A Mind To Kill By John Nicholl @nicholl06


Book Description:

The hunters become the hunted…

When Rebecca’s childhood abuser avoids prosecution, it sets her on a path to revenge, revenge on any man who preys on the innocent.

Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca poses as a child online and sets her trap, luring one predatory sex offender after another to their deaths.

When a severed head is found washed up on a windswept estuary beach, the police begin their investigation.

The internationally bestselling author of White is the Coldest Colour is back with a heart-racing, electrifying psychological thriller packed with suspense.

Brilliantly gripping, A Mind To Kill will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.

My Thoughts:

I have read all of this authors books and he certainly knows how to create a dark and disturbing read.

Due to the nature of the story, I am not going to lie, it does make for some uncomfortable and upsetting reading. I think if you are a fairly hardened crime/thriller reader though you will be fine. The author only ever gives enough so that you can feel the full horror of how these sexual predator monsters work.

Rebecca I was quite torn with how I felt about her. I had absolute empathy for what she had gone through as a child and could totally get how what that monster had done to her had changed her and her parents lives for ever. I even got why she would want revenge on these type of people and it is certainly the least they deserved, mentally though Rebecca is extremely damaged. She is literally existing and I couldn’t help being very worried about her as well as saddened with what she was doing. I didn’t like the way she treat her mother and how she held everyone accountable for what had happened. She is one very mixed up young lady and I just wanted to reach out to her and take her pain away.

DI Gareth Gravel or Grav for short I really liked. He is your stereo typical detective with demons that he is trying to overcome. He is a bit of a tyrant but one I think that his colleagues to a certain extent respect. Though very begrudgingly.

A Mind To Kill is a dark and disturbing read that isn’t for the faint hearted. It will certainly chill you to the bone with how these monsters prey on their young victims. Without a doubt though it is a page turner of a read that fans of this author will certainly devour.

My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars

A Mind To Kill is out on the 5th of August and available to pre order on Amazon.


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