Book review

Don’t Turn Around by Caroline Mitchell

Description : You don’t know him. But he knows you.

Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.
As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.

When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.

Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …

With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.

Release Date: 24th April 2015
Publisher : Bookouture
Pre-Order HERE

My thoughts : Wednesday 25th March was Caroline’s big cover reveal and I was so looking forward to it. Don’t Turn Around is a paranormal Crime Thriller, two of my favourite genres and after seeing the amazing cover I was most looking forward to it’s release on April 24th.. Twitter was buzzing with excitement over the cover reveal then Bookouture tweeted that it was available on NetGalley and I immediately went and requested and was so happy to be approved and started reading it straight away. Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture.

Don’t Turn Around is the first book in the Detective Jennifer Knight series and what a thrilling read it is.
The story is told through the present time but also flips back to when Jennifer’s mother Elizabeth was in the police and helped convict the notorious Grim Reaper also known as Frank Foster. Franks story is also told and the story all comes together nicely if not terrifyingly.

Jennifer is a great character, she’s had her troubles in the past and not had a great childhood but is trying to get things back on track and is trying to prove that the past is in the past where work is concerned. I loved the connection  Jennifer and her police partner Will have and look forward to seeing their friendship progress in future stories.
Frank Foster the Grim Reaper is a character who is quite vile but in a way you can’t help feeling sorry for him.
This is a fantastically written story that keeps you on the edge of your seat and I really didn’t want to put it down and was gutted when it ended but what an ending it was and one I didn’t see coming at all.

I’ve really struggled to write a review for this book as it’s just so fantastic and I don’t want to give away any spoilers to anyone reading this review, I want them to be able to pick up the book and enjoy the terrifying thrills I enjoyed through this book.

The only problem I have now is, I can’t bloody wait for the next book x
I give this a book a terrifying 5 hearts

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