Tuesday 11 August 2015

I Am Death - Chris Carter

AN EVIL MIND was Chris Carters's most acclaimed novel to date, described by the Daily mail as: 'A chilling, compulsive portrait of a psychopath, and proves that Carter is now in the Jeffrey Deaver class.' It spent three weeks in the Sunday Times top ten and received brilliant reviews and sales. 

This terrifying new standalone thriller reunites Hunter and Garcia in their most explosive case to date.

What did I think?

This is an edge of the seat rollercoaster of a read.  It's gruesome, it's gory, and it’s brilliant!

The fear emanating from the captives jumps from each page and I almost wanted to read with my hands covering my eyes at several points!  Sights and smells were so descriptive that it felt like I was watching a movie inside my brain, and I think it’s only a matter of time before we see Detective Robert Hunter on the big screen (I hope).

I liked the close working relationship between Hunter and Garcia and I will definitely be reading the earlier books in the series.  Although this is book 7, it can be read as a standalone but I would have liked to know a bit more about the histories of Hunter and Garcia, as little snippets of past cases are referred to.

After the violence of the killings and the frantic page turning twist revelation, Chris Carter gives us an inspired feel-good ending by revisiting one of the witnesses.  It was completely unexpected in such an action-packed book but it finished the story off nicely.

I’ve no idea how this is my first Chris Carter book, but it certainly won’t be my last.

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

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