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Creepy chilling events and captivating twists that kept the tension ramped up until the final page!

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"Is the Sleeping Beauty Killer back?..."


A serial killer’s dark obsession with the preservation of beauty sees him return to stalk the streets of Penzance in the summer of 2019. It’s 23 years since his first victims went missing, setting DI Brandon Hammett on the hunt for the Sleeping Beauty Killer.

A beautiful woman is being held captive in an unknown location. Although not physically injured, she is manacled to a chair in a darkened, sinister dining room. Her captor is polite but menacing. Her female companions, silent spectators.

When a glass box is found in Prussia Cove, containing a conch and the ear of a missing beauty, a murder investigation is launched. Is the Sleeping Beauty Killer back? Or is this a copycat killing? What’s clear is an evasive, clever killer is at large, presenting DI Brandon Hammett with his biggest challenge to-date.

My Review

This read gripped me like a vice from the first few pages and never let go!

We are thrown into the horrors of a victim trapped and chained forced to obey her captor, and you feel the fear and desperateness leaking off the pages.

From the victim and the captor we head also in to the world of DI Hammett when a puzzling missing persons case leads to so much more.

As small tokens arrive its clear the fear these bring could it be after all this time? not just a serial killer in there midst's but the Sleeping beauty killer?

the story moves at rapid pace as Hammett and his team race to unravel the true meanings behind the tokens and as the bodies pile up the fear of what will happen to his latest victim.

This thrilling tale reaches his heart pounding conclusion and I could feel the tension rising with a and the twisted mind like this killer has you can never fully trust where the story will go and this tale keeps you guessing right till the end!

This was a fast-paced novel that has you reading at pace! creepy chilling events and captivating twists that kept the tension ramped up until the final page!

Author Bio

Karen is a University of East Anglia alumni crime writer whose latest novel Fairest Creatures was longlisted for the 2020 Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger.

Before turning to crime, Karen wrote a series of children’s books and short stories. Her middle grade Sci-Fi novel Turbulence was shortlisted at the Winchester Writers Festival, alongside a novella and a short story.

Her YA thriller Off The Rails won her a place in the Dragon’s Den at the London Book Fair in 2016. Born and based in London, Karen is also a journalist and editor with wide ranging experience, covering anything from business to lifestyle.

She's worked on trade, corporate and association publications, run international news teams, and contributed to newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The London Evening Standard, The London Magazine, The Independent, and The Far Eastern Economic Review.

Her first thriller The Trade, published by Endeavour Press, was inspired by her globe-trotting years as a commodity markets reporter.

Purchase Links

AVAILABLE 15th Octrrober 2021

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Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.

All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.

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