Cold Kill by Susan Handley

Exciting and realistic crime thriller

DI Matt Fisher (and his dog Luna) are being overlooked for new cases until DI Fisher makes a compelling case for himself, and DC Beth Nightingale, to be the prime investigators of the murder of an old woman.  However the crime throws up few clues as to who did it and then a 2nd murder brings even more urgency. 

In this police procedure thriller, not only is DI Fisher struggling to find the killer, he is also being challenged by his boss “the Falcon”, who wants consign him to desk jobs on account of his blindness.   As the pressure and tension builds, DI Fisher uses the services of a Professor of Psychology who provides interesting insights into the case but gets them no closer to solving the murders.

A slow burn first few chapters then turns into a twisty and realistic read, with plenty of excitement in the race against time to stop the murders.  So realistic indeed that I did stop and check our home security!  DI Fisher and his team are all great characters that add depth and interest to this involving thriller.  I really enjoyed DI Fisher’s determination to prove to any doubters, that his blindness does not stop him being a great detective and that he is more than capable of working on live crimes.     The ending was clever and satisfying. 

Cold Kill can be read as standalone thriller; it is the second book in the DI Matt Fisher Crime Thriller series.

Set:  Kent, England

Publisher:  Independent

Publication Date:  April 2023

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