Written in Blood
by Chris Carter
It’s my stop on the “Written in Blood” blog tour! Simon & Schuster have provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review and huge thanks goes to Anne Cater for the invite!
Los Angeles, December 4th – exactly three weeks until Christmas day. Angela Wood, a master in the art of pickpocket, has just finished for the day – six hundred and eighty-seven dollars – not bad for less than fifteen minutes work.
As she celebrates her profitable day with a cocktail, one of the patrons in the lounge she’s in catches her attention by being rude to an old man. Angela decides to teach him a lesson, and steals the man’s expensive-looking leather bag.
Inside is no money … no laptop computer … nothing of any value … at least not to Angela. Just a black, leather-bound book, surprisingly heavy. Curiosity takes over and in the comfort of her apartment, Angela quickly leafs through the pages.
That is when the worst nightmare of her life begins.
This is no ordinary book.
Read it at your own peril.
I have to admit, I’d never heard of Chris Carter before picking this book up, but my goodness I’m so glad that I did and I’m really pleased to find out that this is one of many books featuring LAPD Detective Robert Hunter – I’m adding the back catalogue to my TBR list now!
As it turns out, this is the eleventh book in the series but it can most definitely be enjoyed as a stand alone read too.
Professional pick-pocket Angela Wood thinks she’s stolen a bag of cash or an iPad or something along those lines so she’s completely shocked to find that in fact the bag contains a leather bound book detailing a series of murders. Detective Hunter is soon on the case and this book follows him and his partner Garcia on the hunt for a serial killer.
This was a really fast paced read that kept me on my toes. I was really engrossed in the story and was impressed at how detailed it all was and how clearly I could picture all of the events. One of the things I liked, which may sound a little strange to some, was how accessible it was to the normal reader. I don’t have any knowledge of guns, the dark web or detailed detective work, so it was really useful how the author used dialogue to explain these kinds of things to us without it seeming unnatural.
Picking this up, I wasn’t sure I was really in the mood for some gritty crime fiction, but I really liked this intense, twisted story and would definitely recommend you give it a try!
Overall rating: “Written in Blood” is the eleventh book in the series featuring LAPD Detective Robert Hunter. It’s highly detailed and descriptive, it’s super fast paced and made for a really enjoyable read. It’s 5 stars from me!
Don’t forget to check out the reviews of other blogs on the tour and if you like what you’ve read about it, support the author by picking up a copy on Kindle or Paperback through Amazon UK or your local bookshop.