“If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully.”
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.
But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realized.
With her career in jeopardy – desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.
For the killer, the game has only just begun….
Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future….
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Below is my original review of Scared To Death which I read in 2016 but first I wanted to share my thoughts on the audible version which I have just recently listened to.
I am an audible virgin. There I said it. Being new to listening to a book rather than reading with my eyes was quite the experience. I suppose the most important aspect of audible books is the narrator. I was in awe of Alison Campbell who brought to life each character as well as the story. Each character regardless of how minor or major, she gave them their own voice so it was easy to identify the more leading characters.
You could feel the emotions coming through and once settled in, I was gripped as much a I had been first time round when I read the book. I can certainly see the audio version being a bit hit with readers.
This is the first novel I have read by this author and will certainly be reading more after reading this one!
Scared To Death is the first book in a brand new crime series introducing us to Detective Kay Hunter.
I have to say this was without a doubt one of those novels that you could easily devour in one sitting. As soon as I started it I knew I was in for a great reading experience, sadly real life got in the way and I ended up having to reluctantly read it over a few days instead. Believe me when you pick it up you will not want to put it back down and it was pure torture having to go about daily life before I could race back to it.
The author ensures she has your attention with a truly gripping start to the story. From that point I was just as intrigued as Kay as to why a kidnapper would go about things the way they had done and I was desperate to know more.
I like Detective Kay Hunter, with so many crime series out there I think it’s getting harder for a new detective to stand out, but I didn’t have to worry here as Kay is a very memorable one and one that I certainly want to read more of.
Scared To Death is a brilliant start to a new crime thriller series. With such a gripping story line this is one that fans of this genre DO NOT want to miss out on.
Scared To Death is available to purchase from Amazon.