Firstly I wish to thank BLOODHOUND BOOKS for inviting me to take part on this BLOG TOUR. I loved this very unusual killer. COOL!
They thought that they had all the power, until she took it from them.
A killer hunts abusive spouses, blogging about their sins post-kill. Soon the murders and the brazen journaling draws the attention of Police Scotland’s CID.
This killer works with surgical preparation, precision and skill, using a unique weapon of her own and never leaves a trace of evidence behind.
Edinburgh’s DI Kathy McGuire, nearing the end of her career, begins the hunt for the murderer as a media frenzy erupts. But McGuire might have met her match…
What has led this killer to take the law into her own hands?
Is the woman accountable really a cold-hearted killer or a desperate vigilante?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
I love to read about successful women and Alice is certainly that. Alice is an accomplished novelist, making more than a bob or two from her blockbuster series, which is giving Harry Porter a run for its money, but Alice is much more than that. Alice is a life saver, she has saved women, children and at least one man’s life, given them hope and a new beginning. Alice is a kind and caring person, oh and one other thing, Alice is a serial killer.
The opening chapter in this book says it all for me. A man sits and throws abuse at his wife simply because she is there, a kicking post to vent his anger on, just willing her to make one error so he can take off his belt with the buckle and teach her some respect. The only thing is he doesn’t even really see her any more, she is just where she should be, doing what she should be doing, but the thing is this time she isn’t, she is far away. The woman in front of him is not his wife. He won’t ever be angry again.
Well this really is a super cool book that tells two stories, one which is now and one from the past that gradually catches up to present day. I know I shouldn’t but I really cheered this lady on. A champion for the abused but there was also a cracking D.I. yet another woman. I know that is another really cool thing about this book! D.I. Kathy McGuire is an hard working, get in there with her sleeves rolled up with the lads, kind of woman. A brilliant character and I wanted her to get the bad guy but in this case I didn’t. I was torn. I really liked that the author used a platform of social media in the story too. It gave it a real feel with the way something can go global in minutes.
This is a tough reading book at times, so if domestic abuse affects you it may be one to avoid but if you can read about things like this, it is a really pacey read, pretty graphic and a really super story line that you will love. I am so looking forward to more from C.P. Wilson later in the year. A little belter, in the best possible way.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
C.P. Wilson writes Psychological Thrillers. Ice Cold Alice is due for publication by Bloodhound Books on April 20th, 2017 and is currently being adapted to a screenplay.
Wilson is also the author of ten works of fiction in multiple genre and one non-fiction memoir under the name Mark Wilson.
Wilson currently teaches Biology in a Fife secondary school, is one half of a parent-team to two very active children, and mentors independent authors. He writes in his spare time, in lieu of sleep.
Wilson’s short story ‘Glass Ceiling’ won first prize in May, 2015 on Spinetingler’s Short story competition. dEaDINBURGH: Vantage reached the quarter finals of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in 2014 and was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards, 2015.