The case was closed. Now everyone connected is getting killed. Let the games begin…
Henry and Caroline Redfearne’s annual ball is the hottest social event of the year.
But the fun is cut short by the discovery of their son’s body, apparently the victim of a frenzied assault. He was last seen heading off with 17-year-old Sophie Blackwood, and a blood trail seems to show that Sophie has been kidnapped.
DI Dani Stephens, still struggling after an attack by her serial killer brother, is thrown into a desperate search for a murderer who kills and keeps on killing. With Sophie still missing, and no clues in sight, she has nowhere to turn. Nowhere, that is, except her brother…
The next gripping instalment of the DI Stephens series is an unputdownable and twist-filled crime thriller, perfect for readers of Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and LJ Ross.
What a fab start to the story, of which the author sucked me in and wouldn’t let me go.
The further into this story I got, I really didn’t envy Dani whatsoever. The case she is working on turns out to be anything other than straight forward. Not only that, the body count starts mounting, making this a very exciting and thrilling read. Not so great for Dani though as the pressure is on.
Some chapters we see inside the killers head and by heck, it wasn’t a good place to be. Without a doubt this was one chill fest of a read. The murders are brutal and made me a bit squeamish, yet I was loving every minute of it. It was like being on a big roller coaster ride, where you feel a mixture of being scared and frightened but the exhilaration is exciting and thrilling at the same time.
The Rules Of Murder is a brilliant second book to the series. I thought the first book was good but the author has really exceeded himself with this one. There is never a dull moment as there is so much going on and guarantees that the reader will be hooked from beginning to end. There are so many heart stopping moments which had me fearing for certain characters lives. Definitely a contender for best serial killer thriller and a must read for fans of this genre.
My thanks to NetGalley, Canelo and Hera Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and nit biased in anyway.
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