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The Advent Killer by Alistair Gunn - Review

Wednesday, November 29, 2017


I was granted permission to this and its sequel, Cold Christmas, on Netgalley, so thank you very much to Michael Joseph/Penguin UK for that. I like crime thrillers to be pretty pulpy, so the description of this intrigued me. Antonia Hawkins is acting as DCI when the bodies of two women are found, each early on the Sunday mornings of advent. Police can find not connections between the women, but they've each been subdued with a taser prior to being murdered. Then on the third Sunday, a third body is found and the race is on to catch the killer before he can strike again.

There were gaps in the story which frustrated me, and Antonia herself frustrated me at times but I found her a likeable enough main character. I thought the whole thing was a bit predictable in places but it kept me good company reading late at night while ill. I'm giving it three out of five.

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