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Omg what a twisted tale came from the mind of author Rob Sinclair where evil seeped the book with its essence slowly oozing into the crevices, spreading so deep into its pages that it became difficult for me to guess where and when it started.
The author did the only thing he could do. He knew that the one person who could counter his essence of evil was a strong woman who had the heart of courage. Evil could be fought only by someone who had faced evil and survived. Enter the brilliant Detective DI Dani Stephens.
The brain of the author must have been so wicked the moment he conceptualized Dani and then went about creating a background for her. She was literally the phoenix who not only emerged from the author’s pen but from the ashes. Her twin brother had attacked her and left her for dead. It took her two years to join back the force, and the first thing she saw was the murder of a young woman.
Soon dead bodies started mounting up, and Dani knew she had a fight in her hands. Getting to that killer would require all her wits and intelligence, especially when evil twisted the case so much so that she didn’t know what was real anymore.
I loved Dani, not only did she have to beat the killer at his own game, she also had to deal with the repercussions of the traumatic brain injury. Her friendship and connection with Jason was solid, and it felt like it would flow into the next book. This was Dani’s book through and through. As I kept reading down the pages, I knew that it was her courage which would lead her to the killer, who brought malice and darkness to the story.
Some parts meandered a bit in the middle, but considering this was the author’s first foray into a police procedural, it was understandable. The ending more than made up for it and gave me the twist I so wanted.
Overall, what can I say? I am a DI Dani Stephens fan all the way. Book 1 was great, I wonder what has the author in store for book 2. More evil perhaps!! Yayy!!
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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Rob is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Enemy series and James Ryker series of espionage thrillers. His books have sold over half a million copies to date with many reviewers and readers having likened Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn.
Rob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller. He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. Rob now writes full time.
Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.
He’s your attacker.
He’s a murderer.
He’s your twin.
When D.I Dani Stephens returns to work after the attack that almost ended her life, she’s quickly plunged into a horrific new case, as dead bodies are discovered on the streets of Birmingham.
But with no link between the victims, Dani has to get inside a killer’s mind – so turns to the murderer she knows best. Her own twin brother…
But what makes a psychopath? Can understanding her twin help her find a murderer who leaves no trace? As the circle closes on Dani, the clock is ticking and she needs a breakthrough – before she becomes the latest victim.
Publication Date: 12th September 2019