The pulse-pounding new thriller from Marnie Riches. For anyone who loves Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, this book is for you!
When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic.
Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK’s most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she is only too happy to come running.
The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. And with the case growing ever more complicated, George must walk the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, seeking advice from the brilliant serial murderer, Dr. Silas Holm…
The Girl Who Broke the Rules is the sequel to The Girl Who Wouldn’t Die.
Again, based mainly between London and Amsterdam, The Girl Who Broke the Rules is as dark and gritty and even more twisted than the first book.
The parts of the story where George (Georgina) visit Silas reminded me very much of Silence of the Lambs. Silas is a very complex character who likes to play with peoples minds. He certainly sent chills up my spine when reading chapters with him in.
Even though George is back in London it isn’t long before she’s flitting between both cities to help her old pal detective Paul Van Den Bergen.
I must admit to not being to keen on the direction that the relationship between George and Paul takes. George is a very tough girl who hasn’t had the best of upbringings and even though I can appreciate her character I find it very hard to relate to her. Paul is actually quite a loveable character, he is quite messed up also yet I just wanted to reach out and mother him.
For anyone who loved the first book you certainly won’t be disappointed with the sequel. The author has delivered yet another gripping read that leaves you wanting more.
Many thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, Avon for an Advanced Readers Copy of this book.
I have awarded this book 4/5 stars.
The Girl Who Broke the Rules is due to be published on the 20th of August, you can pre order a copy on Amazon