The Kill List by Nadine Matheson

Well Thought Out & Executed

The Kill List by Nadine Matheson is an absolutely gripping crime suspense and one that I just could not put down. It is part of the Inspector Anjelica Henley series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed meeting up with familiar faces.

Once more Nadine Matheson has constructed a marvellous plotline. The whole novel is extremely well thought out and executed. The story is complex, and Nadine Matheson has an eye for detail as she draws the reader into a world of crime.

All of the characters were well drawn. The police officers are relentless in their pursuit of justice – whether it’s a bent copper, a serial killer or a miscarriage of justice – no stone is left unturned.

Cold case crimes from 1995 and 1996 are resurrected in present day as a kill list appears. Is it a copycat killer? Or has the killer remained dormant for nearly thirty years? The police and the reader must seek out the truth as the killer walks amongst them.

Nadine Matheson creates realistic characters. The police officers all have home lives that are often less than perfect. There is a tension as the job is not 9 to 5 and therefore disrupts home lives. All the characters are well rounded and believable.

We see the hubris in some of the characters – especially a female reporter who seems to enjoy the attention that the Burier (as she named him) gives her, until it all becomes a little too close to home.

Nadine Matheson always writes novels that draw the reader in, as we are glued and guessing as to who the perpetrator is.

The Kill List would make a marvellous movie – but I am not sure I would be brave enough to watch it! This is a fabulous book, as always.

I received a free copy from the publishers. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.


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