Leigh Russell : Rogue Killer

 

 

Today I am thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for Rogue Killer. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and No Exit Press for my copy of the book .

 

Blurb:

The new novel in the million-copy selling Detective Geraldine Steel series

A man is killed in apparently random attack, and suspicion falls on a gang of muggers. Only Detective Sergeant Geraldine Steel thinks this is the work of a more deliberate murderer.

Two more victims are discovered, after further seemingly indiscriminate attacks. The muggers are tracked down, with tragic consequences. And all the while the killer remains at large. When Geraldine finally manages to track down a witness, she finds her own life is in danger…

For fans of Martina Cole, Mel Sherratt and LJ Ross.

 

Review:

I’m a relative newcomer to the Geraldine Steel series,  having begun with Class Murder last year, but I’ve loved every second. Geraldine is a great detective, relying on instinct and thinking outside the box, and this is great for readers as it always makes her cases interesting.  She has a complex back story (and I must catch up!) and i enjoyed learning more about how this affects her behaviour and relationships in the present day. In Rogue Killer,  she seems a little more sociable with her colleagues, and Russell leaves us on a cliffhanger. I can’t wait to see how that works out!

Rogue Killer is a wonderfully crafted police procedural. It is full of everything I love about the genre: twisted suspects, red herrings and a great sense of danger. From the prologue,  I was intrigued by who this killer could be and enjoyed the task of trying to form my own theories. There was lots of blood, and I was gripped by the tension as the investigation came to a head.

There are occasional chapters in Rogue Killer that show the perspective of the perpetrator and these are a fascinating way to get inside his mind.

As s student in York ten years ago, I recognised many of the locations in Rogue Killer and this added to my enjoyment of the book as I was able to picture what was happening more vividly.

Rogue Killer is available from Amazon.

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