Welcome to my spot on the tour for The Cold Killer by Ross Greenwood, hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources. Read on for more info and my review!
It’s hard to live when you think you deserve to die…
When a tired old inmate is found dead in his cell, the prison is obligated to investigate and so DI Barton attends. The men he interviews have been convicted of some of the worst things a human being can do, but it appears likely that the death was due to natural causes.
When the house of the dead man is burgled and that crime is followed by a suspicious fire, Barton desperately needs to speak to his widow, but she’s nowhere to be found.
In the space of twenty-four hours, everyone he wants to talk to has vanished. Then he receives some post which makes him believe he could be the next to disappear.
Barton’s investigation goes full circle, through a series of brutal murders, back to the prison, and all signs are pointing to the fact that he’s made a terrible mistake.
There’s a violent killer on the loose, who wants everyone to learn that some people deserve to die.
DI Barton is back as Ross Greenwood continues with his bestselling series, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham and Ian Rankin.
I’m a fan of Ross Greenwood, so it was an easy decision when the tour sign up for The Cold Killer landed in my email.
This story is set in the Peterborough prison, and this author writes what he knows and it shows. He worked as a prison officer which adds to the validity of what is shown to us as readers. We are able to be immersed in prison life, and the realities.
The Cold Killer is fast-paced and complex. I love the writing style and the twists and turns. It was not was to set down because it was such a gripping read. There are a lot of uncomfortable topics here but it is balanced out well with wonderful characters, especially Barton.
Great read and would definitely recommend.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for the free review copy. All opinions are my own and unbiased.
Ross Greenwood is the bestselling author of eight crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison oﬃcer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.
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