Ragdoll by Daniel Cole
Published by Trapeze Books
A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
I saw this on a shelf in a bookshop and decided that it sounded right up my reading street, and I was right! Ragdoll is a great crime thriller and I'm avidly looking forward to the next book which is due out next year. Anyway I digress, back to this book....!
A body is discovered hanging in the window of a high rise apartment block in the middle of London. On investigation it appears that the body has been constructed out of a number of body parts all from different victims - 6 in fact, but who are they? More chillingly one of the hands has a finger that is pointing toward an apartment in the opposite tower; that flat belongs to Detective William Fawkes - is this a message from the killer aimed directly at Fawkes?
Alongside identifying the victims, the killer also has a list of other people he is going to kill and when he plans to do this. Fawkes has this information, as too does his newsreporter ex-wife Andrea and now thanks to her, so do the public. It is up to Fawkes and his team to find these individuals before the killer gets to them first.
This was a real page-turner and I thoroughly enjoyed it, right up to its dramatic climax. What's more, at the time of publishing this, Amazon have it for sale on their kindle books for a mere 99p so what are you waiting for?!
Miss Chapters x