To be published 24th April 2015 by Bookouture
You don’t know him. But he knows you.
Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.
As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.
When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked.
What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.
Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …
With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.
A heart-stopping supernatural thriller to engross fans of Rachel Abbott, Paul Finch and James Oswald.
About Caroline Mitchell
Caroline, a detective, lives with her husband, four children and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. Three years ago, Caroline encountered true paranormal activity from an unknown entity in their home. A writer at heart, Caroline documented her experiences and wrote a book in the hope of helping others. She discovered a passion for writing and based her fiction thrillers on the two subjects she is most passionate about: crime and the paranormal.
This is a refreshing and rather different supernatural police procedural story. It reminded me of the X Files, in the way it normalises the paranormal and the just plain strange. As it is so well written, I found it very believable, absorbing and highly entertaining.
There is an unconventional lead character in DC Jennifer Knight. I can guarantee that anyone who reads this will be fascinated by Jennifer, her OCD behaviours and her supernatural abilities. Jennifer is odd and endearing, at the same time. A product of a sad childhood, with strange gifts that set her apart, she has a great deal of potential as a character. I loved the way she received messages from beyond the grave. This introduction to her left me wanting more.
The story takes a paranormal turn, when the mysteriously evil so called ‘Grim Reaper’ seems to be up to his old tricks again. The ‘Grim Reaper’ was a murderer, who was caught in the past by Jennifer’s mum. This criminal is long since dead. We learn all about him and he is quite a character. Jennifer soon sees the parallels with the past and has to work out what is going on.
This is a promising and well written supernatural detective story, with a surprising twist. One to look out for!
Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for my review copy!