Scared to Death: Detective Kay Hunter Series by Rachel Amphlett

Scared to Death is a gripping fast paced crime thriller from author Rachel Amphlett in a new series introducing Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

Book blurb

“If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully”

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

For the killer, the game has only just begun…

My thoughts

First in the Detective Kay Hunter Series. This is not an easy read after all there are young women being kidnapping and people being murdered. It is a, however, a story that you can get wrapped up in.

A detective who has a history but is no victim and is a likeable lead character, well drawn by Rachel Amphlett.

The story is a well paced, thriller with twists and which, for those who like to try and work things out, will keep those ‘little grey cells’ busy!

Scared to Death is a well written, tense, compelling and engaging read. A really good first book and a series that, no doubt, will become a favourite.

Information

Publisher: Saxon Publishing (3 Dec. 2016)

Buy: AmazonSmileUK | Your local indie | Hive |Boxset books 1-3 and 4-6

Author

Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a film extra and freelanced in radio as a presenter and producer for the BBC. 

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and is a bestselling author of crime fiction and spy thrillers, many of which have been translated worldwide.

Her novels are available in eBook, print, large print and audiobook formats from libraries and worldwide retailers.

A keen traveller, Rachel has both EU and Australian citizenship.

Check out Rachel’s Website | Rachel’s Readers Club

Follow on: Twitter | Rachel’s books in order Checklist

Detective Kay Hunter Series

1. SCARED TO DEATH
2. WILL TO LIVE
3. ONE TO WATCH
4. HELL TO PAY
5. CALL TO ARMS
6. GONE TO GROUND
7. BRIDGE TO BURN
8. CRADLE TO GRAVE

6 Comments on “Scared to Death: Detective Kay Hunter Series by Rachel Amphlett

  1. I’ve been meaning to get to this series for a while now, I’ll definitely have to bump it up my pile, I’ve heard so many good things about it. Great review!

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