Hello, I am so excited to be bringing you my thoughts and some information on this wonderful book. As always, much thanks to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.
The Dead Tell Lies
Greg Adams, a criminal psychologist at Scotland Yard, specialises in bringing serial killers to justice. He tracks down a spree serial killer nicknamed the Divine, who has already killed six teenage girls and is about to kill a seventh. Greg works out the location where he is hiding and joins a raid. The police capture the Divine and save the girl, but on the very same night, Greg’s wife is brutally murdered by another serial killer, known as the Dreamer.
A year later, unable to bring the killer to justice, Greg has quit his job and is ready to end it all, when he receives a phone call from a man who tells him the Dreamer is dead, and that he didn’t kill Greg’s wife, Kate.
Greg returns to Scotland Yard to work for Superintendent Chief Detective Donaldson in the hope he can re-examine the case with the help of two new detectives, Finch and Matthews.
As Greg delves into the case further, he becomes more convinced that the Dreamer wasn’t the man responsible for his wife’s murder.
But if it wasn’t the Dreamer, who was it?
In order to solve the mystery around his wife’s murder, Greg is going to have to delve even deeper into the mind of a terrifying psychopath. And this time he might not make it back in one piece…
Here is my review:
This is a new to me author, but wow he can write. I could not stop reading, and I think many thriller fans will be just an engaged as I am when they have the chance to pick up this book. I was tearing through pages to get to the ending, and it was so worth the few hours I got lost in the book.
This book has everything I could want. Shocks and thrills. Serial killers. I was just in awe the entire time I was reading the book, and it kept me reading so much I finished it in one siting. I could not stop reading. Th serial killer aspect was so creepy but yet engaging. When there is more than one, you know it is going to be a good book.
The writing is awesome, and the characters are strong. I thought this was one of the best thrillers i have read in a long time, and I read a lot of them. I would just say this may not be for those who are sensitive to the topic of murders but otherwise it is a great book. Kirwan has a knack for writing murder I have not seen in a long time. He makes me want to get into hunting serial killers myself.
I have found a new favorite author, and I need to get my hands on his book immediately.
Author Bio – J. F. Kirwan is an insomniac who writes thrillers in the dead of night. He is also a psychologist, and has drawn upon this expertise, including being taught by a professor who examined serial killers for Scotland Yard, to pen the crime/mystery/thriller The Dead Tell Lies for Bloodhound Books. He wanted to shed light not only on the darkness of serial killers, but of those who track them down, who must inevitably step inside the serial killer’s worldview, and may not come out clean afterwards. He is also the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins (66 Metres, 37 Hours and 88 North). His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Jo Nesbo. He is married, and has a daughter and a new grandson, and lives between Paris and London.
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