Saturday 8 February 2020

Book Musings - Blood on his hands by Ian McFadyen

Hello guys! I am taking part in the blog tour of Blood on his hands by Ian McFadyen and I am reviewing it today. Read on to know more about the book and on views on it.

Blurb :

When a stranger enters DI Carmichael’s local church, with blood on his hands claiming to have committed a murder, Carmichael and his team are quickly summoned.

And when the man disappears, as mysteriously as he arrived, with few clues to his identity, where he came from and where he went, Carmichael quickly realises that all may not be as it seems.

The conundrum becomes even more puzzling when, in less than 24 hours, a corpse is discovered in the boot of a Bentley car down a quiet country lane.

As the body count rises Carmichael and his team remain confounded as to who is behind the murders and what motive they have for taking so many lives. In this, the eighth gripping murder mystery from the pen of Ian McFadyen, the author once again captivates the reader with an array of beguiling characters tightly woven within an intriguing, skilfully scripted plot.

It will keep you guessing right until the end...

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My Musings :

I have been meaning to not participate in blog tours this year since I wanted to finish at least 2% of my TBR. But that plan flew right out the window as soon as I saw the title and the blurb of this book. I had to get my hands on it because that's one good premise to have me doing a double take. I am really glad I did read the book because it was a couple of days of trying to guess the killer!

The author started the book with a killer scene ( pardon the pun! ) and the story just took off from there. When I first saw the number of chapters, it was daunting. But the way the scenes have been broken down into small bits so that it will be easier to get through the story and to get a cohesive feel made it a breeze to get through. It was a fast read with a complex path leading to the finale.

The pacing was just right keeping me on my toes, trying to figure out what was going to happen next.There wasn't even a second to get bored and inspite of being a new author to me, I felt very comfortable with his writing style. I did get a hint of the way the tale was plotted halfway through the book. But the real deal was the manner the thread was detangled to get to the culprit at the end. I, for one, was surprised with the killer's identity.

The characters were all real, especially Carmichael. He wasn't made out to be perfect but with flaws which made him interesting and easy to relate to. I found the cast to be intriguing with their interactions and their responses to the situations. All in all, the story made for a delightful and suspenseful read which I would recommend if you are looking for new authors to try out in this genre.

I received a ebook copy through Rachel's Random Resources for reviewing purposes which doesn't impact my review.

My one line review : An intriguingly tangled plot with a suspenseful twist at the end.

My rating : 4.5/5

My reread factor : 3/5

Meet the Author :

Ian McFadyen lives in Bishops Stortford, Herts and has published seven books in the Carmichael series so far. McFadyen has built up a strong following and is particularly well supported by library borrowers – being positioned in the top 10% of most loaned authors in the last few years. Favourably mentioned alongside Wilkie Collins and Colin Dexter, McFadyen’s titles are all available in paperback and on kindle.

Social Media Links – & Twitter @ianMcFadyen1

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