Today I’m sharing my review for a cracker of book, Die for Me by Jesper Stein as part of the blog tour. Thanks to Mel at Mirror Books for the invite and copy of the book.
About the book
A depraved stalker.
An unsolved murder.
A cop who will stop at nothing to catch the killer.
A brutal stalker is preying on women in Copenhagen.
DI Axel Steen begins an obsessive manhunt that sends him spiralling out of control.
The investigation is fraught with heart-stopping near-misses, dark mysteries, and a final revelation with devastating consequences.
A raw psychological thriller from a master of crime storytelling.
Die for Me is available to purchase now – Amazon
Once finishing a book I usually like to get my words down quick for a review, while it’s all still fresh in my head but after reading Die for Me I have really struggled to find the words to describe how good this book is.
I’ve read many crime novels over the years, it’s one of my favourite genres and I’ve read about many flawed but good detectives but I’ve never read about one like Axel Steen. I don’t know what it is about him but he really got under my skin, he’s good at his job, In fact he’s really good and he doesn’t follow the rules but he’s determined and he has a real thirst for justice and I really liked him.
Die for Me sees Axel investigating rape cases, there’s a predator preying on young women and a link is found to a case Axel worked on four years previous which was never solved. A young girl was raped and murdered and its bothered Axel that no one was brought to justice so when the investigation opens up he is straight in there, teeth bared and ready to find the evil, sadistic man.
This isn’t an easy book to read, there are some quite shocking moments and I really felt for the young victims. I had serious chills reading some parts and as the investigation intensified so did my heartbeat. I found myself so engrossed in the story that I totally zoned out of the real world and completely lost track of time.
This book isn’t for the faint hearted, like I said there are some quite shocking scenes but I found that the author, when it came to the victims wrote this with sensitivity and it’s clear that a lot of research went into this story. It was totally fascinating reading about how cold cases can be re-opened and how advanced technology these days can be used in such cases and the difference it can make.
I really thoroughly enjoyed Die for Me, it was chilling, engrossing, it kept me on the edge of my seat and kept me awake at night. I’ll definitely be recommending it.
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