Friday 1 April 2016

The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows by Marnie Riches

Hi Everyone,

Today is my stop on the Blog Tour for The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows by Marnie Riches. I was thrilled to be asked by Helena Sheffield from Avon Books to take part along with some other fab book bloggers.  You can find out who else is taking part in this fabulous Blog Tour at the end of my review.

I've got an extract from The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows and the lovely Christine from @northernlass73 had yesterday's extract on her blog which you can read here.

Thanks to Helena Sheffield from HarperCollins UK, Avon Books and Maze , I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review.....

Georgina (George) MacKenzie and Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen are back for their final thriller in this fantastic  trilogy.  This book opens 2 years on from The Girl Who Broke The Rules and where we encountered a maniac sociopath who was known as The Butcher.

Europe is in the grip of an extreme Arctic blast and George is now a fully qualified criminologist and is called upon by the Dutch police to profile this cunning and brutal murderer. As the body count rises are they looking for a hit man or a frenzied serial-killer??  This is a killer who leaves no trace where his choice of weapons are razor-sharp icicles. He goes by the name of Jack Frost. And could there also be a link to a cold missing persons’ case that George had worked on previously with Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen which involved two abducted toddlers that he could never quite give up on?

WOW, WOW, WOW!!!  What a novel The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows was, I didn't think Marnie Riches could top her success with her previous two novels of The Girl Who Wouldn't Die & The Girl Who Broke The Rules but once again how wrong was I? It was absolutely fantastic.  I even had to slow down reading it as I didn't want it to end. The story does cover alot of subjects and situations which we're all too familiar with on a daily basis, from child abductions, human trafficking, violence to paedophilia, whether it's on the news or in the papers, this story was near enough to real life.  It is a pretty gritty book and there were parts I did squirm through so it's definitely not for the fainthearted. I didn't just like it, I LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. I had my suspicions and thought that I'd worked out who the killer and kidnapper was but was completely wrong when it was revealed.  This was a spine-chilling, pulse pounding and in parts a heart-thumping rollercoaster ride.  I know that this book will stick in my memory longer than most because of the subject matter that was involved. I really loved the whole series and I'm REALLY hoping that this is not the very last time we've heard from George MacKenzie and  Chief Inspector Paul van den Bergen......

I've said this in my previous reviews that Marnie Riches is definitely an author to watch and I definitely mean it. It's hard to believe that Marnie has written this trilogy of novels in less than a year which is an amazing achievement and I'm been honest here by saying that this book will definitely be in my Top 10 Reads of 2016.

I'd HIGHLY recommend ALL three of these novels especially if you're a fan of Jo Nesbo and Steig Larsson. The Girl Who Wouldn't Die is only £2.99 & The Girl Who Broke The Rules is £1.49 respectively on Kindle at the moment so grab it while you can, you won't be disappointed so don't say I never told you so!!!

The Girl Who Walked in the Shadows is published on 31st March and is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores and is currently £0.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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