Hello, Book Dragons! Today I would like to welcome you all on my stop of the Blog Tour for Mimic By Daniel Cole and I would like to share a review, with all of you. Thank you very much to Tracy from Compulsive Readers for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂
Thank You very much to the publisher – Trapeze and Netgalley for the audio book review copy.
Release date: 15 07 2021
Price*: Kindle £4.99 (GBP)/ Hardback £11.99 (GBP)
Pages: ~ 368
My rating: Really liked it.
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What I learned from this book: I learned a lot about statues and history.
Description of the book: 1989
DS Benjamin Chambers and DC Adam Winter are on the trail of a twisted serial killer with a passion for recreating the world’s greatest works of art through the bodies of his victims. But after Chambers almost loses his life, the case goes cold – their killer lying dormant, his collection unfinished.
Jordan Marshall has excelled within the Metropolitan Police Service, fuelled by a loss that defined her teenage years. Obsessed, she manages to obtain new evidence, convincing both Chambers and Winter to revisit the case. However, their resurrected investigation brings about a fresh reign of terror, the team treading a fine line between police officers and vigilantes in their pursuit of a monster far more dangerous and intelligent than any of them had anticipated…
How this book made me feel: I have read and reviewed the Ragdoll trilogy and I absolutely loved it. When I was invited to review this audiobook I could not be more excited! And it is a gripping thriller indeed.
In my opinion, there are three protagonists in this book: DS Benjamin Chambers, DC Adam Winter, and Jordan Marshall. These three people are diverse, completely different, and they make a great team. DS Chambers is a leading detective on the cases, he shares the details of his relationship with his wife as well as his police work. DC Winter is a comedian in this novel, he is single, overweight, but the funniest of all the characters. Marshall is the most troubled one, she dresses like a goth, uses drugs, but at the same time she is smart and determined. I really liked how the author built a connection between the reader and the characters, by not only sharing the murders and the investigation but also sharing the details from their private lives, their fears and insecurities. Another thing that really helped me connect to the characters was multiple perspectives. I had the chance to get to know not only the “good guys”, but the villains as well. The murderer is extremely intriguing, and I enjoyed the way Daniel Cole unfolded his personality.
The narrative of this book is super fast-paced. The plot is always in action, filled with many twists, turns and unexpected discoveries. The narrative has similarities with another book I read, The Art Of Death by David Fennell, but they have a different approach to a similar concept. The topics discussed in this book were mythology, family relationships, drug abuse, loneliness, mental health issues, violence, murders etc.
The book is set in two different times, and I liked how they both were connected. The setting always changes depending on the character, but the transition in the audiobook was a little bit confusing. It does make sense on paper but in audiobook, it jumps from one perspective to another, and it left me confused at times. This book was narrated by Jude Owusu, and he has done an amazing job by bringing this book to life. The chapters do not seem long, and it is a book filled with suspense and is fast-paced. I really loved the ending of this book, it shows that this is not the end for this trio, and I can’t wait for more cases solved by them. 🙂
So, to conclude, this book is an absorbing, page-turning police procedural/thriller, filled with complex and likeable characters as well as the plot that is filled with surprises, personal moments and lots of info about famous sculptures. 🙂 Daniel Cole is great at creating gruesome murder scenes and layered characters, and I would strongly recommend not only this book but the Ragdoll trilogy as well. It looks like this book is the first one in the new series, and I can not wait for more! 🙂
Thank You for Your time! ❤
About the author: Daniel Cole is the Sunday Times bestselling author of the Ragdoll trilogy, which has now been published in over thirty countries and is currently being adapted for TV. He has worked as a paramedic, an animal protection officer and with the RNLI lifeguards, but for the past five years has been describing himself on paperwork as a ‘full-time writer’. Mimic is his fourth novel. He lives on the south coast of England and divides his time between the beach and the forest.
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