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December 2015 Book of the Month.
Oh my word! This is a wonderfully bone chilling and mind biting book, it’s quite simply a stunner. ‘Killing Ways’ is Alex Barclay’s seventh novel and fifth FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce novel. If you've read the author's previous titles, I have no doubt you will find yourself on a different, possibly even more intense path than the first timer. This was my first foray into the world of Ren and at the start I wasn't sure if I was going to like her, but I quickly found myself completely consumed by the storyline and her character. The brutal serial killer is stomach churningly repellent whilst Ren is on the edge of stability and feels invincible. This is dynamic, snappy writing, at times it’s so fast paced my mind had a thrilling and serious workout to keep up. With harsh shocks, sickening murders and a team of detectives with issues and problems of their own, this is a powerfully penetrating, absolute firecracker of a read. ~ Liz Robinson
Dark times lie ahead for Special Agent Ren Bryce and the Rocky Mountains Safe Streets Task Force in the heart-stopping new thriller from the bestselling author of DARKHOUSE and BLOOD LOSS. In her most shocking case yet, FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce takes on a depraved serial killer fueled by a warped sense of justice. A master of evasion, each life he takes ramps up Ren's obsession with finding him. Then one victim changes everything and brings Ren face to face with a detective whose life was destroyed by the same pursuit. Together, can they defeat this monster? Or will he take them both down?
|Publication date:||3rd December 2015|
|Publisher:||Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Collections:||100+ Female Led Crime Fiction,|
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|
Closing date: 30/06/2021
In addition to our expert opinion, a small number of our Lovereading reader review panel members were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. You can read the full reviews here.
'The pace is fast, without feeling rushed; the twists never feel forced; and the denouement, when it comes, is almost unbearably intense and shocking'
'An intense, frightening read ... gripping throughout'
Praise for Blood Loss:
'Snappy dialogue ... a meaty read'
'Blood Loss is cleverly paced, with Barclay drawing out the suspense but giving you just enough information to keep you hooked'
Praise for Alex Barclay:
'Gripping, stylish, convincing'
Sunday Times (Ireland)
'Tense, no-punches-pulled thriller that will have you on the edge of your deckchair.'
Woman and Home
'Right now, she's the rising star of the hard-boiled crime fiction world, combining wild characters, surprising plots and massive backdrops with a touch of dry humour'
Alex Barclay lives in County Cork, Ireland. She is the bestselling author of Darkhouse and The Caller, as well as the Ren Bryce series. Author photo © Sean BreithauptMore About Alex Barclay