? And who is doing the killing?
It looks like there might be a serial killer on the loose in Castletown but can DI Jim Carruthers stop this depraved murderer before they strike again?
DI Jim Carruthers is back for the next instalment in the bestselling mystery series. Also available:
Robbing The Dead
Care to Die
Mark of the Devil
A Riveting Read!
Why haven’t I read any novels by Tana Collins before now? Sometimes I think there are just too many good books – then I think ‘Nope .. I need to read faster!’
When a young university student suffers a vicious attack, Di Jim Carruthers and his team investigate. Carruthers not only has to deal with a murder a few days later but the recently demoted detective also needs to find a way to work comfortably with his new DCI. Is there a serial killer on the loose in the town, or is it too soon to tell?
This is a beautifully structured, well-written crime thriller. The mix of police politics, personal lives along with the details of the investigation are perfectly balanced; just enough of each to keep the readers’ attention glued to the page. The story unravels at a good pace with enough clues to whet the appetite for more – how I wish I had read this series from the beginning! A gripping story which flows well and has easily earned a full five stars. Definitely an author to add to my ‘must watch’ list!
My thanks to publisher Bloodhound Books for my copy and to Heather Fitt for inviting me to participate in this Blog Tour. As always, all opinions stated here are entirely my own.
Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
- Format: ebook, paperback
- Size: 303 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books
- Publication Date: 6 May 2019
- Purchase Links: Barnes & Noble
Tana Collins is the bestselling author of the Inspector Jim Carruthers series set in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife. She was born in Yorkshire but grew up in rural East Sussex where she spent most of her childhood running around in woods creating stories and having adventures. She did a BA at the Polytechnic of North London before moving to Canada to do a Masters in Philosophy and finally ended up in St Andrews. In 1996 she moved to Edinburgh which is where she still lives.
Her debut novel, Robbing the Dead, set in fictional Castletown in Fife, was published on 14th February 2017 and became an Amazon No 1 Bestseller for Scottish Crime Fiction. The second in the series, Care to Die, was published 1st June 2017. The third in the series, Mark of the Devil, was published on the 24th of April 2018.