Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter #1) by Rachel Amphlett
Published December 6, 2016 by Saxon Publishing
Genres Thriller, Mystery, Crime
A serial killer murdering for kicks. A detective seeking revenge. 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 and 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.
From the very first page, this book is fast paced and full of action. I felt that I really got to know the main character, Detective Kay Hunter pretty quickly, both in her professional and personal life. I like Kay as a main character, she is both strong, determined and caring all at the same time. This book jumps right into the gripping and tense plot from the very beginning, when Tony and Yvonne find that their daughter has been kidnapped and is dead, while they were traveling in Europe.
This is the first book I have read by the author but I very much enjoyed her writing style and the plot moves along at a steady and interesting pace. I am a big fan of the thriller and crime genre and certainly wasn’t disappointed with this book. I found that the plot was both intense and gripping throughout the book. The book contains plenty of plot twists and surprises along the way and leaves the reader ready for the second book in this series.
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