A serial killer will stop at nothing…
His most valuable possession has been stolen.
Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.
Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins.
A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon
becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose.
And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die.
If you have read it
I received a copy of this book from Simon & Schuster UK in return for an honest review.
Written in Blood is book 11 in the Robert Hunter series but the first I’ve read and it was good. It starts slowly, with Angela, a professional pickpocket with a tragic history. Unfortunately, she steals something from a ruthless killer that he wants back. The dark game begins as she cleverly involves a forensic scientist and ultimately Hunter and Garcia an elite detective team.
The writing style engages the reader from the beginning and layers on the menace, suspense and twists until you’re breathless. Clever subterfuge and authentic psychological profiling coupled with short pacy chapters and multi-person points of view, make the reader part of the story.
It’s graphic but not overtly allowing the reader’s imagination to expand or shut down the descriptions. It has a contemporary edge which makes it relevant and relatable.
This is a well-written noir crime novel. It resonates due to the quality of the characters and the authenticity of the setting.
Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney’s Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions. He now lives in London.