This review is written with thanks to Bloodhound Books for my copy of D For Dead.
When a teenager is found stabbed to death detectives Rebecca Angell and Jake Sullivan are called to the scene, and clues soon lead them to a crime novel which the killer has used as gruesome inspiration.
The author, Amy Gallaty, has a new book out, at first prompting Angell and Sullivan to question how far she is prepared to go in the name of promotion. But when Amy attracts the attentions of a stalker and then a second murder mirrors another of her plots, they realize they are up against a cruel and clever psychopath; one who may have a more personal agenda.
Working with the FBI, Angell and Sullivan find themselves in a race against the clock to unlock the secrets in Amy’s past before the killer can strike again.
Rebecca Angell is back in a darker tale that packs no punches, as she takes on a sadistic killer with a chilling agenda.
After finishing M For Murder I wondered if we would see Detectives Angell and Sullivan again and I’m very pleased to catch up with them. I love Angell’s feisty approach to both her personal and professional life and her love hate relationship with Hickok is also a joy to read. I enjoyed learning more about the background of the rest of the team as well. The characters are all very well developed and each one makes a valuable contribution to the team dynamic.
There are several different strands to the plot of D For Dead and each one is incrrdibly well plotted. As I tried to put the puzzle together I was blindsided many times as there are so many twists and red herrings.
D For Dead is very dark and there is a definite sense of danger running through it. The tension is almost unbearable towards the end and I was compelled to keep reading to the end to learn the fate of the characters I have come to know well over the course of this novel.
D For Dead is available from Amazon.