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Book Review: Cold Kill by Neil White

When Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area, Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene. The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman- Deborah Corley- murdered three weeks earlier. Both have been stripped, strangled and defiled. 
When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft Estate, he finds himself face-to-face with Jane's father and gangland boss, Don who will stop at nothing until justice is done. It seems that the two murdered women were linked in more ways than one and a dirty secret is about to surface that some would prefer to stay buried. 
As the killer circles once more, Jack and Laura must get to him before he strikes again. But his sights are set on his next victim and he's watching Laura's every move...
Cold Kill is a fantastic, page-turning thriller. We have two victims, one the daughter of a gangland boss and the other the daughter of a police officer. Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is working on the case and is struggling to find how, if at all, these two women are connected.
Laura's fiance is free-lance reporter Jack Garrett. He cannot use the inside information that Laura tells him so she has to find his own angle on the story. However, he was not expecting to be contacted by the killer who makes it clear that Laura could be his next victim. Laura and Jack have to work together as much as possible but both of their careers create barriers that sees them having to go it alone.
Neil White has created a very interesting story by having Laura and Jack as the main characters. They both have very different reasons for pursuing the killer but they know he must be caught before he claims another victim or Laura herself.
The tension is steadily built up throughout the book and there are many twists and turns towards the end which I didn't see coming.
I think that Cold Kill is a really interesting and clever thriller. I found the characters and situation to be entirely believable. Neil White has written four previous books which I am pleased about and I think he is a writer that I want to read more of.

Many thanks to Avon for sending me a copy of this book to review.

3 comments:

Ellie said...

There are so many great sounding crime books out right now...need...more...time!

Nikki-ann said...

This definitely sounds like a book I'd enjoy! Great review, thanks :)

Dot said...

Nikki-ann- It was really good, I'm really into crime/thrillers at the moment!

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