David Pipe: Sacrificing Starlight


Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for Sacrificing Starlight. My review is written with thanks to Rachel Gilbey at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.


Time’s running out for DCI Hunter. His wife and child are missing, perhaps even dead. Unable to pursue those responsible he’s transferred to the wild landscape of Cornwall where another child has disappeared.

Alice Trevelyan’s father has his own agenda and wants retribution for the loss of his little girl and metes out his own violent justice.

Will Trevelyan help or hinder?

Hunter has to make his move if he wants to save Starlight.

But can anyone in this remote location be trusted?


Whilst Sacrificing Starlight features a police team and a very interesting central character in DCI Hunter, it’s unusual in that the actions of the police are not always at the forefront of the novel. The novel is based more upon the community in which Hunter now lives, which is full of a range of colourful characters with their own unique backgrounds. These are all very well written and an understanding of their motives pulled me in to a very clever story.

Sacrificing Starlight handles some very sensitive issues which seem sadly relevant to the world today in view of recent news headlines. I admire Pope’s bravery in tackling this subject and I did feel engaged by the plot despite some very graphic descriptions which were often uncomfortable to read.

I wanted to know if the police and the local residents would be able to work together and this created some tension, particularly towards the end that kept me interested until the final page.

Sacrificing Starlight is available from Amazon.

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