Blood Stained by Rebecca Bradley

4 Stars from me

I was very keen to read Blood Stained which features a new lead character as I have enjoyed the Hannah Robbins series from the same author.

DI Claudia Nunn did not disappoint, she was a strong female lead and good, determined, feisty character to get to know.

The Sheffield Strangler has been chased by DS Dominic Harrison for a while until suddenly, Harrison’s own wife goes missing – leaving only a pool of blood and one of the Strangler’s calling cards behind.

There was a tiny thing that jarred for me a little but I know that Rebecca is ex-police so it is either artistic licence or it would have been allowed – don’t want to say more as don’t want to give any spoilers – if you’ve read the book you’ll probably know exactly what I mean!

The story is fast paced and exciting and I loved all of the procedural side of things. Rebecca Bradley’s knowledge shines through and gives this book a real air of authenticity.

I liked the differing times and the way that information was revealed in subtle little layers, overall this is a brilliant serial killer book that I am sure all crime thriller fans will love. I look forward to the next instalment with DI Claudia Nunn.

Blurb: Can’t find her. Can’t see him. Can’t trust anyone.

The first in a gripping new Sheffield-set crime series starring Detective Claudia Nunn.

Detective Claudia Nunn’s colleague DS Dominic Harrison has been leading the case against a dangerous serial killer, who hunts his victims using a dating app. But now his own wife has gone missing.

Then a large pool of blood is discovered in their garage. And Dominic is the prime suspect.

Is Dominic being framed by a serial killer or will Claudia expose an even uglier truth?

Can’t tell a soul how it ends.

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