Monday, 11 April 2011
Now You See Me by S.J. Bolton
Despite her fascination with Jack the Ripper, Detective Constable Lacey Flint has never worked a big case or seen a dead body up close. Until now...As she leaves a south London estate one night, she is horrified to find a woman has been viciously stabbed, right next to Lacey's car. Thrown headlong into her first murder hunt, Lacey's quiet life changes overnight. Then Lacey receives a familiar hand-delivered letter, written in red blood, and it is clear the police have a Ripper copycat on their hands. Lacey must be the bait if they are to prevent a second, brutal murder. But can this inexperienced DC outwit a killer whose infamous role model has never been found?...
The first S J Bolton book i have read, and i have found a new crime author i like! The book had me gripped from the first chapter where Lacey Flint finds a woman by Lacey's parked car, who has been stabbed and is bleeding to death.
The crimes that follow appear to have links to the historical crimes of Jack The Ripper - I normally do not like books that are linked to real crimes but I loved this book. It was high impact, fast moving, cleverly written and urging you to carry on reading just one more chapter!
The police team who are to investigate this crime, appear to not trust each other, which lead to problems with the investigation but there is a need by Lacey to solve the crime.
The book is full of twists and turns and I really enjoyed S J Bolton's writing style. Although the story is grisly in places, i did not find the writing and descriptions too gruesome. I hope DC Lacey Flint is a character who Bolton visits again soon.
I would recommend this to any crime lovers out there.
I received this book as part of the Amazon Vine program.