The bestselling author of the compelling DI Bliss crime series is back with another stunning novel.
WHEN DEATH BECOMES THE KINDEST CUT OF ALL
When slices of flesh and body parts are discovered in different areas of the country, DI Bliss and his team are tasked with running the operation. After Bliss realises the victims have been subjected to a specific form of torture, it leads him to a cold case involving the brutal and bloody murder of a woman in London twenty-six years earlier.
As the team discover links between their victims, the murdered woman, and gangland crime, they begin a dangerous investigation into both the past and the present. But Bliss is stumped, unable to decide if the current spate of mutilations are acts of revenge or the result of ageing criminals seeking to hide their despicable actions. Following a leak to the media, Bliss’s reaction may have dire consequences.
With the hunt for the victims at fever point, Bliss uncovers evidence steering him in the direction of one particular individual. The only problem being, his prime suspect is the one person it cannot possibly be. When Bliss orders a sting operation, the astonishing truth is revealed. And that’s when things really start to go wrong…
The stunning DI Bliss series of fast-paced police thrillers will appeal to fans of authors like Michael Connelly, Joy Ellis, Peter James, Robert Bryndza and Angela Marsons. Tony J Forder is also the bestselling author of Degrees of Darkness, Scream Blue Murder and Cold Winter Sun.
Wow, well the author sure knows how to grab my attention with an opening like this one! I won’t go into any detail but if you are a lover of dark crime books, well this opening is the one for you.
There is something comforting about a book in a series. Yes I know it’s a detective series, but its the familiarity of the characters that we’ve gotten to know and love as well as the pleasure of the way the author writes them. I have to say how pleased I was that he brought Molly, even though briefly, into this one. If you have read the previous book in the series, like Bliss, this is a girl that steals her way into your heart. The parts with her in bring some lighthearted relief and I hope we see more of her in future books.
This is a dark and complex case, one which sees it becoming even more complicated as it turns into a joint task force effort. I felt for Bliss and his team as the pressure is mounting. The author manages to bring some humour as well as some heart warming moments with Bliss’ personal life. This just endeared him to me even more. He is stubborn, set in his ways and whilst he seems to rub some people up the wrong way, he can’t do any wrong in my eyes.
Slow Slicing is a harrowing but riveting read that I couldn’t wait to pick up at every opportunity given. Even when I wasn’t reading it, I was thinking about it. After how this one ends, I am already eager for the next book. Another well written and clever case that kept me on tenterhooks throughout.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Tony J Forder is the author of the bestselling crime thriller series featuring detectives Jimmy Bliss and Penny Chandler. The first six books, Bad to the Bone, The Scent of Guilt, If Fear Wins, The Reach of Shadows, The Death of Justice, and Endless Silent Scream, will be joined on 10 August 2020 by Slow Slicing, and in December by the DI Bliss prequel novella, Bliss Uncovered.
Tony’s dark, psychological crime thriller, Degrees of Darkness, featuring ex-detective Frank Rogers, was also published by Bloodhound Books. This is a stand-alone serial-killer novel. Scream Blue Murder, an action-adventure thriller, was published in November 2017, and received praise from many, including fellow authors Mason Cross, Matt Hilton and Anita Waller. The sequel, Cold Winter Sun, was published in November 2018.
In November, Tony will release a new standalone suspense thriller set in California, called Fifteen Coffins.
Tony lives with his wife in Peterborough, UK, and is now a full-time author. He is currently editing a new novel, and has also started on Bliss #7, Slow Slicing.
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