2018 · Book review

Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett #ReleaseDay #Review @RachelAmphlett

It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to share my review today on publication day for Assassins Hunted by Rachel Amphlett. Assassins Hunted is the first part in an ongoing story involving Eva Delacourt. The story will be continued in book 2 of the English Spy Mysteries, Assassins Vengeance. I’d like to say a huge thank you to Rachel for the opportunity to read Assassins Hunted.

Assassins Hunted

Mother. Widow. Spy.

Eva Delacourt has been in hiding for three years after her fiancée was assassinated in cold blood outside the British embassy in Prague.

She thought she was safe.

But someone in the mysterious Section has betrayed her, and now she’s on the run for her life, sworn to protect the six-year-old boy she adores.

Her enemies are closing in, and the odds are not in Eva’s favour. For Eva, the nightmare is just beginning…


Published 7th January 2018 and available to purchase at the following retailers – Amazon UK | Amazon US


From the first page I was hooked and I knew this was going to be an intense and addictive read.

Eva Delacourt has been in hiding for three years after her fiancée was assassinated. Thinking she is safe, things take a turn and the only thing to do is go on the run and try to find out who is after her and the six year old boy she adores.  

Eva  is a very interesting character, she’s secretive and strong, yet she has a vulnerable side to her. In Assassins Hunted, although we do find out a lot about her character I feel we just touch the surface, there’s a lot more to Eva and I’m really looking forward to finding out more and following her character as she progresses.

Assassins Hunted really is an action packed story full of interesting characters. This isn’t a story you can settle down with and think I’ll just read a couple of chapters, this is a story that will totally grip you, keep you reading and leave you breathless and desperate for more.

I don’t want to give any of the plot away as I really believe this is going to be a huge hit and I don’t want to spoil any of it at all, it’s exciting and fresh and Amphlett has a way of really setting the scene making the reader really feel part of the story. I’m quite excited about these books and I cant wait to get stuck into Assassins Vengeance which I’ll be reviewing on the 14th January, publication day.


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Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Her novels are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play.

A keen traveller, Rachel holds both EU and Australian passports and can usually be found plotting her next trip two years in advance, usually with a crime fiction festival tacked on for good measure! You can stay in touch with Rachel via her Reader’s Group at http://www.rachelamphlett.com.

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