Strangers by Paul Finch


Book Description:

Dark, gritty and always edge-of-your-seat: the #1 bestseller is back with a standout new heroine…

Unknown, alone, and fearing for your life.

As PC Lucy Clayburn is about to find out, going undercover is the most dangerous work there is.

But, on the trail of a prolific female serial killer, there’s no other option – and these murders are as brutal as they come.

Lucy must step into the line of fire – a stranger in a criminal underworld that butchers anyone who crosses the line.

And, unknown to Lucy, she’s already treading it…

Always gripping. Always gruesome. Paul Finch will leave fans of Rachel Abbott and MJ Arlidge gasping for more.

My Thoughts:

I have no idea if Strangers is a stand alone or the first novel in a new crime series following PC Lucy Clayburn, personally I’m hoping for the series as Lucy is just too good a character to stop at one book.

Lucy is probably a woman who a lot of females aspire to be like. She is young, strong, independent, eager to climb the ladder, she has it all really, her only down side is that in her determination to rise in ranks in the force, she puts herself as well as some of her colleagues at risk. She is a really likeable character though and I think readers will be able to see some of them selves in her.

I’ve actually read a couple of books by this author now and without a doubt this guy knows how to tell a story. He creates believable characters that draw the readers in with a story line that will have even the most hardened crime fans on the edge of their seat.

The story line in Strangers is quite unique as you don’t hear of many female serial killers and it heightened my interest straight away. In her bid to try and find out who the killer is, Lucy finds herself going undercover and working in a disturbing and dark world. Through her work she becomes ‘friends’ with Tammy. Even though Lucy uses Tammy to find out info you can see her developing a soft spot for her. Through Tammy and her background, it makes the story that bit more emotional.

Strangers is without a doubt a gripping and intense read. It starts strong and just went from strength to strength for me. Even though mainly steady in pace, the nearer to the end you get, it gets so intense and fast paced that never mind having me on the edge of the seat, I felt like I had fallen off the damn chair and was hurtling towards the ground. A definite must read.

Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.

Strangers is out on the 22nd of September and is available to pre order on Amazon.

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