Friday, 6 November 2015

Time to Die (Detective Jennifer Knight book 2) - Caroline Mitchell

He will predict your life… and your death.

Don’t ever cross his palm with silver. 
He will reveal your most shameful secrets. 
He will predict your death. 
He is hiding a secret. 
He is hiding a monster. 
And all his predictions come true. 

Investigating a series of chilling murders, Detective Jennifer Knight finds herself tracking a mysterious tarot card reader known only as The Raven

As the death toll rises, Jennifer and her team build a picture of a serial killer on the edge of sanity, driven by dark forces. But these are not random killings. And the method behind the madness could be the most terrifying thing of all … 

Especially when it seems the death of one of their own is on the cards. 

Time to Die is an absolutely gripping serial killer thriller with a breath-taking supernatural twist. 

What did I think?

This was fantastic - I absolutely raced through it and couldn't put it down.  I hadn't read the first book in the series but, although it might have been beneficial to do so, it didn't diminish the effect of the story.

Jennifer is a great character as she has a gift herself; to be able to see inside the mind of another human being.  I almost jumped out of my skin when she managed to get inside the mind of The Raven!  What is even better, is that Jennifer is part of Operation Moonlight and we find that other police officers have psychic abilities too - it's like a British crime fighting X-Men or X-Files.  Then we add the love interest to make the perfect story - Will, who is Jennifer's partner at work but there's so much chemistry between them that I found myself reading quicker to find out if they managed to get together or not.

The Raven was so creepy - he is definitely the character you love to hate.  With his flaky itchy skin I was almost itchy myself and felt shivers going down my spine every time he offered to perform a tarot reading.  The story of his past which appears in flashbacks was an amazing addition to the story and you get to understand more about the reason he is acting the way that he is.  About half-way through I did start to think that he wasn't acting alone, but you'll just have to read for yourself to find out if I was right or wrong.

With characters so vivid they almost jump out of the pages - Caroline Mitchell has found out how to write in 3D!  I will certainly be reading Detective Jennifer Knight book 2 Don't Turn Around at my very first opportunity.  I also plan to read Caroline's book, Paranormal Intruder, about her own family's paranormal experience - to have experienced the paranormal and then to be able to write stories that must bring back memories of this terrible experience, makes Caroline one very special lady indeed.

This was such a spine-tingling book and I'm really look forward to reading more from Caroline Mitchell.

I received this e-book from the publisher, Bookouture, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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