Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Ragdoll by Daniel Cole - Blog Tour

I'm delighted to be one of today's stops (or rather, victims) on the Ragdoll blog tour. Ragdoll by Daniel Cole is being published by Trapeze Books on 23 February 2017. 

Daniel Cole will be one of the panelists at March's First Monday Crime. You can scroll down for the link to buy tickets. But before you do, read my review...

By Daniel Cole
Published by Trapeze (23 February 2017)
ISBN: 978-1409168744

Publisher's description
A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

My verdict
Ragdoll's opening scene is intended to not just grab your attention but to leave you shocked and somewhat disturbed. And it certainly achieves that, with gruesome descriptions of body parts from six victims connected together to form a 'ragdoll'.

With its macabre deaths (graphic in places) and a very dark multi-layered plot, Ragdoll isn't for the faint-hearted. It's cleverly plotted, with a passionate yet damaged detective and a cat and mouse game to save lives. The twists and turns keep on coming, right until the bitter end. I admit that certain aspects of the plot were a little far-fetched for me, but I just had to go with the flow. To be honest, there was little time to breathe, let alone think. You can tell that the author's background involves script writing.

I love crime fiction dripping with humour, horror and unpredictability. I like to be frightened, challenged and wowed. Ragdoll ticked all the boxes. A gripping, intriguing and fast paced rollercoaster ride, this book certainly doesn't read like a debut.

This is the first in a series, and I definitely want to know what's next!

I received an Advance Reader Copy.

First Monday Crime, March 2017

Daniel Cole will be on the First Monday Crime panel on 6 March 2017. Come along and listen to him and three other fantastic authors - Erin Kelly, Julia Crouch and MJ Arlidge - talk about their books and crime writing. The event is held at Browns, St Martins Lane, London at 6.30pm.

You can buy your First Monday Crime tickets here.

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