ABOUT THE BOOK
Serial killers are secretive animals. They keep their deeds to themselves and hope never to be found.
But there’s a new man in town—a killer who warns people in advance he’s going to kill them, then does it, in a variety of unusual, even bizarre, ways.
Ex-policeman Ben Buckland wants to catch this man not because he’s on the list … but because his 15-year-old daughter is. And that’s just not fair.
Especially when the killer has sent out warnings to several hundred people …
I chose to review this book because of the unusual methodology the serial killer uses for his bad deeds, and it is a gripping read!
Ben Buckland is a down-and-out ex-police detective who is full of self-pity and snark because of his bad choices. So when random killings hit close to home, he does some detective work of his own at the discouragement of his former lover, D.I. Serena Howarth.
This is a clever suspense thriller linked to murders committed in literature. Ben is a bit sardonic and glib and definitely feels sorry for himself, but he comes through as the true detective he is and saves the day. Serena has climbed the ranks to become a detective investigator, despite what happened in the past with her and Ben. Together they make a good team fighting police protocol and personal conflicts.
Overall, this is a surprisingly fresh suspense thriller with a sarcastic and funny protagonist and an intelligent and unusual killer. Give it a try, it won’t disappoint.
Thank you to Mr. Dixon for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. Two-time winner of the Chanticleer Reviews CLUE First in Category award for Private Eye/Noir novel, he’s the author of ten books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. His new series of Paul Storey Thrillers began in 2016.
When he’s not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He’s currently resident in France.
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