Bookouture (13 Nov. 2016)
I am so excited to share with you my review of Caroline Mitchell’s, Love You to Death, the first in her new series which introduces us to Detective Ruby Preston.
Here’s the blurb . . .
Twenty years ago you were forced to give your daughter up. Now she’s back. Or is she?
Women who’ve had to give up children for adoption are being killed. A knock at their front door begins a nightmare from which they will never wake up.
Detective Ruby Preston and her team must hunt down a disturbed individual before someone else is taken. But just when they think they’ve made a breakthrough, Ruby receives a sinister email, and the case takes a terrifying personal twist.
When bodies start turning up, staged in perfect, domestic scenes, Ruby realises they’re chasing the most frightening serial killer she has ever faced.
Can Ruby catch the killer before they strike again? Or will her troubled past catch up with her first?
My thoughts . . .
Whilst hanging my head in shame I must admit that this is the first book of Caroline’s I have read but it WILL NOT be my last!
Caroline brings us a gritty, head-messing thriller which will really get under your skin.
Ruby Preston is a copper with a past, well actually, it’s not so much a past, it’s more lingering on the peripheral, just there, ready to bring her world crashing down at any moment and this adds such an intensity to the book and to Ruby’s character.
Ruby is brilliant, she has heart, she has passion and she has balls. She also has my #bookboyfriend Nathan eating out of the palm of her hand, so I’m a little bit jealous of her!
I loved Caroline’s writing, she really knows how to bring the characters to life and twist a plot so thick and devious that you will be left utterly breathless. I found myself unable to put this down, unable to stop turning the pages and completely shocked by the ending! I cannot wait to see what else Ruby and Nathan get up to, the future is really bright with this new series to look forward to!
If you haven’t already read this then I would strongly suggest you get it on your Christmas list! Or pop over to Amazon UK now to get your copy
Thanks to Caroline and Bookouture for my reviewers copy.
About the author . . .
A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. She now writes full time.
Published by Bookouture, her DC Knight crime thriller series reached the number one position in the Amazon crime charts. Love You To Death, the first in her new series featuring DS Ruby Preston is due for publication 11th November 2016.
Her new psychological thriller, Witness, is published with Thomas & Mercer and due for publication 20th December 2016.