A Delusional Innocent or a Man Bred for Murder


THE MURDERER'S SON a gripping crime thriller full of twists

by JOY ELLIS

Joffe Books

Mystery & Thrillers

Pub Date 23 Sep 2016

Review

Readers are guaranteed a terrific mystery when they pick up one of Joy Ellis's procedurals. The Murderer's Son is a stand alone novel, rather than part of the Nikki Galena series. Don't be discouraged- The Murderer's Son is a thrilling read that demonstrates Ellis's understanding of human psychology as well as her ability to craft a challenging mystery.

Twenty years ago, a farmer and his wife were brutally murdered in a remote part of the Fenlands. The crime scene was one of the most disturbing the investigators had seen. Now a woman has been found killed in a similar manner. Suspects are few until a young investigative journalist comes to confess. But things are not that simple. He doesn't know how or why he would have committed the crime, and there is no physical evidence linking him. Is Daniel Kinder a killer, or is he delusional? Despite pressure to close the case, DI Jackman and Ds Evans don't take his confession at face value. When the killings escalate, the team bring in a forensic psychologist to help them determine if Daniel Kinder truly is The Murderer's Son.

Don't expect a straightforward case - The Murderer's Son has plenty of surprises in store. Joy Ellis's understanding of psychology is impressive, and she uses it to good effect. The investigators are unique individuals, very human and memorably quirky. I loved the old pop culture references - including Orac from Blakes 7. DI Jackman, DS Evans and their team are just that - a team of very different individuals supporting each other. They would be interesting to observe even if the case was less enthralling.

If you like police procedurals, you won't go wrong with Joy Ellis's The Murderer's Son.

5/5

I received a copy of The Murderer's Son in exchange for an honest review.

--Crittermom

Description

A BLOODY SERIAL KILLER SEEMS TO HAVE RETURNED TO THE LINCOLNSHIRE FENS

A gripping standalone crime thriller by the best-selling author of the Nikki Galena series.

Twenty years ago a farmer and his wife are cut to pieces by a ruthless serial killer.

Now a woman is viciously stabbed to death in the upmarket kitchen of her beautiful house on the edge of the marshes.

Then a man called Daniel Kinder walks into Saltern police station and confesses to the murder.

But DI Rowan Jackman and DS Marie Evans of the Fenland Constabulary soon discover that there is a lot more to Daniel than meets the eye. He has no memory of the first five years of his life and is obsessed with who his real mother is.

With no evidence to hold him, Jackman and Evans are forced to let him go, and in a matter of days the lonely Lincolnshire Fens become the stage for more killings and Daniel has disappeared.

In a breathtaking finale, the truth about Daniel’s mother comes to light and DI Jackman and DS Evans race against time to stop more lives being destroyed.

THE DETECTIVES DS Marie Evans lost her husband in a motorbike accident and has personal connections to the case. DI Jackman leads the team. He is extremely smart and has a knack for bringing out the best in his diverse team, which includes the mysterious computer specialist Orac.

Full of twists and turns, this is a crime thriller that will keep you turning the pages until the shocking ending.

THIS BOOK IS NOT PART OF THE NIKKI GALENA SERIES BUT TAKES PLACE IN THE SAME STUNNING AREA

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