2019 · Blog Tour · Book review

The Snow Killer by Ross Greenwood @greenwoodross @BoldwoodBooks #boldwoodbloggers

Good morning and I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. If you are looking for a good book to get your teeth stuck into then I have the perfect one for you today. The Snow Killer by Ross Greenwood is book one in a new series and I’m sharing my review as part of the blog tour today. Huge thanks to the author and Boldwood Books for the opportunity.

About the book

‘Fear the north wind. Because no one will hear you scream…’

A family is gunned down in the snow but one of the children survives. Three years on, that child takes revenge and the Snow Killer is born. But then, nothing – no further crimes are committed, and the case goes cold.

Fifty years later, has the urge to kill been reawakened? As murder follows murder, the detective team tasked with solving the crimes struggle with the lack of leads. It’s a race against time and the weather – each time it snows another person dies. 

As an exhausted and grizzled DI Barton and his team scrabble to put the pieces of the puzzle together, the killer is hiding in plain sight. Meanwhile, the murders continue…

The Snow Killer is available to purchase now – Amazon

My thoughts

The beginning of this story takes us back fifty years where a mother, father and their two children, a girl and a boy are gunned down in the snow. Only the boy survives and oh my goodness reading this beginning had my heart in my throat and to be honest I felt quite emotional and I knew I was is for a rip roaring good read.

This beginning really sets the scene and what follows is a story that had me totally gripped and I ended up devouring this story and it left me desperate to read more.

Greenwood has written a story that gives you the point of view from both the killer and DI Barton which was really interesting, it was so easy to get inside each characters head and it felt almost like I was part of the story. I really like DI Barton, it was quite refreshing to have a character that isn’t totally flawed, he’s a family man, he’s dedicated to his work and a loyal friend and quite a breath of fresh air.

The killer on the other hand, well he is totally flawed but I couldn’t help feeling a bit sorry for him. You can see his reasoning, that makes me sound a bit deranged but I could understand some of his feelings although I don’t think I’d have gone quite as far as him.

I’m not going to give any more away about this story, it’s an exciting start to a new series. The Snow Killer has many twists and turns and certainly keeps you in your toes and like I said earlier, I really like DI Barton and I’m so excited to see where he will take us next.

So if you’re looking for a story that will have you totally gripped and turning the pages into the wee hours then The Snow Killer is the book for you and I honestly can’t wait for more.

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About the author

Ross Greenwood is the author of six crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison officer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough and his first title for Boldwood – the beginning of a series – is The Snow Killer to be published in November 2019.

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