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Time To Die

Author : Caroline Mitchell
Published: 24 September 2015
Reviewed: 17 October 2015
What Milo Saw by Virginia Macgregor

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Copy kindly supplied by Bookouture in return for an honest review via NetGalley.

4 out of 5 stars

 

 

He will predict your life… and your death.


Don’t ever cross his palm with silver.

He will reveal your most shameful secrets.

He will predict your death.

He is hiding a secret.

He is hiding a monster.


And all his predictions come true.


Investigating a series of chilling murders, Detective Jennifer Knight finds herself tracking a mysterious tarot card reader known only as The Raven.


As the death toll rises, Jennifer and her team build a picture of a serial killer on the edge of sanity, driven by dark forces. But these are not random killings. And the method behind the madness could be the most terrifying thing of all …


Especially when it seems the death of one of their own is on the cards.
 
Detective Constable Jennifer Knight isn’t what you’d call a normal detective, she possess a psychic ability and has found herself working on Operation Moonlight, a task force dealing with the less than ordinary crimes in the small town of Haven.
When dead bodies start turning up Op Moonlight are interested, especially when it would seem that each victim had been given a tarot reading shortly before their death.  At first they wonder what the connection between the victims is, do they know the seer of their death?  Or are they just chosen at random?

From the start the reader knows who the card reader is, he’s Raven.  Far from normal, he holds a power over his targets, he’s dark and twisted and he’s on a mission.
As you delve into Raven’s past you can’t help but feel remorse, sorrow and pain for him as a child, but that all ends when you discover the person he becomes.
Jennifer Knight on the other hand, the more you read about her the more you love her and her determination to save everyone in Haven.  She’s had a tough time and she’s not going to let anyone or anything hold her back. She’s fierce, determined and gutsy, something that makes this central character stand out. 

There is so much that could be said about this book, but that would give away too  many details that might spoil it for readers.

The style of writing is very good, there is a clever mix of police procedural and paranormal elements, characters are engaging, interesting and draw the reader in.  Sub plots are well interwoven into the story and the flashbacks to a character and their past are very well written. 
Having not read Mitchell’s first instalment, I worried that I would struggle with this novel, but at no point when reading this did I struggle.  Any hint to previous events was cleverly done, so much so that you could easily imagine this as the debut novel.  I will be making a point of checking out the first book in the series just to see what happened though.

This was definitely a page turner, and I am keen to see how Mitchell follows this up with the third book!

I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Thriller and Paranormal genres. 
 
I would like to thank Bookouture for the copy of this book in return for an honest review and if you would like to buy a copy, this book was published on 24th September 2015.  A copy can be purchased here Time To Die (UK Kindle Version)
 

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