Book Reviews

#BookReview Ragdoll By Daniel Cole

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Publisher: Trapeze
ISBN13: 9781409168744
Genre: Thriller
Release date: 23 02 2017
Price*: Kindle £1.99 (GBP)/  Paperback £6.47 (GBP)
Kindle $2.57 (USD)/ Paperback $9.29 (USD)
Pages: ~ 384
My rating: 10/10
You can get this book here:
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What I learned from this book: How messed up people can get after seeing too much cruelty and misery.

Description of the book: A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, 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 Emily 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 & Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

How this book made me feel: It took me a while to get to this series, by a while I mean until the third book came out. 😀 However, I am very glad I read this series, the characters are truly unforgettable.

The main leads in this novel are two detectives, Wolf and Baxter, and they are absolutely incredible. The story is told from multiple perspectives, showing the hard work of many, smaller characters mentioned throughout the book. Wolf and Baxter are very complex and messed up people, but their witty and sarcastic life stories were a real joy to read. The bond between Wolf and Baxter is truly special and reading about their interactions with each other and other characters provided so much insight into their true personalities. I really loved the way Daniel Cole developed and presented all the characters in this novel.

The narrative of this book was full of suspense and surprises. It is pretty fast-paced, and the characters are being killed off quite quickly. 😀 I really enjoyed the way present and the past events connected in this book. This novel does time travel to past events, explaining the reasons for the murders. This book has plenty of disturbing murder scenes, so it is not suitable for sensitive readers.

The writing style of this book was mesmerising and absolutely absorbing. I could not put this book down, it captured me. 😀 The chapters are pretty short, so pages just fly by. The ending of the book was absolutely stunning, and I think it rounded this book nicely.

So, to conclude, I think this book is filled with characters who are very complex, funny and generally magnetic personalities. And the narrative is very well thought through and delivered, leaving the reader shaken but happy at the same time. I truly loved this book, and I do strongly recommend it to everyone who likes a good thriller. Do give this book a read and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. 🙂

Thank You for Your time! ❤

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71VWDKWaZ4L._US230_.jpgAbout the author: At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing. He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing instead.

Twitter:@daniel_p_cole

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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