2021 · Book review

Book Review: Mimic by Daniel Cole @DanielColeBooks @orionbooks

About the book

In life she was his muse . . .
In death she’ll be his masterpiece


1989: DS Benjamin Chambers and DC Adam Winters are on the trail of a serial killer with a twisted passion for recreating the world’s greatest works of art through the bodies of his victims. After Chambers nearly loses his life, the case goes cold due to lack of evidence. The killer lies dormant, his collection unfinished.

2006: DS Marshall has excelled through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police Service, despite being haunted by the case that defined her teenage years. Having obtained new evidence, she joins Chambers and Winters to reopen the case. However, their resurrected investigation brings about a fresh reign of terror, the team treading a fine line between delivering justice and becoming vigilantes in their pursuit of a monster far more dangerous and intelligent than any of them had anticipated…

My thoughts

Daniel Cole is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the RAGDOLL series, with over half a million copies sold worldwide in 35 territories and I was super excited when I heard about his new stand alone novel Mimic.

Mimic starts off in 1989 when DS Benjamin Chambers is on the hunt for a serial killer with the help of DC Adam Winters. This sadistic killer is recreating famous works of art with his victims but alludes capture.

Seven years later young trainee Jordan Marshall has been looking into the case and the hunt continues.

I absolutely loved the banter between chambers and Winters, this is a gruesome story that really gives you chills but there’s humour between these two characters that helps lighten things slightly and really makes them feel real. Along with Marshall they’re the sort of characters that you find yourself rooting for, desperate for them to succeed.

Mimic is a real page turner and it’s an addictive read. It’s full of tension which builds and builds throughout the book. I had no idea how things were going to go and although I was desperate to find out I kept setting the book down in fear of how it would end and the fact it was going to end made me quite sad.

This honestly had me on the edge of my seat for most of the book, Daniel Cole really has a fantastically twisted mind and I absolutely love it. I’m so sad this is a stand alone novel though as I would love to read more action packed stories from these characters but I can’t wait to see what Daniel Cole comes up with next.

So if you’re looking for an entertaining, edge of your seat crime thriller then I HIGHLY recommend you pick up a copy of Mimic, you honestly won’t be disappointed.

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