Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review of this brilliant book as part of the Blog Tour
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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