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The compulsive new novel from the author of the Sunday Times Number One bestseller THE CALLER.
AS ADDICTIVE AS A TV BOXSET!
‘Thirty-seven years in the force, and if I was allowed to choose just one thing to erase from my mind, what’s inside that room would be it.’
That’s what a LAPD Lieutenant tells Detectives Hunter and Garcia of the Ultra Violent Crimes Unit as they arrive at one of the most shocking crime scenes they have ever attended.
In a completely unexpected turn of events, the detectives find themselves joining forces with the FBI to track down a serial killer whose hunting ground sees no borders; a psychopath who loves what he does because to him murder is much more than just killing – it’s an art form.
Welcome to The Gallery of the Dead.
When I read the blurb for the Gallery of the Dead I knew that it would be right up my street. I must confess I haven’t read any of Chris Carter’s books before and I am always a little wary of starting a series several books in, but I found that his latest book could easily be read as a standalone and I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you enjoy gritty crime thrillers with gruesome murders you will love this; I would just put a warning out there though and say that this book is not for the faint-hearted.
From the opening pages of the book, Robert Hunter and his team know they are facing a sadistic killer. The body of a young model has been found, and the crime scene is enough to churn the stomachs of even the most experienced police officer’s. But what puzzles the detectives are the cryptic markings engraved into the woman’s skin. A clue as to the killer’s identity? As they begin to make progress in the investigation, the FBI soon become involved making it apparent to the police already working on the case that this won’t be a straightforward investigation.
The Gallery of the Dead was such a fast-paced read. Robert Hunter is a character who I am keen to find out more about. He is a well respected police officer, both by his team and by police officers across the country. I’m interested in finding out more about the cases which he has previously worked on and to see how his character has developed over the course of the series.
On the front cover of the book, the publishers tell us: as addictive as a TV-box set, and yes I can definitely say without hesitation that you will be gripped by this book. This is one of those books that will have you begging for one more chapter. You will definitely find yourself losing an afternoon to this one. Chris is a brilliant storyteller.
After reading my first Chris Carter novel you can definitely label me a big fan, I’m really excited to start reading the rest of the series and find out where it all began.
Thank you to Rhiannon Carroll at Simon & Schuster for inviting me to take part in the blog tour.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 8th February 2018
Print length: 512 pages
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