#BlogTour: Seconds to Die by Rebecca Bradley #Crimefiction @RebeccaJBradley @joffebooks @booksnall2020

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

Seconds to Die by Rebecca Bradley

Format – Kindle
Publisher – JOFFE BOOKS
Publication Date – 25th March 2021
Genre – Crime Fiction
Author – Rebecca Bradley

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Wow, just wow . . . Fast-paced, gripping, nail-biting . . . This is one of the best police procedurals I have read in a long time.” Greta

A DARK, TWISTY AND UTTERLY COMPULSIVE PAGE-TURNER.

A killer who sends drawings of the murders he will commit.
A detective who will do anything to stop him.

Detective Claudia Nunn has never seen anything so beautiful — or so horrifying.

The intricate drawing is sent to her at work. It shows a man, naked on a bed. His arms are bound, his face contorted in agony, a huge blade stuck deep in his back.

Gory? Certainly. Something to worry about? Not likely. Police get sent weird stuff all the time.

Until Claudia is called to a crime scene that exactly recreates the drawing.

When another sketch arrives, Claudia thinks she might have a serial killer on her hands, who thinks he’s an artist.

Claudia’s in a race against time to stop anyone else dying — and the next victim could be her.

Perfect for fans of Helen H. Durrant, Rachel Abbott, Biba Pearce, Angela Marsons and L.J. Ross.

READERS CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF REBECCA BRADLEY:

“An original take on the classic police procedural, I found it pacy, dark and compelling, and was hooked from the first page to the last.” Jane Isaac, bestselling author of The Truth Will Out

“Tense, gripping and intriguing, with several twists that caught me completely by surprise.” Emma Haughton, author of The Dark

“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

Terrifyingly authentic.” A Chapter in my Life

Slick, absolutely fascinating.” Damppebbles

Compelling, dark and absolutely a page-turner.” Crime Book Junkie

“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.

“Thoroughly enjoyed this book . . . Kept me guessing all the way through and a great twist at the end.” Nerys

ALSO BY REBECCA BRADLEY
DETECTIVE CLAUDIA NUNN
Book 1: BLOOD STAINED
Book 2: SECONDS TO DIE


My Review

This is book 2 in the Detective Claudia Nunn series and I would highly recommend you read book 1 first although it will work as stand alone there are references to events in book 1 and you will enjoy the book more if you are aware of those.

Claudia is heading up a new time created to deal with difficult and complex cases.  The team are still getting to know one another and without a case to investigate as yet it is unclear how the team will function.  Claudia is pondering all this when she opens a letter.  It contains a drawing by a very talented artist.  The detail is amazing but what shocks Claudia is the subject.  The drawing is a dead man the agony endured is plain to see in the very detailed features. With no idea who the sender is or the victim the drawing is put in a drawer as Claudia’s attention is diverted elsewhere.

Then the call comes in a body has been found.  On arrival at the crime scene Claudia comes face to face with the real life version of the picture.  BUT the picture was in Claudia’s hands before the victim died.

When another picture Is received the team realise they are in a race against time to identify the victim and the crime scene before the murder is committed.  Who will win the detectives or the artist?

This is a fast paced thriller full of adrenaline pumping suspense and well defined characters with some back stories running through to add interest.  I am very much looking forward to the next in the series.


Author Profile

REBECCA BRADLEY

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.

BOOKS BY REBECCA BRADLEY

BLOOD STAINED
SECONDS TO DIE

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