Today I am taking part in the books on tour for The Killer’s Girl by Helen Phifer. This was released on the 10th of December, published by Bookouture.
The Killer’s Girl by Helen Phifer
Detective Morgan Brookes Book 2
Release Date: 10th of December 2020
Print Length: 301 pages
Genre: Crime Thriller
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‘Mama, wake up.’
The little girl reached for her mother’s face with one pudgy hand. But the eyes stayed closed, and the blood continued to trickle across the floor.
When the body of a young woman is found, tied to her bed and the victim of a brutal attack in her own home, Detective Morgan Brookes is sickened by what she finds as she searches the house. And unprepared for the nightmares it inspires about her childhood.
When the DNA collected gives a positive ID, Morgan can’t wait to put the attacker behind bars. But the person it matches to is already in prison. How could the DNA of someone who has been locked up for over twenty years have shown up in Morgan’s crime scene? And then they make another close match. To Morgan herself.
Faced with the impossible proof that she is somehow connected to this case, Morgan delves deep into the crimes of a killer who stalked the Lake District two decades ago. But distracted by the old case, she misses the signs that he has found a new victim. And when he strikes close to home, Morgan finally realises that she has been living on borrowed time. To find this killer, it’s clear she must confront the nightmares in her past…
A heart-racing, nerve-wracking crime thriller. Fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney will be completely gripped.
Following a young girls horrifying discovery, Detective Morgan Brookes embarks on a journey to solve her murder that hits a lot closer to home than she could ever have imagined…
The mystery in The Killer’s Girl plays out well and had me on the edge of my seat. I felt so many different emotions throughout, that when I was done, I was mentally exhausted, but in a good way. Helen Phifer takes her reader along for the ride on this one and has you experiencing the story as the characters do.
I enjoyed seeing a more vulnerable side to Detective Morgan Brookes this time around, as the case brings up painful memories from her past, as well as personal tragedy in the present, that nearly breaks her. Helen Phifer really puts her through the wringer but, she still manages to put one foot in front of the other.
As is always the way with Helen Phifer’s work, the writing is sharp and really packs a punch! The pace is frantic, helped by the short chapters that just keep you wanting to flick the pages and the ending sets up what should be another thrilling read, which I will be impatiently waiting for!
The Killer’s Girl is another fantastic addition to the Detective Morgan Brookes series and whilst it can be read as a stand-alone, I do recommend you start with One Left Alive as you would be missing out on another smashing read! It was a pleasure to be able to read and review The Killer’s Girl, which I highly recommend.
Thank you to Helen Phifer, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Killer’s Girl, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
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Let’s Get to Know Helen Phifer
Helen Phifer lives in a small town called Barrow-in-Furness with her husband and five children.
Helen has always loved writing and reading. Her love of horror films and novels is legendary. Helen adores reading books which make the hair on the back of her neck stand on end. Unable to find enough scary stories to read she decided to write her own.
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