Date Published: December 7, 2015
Around the world, Christmas Eve is a time of joy, hope and new beginnings, where children open presents, parents smile, and all is right with the world.
Except in Matryville.
Holidays are dreaded, rather than anticipated. A killer is on the loose, and he strikes as parents hide their kids, fearing the bogeyman’s wrath…
Liz Rhodes, Special Detective at the Matryville Central Police Department, is heading the investigation of the Holiday Killer. She’s close on his tail, a suspect in her grasp…
… and then her son is taken.
Will Liz be able to track down the Killer before it’s too late? Or will Jamie pay the price for her arrogance? Only time will tell...
My Musings :
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
I will be honest that the book cover was what got my attention at first and then the blurb reeled me in with the right amount of suspense and intrigue in it.
The book started off superbly and I got caught up in it pretty fast. The story was full of tense moments and grim happenings. The author created a very good concept and played it out well in the first half. The snag was just in the middle of the tale with the sudden bad news received by Liz and her family. Then the momentum kind of decreased in my opinion. Then it sort of picked up near the end with the mysterious goings on. And it progressed to a very good finale.
The characters were portrayed well. I liked Liz but absolutely loathed what happened to her in her personal life. The revelation of the bad guys had my mind whirling. I never guessed till the end. The only part which confused me was the part played by Liz's near and dear ones in the incidents. Otherwise it was a 4 star read definitely.
My rating : 4/5
Meet the Author :
Butcher by day, author by night, Holly spends her days off writing, playing in her garden and watching superhero cartoons. Holly lives with her husband Matthew and her cat Talia al-Kitty in a two-bedroom flat crammed with comics, video games, books and movie memorabilia. An active cosplayer, Holly and Matthew take time out of their days to entertain kids as various DC comics characters, and make their own costumes (when Real Life allows).