Scared To Death – Rachel Amphlett

Book blurb:

 “If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully.” 

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. 
But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession. 
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realized. 
With her career in jeopardy – desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life. 
For the killer, the game has only just begun…. 
Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…. “

My thoughts:

Here begins the first of a five book series, where we meet Detective Kay Hunter.

I had seen the name Rachel Amphlett around but had never read any of her books, when I was contacted through twitter giving me the opportunity to review this series I jumped at the chance.

I really enjoyed the story of this first one, the concept of not simply dying but being scared to death intrigued my imagination.

We find Kay Hunter dealing with several things while still trying to be a detective. With her past still hanging darkly over her head, Kay throws herself headlong into solving this case.

The story kept me guessing, it was not till near the very end I finally worked it out, a feature I always like.

Each of the characters fit together like a perfect jigsaw, I felt an immediate connection with Kay and her husband. It was an emotional roller-coaster for all the characters, the victims, the kidnappers and for me.

The narrator for this first book is Alison Campbell, if I am honest, at first her voice felt a bit monotonous, but give it time, she quickly settles in and she tells a great story.

I welcome you all to the entrance of the world of Detective Kay Hunter, a brilliant introduction to a series I feel I’m going to really enjoy, I’ll see you all after book two.

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You can follow Rachel here: @RachelAmphlett 


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