The Recently Read posts are not typical book reviews. As a writer, I do not believe I should be reviewing the hard work of other writers. These posts are simply books I have recently read and enjoyed and will share with you. They will not always be crime books as I am trying to widen my reading selection. I hope you enjoy some of these with me.
The Reaper by Steven Dunne
Detective Inspector Damen Brook is seeking sanctuary. Years on the London police force have left their mark—so much so that he’s fled to Derby leaving behind his marriage, his teenage daughter, and very nearly his sanity to wind down a once promising career in the peace of the Peak District. But one winter’s night, Brook is confronted by a serial killer he hunted many years before, The Reaper, a man who slaughters families in their homes then disappears without a trace. To find this killer Brook must discover what the Reaper is doing in Derby, why he has started killing again, and what, if anything, connects the butchered families. As Brook becomes entangled in a deadly game of cat and mouse, he is forced to face his own demons by confronting a past that destroyed his family and nearly cost him his life.
Goodreads review – needs expanding;
If you like your protagonists dark, complex and massively flawed with a great sense of place behind them. You might just enjoy this book. It twist and turns and sticks the knife in just a little bit as it drags you along for the ride. A great read if the above applys 🙂