Am very happy to be reposting my original review for Ragdoll as part of the 3 day blog tour as I loved the book back in August and I still love it now.
The nation is gripped by the infamous ‘Ragdoll Killer’
Every news bulletin and headline is obsessed with this story.
Your friends, your family and your neighbours are all talking about it.
Believe the hype. Sold in over 32 countries and counting, RAGDOLL is the standout thriller of the year.
A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.
Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Helen Baxter.
The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.
With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
Well I have to say I have not been this impressed by a book since reading the book that melted my kindle (See How They Run by Tom Bale), and I have read some pretty awesome books recently.
The story is both original and gripping – gruesome concept but gripping never the less, it is written with style and splashes of humour that really clicked with me. It is perfectly paced and I really considered disguising the book in my document holder at work as I did not want to be parted from it for a second.(No I did’t but was sooo tempted)
Warning !! Puns will be included….Daniel Cole writes supremely well and there are no holes in the plot that need sewing up, it’s a darn good book.
Also worth a mention is the quality of the paperback, it is wonderful to hold as it has great movement that helped my reading speed and the spine is not even creased at all, so the signed copy remains intact. Finally, and no spoilers but the closing line is most appropriate for my blog.
IF THIS BOOK IS NOT A MASSIVE HIT ON RELEASE in FEB 2017, I WILL EAT MY HAT!
And I have a few hats so it had better be a smash hit!
Huge thanks to Daniel Cole and Sam Eades for the copy (signed) and the chance to read this in advance, I shall now eagerly await the next one.