Monday, 20 November 2017
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
"A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?"
Very fast paced and complex this is a book that will have you wanting to keep going back and asking "How?". You'll be drawing timelines and plotting events to see how it all fits together. But it does, so forget all that and just sit back and enjoy this devious plot that you may not truly understand until the very end. If, like me, you decide who's guilty early on then be honest and and admit that you changed your mind at least a couple of times as the plot develops.
And at the end, as the end game is revealed and things fall into place, you won't believe how it all fits together. At least you won't want to believe it.
A murder mystery written with a very convoluted plot and brilliantly executed. Very much an author to watch in the future.
Publisher: Trapeze (Orion)
Genre: Adult Murder Mystery/Thriller