I am absolutely loving the Kay Hunter series! It has been a little while since I read books one and two, but having the upcoming blog tour for book six to look forward to, in July, has given me the perfect opportunity to catch up 🙂
Rachel Amphlett’s writing is just so easy to get on with, the stories are so gripping and the character’s (on the most part) are so likeable that I find I tend to read these books fairly quickly. The short(ish) chapters always end in a way that makes you have to keep reading.
In One To Watch, Kay and her team find themselves investigating the devastating and brutal murder of sixteen year old Sophie Whittaker. There are so many suspects, all with different motives, and it seems like they might never get to the bottom of what happened, but when they do, OH MY! A jaw dropping conclusion to an excellent murder mystery.
I feel like I get to know Kay Hunter a little bit more with every book. She’s a very committed detective and has the mutual respect of most of her colleagues. However, one seems to have it in for her and I still don’t really know why. This keeps me intrigued. We also see a personal side to Kay in her relationship with her partner and the fact that they are grieving for a baby she miscarried some months before. Kay is quite a private person and chose not to tell anyone at work, but it’s obviously something that’s never far from her mind and makes her all the more sensitive to this current murder investigation.
The family secrets revealed in this story are shocking. It’s quite scary the levels some people will stoop to, to get what they want! It makes you question if you can ever trust anyone, ever!
Brilliantly written. I highly recommend!
I’ve already started Book 4.
About the book (Via AmazonUK)
Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.
Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.
A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.
Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.
One to Watch is a gripping murder mystery thriller, and the third in the Detective Kay Hunter series:
1. SCARED TO DEATH
2. WILL TO LIVE
3. ONE TO WATCH
4. HELL TO PAY
5. CALL TO ARMS (2018)
A page-turning whodunit for fans of Jeffery Deaver, Peter James, David Baldacci and James Patterson.
Praise for One to Watch:
“Gripping and full of unreliable witnesses” ~ Have Books Will Read
“Fast-paced, enjoyable and intriguing with twists and turns throughout” ~ Relax & Read Reviews
“This series is one of the best of the crime genre” ~ Chocolate n Waffles
“A brilliant and fast paced addition to this series” ~ Novel Deelights
Praise for books 1 and 2 in the Detective Kay Hunter series:
“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl In The Ice
“Moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series
Praise for Will to Live:
“Will to Live gave me that same adrenaline rush I get when I read the Helen Grace series by M. J. Arlidge” ~ P. Turners Book Blog
“Will to Live does not disappoint and yet again brings something unique and intriguing to the genre. A must-read for crime fiction fans everywhere” ~ Books of All Kinds
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About the author…..
Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.
She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.
Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride.
She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.
Her novels are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play.
A keen traveller, Rachel holds both EU and Australian passports and can usually be found plotting her next trip two years in advance, usually with a crime fiction festival tacked on for good measure! You can stay in touch with Rachel via her Reader’s Group at http://www.rachelamphlett.com.
My Reviews for books one and two in the Kay Hunter series (including links to buy!)