A Tapping At My Door by David Jackson


Book Description:

From the bestselling author of Cry Baby, the beginning of a brilliant and gripping police procedural series set in Liverpool, perfect for fans of Peter James and Mark Billingham

“Recalls Harlan Coben – though for my money Jackson is the better writer.” Guardian

A woman at home in Liverpool is disturbed by a persistent tapping at her back door. She’s disturbed to discover the culprit is a raven, and tries to shoo it away. Which is when the killer strikes.

DS Nathan Cody, still bearing the scars of an undercover mission that went horrifyingly wrong, is put on the case. But the police have no leads, except the body of the bird – and the victim’s missing eyes.

As flashbacks from his past begin to intrude, Cody realises he is battling not just a murderer, but his own inner demons too.

And then the killer strikes again, and Cody realises the threat isn’t to the people of Liverpool after all – it’s to the police.

Following the success and acclaim of the Callum Doyle novels, A Tapping at My Door is the first instalment of David Jackson’s new Nathan Cody series.

My Thoughts:

Why have I only come across this author now???

Having just read A Tapping At My Door I will certainly be reading more by him.

A Tapping At My Door is a spellbinding and spine chilling read that had me literally on the edge of my seat.

It had me well and truly gripped from beginning to end. To start off I thought they had mixed the genres up as it was literally like something straight out of a horror movie. The author literally holds no punches when it comes to the brutal murders in this book.

All murders are horrific but I think when someone is going around killing police officers, it makes it a whole lot more personal as well as scary for other members of the police force. It is very much a race against time.

I absolutely love Cody. His background story is an extremely intriguing one and I have to say I am over the moon that this is just the first in the series as I can’t wait to meet up with him again.

A Tapping At My Door is a brilliant start to a new crime series. This is definitely one for the adrenalin seeking crime fans out there. It is a very tense read that had me shouting out things like, NO WAY and OMG, that is how wrapped up I was in the story.

Highly recommended!

Many thanks to Emily at Bonnier Zaffre for an advanced readers copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

A Tapping At My Door will be published on the 7th of April and is available to pre order now from Amazon.

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