Thank you to all the lovely bloggers and reviewers who helped with the launch of BLOOD STAINED by Rebecca Bradley. Your help is very much appreciated. Jill, Rebecca and Joffe Books
What the bloggers and reviewers thought:
On The Shelf Reviews Blood stained is a gritty and realistic mystery which has left me wanting to see more of these characters.
Linda Strong Book Reviews A tightly woven plot with non-stop action and intrigue from the very start make this a true page turner. Suspenseful twists and turns lead to a very unexpected conclusion. Watch for the huge twist!
Bookish Jottings Brilliantly plotted, confidently written and so scary it will give you nightmares, Blood Stained is a top-notch crime novel and fans of the genre will do well to remember Rebecca Bradley’s name because has a very bright future ahead of her!
The Word is Out The story of the Strangler investigation was excellent, with well drawn characters, an engrossing exciting plot and a clever final twist
Avonna Loves Genre I loved this story and the author’s intricate and tightly woven plotting that not once, but twice truly surprised me.
Loopy Laura Wow! Blood Stained is the first in a new police and crime thriller series and what a way to begin! We witness the brutal attack on Ruth in the opening chapter and then are straight into the investigation into her disappearance.
Herding Cats Blood Stained is a cracking start to a new detective series and I simply cannot wait for more. I loved the characters, the intense plot and the flowing narrative. The time just disappeared whilst I was reading.
Beyond the Books A gritty, heart-pounding thriller that gives us twist after twist, never letting up. The tension is wound up to the absolute maximum. The plotting has been brilliantly created with enough drama to more than keep you engrossed in this scary serial killer thriller. Hope to see Claudia again soon too.
Ginger Book Geek In short, I flipping loved reading ‘Blood Stained’ and I would definitely recommend it to other readers. I will certainly be reading more of Rebecca’s work in the future. The score on the Ginger Book Geek board can only be 5* out of 5*.
BLOOD STAINED by Rebecca Bradley
Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 25th March 2021
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Rebecca Bradley
Can’t find her.
Can’t catch him.
Can’t trust anyone.
The first in a gripping new Sheffield-set crime series starring Detective Claudia Nunn.
Detective Claudia Nunn’s colleague DS Dominic Harrison has been leading the case against a dangerous serial killer, who hunts his victims using a dating app. But now his own wife has gone missing.
Then a large pool of blood is discovered in their garage. And Dominic is the prime suspect.
Is Dominic being framed by a serial killer or will Claudia expose an even uglier truth?
Can’t tell a soul how it ends.
Blood Stained is a dark, twisty and utterly compulsive page-turner that will be devoured by fans of Helen H. Durrant, Rachel Abbott, Angela Marsons and L.J. Ross.
READERS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF REBECCA BRADLEY:
“Tense, tightly written and I couldn’t put it down until I was done. A definite 5 stars.” Angela Marsons, author of Twisted Lies
“Honestly one of the most gripping – and thoroughly disturbing – things I’ve read in a while. It’s like watching a mind slowly unravel. Highly recommended.” Cass Green, author of The Killer Inside
“A clever and emotional read from an author who deserves to be more well known.” Steph’s Book Blog
“Rebecca Bradley has the knack of drawing you into a book and then you find it hard to put down.” Graham R.
“Terrifyingly authentic.” A Chapter in my Life
“Slick, absolutely fascinating.” Damppebbles
“Compelling, dark and absolutely a page-turner.” Crime Book Junkie
It is always good to be introduced to a new author so I was looking forward to reading this book by Rebecca Bradley.
The story is set in Sheffield, an area I am very familiar with having lived in South Yorkshire for most of my life so I really enjoyed reading about the different places.
Dominic is investigating the Sheffield Strangler. He has killed several women horrifically leaving their children motherless but nobody living seems to know what he looks like and he is clever leaving no clues and no forensic evidence only a lipstick left with each body. Then Dominic’s wife goes missing and he is arrested on suspicion of murder and finds himself being interviewed by Claudia, who knows him and his wife very well.
This is a very intriguing story that switches between the present day and the Sheffield Strangler investigation. If you like to get into the nitty gritty of detective work then this is definitely a book for you it follows the investigation into Ruth’s disappearance in detail making for a very interesting read.
The twists and turns are many causing me to change my mind about what happened many times throughout the book and the identity of the Sheffield Strangler was a complete shock I certainly didn’t see coming.
Personally I was disappointed with the ending but hopefully there is more to come in this story.
Thank you to the author, Joffe Books and Netgalley for the advance copy of this book.
Rebecca Bradley lives with her family in the UK, and two Cockapoos, Alfie and Lola, who keep her company while she writes. She drinks copious amounts of tea to function throughout the day and if she could, she would survive on a diet of tea and cake while committing murder on a regular basis. Rebecca served fifteen years in the police service and finished as a detective constable on a specialist unit.
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