Ann Girdharry: Killer Motive

This review is written with thanks to the TBC Reviewers Group and Bloodhound Books for my copy of Killer Motive.


When a nurse is murdered, Detective David Grant recognises the hallmarks of a serial killer called Travis.

Twenty-five years ago, Grant caught Travis for the murder of five women and the murderer has been incarcerated ever since. A frail sixty-year-old, Travis is in the terminal stages of cancer. The problem is, he was at the hospital in the custody when the nurse was murdered.

Determined to solve the case, Grant recruits a specialist to his team, Ruby Silver, a top criminal profiler. But Ruby is hiding something from her colleagues.

Who is the killer and what is their motive?

Grant and the team must work quickly to solve the case as the body count rises.

The end is just the beginning…

Introducing a powerful new crime thriller featuring Detective David Grant. If you are a fan of authors like Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza and Helen H. Durrant, you’ll be gripped by this unmissable thriller.


Killer Motive is a brilliant start to a new series featuring Detective Grant and Ruby Silver. This is a police procedural with a twist as Ruby’s role is not as a detective, but as a criminal psychologist. This gave me greater insight into the case that they were investigating and those who were suspects. I loved the way Ruby is welcomed to the team and begins to fit in with them and I look forward to seeing how her relationships with the team develop in future.

There are some sections of Killer Motive written from the perspective of the killer. I really enjoyed this technique as it helped me to see how twisted the killer really was, and left me on edge as Grant, Ruby and the team struggle to track the killer down.

As Killer Motive reaches its conclusion, there is a definite sense of danger and I was on the edge of my seat hoping the killer would be found. The novel is very fast paced and set my heart racing. I can’t wait to see where Girdharry takes these characters next.

Killer Motive is available from Amazon.

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