#Blogtour Gone To Ground by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett #damppebblestours

Gone to Ground Cover MEDIUM WEB_previewGone To Ground by Rachel Amphlett  Saxon Publishing  July 8th 2018 While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth – a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated. As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life. Gone to Ground is a gripping serial killer thriller full of page-turning suspense, and the sixth book in the Detective Kay Hunter British detective series:

  1. Scared to Death
  2. Will to Live
  3. One to Watch
  4. Hell to Pay
  5. Call to Arms
  6. Gone to Ground

My ReviewOk, so I’m late to the party and this is my first foray into the world of newly promoted Detective Inspector Kay Hunter. I embarked on my reading of Gone to Ground with no prior knowledge of Kay and her life, nor her team of detectives. Would I have missed out on anything? Maybe a little, as it would have been good to know how she won her promotion and how the relationships within her team had formed over numerous cases. Having said all that, no previous knowledge is required as Gone To Ground stands very firmly on its own.It is a novel that doesn’t pull any punches with graphic detail of the various body parts that begin to turn up. Amphlett’s descriptions, particularly of those who discovered the the crime scenes were brilliantly done and I could almost see the shock and horror on their faces. The big question, of course was who was responsible for the the crimes?Hunters’ investigation and her techniques revealed a lot about her character. She was a detective who loved to work with her team, not for her the bureaucracy and tedium of emails, interviews and endless management meetings. What it did show was her dogged determination and tenaciousness in bringing the perpetrator or perpetrators to justice and that is what I liked about her. She was a woman who stood her ground and beleived in the actions she took.Hunter’s personal life was a happy one and this made a welcome change from the many crime novels I have read. It enabled Amphlett to concentrate on the minutiae of the investigation.The investigation itself, was at times torrid and fast paced, the detectives as well the reader wondering when the big break through would come. The myriad of possible suspects made deciphering the guilty difficult and it wasn’t until the latter part of the novel when I started to form my own ideas. I did guess, but certainly didn’t guess the motive, and I thought this was quite a unique twist, and very well done by Amphlett.The narrative was full of tension and drama winding up to a fantastic ending that had me furiously turning pages to discover what would happen next.I did have one thought as I was reading and thought that Gone to Ground would make a great TV drama, so visual was Amphlett’s writing.My only negative, is that I waited so long before discovering Rachel Amphlett and her Kay Hunter series.I would like to thank Saxon Publishing for a copy of Gone To ground to read and review and to damppebblestours for inviting My Bookisg Blogspot to participate in the blogtour.About the authorrachel amphlett Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant. She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series. Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride. She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag. Her novels are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play. A keen traveller, Rachel holds both EU and Australian passports and can usually be found plotting her next trip two years in advance!Social Media:Twitter: https://twitter.com/RachelAmphlettFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/rachelamphlett.author/Website: https://www.rachelamphlett.com/Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rachel-Amphlett/e/B005EK7TRI/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1528972893&sr=8-1Gone to Ground

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