DEATH NOTE: *Review* @nholten40 @Caroline_writes @bookouture

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Synopsis:

‘I’m not your mother. You’re a monster. I don’t want you’

Women who gave a child up for adoption are being killed. A knock at their front door begins a nightmare from which they will never wake up.

For Detective Ruby Preston and her team, it is a race against time to connect the dots before the killer can strike again. But when Ruby receives a sinister email, the case takes a terrifying personal twist.

Could the clues to the identity of the killer lie in Ruby’s own past?

Who can she trust with her secrets?

And could Ruby be next?

Death Note is a serial killer thriller packed with twists. If you like Karin Slaughter, Angela Marsons and Val MacDermid, discover Caroline Mitchell’s new series today – at a special launch price.

My Rating: 5/5

My Review:

Oh my friggin god!  This book….thisssss booooook!  Eeeeeek!  I mean…come on!  Look at THAT cover….and THAT title!  Su-bloody-perb! I actually find myself staring at this cover…over & over again!

Set in Shoreditch, London – the author takes us on a journey of abandonment; damaged childhoods; shame; guilt; secrets; betrayal; a yearning for answers; violence and hope.

The pace of this book picks you up like a whirlwind and I tell you what, the storyline has you hooked from the start!  I love the edginess of it all and I truly believe this is Caroline Mitchell’s best book so far!

DS Ruby Preston is something special! My jaw was on the floor more than once, as I watched Ruby develop in this story.  She does like a #badboy – naughty!!  😜 She is strong and does what she wants to achieve her aim.  I am really liking her almost …dare I say, reckless nature, but suspect this is going to land her in a whole heap of trouble in future books…or at least I hope it is!!  I think Ruby is up for the challenge for sure!

Nathan…well, what can I say…*sigh* – another fictional crush for me…and I am not ashamed to say it! He is mysetrious, dark, intelligent and in my head….damn, bloody sexy! Whoot woo!  He also has a soft spot beneath that hard exterior and I am wondering what that may lead to in this series….

DI Downes- full of flaws and I suspect this guy is going to fall…and fall hard!  I like him though…maybe even pity him a bit…But he could surprise us!

And of course, there is Lucy!  WTAF!? Her creepiness is simply divine!! This character was brilliant to read and I bet she was a twisted pleasure to write!  It was so well written, I could hear her cringy voice in my head….#goosebumps!! She is one messed up girl, but…I actually LOVE her evilness! How can someone who makes your skin crawl, also excite you in equal measure!?  Lucy did! #TotallyTwisted!

There were many other characters that complemented the above and really pulled the story together.  This was one sick and twisted story- I absolutely adored it!  In all honestly, as much as I love DC Jennifer Knight, DS Preston is in the lead!

I am VERY excited about this series and it gets a quadruple #HellYeah recommendation from me!  Tantalisingly terrifying, twisted, and dark – expect the unexpected with DS Ruby Preston #bookjunkies!

A definite #TopRead of 2016!