#BookTour #BookReview: Chasing Monsters (DI Will Scott, book 1) by Paul Harrison @PHarrisonauthor @UrbaneBooks

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Publication Day: 4 October 2018
Publisher: Urbane Publications
ISBN: 9781912666041
Pages: 360
Category:  Fiction, Genre: Thriller / Crime

ABOUT THIS BOOK

In a sleepy northern seaside resort, The Eastborough Police Force is shocked into action when a heavily mutilated body is found in a quiet suburb. Murder rarely happens in these parts. Within a short space of time, the body count begins to rise rapidly, as a serial killer runs amok.

DI Will Scott is tasked with finding the killer. In doing he treads paths he never expected to traverse and uncovers a web of deceit that leads to a world where no one can be trusted.

The killer relentlessly continues to strike terror across the community. Then without warning, the killing ground changes. Where will the killer strike next …?

MY REVIEW

You think you know your neighbours, but are they who they seem?

As a fan of true crime and fictional crime about serial killers, the plot of the story definitely captured my interest, but when I saw the arresting book cover and read Mr. Harrison’s profile, it solidified my decision to read and review this book and it didn’t disappoint.

Time is running out for Detective Chief Inspector Will Scott who is appointed lead detective of a serial murder case filled with the ghastly butchery of pedophiles.  The killer is racking up bodies faster than the Eastborough Police Force can keep up with and not only is Will’s integrity and reputation on the line, but his faith in justice is in doubt.

Detective Chief Inspector Scott is the detective every individual in the country would want to investigate such crimes.

The murders take the reader from DCI Scott’s hometown of Bridlington to London and Miami.  Harrison’s characters are well-developed and believable.  The protagonist, DCI Will Scott, displays his personal and ruthless determination to find the killer and reveals his gentler side as a good husband and father.  The antagonist, “The Paedo Preyer”, is presented as a person with God-like tendencies who feels obligated to be the one to torture and murder pedophiles on behalf of sexually abused victims everywhere.

The story is fast-paced and continuously provides twists and turns to keep the reader interested.  With Harrison’s background investigating violent criminals I can only imagine the confessions he’s heard that are likely as explicit and gruesome as they are in this crime thriller.  A book I recommend highly.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Paul Harrison has spent much of his professional life working within the UK’s criminal justice system, primarily as a police officer. Working closely with the now-defunct FBI Behavioural Science Unit in Quantico, he gained a unique and remarkable insight into the minds of some of the world’s most violent criminals. His conversation portfolio reads like a Who’s Who of murderers. As an author, he’s penned thirty-three traditionally published books (mainly true crime) and completed his first novel last year. A seasoned event speaker, Paul is popular across the entire crime genre (fiction and non-fiction). He’s in discussion with several TV production companies across the globe for future Crime related television series. Paul currently lives in Leeds.

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