‘I do not know what second it will be, what minute it will be, what hour, or even day. But it will come. You may see it coming. You may not. Regardless, I can guarantee you; there will be a moment like no other when you will draw your last breath. Like it or lump it. And at that moment you will see your final view of the world. However, what I do not know, is whether your last glimpse will be the sympathetic countenance of a loved one or the grotesque, contorted, teeth-clenched face of a crazed killer. Nor do you. That is yet to be determined. Other options are available.’Paul Masters, a family man, awakes to find his wife and daughter murdered. But how? It seems impossible. He is arrested for the crime. As he suffers a breakdown, Paul admits to the killing, but DI Stark and his team have serious doubts. When another horrific rape and murder takes place, these doubts seem well-founded, and the race is on to catch the maniac who will stop at nothing to feed his depravity. In his fifth crime thriller, critically acclaimed author, Keith Wright, once again regales the stark reality of murder, derived from his hands-on experience as a CID detective sergeant working in an inner-city area. All Keith’s books are set in Nottingham in the 1980s – a time before political correctness and mobile phones. It was a different world.
Stark is back in another standalone crime thriller.
The opening chapters make for some startling and emotional reading. If it isn’t bad enough being at a funeral to say goodbye to a loved one, try your wife and daughter being brutally murdered and you being the number one murder suspect! That’s the position that Paul Masters finds himself in. Then we come to Stark who is having some issues of his own. Yet again the author humanised the main character, showing us a more vulnerable side to him.
I enjoyed seeing Stark with his team, working together on the case. Steph was a stand out character for me in this story for many reasons. She is strong in character and even though she has things going on in her personal life, she does her best to not let it interfere with her working life. Again Stark steps up in his leadership and I love how he tries to do right for his team whilst offering his advice and wisdom.
The author takes us back in time to the eighties which is the era when the series is set. When things were not quite as politically correct and technology wasn’t as advanced as it is nowadays. The author does not shy away when it comes to details of the murders and the moments leading up to it within the story. They can be quite graphic and make for some uncomfortable reading. It’s a ‘stark’ reminder of real life though and the horrors of what some victims have to face.
A serial killer is always going to grab my attention and this one was no different. As the police get closer to finding out who they are, woah! I honestly didn’t know if my heart could withstand the suspense and tension. It really is a race against time at the end and my heartrate was definitely beating way faster than it should have been as I was literally jumping up and down in my seat praying they would catch them in time.
Murder Me Tomorrow is guaranteed to set your heart racing. It has a tightly woven plot that grabbed me in and didn’t let me go. The pace and tension was off the scale towards the end and boy oh boy did it make for a thrilling read. I loved going back in time where people were having to borrow people’s house phone’s or use a call box to make a phone call. Definitely some blast from the past moments and overall a great read.
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Keith Wright is the Author of the crime novels in the ‘Inspector Stark series’ available on Amazon, Kindle and Kindle Unlimited|Audiobook on Audible and iTunes.
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