2017, Book review

Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes #1) by Daniel Cole @Trapezebooks #RagdollBook @Daniel_P_Cole


RAGDOLL-BLOG-TOUR-FINAL [27144601].pngFrom the back of the book

The nation is gripped by the infamous ‘Ragdoll Killer’
Every news bulletin and headline is obsessed with this story.
Your friends, your family and your neighbours are all talking about it.

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Helen Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?


Published on 23rd February 2017

Published by Trapeze

Buy your copy here

My Review

The worst idea I ever had was starting this late one night, I thought I’d read a couple of chapters and resume the next evening. Who was I kidding though, after finally putting it down at 2am and having a very restless nights sleep due to the nightmares I had to pick it up again as soon as my eyes opened the next morning.

Ragdoll is one of those books that starts off running and doesn’t stop and totally has you gripped.

Daniel Cole has created some brilliant characters in Ragdoll, especially Detective William Fawkes aka Wolf. He’s a man with a past and present that gives him problems, he’s quite flawed and unpredictable but an intriguing character you can’t help but like. Equally as interesting is Baxter and her trainee Edmunds, both well developed characters that bring a lot to the story.

Full of twists and turns, Ragdoll has an original plot that keeps you guessing all the way through. Umpteen times through out the book I had a hallelujah moment  thinking I’d guessed who the killer was and each blooming time I was wrong, I’m not complaining though as this is what I loved about Ragdoll, it wasn’t predictable and kept my attention to no end. If I had to sum up this book in four words they would be, gruesome, dark, shocking and witty. This really is a must read for all crime fans and I predict this debut will be flying off the shelves. A highly recommended read  by It’s all about the books.

My Rating 5/5

My thanks go to the publishers and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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