I am very excited today as it is my stop on the Blog Tour for this absolutely riveting book by KA Richardson. On offer for a limited period at 99p/$1.29
Watch You Burn: The North East Police Series by K a Richardson
About the Book
Someone is breaking into Fire Investigator, Edina Blaze’s, home and leaving deadly messages. When Glen Peacock is burned alive, she has to put her own problems aside and attend the location with Crime Scene Manager, Kevin Lang.
As the body count rises, Edina’s sister Heather becomes involved. Is it her setting these gruesome fires? Or is she a target too?
Kevin has seen it all in his years on the force, but when a young girl is found burnt to dead, even he is shocked.
Who is taking pleasure in watching people burn? Why are they doing it? And will they be caught?
DI Alistair McKay and the team from North East Police have to work quickly to stop the killer, before they all end up in flames.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kerry Wilkinson is an excellent author. Each book she releases just gets better and this one doesn’t disappoint. It is well written and grabs the reader from the first page and just keeps on giving.
This book takes everything you thought you knew and understood about the people who commit murder and pulls it to bits in front of you.
People are being burned alive and the Police are flummoxed. It is not clear if the cases are linked even the fire investigators are struggling to find evidence to link the cases. As an added complication someone is getting in to a fire investigator’s house and leaving messages and nobody can find out how they are getting in or why she is being targetted.
Add to the mix a young woman who is insecure and self harming and we end up with a book that has so much going on and an overdose of adrenaline pumping suspense that is: Watch You Burn, an excellent book that will stay with the reader. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars but….
There are many characters in this book but I think the one that stands out for me is Edina. She is trying to move forward with her career after an accident meant she had to give up fire fighting and she is now a fire investigator who has the unenviable job of finding out why people are being burned. She is also trying to rebuild a relationship with her sister, Heather.
A lot of suspense with family, relationships and a sprinkling of romance and the result is an excellent 5 star read. With so much going on you would think it would get confusing but Kerry has expertly explained all the parts and interwoven them into a reasonably easy read.
Thankyou to Bloodhound Books who provided me with an advance copy of this book.
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My name is Kerry-Ann Richardson (generally known as Kerry) and I write as KA Richardson. I started writing the North East Police series in 2010 when I was working towards my MA Creative Writing – I used the first 15000 words of With Deadly Intent as my dissertation. I passed my MA in 2011 and kept on writing. This all came about from working as a Crime Scene Investigator – I’d always written but when I was a CSI I went to see a psychic, Anthony, and he wanted to know why I wasn’t writing. He reminded me that it was my passion and said he could see me signing in Waterstones in 5 years. That was 5.5 years before my first ever signing in Waterstones so he wasn’t far wrong!
I did the normal things writers do when their book is ready to go out into the world – submitted to agents etc. I got a few nice personal responses back – still saying no but being constructive and polite about it. I approached Darren Laws from Caffeine Nights whilst at a crime festival and he asked to see my work. He agreed to publish With Deadly Intent from there, and once that was out I approached Bloodhound Books as wanted to know if there was any other interest in my novels. Bloodhound came back within 24 hours and offered me a 3 book deal! And I’ve since signed an additional 3 book deal with them which covers the series up to and including book 7!
Twitter: @kerryann77 or @karichardson77