Hope to Die: A gripping new serial killer thriller (The DS Nathan Cody series) by David Jackson


Book Description:

When the victim seems perfect, is it the perfect crime? The gripping new serial killer thriller, from the runaway bestselling author of CRY BABY.

On a snowy December evening, Mary Cowper is walking her dog through the churchyard of Liverpool Cathedral – and that’s when the killer strikes.

Put on the case, DS Nathan Cody is quickly stumped. Wherever he digs, Mary seems to be almost angelic – no-one has a bad word to say about her, let alone a motive for such a violent murder.

And Cody has other things on his mind too. The ghosts of his past are coming ever close, and – still bearing the physical and mental scars – it’s all he can do to hold onto his sanity.

And then the killer strikes again . . .

My Thoughts:

Hope To Die is the second in the DS Nathan Cody series. A Tapping At My Door (which is the first) was my first introduction to this authors works and was one of my outstanding reads of 2016. I went on to read all of the authors books, which I loved, so you can imagine how much I have been dying for this one to be released.

I love Cody and wanted to give him a big hug for what he is having to go through. He has been through an horrendous time and it is very much with him every day. As much as he seems to be quite grounded in front of everyone else, he is in absolute turmoil inside and is constantly fighting his demons.

Due to Cody’s past it would certainly be beneficial for readers to have read A Tapping At My Door before reading Hope To Die.

The story line of a woman who is a very respectable pillar of the community being murdered was really good. I was as flummoxed as the police to why this woman would be killed and there certainly seemed to be no reasoning for it which makes it so much harder for Cody.

Hope To Die is yet another gripping read that had me hooked from start to finish. With twists and turns that had me looking in the wrong direction, there was certainly some shocks in store that I was not expecting. This author knows how to mess with his readers minds whilst delivering a highly adrenaline fuelled read that leaves you having to catch your breath at the end.

My thanks to Bonnier Zaffre and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Hope To Die is out today and available to purchase from Amazon.

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