Author: A. A. Chaudhuri
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Paperback 391 pages
Release Date: 1 July 2019
Publisher: Endeavour Media
My thanks to Hannah Groves at Endeavour Media for the invite on this blog tour and the publisher for the copy of the book provided for review. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Making it as a lawyer has always been a cutthroat business.
But now that a sadistic serial killer is on the loose the consequences could prove deadly… A killer is targeting former students of The Bloomsbury Academy of Law. The victims – all female – are gruesomely butchered according to a pattern corresponding with the legal syllabus. Even more disconcerting are riddles sent by the killer to investigating officer, Chief Inspector Jake Carver, offering clues as to who is next and where they will die.
Up-and-coming lawyer Madeline Kramer, a former classmate of a number of the slain, soon finds her life turned upside down by the savagery. And when she decides to help Carver track down the killer, she places herself in mortal danger. Can Maddy unscramble the complex riddles, and save her own life and those of others destined to die?
Maddy Kramer is a young 20 something lawyer working in the city at a respectable law firm. In this book though, law is not the only skill she will need to draw on. When other female lawyers who coincidentally also attended the same law school Maddy did during training, suddenly start turning up murdered, she finds herself trying to solve the riddles the killer leaves.
Maddy is a great female lead. She is strong and determined and despite warnings from the killer that she needs to back off she continues to assist the police regardless and I really liked her tenacity. I enjoyed reading about her blossoming relationship with the chief inspector Jake Carver. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this series to see where the author takes this relationship. I get the sense it won’t necessarily be easy going for the two of them but I have a feeling it will be good reading!
I love when you read the first book in a new series and know that you still have more to come and I can’t wait to read the next in this particular series.
About the Author
A. A. Chaudhuri is a former City lawyer. Once a highly ranked British junior tennis player, she went on to gain a degree in History at University College London, then trained as a solicitor and worked for several major London law firms before leaving law to pursue her passion for writing. In addition to books featuring the feisty Maddy Kramer, she has written four stand-alone novels, including racy thriller, Illicit Retainers, and political thriller, The Darker Side of White. She lives in Surrey with her family.
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