Title - Dead List
Author - Helen H Durrant
Format - ebook
Source -Review copy via Netgalley
An unlikely serial killer with a bucket list of victims . . .
Police partners, D.I. Calladine and D.S. Ruth Bayliss battle a murderer who is working their way through a list of victims. Each murder is meticulously planned and unique, and a tarot card is left at the scene of the crime.
When two children disappear in the local area, the stakes are raised and the team are baffled by the link between the crimes. Calladine and Bayliss race against time to prevent any more carnage.
Book 3 in what has so far been a brilliant series of books. I really have enjoyed these, and read all 3 pretty close together. I started this one as soon as I finished book 2 as I couldn't wait to start it.
Again, brilliantly written and thoroughly enjoyable. A great story line that keeps you wanting to carry on reading.
I've seen a few reviews that say it doesn't matter if you haven't read any of the other books, but for me, I like the background and the history of the characters that you really only get the feel of if you have read the previous books, and read the in order.
Calladine has returned to work after being off sick, and is right back into the thick of things, Missing children and Murders. He and his partner set out to find out what, why and they know the when.
A brilliant read that kept me wanting more, I think so far this has been the best one of the three for me, Each book just seems to get better and better. It did seem like quite a quick read, and I really am looking forward to the next one.
I set my books in the area I both live and work in - so I know it well. This is an area that sits between two counties and between the city and the hills. So it offers a rich mix of the industrial and the countryside and all the character therein. I always planned to write crime novels - to create the characters in my books.
Currently there are three books in the 'Calladine & Bayliss' series available - Dead Wrong, Dead Silent and Dead List. The fourth - I'm currently working on.
Available on pre-order is the first book in the new 'DI Greco' series - Dark Murder
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