Absolutely loved this book! It's the first I've read of John Marrs and definitely will not be the last. It's gripping from the get go, thrilling with its twists and captivating with its characters. Awesome read, thank you!!
What an absolute corker of a book! It starts with a bang and never lets up until the final page. A serial killer is at work in London, with several bodies turning up in a matter of days, each death more vicious and depraved than the last. But what has sent the killer on his spree? And what links the victims? Luckily DS Becca Vincent and DS Joe Russell are on the case, each with their own points to prove. Becca is a young detective out to make a name for herself and Joe is a facial recognition expert that's been assigned to the taskforce. But how do they hunt for a killer who is as meticulous as he is cunning? This book is a real nail biter, you find yourself racing through it long into the night, while you absorb the twists and turns as the story slowly reveals itself. This is the first John Marrs book I've read, but it definitely wont be my last. I recommend this book 100%. My thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The talented Mr Marrs is clearly going from strength to strength when it comes to his writing career and a change of genre has not done him any harm at all.
I thought Becca and Joe made a great crime-fighting team and their complex personal lives just added to the richness of the story. The killer was particularly nasty and my heart skipped a beat more than once.
Loved this book and I hope that the author writes another one in this genre, a sequel to this story would also be great, I sense there is still a story left to tell about Joe.