Published by Simon and Schuster on 22 October 2015 in paperback and available here
Social media stars Chloe Morrison and Joe Hooper seem to have it all – until their bodies are found following an anonymous phone call to their high-profile agent. Tied and bound to chairs facing each other, their violent deaths cause a media scrum to descend on Liverpool, with DI David Murphy and DS Laura Rossi assigned to the case. It quickly becomes clear that the killer believes secrets and lies within relationships should have deadly consequences…
So we are finally at the third Murphy and Rossi by Liverpudlian writer, Luca Veste. I don’t know why I’ve left it so long to read ‘Bloodstream’. What was I thinking? This is such a good northern dark crime series. Good as in brilliant, actually!
As usual, Luca Veste has his finger on the pulse on the contemporary. He gives us his take on pointless celebrities, those who are famous for being famous and on social media. I enjoyed seeing Twitter being exploited as a means for gossip about the murder case and by the killer. All very cleverly done!
This is a serial killer tale, with chilling undertones and a real life vibe. Chloe and Joe are ‘ChloJoe’, famous for a reality TV show. They are loved and they are hated. They come to the attention of a warped killer. David Murphy and Laura Rossi are on the case, seeking an escalating killer targetting and torturing couples.
This is the kind of crime writing that I love. Something familiar, given a new spin. The dark side of modern day living. This was hard to put down. More please, Mr Veste!