OUT FOR BLOOD By Deborah Masson #DI Eve Hunter #Bookblogger @deborah_masson #RandomHousePublishers

Available 10th December as paperback and ebook available November

SYNOPSIS

DI Eve Hunter is back.

A young man, the son of an influential businessman, is discovered dead in his Central Aberdeen apartment.

Hours later, a teenaged girl with no identification is found hanged in a suspected suicide.

As DI Eve Hunter and her team investigate the two cases, they find themselves in a tug of war between privilege and poverty; between the elite and those on the fringes of society.

Then an unexpected breakthrough leads them to the shocking conclusion: that those in power have been at the top for too long – and now, someone is going to desperate lengths to bring them down….

Can they stop someone who is dead set on revenge, no matter the cost?

MY REVIEW

Wow, I had the pleasure of reading Deborah Masson’s debut novel Hold Your Tongue last year, which introduced readers to DI Eve Hunter, and I loved it. So I was delighted to get the chance to read book two in the series before it was released.

I certainly wasn’t disappointed, I think I liked this one better than the first one, the characters are developing, it’s great to see them become fully three dimensional, all the characters have their strengths and weaknesses. It’s great to see details about their lives outside of work being gradually introduced as well. Not just the work they do I find this humanises them even more.

The opening chapter grabs you as a young woman is found hanging from a tree on a golf course. Did she hang herself? Or is there more going on?

DI Eve Hunter is at another crime scene, where a young man has been found murdered. A young man who is from a wealthy family, which means it will be a more high profile case. Because where there is money there is power. But as the team investigate it seems odd that the father isn’t very forthcoming, and trying to get more information about him is causing problematic. Plus the fact one of his friends had died a year earlier of what looked like suicide. His one other close friend is elusive, and the father is blocking access to him every which way he can. But why? Surely these people want the police to catch who killed him.

Had the young girl found on the golf ground hung herself, or had she been murdered? The team have no idea of her identity, but going by the brand on the back of her neck they believe she has been sex trafficked. Eve has to persuade her boss Hastings that her team can work both cases. Hastings agrees providing Eve still attends her Psychiatrist appointment, much to Eve’s disgust. She is still struggling with the death of her friend in a previous case, as well as personal issues. She struggles with anger management and keeping her temper under control.

This is a brilliantly plotted, well crafted, good solid police procedural, with characters readers will love. Hooking you from that first chapter and keeping you engaged until the final page. A well paced thrilling read. I can’t wait for book 3 in the series now.

I would like to thank #netgalley and #RandomHousePublishers for an eARC of this book in exchange for an honest, fair and unbiased review.

Another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ read from Deborah Masson.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deborah Masson was born and bred in Aberdeen, Scotland. Always restless and fighting against being a responsible adult, she worked in several jobs including secretarial, marketing, reporting for the city’s freebie newspaper and a stint as a postie – to name but a few.

Through it all, she always read crime fiction and, when motherhood finally settled her into being an adult {maybe even a responsible one) she turned her hand to writing what she loved. Deborah started with short stories and flash fiction whilst her daughter napped and, when she later welcomed her son into the world, she decided to challenge her writing further through online courses with Professional Writing Academy and Fabre Academy. Her debut novel, Hold Your Tongue, is the result of those courses. That was where readers were first introduced to DI Eve Hunter…


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