When a homeless woman, Cheryl Whiffen, hears voices in her head telling her to do bad things, she can’t help but obey.
But when Cheryl becomes the victim of a serial killer who is collecting angels, this time the voices can’t help her. She is deemed not worthy of being an angel and the killer has to find another way to dispose of her body.
TJ Tulley has connections in the police force – her brother Jacob is a digital forensic analyst and her soon to be sister-in-law is a CSI. She knows many of their colleagues so when someone breaks into her house at the riding stables she owns, it’s not a surprise when the police dispatch CSI Jackson Doherty.
Is there a link between a suspicious fire at the stables and the serial killer?
As TJ and Doherty get closer to the truth they don’t realise the danger they are in. He is a killer – he’s angry at their investigation and he’ll do just about anything to protect his angels…
This may be the fourth book in The Forensic Files series but as with the rest of the books they read as a stand alone. You do see some recurring characters which was great to see if you are already a fan of the books.
I fell in love with the stables that TJ finds herself lucky enough to have taken over. I really felt sorry for TJ as she’s a lovely person making a new start after an horrific event has left her with injuries that still cause her issues. Each day seems to bring some new disaster which sets TJ back as well as costing money
The story flicks between TJ and the killer. Some of the parts to do with the killer were extremely disturbing and sent chills up and down my spine. Saying this though I couldn’t wait to keep turning those pages to see what they were going to do next.
Under The Woods is yet another gripping read from the author in a criminally good series. With plenty to thrill and creep the reader out, it is certainly a page turner of a read. The author threw a few red herrings my way to make sure they kept me guessing until all was revealed. Loved it!
My thanks to Bloodhound Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
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My name is Kerry-Ann Richardson (generally known as Kerry) and I write as KA Richardson. I started writing the North East Police series in 2010 when I was working towards my MA Creative Writing – I used the first 15000 words of With Deadly Intent as my dissertation. I passed my MA in 2011 and kept on writing. This all came about from working as a Crime Scene Investigator – I’d always written but when I was a CSI I went to see a psychic, Anthony, and he wanted to know why I wasn’t writing. He reminded me that it was my passion and said he could see me signing in Waterstones in 5 years. That was 5.5 years before my first ever signing in Waterstones so he wasn’t far wrong!
I did the normal things writers do when their book is ready to go out into the world – submitted to agents etc. I got a few nice personal responses back – still saying no but being constructive and polite about it. I approached Darren Laws from Caffeine Nights whilst at a crime festival and he asked to see my work. He agreed to publish With Deadly Intent from there, and once that was out I approached Bloodhound Books as wanted to know if there was any other interest in my novels. Bloodhound came back within 24 hours and offered me a 3 book deal! And I’ve since signed an additional 3 book deal with them which covers the series up to and including book 7!
Twitter: @kerryann77 or @karichardson77