Hello! Today I’m pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Written In Blood by Chris Carter, which is available now (links below).
About the book
A serial killer will stop at nothing…
His most valuable possession has been stolen. Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.
Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins.
A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose. And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die.
If you have read it
You must die
I have had several of Chris Carter‘s Robert Hunter books on my TBR pile for a while so I was thrilled at the opportunity to join the tour for Written in Blood. It was very easy to follow the set-up despite not having read the earlier books so don’t worry about jumping straight in.
Written in Blood is a gripping and gruesome serial killer thriller set in Los Angeles and it is not for the faint-hearted or squeamish. I thoroughly enjoyed (if that is the right word!) the story, although some of the dialogue was a little stiff at times. The plot gets started right away and is fast-paced throughout, with the tension rarely dropping below 100%.
Angela is a sympathetic, if prickly, character and I felt for her. I did feel I got to know Robert Hunter to some extent but would probably get to know him better in the earlier books, which I plan to go back to.
Some of the extremely specific details seemed unnecessary to me – the exact minutes that a journey took or millimetres an envelope was, the exact minutes and seconds a task took, the precise location of a building – each time I encountered an example of this it interrupted the flow and took me out of the story.
The story though is great, a high-octane roller coaster ride and extremely entertaining. It reminded me in parts of The Silence of the Lambs, the Ragdoll/Hangman books and even Die Hard with A Vengeance so if you enjoyed any of them then please give Written in Blood your full attention. I will definitely be starting from the beginning of the series.
Thank you to Simon & Schuster for my copy of Written in Blood and to Random Things Tours for my spot.
About the author
Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney’s Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions. He now lives in London.
Visit his website www.chriscarterbooks.com
About the Blog Tour
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