Kill For Me by Rebecca Bradley

5 Stars from me!

Such a brilliant concept! I feel like I’ve waited for a book like this one, without knowing I was doing it. It packs a punch from the first few pages and keeps hitting right till the end.

The storyline is genius, puts me in mind of Needful Things, it is simple yet oh so clever and really challenges you to think ‘what would I do?’. Rebecca Bradley has created the perfect thriller.

I raced through this book, work became an annoying impingement on my available reading time as I sped through the pages.

The characters – from old favourites Hannah and Aaron, to single mum Lucy and the rest of the pawns in this game are all so well defined that they feel like people you know.

Can’t praise it enough. Witty, intelligent and fast paced – what more could I ask for.

Synopsis: A deadly game. An unstoppable killer. The perfect alibi.

Lucy Anderson is late collecting her daughter from nursery. A mistake that could prove fatal.  
Her daughter is gone and there is only one way Lucy can get her back. The ransom is simple, she has to kill someone…

And this is just the beginning. A deadly game with a domino effect has started as the real killer forces others to do his bidding.

Can detective inspector Hannah Robbins find the killer’s next puppet before they’re forced to strike or will this be the case where her opponent has found the perfect way to kill?

Pick up Kill For Me for impossible choices and moral dilemmas and see where you would fall.

For fans of Peter James and Angela Marsons.

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The Twisted Web by Rebecca Bradley

4 Stars from me

I have greatly enjoyed the DI Hannah Robbins series and was eager to read the latest instalment – The Twisted Web.

It was good to see Aaron back, I really like his character and the positive way in which Asperger syndrome is portrayed within these novels. Baxter on the other hand, the man is an arse and it is teastament to Rebecca Bradley that she can conjure up such strong opinion from readers with these two.

The storyline was fresh and clever, playing on society’s current social media obsession and highlighting how easily something can be blown out of all proportion and have a devestating effect on a person’s life. The hidden and passive nature of social media often makes it a very dangerous tool and this was the main thrust of The Twisted Web.

I felt sorry for the main character and a level of despair on his behalf. Although he took things somewhat to extremes, it is easy to see how he felt he had no other real options. Were his actions in vain though?

i have already downloaded Three Weeks Dead and am looking forward to it!

Fighting Monsters by Rebecca Bradley

5 stars from me!

Fighting Monsters is a great book in the DI Hannah Robbins series of novels.

In addition to Hannah herself, there are some really good and strong characters who are brought to life within the pages of the book.

Lee’s character was very clear to me and his sadness seemed to ooze off the pages.

Pasha – who tries so hard – became clearer as the book went on, I look forward to reading more about her.

I also really enjoyed Aaron’s role within the book and I am very pleased that his Aspergers is written so well and so respectfully. Hannah went up even further in my estimations for her interactions with him.

I love the way Rebecca Bradley writes and have also enjoyed her previous books – the fact that she is a former DC must go some way to adding credibility to her words I guess and Fighting Monsters rings all too true as you delve deeper into the story.

As ever, I have no intention of giving any of the storyline away, suffice it to say this is a great crime/police thriller and I would recommend that you download the back catalogue and then treat yourself to all of Rebecca Bradley’s books in order!

 

Synopsis: 24 hours after he walked away from court a free man, cop killer and gang leader Simon Talbot is found murdered. In his possession; the name of a protected witness from his trial. 

 

For DI Hannah Robbins, it’s a race against time to find Talbot’s killer, and locate the bystander before it’s too late.

 

But as Hannah delves deeper into the past, she begins to question the integrity of the whole operation.  



Where do you turn when you can’t trust the police?

 

Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley

Shallow Waters5 Stars from me!

What a great debut.

I downloaded Shallow Waters after seeing it on a free promotion by Rebecca Bradley, I had no idea what to expect from it.

It took me the first two or three chapters to get used to the writing style which changes between first and third person depending on which character is being focused on. With first person being reserved for leading lady DI Hannah Robbins.

Once the first couple of chapters were out of the way I found myself immersed in the story and from then onwards I was absolutely hooked! Not only is DI Hannah Robbins a brilliant character but the whole storyline and supporting cast is utterly compelling and I raced through the book desperate to find out how it would conclude.

Fast paced, gritty, informative, very hard to put down and with a fabulous building of tension that completely immerses you in the lives of all involved.

If you are a fan of crime thrillers – you will enjoy this book – highly recommend, can’t wait for no.2.

 

Synopsis: When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.

Another teenage death with the same MO pushes DI Hannah Robbins and her team on the Nottingham City division Major Crimes Unit, to their limits, and across county borders. In a race against the clock they attempt to unpick a thick web of lies and deceit to uncover the truth behind the deaths.

But it doesn’t stop there. When catching a killer isn’t enough, just how far are the team willing to push themselves to save the next girl?

‘A gritty police procedural, with no-holds barred and a shocking insight to the reality of some. Dark and disturbing, yet exceptionally compelling.’ – Mel Sherratt, author of Taunting The Dead.

‘Tense, compelling and utterly absorbing. DI Hannah Robbins is a force to be reckoned with.’ – Jane Isaac, author of The Truth Will Out.