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Catch a killer or save a child. What would you do?
DI Jen Flowers thought she’d seen it all after fifteen years on the force, but when a vigilante serial killer hits the city and uses social media to gather supporters, she must fight the public and her doubts to catch a murderer and save her daughter.
Suffering from blackouts and abandoned as a child by her father, Ruby Vasquez has been chasing that one scoop to make her an internet star. Living with an alcoholic mother who hates her, Ruby discovers a secret about the vigilante’s first victim, which puts her in the killer and DI Flowers’ sights.
Jen and Ruby have to overcome the secrets in their past while battling each other to discover the Hashtag Killer’s identity. Jen will have to choose between keeping her daughter safe or finding a killer, while Ruby will need to decide if becoming famous is more important than doing the right thing.
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This is a new author for me, but the book definitely sounded good enough for me to give it a try! It is the start of a series featuring Detective Jen Flowers. I really liked her character and connected with her right from the beginning. Jen has a difficult homelife, being a single parent with a daughter who is being bullied at school, but she works hard at her job tracking down a murderer dubbed ‘The Hashtag Killer’. The story, for me, began a little slower than I expected, but as the story moved on so did the pace! It was also a little confusing initially with how the chapters are written and trying to work out whose perspective the chapter was written from, but again as the book moved on it became easier to work it out.
The storyline was interesting and very topical with social media playing a big part. I liked the how it showed that social media in the whole is good, but can also be used for some not so good things as well!! I watched a film the other week about a vigilante dishing out their own justice on people who had got away with terrible crimes, and this book followed a similar theme!! The storyline was great and I found myself being caught up with all the suspense surrounding the killings, whilst at the same time trying my best to work out who was involved. It was a little gruesome at times, but that certainly added to the excitement! I also loved being shown the personal side to the characters, particularly Jen, and so-called journalist Ruby Vasquez, and found their individual stories quite emotional at times! The tension built up quickly as the book moved on towards a climatic ending which left me on the edge of my seat!! It definitely gives a great start to a series, with some promising characters that I will be interested to follow in future books! Full of drama, tension and some good old fashioned police work, this book is definitely worth a read! Would recommend!
Andrew French is a man of no wealth and little taste. He lives amongst faded seaside glamour on the North East coast of England. He likes gin and cats but not together, new music and old movies, curry and ice cream. Slow bike rides and long walks to the pub are his usual exercise, as well as flicking through the pages of good books and the memoirs of bad people.