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Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Killing Choice by Will Shindler! Thanks so much to Jenny for organising the tour and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
'Leave your daughter with me, or I will kill you both’
It felt like a normal Friday evening before Karl and his daughter Leah were ambushed by a figure in a blank mask. At knife point, Karl is forced to make an impossible choice. Stay and die, or walk away from Leah and take this thug's word that they both will live.
Should Karl trust a villain and leave his daughter with a knife at her throat? Could he ever live with himself if he did?
It's not long before more seemingly unconnected and innocent people across London are offered a deal in exchange for their life. More blood is spilled, more families shattered, and more people are left to suffer with the consequences of their decisions.
DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen must hunt for a killer that appears to have no face, no motive and no conscience before more victims are forced to make their choice.
After a very long on and off hiatus, I’m finally back to blogging and what a perfect book this is to get me started again!
I was part of the blog tour for Shindler’s debut, The Burning Men, and absolutely loved it so I had very high hopes for The Killing Choice. Shindler did not disappoint.
What really stood out to me (and so far seems to be a recurring theme when it comes to this series) is the plot. While the book is a classic police procedural at its core, the plot gives it such a unique edge. Its totally gripping, dark and so well executed too and really had me questioning myself and reflecting on what I read.
The characters are also so well-developed and honestly quite stunningly written. DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen are of course back and as engaging as ever. While this is the second in the series and I’d totally recommend reading The Burning Men, The Killing Choice can definitely be read as a standalone and works just as well this way.
This book really has it all, suspense, emotion, twists and action and it kept me completely glued to the pages.
Overall I’m giving the Killing Choice 4 out of 5. It’s cleverly plotted, addictive and a real must-read. Book three please!
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review
About the Author
Will Shindler has been a broadcast journalist for the BBC for over twenty-five years, spending a decade working in television drama as a scriptwriter on Born and Bred, The Bill and Doctors. His time on these leading prime time dramas has given him a rich grounding in authentic police procedure, powerful character development and gripping narratives. He currently combines reading the news on BBC Radio London with writing crime novels and has previously worked as a television presenter, a sports reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, and one of the stadium presenters at the London Olympics. He is the writer of The Burning Men and The Killing Choice.
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