Book Review – Copycat by Diane Saxon @Diane_Saxon @BoldwoodBooks #BookReview #BlogTour #policeprocedural

Many thanks to publisher Boldwood Books for my spot on this Blog Tour.

What the freak!! This was fantastic. Having read a lot of police procedurals I meant A LOT, I hoped this wouldn’t be the same. I was jumping in joy figuratively, since I was not well, at the story the pages showed me.

A murder or two similar to the ones committed ten years ago. But the perp of the older set was in jail. So a copycat was on the loose, and it was up to Jenna and Mason to catch the copycat before more nurses died.

My first book by Diane Saxon, I savored each word of this investigation. The terror and hate of the killer already in prison, the sadism and mind games of the copycat killer, the desperation and helplessness of the cops were all captured beautifully. Each emotion coursed over my skin, prickling me with an intense need to get to the end. I needed the killer shot and quartered.

The author’s writing had the delectable quality to it, almost as if the book were a movie or a television series where I got to know Jenna’s life completely. She was strict at work, but she was all heart. I loved her soft touch. In fact, I am sure I loved everything about her. Having not read the earlier book, it was lightly touched upon in this without any spoilers so that made me eager to get to the first book.

The pace was fast, and the scenes were smooth. Tension furrowed my brow and my pulse raced as the pages neared the end. The characters played up to the drama brilliantly. Camaraderie was warm and there was a bond of friendship and respect in the team. Jenna and Mason and their interaction brought a smile on my face. There was a sense of completeness in the story.

Overall, I found this a clever piece of writing where the author made me feel all the emotions, vengeance being the foremost. A few scenes like the confrontation of Jenna with the killer in prison stood out. I loved the tension in the scene. Fabulous writing.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

When a beautiful, red haired nurse’s body is found mutilated in her house in Lawley the morning after a date with Detective Constable Ryan Downey, all eyes turn to him.
With a very specific modus operandi, Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan and her team know exactly who the offender is, the trouble is he’s currently serving a life stretch in HMP Long Lartin.

It soon becomes evident to DS Morgan and her team that there maybe a copycat killer is on the loose.

In a race against time, they need to track down the copycat and discover who is pulling whose strings?

Publication Date: February 2020

Author: Shalini

My first love has always been BOOKS. My favourite gadgets are my phone, kindle, and lately, my laptop. I write reviews from my heart, hoping that each word strikes a chord in a reader. Books are more than my passion. Who am I? I am a #bookblogger, #reviewer, #betareader #editor #ghostwriter #bookpublicist #bookstagrammer #blogtourorganizer. Soon to be an #influencer

12 thoughts

    1. I would say I was more thrilled as there was police investigation was present, but it was not about forensics. Generally police procedural feel similar here it was the writing I felt gave me that excitement

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