‘Repent in this life, rejoice in the next…’
A murder made to look like suicide. Another that appears an accident. DI Barton investigates the tragedies that have shattered a family’s lives, but without obvious leads the case goes nowhere. Then, when the remains of a body are found, everything points to one suspect.
Barton and his team move quickly, and once the killer is behind bars, they can all breathe a sigh of relief. But death still lurks in the shadows, and no one’s soul is safe. Not even those of the detectives…
How do you stop a killer that believes life is a rehearsal for eternity, and their future is worth more than your own…?
Ross Greenwood writes gritty, heart-pounding thrillers, with twists aplenty, and unforgettable endings. Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham and Stuart MacBride.
Having read and loved the first book in the DI Barton series, I wondered where the author would go next. Whilst the first book blew me away due to an unexpected twist, I have to say that this one has raised the bar even further. I wouldn’t say there was anything overly unexpected as in twists but then it does live up to it’s name of being a crime thriller. Wow! What a story!
The killer is one crazed nutter. Everything seems so straight forward in their head and god help anyone that gets in the way of stopping them from getting what they want. I wanted to scream at the characters, telling them to be careful but then where would be the fun if they listened?
This is one story you need to read it for yourself. To go into much detail would spoil it for others. I dare say that this will be one of Barton’s toughest and deadliest cases for a while to come but then who knows with this author. His books have come full circle from when he first started out.
The Soul Killer is a dark and enthralling read that had me constantly on the edge of my seat. I’m really enjoying this darker side to the author and it certainly suits him as the confidence in his writing totally awed me as I was taken under his spell and glued to the pages of the book. Not literally of course but I dare anyone to try and put it down for to long as I couldn’t devour it quick enough.
My thanks to Rachel’s Random Reads, NetGalley and Boldwood Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
The Soul Killer is available to purchase from Amazon.
Ross Greenwood is the author of six crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison officer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.
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Ahh, fab, great review! much appreciated!
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