I’m delighted to be part of the tour today for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.
When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary, and sees it’s not blank after all…
1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD
1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM
1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIFF
1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM
Is this some kind of sick joke? But…it’s the end of January now. And a woman named Lisa was murderedin Oxford on 1st January.
Does that mean there really is a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder on the first of each month? And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?
The clock is ticking for Mary to uncover the truth, before she becomes the next victim on the killer’s list…
My goodness, what an original concept for a thriller! Mary almost doesn’t look at the diary, and when she does, she is shocked to see her name in April’s entry. What follows is a really tense race against time as the clock ticks until the next murder..
I won’t say too much for fear of spoiling this very clever plot, but there is a combination of the police procedural side of the story, and Mary’s point of view. Regardless, I had no idea who the potential murderer was. A few times I thought I had it figured out, even following a rather jaw-dropping twist about halfway through, but I was completely wrong.
There is a real build up of tension in this novel, and it had me completely caught up in the twisty plot. It’s a very hard book to put down, and I was really on the edge of my seat as it neared the dramatic ending.
Definitely one of my top thrillers of the year so far, I’d recommend this so highly to anyone who loves a completely gripping and tense, fast-paced story.
Author Bio – Jackie Kabler is an internationally bestselling author of psychological thrillers including The Perfect Couple, Am I Guilty? and The Happy Family. She worked as a newspaper reporter and then in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared on BBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports News and worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She now combines her crime writing with her job as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.
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