See No Evil by Rebecca Bradley – Review.

About The Book

A brutal killer with a vicious calling card targets the older males in Nottingham. Are they connected or are the murders simply random attacks? 

That is the question Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins and her team must investigate as they hunt down the monster on their streets. 

But Hannah has just returned to work after a terrifying ordeal, and is still distressed as snapshots of the trauma plague her every waking moment.  

Across town Amelia Vaughn, a senior Crown prosecutor, questions herself when a sensitive police file lands on her desk. However, things begin to look more sinister closer to home.  

As the two professionals struggle to hold it together the murders become more frequent. The two women are on a collision course that no one could see coming. Can they each do what it takes to bring the killer to justice or will personal attachments result in another loss of life?

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received. Rebecca Bradley’s Hannah Robbins series is one of the few that I have read every book from. I like the main character but also her team of people. The respect and loyalty they have for each other is evident with the way they welcome her back after the events that occurred in the previous book. But Hannah struggles to accept the help or admit that she is struggling with the pain. She finds it easier to push friends away, despite feeling guilty and rely on pain relief.

Whilst I enjoyed catching up with Hannah, I loved the other narrative. Amelia has serious concerns about her husband and when she attempts to find out what is wrong she is unprepared for what she discovers. When she makes contact with Hannah’s team her world falls apart. I can’t remember reading anything like this before, where you see the story develop from somebody who is connected to a crime but not as a perpetrator. 

There is huge potential for this series to carry on, this ending in particular, left a lot of possibilities for further storylines. I have a feeling Hannah has some explaining to do with the investigation in this book and with what Aaron discovers at the end. What I would love to see in the future is for Hannah to find happiness, because at times she seems very lonely, and for a book to focus on one of the other characters. My choice would be from Aaron or Pasha. 

A Deeper Song by Rebecca Bradley – Review.

About The Book

How do you fight someone you can’t see?

Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins finds herself on the most perilous case of her career when a young man darts in front of her car. He’s covered in someone else’s blood and has no memory of how he got there. 

Digging up the man’s past puts Hannah on a collision course with a dangerous stranger who wants history to remain hidden and who will stop at nothing to keep his secret. 

Hannah finds herself in the biggest fight of her life. 

Is this finally a case too far? 

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received. I have enjoyed reading Rebecca Bradley’s books for a few years now, her Hannah Robbins series is one of the few I am up to date on. This book has to be my favourite one yet and with the situation that we currently find ourselves living in I read it in one day. I was absolutely hooked on the way the storyline unfolded.

At the beginning you are made aware of the decision that Hannah has to face concerning her sister, and how it may have a bearing on the accident that followed. In her attempts to find out more about the young man she hit she places herself in danger and it’s from  then that I couldn’t put the book down. And I can’t say a further thing about the storyline because it needs to be spoiler free. But with the way it is written, with the narrative changing between Hannah and Aaron I was desperate to know what would happen.

If done well this type of novel works for me and this was one of the better ones. I appreciated getting to know more about the team and seeing the frustration they felt. There was one moment in particular where I really understood what Aaron was going through. I’m not sure if it’s something I would like to experience.

A cracking storyline with an ending that left me wanting  more. 

Perfect Murder by Rebecca Bradley – Review.

About The Book

Could you commit the perfect murder?

Alice Friend thinks you can, and she’s going to prove it. But perfection is elusive, and the body count rises as she pursues her aim, changing MO with each kill.

It should be easy. After all, Alice is perfectly suited for the task. As a crime writer she leads a solitary life and has little to get in her way.

Until it does.

Can she really kill and walk away, or will her actions have consequences closer to home than she could have imagined? Suddenly it looks like time may be running out for Alice…

Dark and quirky, download Perfect Murder to see if the perfect murder really can be committed. 

My Review

With thanks to the author for the copy received. Perfect Murder is the new stand alone novel by Rebecca Bradley, whose series featuring Hannah Robbins is one I always enjoy.

It introduces us to Alice, a crime writer, cat lover and very much a loner. She is devoted to Beth, ex mother in law and best friend. But Beth is seriously ill and has asked Alice for help. Alice understandably struggles with this request but after being involved in a collision that results in a death of a stranger she starts to think of ways to commit the perfect murder.

Whilst I found Alice’s crimes increasingly fascinating it was her relationship with Beth and later Hashim that was my favourite part of this novel. Both sides of Alice’s character were revealed, cold blooded, emotionless killer and devoted friend. I felt this was very important to the author, being able to show the turmoil Alice felt and the way she coped with it. The bond between Alice and Beth felt real and I could see how Beth’s request affected both of them.

The murders were all unusual and I can’t think of seeing any of them in other crime fiction books. They did make me wonder about what the author could have seen in her previous career. Not just with the method but also what the murder scene looked like and the clean up after.

A clever and emotional read from an author who deserves to be more well known.

Kill For Me by Rebecca Bradley – Blog Tour Review

About The Book

A deadly game. An unstoppable killer. The perfect alibi.

Lucy Anderson is late collecting her daughter from nursery. A mistake that could prove fatal. 
Her daughter is gone and there is only one way Lucy can get her back. The ransom is simple, she has to kill someone…

And this is just the beginning. A deadly game with a domino effect has started as the real killer forces others to do his bidding.

Can detective inspector Hannah Robbins find the killer’s next puppet before they’re forced to strike or will this be the case where her opponent has found the perfect way to kill?

Pick up Kill For Me for impossible choices and moral dilemmas and see where you would fall. 

My Review

I have read all of the books to feature Hannah and the rest of the team and enjoyed them all. I have to say that this is my favourite yet, the storyline is nothing like I’ve read before and at times was quite spooky. It was one of those that made me wonder what I would do if I was faced with the same predicament. It also made me think how loved ones left behind would cope with what happened on top of losing somebody close. Particularly Lucy’s family. 

As always the whole team have strong characters. I was pleased that Baxter was behaving himself over a more prominent team member and it was good to see Pasha have more of a role. I would like to see a lot more of her, she is becoming one of my favourites. 

There is less focus on Hannah’s private life, her sister Zoe is only mentioned briefly, so for that reason this book works very well as a stand-alone. But the series is so good and you could read them all very quickly. 


The Twisted Web By Rebecca Bradley – Review.

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About the Book

A social media shaming. A killer with a message. A deadly combination.

When the body of a man is left in the city centre set up as a realistic police crime scene, DI Hannah Robbins is forced to enter a world that can break a person, a case and a reputation.

Social media platforms light up and Hannah is pitted against the raging online monster and a killer who has already lost everything.

Can she catch the killer and put him behind bars or will she become part of his sadistic game?

Buy The Twisted Web and step inside the game…

For fans of Angela Marsons and Robert Bryndza

My Review

It’s always good to return to a series and the one that features Hannah Robbins and her team is a favourite one. In this new investigation they have to solve a crime that’s gone viral on twitter before they’ve had the chance to investigate. But as well as the crime that needs to be solved quickly because of the added pressure from social media there is also the return of Aaron, and Hannah’s attempts to protect him from Baxter, their superior officer.
There are many reasons I enjoy this series. The characters all feel real, they have personal issues that don’t take over the story, they eat junk food and the crimes that need to be solved are always topical and interesting. I have read novels that are centered around social media sites before but there is usually at least one site I’m unfamiliar with or it’s too technical. Here it is all described honestly and simply. Some of the team use it, some don’t and they are shocked how quickly things can escalate. Especially Baxter, whose shortcomings are increasingly evident.
Baxter is a character who I love to hate. I find him cold, unfriendly and given the opportunity a bit of a bully. Many times, when I read police procedural novels a superior officer is like this but can be as caricature portrayal. Here that isn’t the case. He is simply an officer who appears to have forgotten how to police and is just interested in paperwork and controlling people.
Everybody else I like. I see Pasha developing in later books and I hope Aaron’s health improves.
I would like to thank Rebecca for including me as part of her launch team and for the book received.