Review: M for Murder by Keri Beevis @bloodhoundbook @keribeevis

Posted February 26, 2020 by sinfully in Crime, Mystery, Review / 0 Comments

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Review: M for Murder by Keri Beevis @bloodhoundbook @keribeevisM for Murder by Keri Beevis
Published by Bloodhound Books on February 26, 2020
Genres: Crime, Mystery
Pages: 306
Format: ARC
Source: Bloodhound Books
ASIN: B084RQW69M

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Twenty-Six Letters. But only one Killer?

In 1989 the Alphabet Killer, Professor Rodney Boone, murdered eight students. The victims, 'A' to 'H', were each found with their surname initial carved into their neck. Victim nine narrowly escaped and the murderer was left to burn to death.

Eight years later and rookie police officer, Rebecca Angell, is thrown headlong into assisting a murder investigation. A body is found floating in the sewer, bearing the initial 'J'. The investigators are convinced they are dealing with a copycat killer, but Boone's body was never recovered…

As Angell scrambles to uncover the truth, the body count continues to rise, and it soon becomes apparent that the killer is intent on completing the alphabet…

M for Murder by Keri Beevis is a gripping crime thriller that is sure to have you turning the pages faster and faster as you navigate your way through all the twists and turns dying to get to the truth.

This is my first book by Keri Beevis and Wow, what a ride! I am such a huge fan of stories centered around serial killers. Some might even call it an obsession, but I can’t get enough serial killer reading in fiction and nonfiction. I probably even belong to every serial killer group on Facebook as well. But, enough about me and more on this story.

This is NOT a scary book by any means and it is definitely more crime/thriller. We never “hear” the voice of the serial killer, but we do get plenty of suspects thrown into the serial killer pool. I will admit this story threw me for a loop because I could not figure out who the killer might be or even if it was the same killer from the original murders from 1989. Beevis definitely throws in a lot of red herrings into the mix which kept the story flowing. I do have to say there are MANY twists to this story and quite frankly I didn’t see any of them coming. I was completely blown away.

Rookie police officer, Rebecca Angell, has only been a police officer for a little under a month in Juniper, Oregon before she is thrust into the investigation of a new spout of killings. Her partner, Victor Boaz, is lazy and has no respect for women, which made doing her job all the harder. When the FBI are called in for the murder investigation, Rebecca finds herself fighting her attraction to one of the feds while keeping her head in the game as she searches for a killer with very little help from her partner. But, as Rebecca gets closer to the truth, she may have also caught the eye of a killer.

I absolutely adored Rebecca. She is fiesty, doesn’t take any crap from anyone, including her partner. She is not a rule breaker and believes in the law and following the law. She wants to make a difference. When the murder investigation falls into her lap, she is ready and quite capable of handling her own. Her determination is very strong. Rebecca is definitely a very strong and likeable well thought out character who I was rooting for.

M for Murder is a fast-paced, twisty police procedural that will make your head spin while shocking you time after time as little pieces of the puzzle start to become clear. This is definitely a five star read for me. My only complaint is this has not been turned into a series, although I do know there is a second book featuring Rebecca Angell that I will have to read soon.

 

About Keri Beevis

Keri Beevis wrote her first novel at age twenty, but it was a further twenty years before she was published after winning a contract in the Rethink Press New Novels Competition 2012.

Born in the village of Old Catton, less than a mile from where Anna Sewell was living when she wrote Black Beauty, Keri had a passion for reading and writing from a young age, though her tastes veered more to the macabre.

Today she still lives in Norwich, along with her two naughty kitties, Ellie and Lola, and a plentiful supply of red wine (her writing fuel), where she writes a comedic lifestyle column for a local magazine. She loves Hitchcock movies, exploring creepy places, and gets extremely competitive in local pub quizzes. She is also a self-confessed klutz.

Keri joined the Bloodhound team in 2019 and her first release with them, the psychological thriller, Dying To Tell, which is set in her beautiful home county of Norfolk, has been her biggest success to date, with over 1200 four and five star ratings on Goodreads.

Her new novel, Deep Dark Secrets (which was previously published as The Darkness Beneath) was released in January 2020.

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