Thursday, 19 April 2012

Review of Run Rabbit Run by Kate Johnson

Run Rabbit Run is the fifth book in the Sophie Green mysteries from Kate Johnson.
This is the first novel by Kate Johnson that I have read and it read well as a standalone novel.

This is a really fast paced book with a lot of action. Sophie Green is an ex spy who has been framed for murder. In the prologue we see how far she is prepared to go to escape England. What follows is a non-stop mission for Sophie to clear her name, taking her through Europe and to America.

Each chapter is told from Sophie and her boyfriend Luke’s point of view. I really liked Luke’s character, he is caring and will do anything to protect Sophie and discover her whereabouts. Luke will try anything to see Sophie clear her name and get home safe and well even if it means jeopardising his own career and putting his own life at risk. Will he find out enough information to save her?

This is a fantastic novel, full of action and suspense. I really felt for Sophie’s character as everything seemed to go wrong for her. There is not a dull moment in this book and Johnson’s writing keeps you guessing right to the very end. I will definitely be looking out for the previous Sophie Green mysteries in this series!

Thank you to Choc Lit for sending me a copy to review.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Review of The Night Stalker by Chris Carter

Liz has reviewed The Night Stalker by Chris Carter:

The brilliant Detective Robert Hunter and his partner Carlos Garcia of the Los Angeles Homicide Special Section have to find an invisible stalker with a fatal obsession who is drawn to women who strongly resemble one another, not only in looks but also in talent. These ladies suddenly go missing and their bodies are found in isolated buildings. The way in which these women were killed is at the heart of this murder mystery as there are none of the usual marks of violence on their bodies. How did he do it?? We follow the investigation through horror, red herrings and unbelievable cunning to its logical conclusion. Undeterred throughout, even though he is fighting his own personal demons, Hunter doggedly unearths every clue he can find - some seem impossible to untangle from the tight skein of the plot, right to the twist at the conclusion of the search.

As soon as you start reading, you are immediately gripped by the first terrible murder and need to find out exactly what, and who, caused it. The book is very well-written, in fact it is fast-paced rip-tide of a story which I for one did not want to put down until the final full stop. There is a wealth of action throughout with characters from the seedy underworld of life in LA and two clever and driven women in Hunter and Garcia`s boss Captain Blake of the LAHSS and beautiful investigator Whitney Meyers, as well as the inspired Dr Hove, the pathologist.

I am going to read more titles from this excellent, refreshing and inspirational crime writer. 

Thanks Liz and thank you to Simon and Schuster for giving us a copy to review.