A killer is stalking his victims on Glasgow’s streets.
Men are being abducted, kept tied up for weeks and force-fed, then strangled and their livers are being removed.
Detective Inspector Duncan Waddell has enough problems not least of all that his best friend and colleague Stevie who’s meant to be comatose is talking to him and only him. Now he faces his most bizarre case yet.
This time he has help in the shape of FBI profiler Odessa Thorne who arrives as part of a new Police Scotland initiative.
When a career criminal comes forward to say he was targeted by the killer but somehow managed to get away, Waddell hopes it’s the breakthrough they need. But can they trust this witness who’s known to be a habitual liar?
As they close in on their ruthless killer Waddell must look into a heart of darkness to get his killer.
With a name like Cannibal City, I expected a dark and twisted thriller, and that is what I got. This is my kind of novel. There are plenty of twiste and turns, and honestly, I wasn’t able to guess what was going on. I am loving that this is a series, because I can’t wait to read more.
The characters in this novel are very complex and well-deceloped. We have strong male and female characters, alike, which I really enjoyed. I don’t have a favorite, I think each character brought an element to this story that wouldn’t have been there without them.
As I said before, this plot is dark. Gruesome is a good word to describe it. Jennifer Lee Thomson knows how to craft a story that pulls the reader in and keeps them on their toes.
Cannibal City is a great ride. I definitely recommend giving it a shot!
*I received a free copy of this book from Damppebbles Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*
Jennifer is an award-winning crime writer (she won the Scottish Association of Writers Award for crime thriller Vile City, the first book in the Detective in a Coma series) and is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association. She studied creative writing at Strathclyde University. She’s also a feature writer whose work has appeared in The Guardian, The Times and Scotland On Sunday.
She wrote the Detective in a Coma (so called because the detective in the title is in a coma and only the lead character in the series DI Waddell can hear him) and the Die Hard for Girls series of books.
A human and animal rights advocate, she wrote Living Cruelty Free – Live a More Compassionate Life which focuses on how we can be kinder to animals and each other.
In her spare time, she loves going for walks with my rescue greyhound Harley and plotting the perfect murder.
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