The Murder List
By Jackie Kabler
What’s it about?
When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary,and sees it’s not blank after all…
1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD
1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM
1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIFF
1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM
Is this some kind of sick joke? But…it’s the end of January now. And a woman named Lisa was murdered in Oxford on 1st January. Does that mean there really is a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder on the first of each month?
And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?The clock is ticking for Mary to uncover the truth, before she becomes the next victim on the killer’s list…
What I think:
This is a great premise for thriller!
Mary Ellis receives a diary for a Christmas present. Assuming it is from a client, she doesn’t even check it until she is about to donate it to a charity. Then she notices that murders have been added.
The first has already taken place, and the second is imminent. Mary takes the diary to the police. They have only a couple of months to stop the killer before Mary herself is the target.
This is a very twisty investigation that will keep you guessing. The murders don’t at first seem to have any connection and even then the only links the police can find between the victims are tenuous.
Mary, herself a crime writer, starts her own investigation, hoping to uncover some clues. Buy is she unwittingly putting herself closer to the danger.
There are so many twisty red herrings to keep you guessing. Mary’s paranoia means that she is becoming suspicious of every one around her. I though I had sussed it but was proven completely wrong.
This is cracking read that I thoroughly enjoyed.
About the author:
Jackie Kabler is an internationally bestselling author of psychological thrillers includingThe Perfect Couple, Am I Guilty? and The Happy Family. She worked as a newspaper reporter andthen in television news for twenty years, including nearly a decade on GMTV. She later appeared onBBC and ITV news, presented a property show for Sky, hosted sports shows on Setanta Sports Newsand worked as a media trainer for the Armed Forces. She now combines her crime writing with herjob as a presenter on shopping channel QVC. Jackie lives in Gloucestershire with her husband.
Thank you to Rachel from Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to be a part of this thrilling blog tour.