This is part of my NetGalley catch up.
Are you looking for a dark and totally gripping psychological thriller? Then try John Nicholl’s unmissable A Cold Cold Heart today.
DI Gravel and his daughter Emily are oblivious to the terrible danger she is in when she accepts a job working for the solicitor Charles Turner.
Meanwhile, Gravel is on the hunt for a serial killer. And when Emily becomes the killer’s latest obsession, the murderer will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.
But as further bodies are discovered, the killer seeks to befriend DI Gravel and misdirect his investigation.
How can you catch a killer who is hiding in plain sight? Can DI Gravel and Emily come away from this case with both their lives intact?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
John Nicholl can’t keep a secret, he tells you from the beginning of the book who the killer is. He is happy for his readers to know why this madman does what he does too but most of all he doesn’t just put you inside the mind of a killer, he puts the killer in your mind and believe me he stays there way after you close the book!
D.I. Gravel is pushed and pulled in all directions in this story. His health is at it’s all time low, his drinking and unhealthy eating is out of control and his emotions torn to shreds. It feels like he is on a suicide mission of self-destruction but with a serial killer playing cat and mouse with him he simply won’t cut down on the work load. His daughter Emily has bagged a new job in a solicitor’s office so at least he believes he has one thing he doesn’t have to worry about!!!!!!!!!!!
The killer is one smooth good-looking bloke but gift of the gab he doesn’t have. Oh my does he make me cringe with his superior condescending way that he speaks to women. Now I aren’t a violent person but honestly I wanted to slap him and then run like the wind! This killer really is one sick son of terrible mother!
John Nicholl is highly skilled at intensifying the utter desperation of the victims while the self-gratification of the killer remains the only goal. His journey to continually re-enact his revenge on the person that would never allow him to have a normal relationship. Talk about making those goose bumps, bump! A super series but these books can also be read a stand alone reads.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written six darkly psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon # 1 bestseller.
John’s books are set in the UK and have a strong Welsh flavour. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire.
John has publishing deals with Bloodhound Books, W.F. Howes Ltd, and Hungarian publisher – Konyvmolykepzo. He is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.