Aldous ‘Al’ Andrews is a psychologist. Having worked on some high-profile murder cases, he’s gained some fame. Now, his own past is in question…
Al’s wife Anne and her lover Steve disappeared many years earlier, on a trip to Boston.
One of the men he helped put away, a serial killer named Mark Rennie, insists Al killed them.
And now DCI Marlin is looking into matters. Just as he’s asking Al some uncomfortable questions, a body is found at a home in Stratford, a home, curiously enough, once owned by Al.
But when another body shows up, and Al can’t remember what he did, things are as scary as they were when Rennie was hunting them.
But Rennie’s dead, isn’t he?
When the body found at Al’s old flat turns out to be a former cop, no one knows what to think.
But when bodies start showing up with numbers painted above them, and Marlin discovers the victims are all connected to Al and Rennie, it starts to look like a hit list of some kind.
Al and Lara decide to go away for the weekend to escape and when Al is identified by a beautiful woman, Sarah, alarm bells ring, and he knows she is connected to Rennie.
But how? And what does she want?
As the body count rises, Marlin grows more and more convinced that his friend Al might have a few demons in his own past, especially when Al’s wife Anne and her lover Steve are found dead.
But if Rennie is going to be stopped, Marlin needs Al’s help to get inside his mind.
All too soon it becomes apparent that Sarah is not just a pretty face.
And now that she and Rennie are a couple, who knows what they will do, or if they’ll ever be caught…
Written in Blood is a chilling crime thriller filled with dark twists and turns.
David McGlone wrote an intriguing story that certainly delivered on its promise to be a thrilling rollercoaster bent on dragging you into the darkness full of nerve-wracking intricacies until you look up and realize that you couldn’t put it down until the end.
It has a great story line with a fast paced plot that will rouse and alarm you at various time. It certainly raised the bar from the previous installment when it came to characters and content.
If you’re looking for a new crime writer you should pick up a McGlone unless you’re against books that you won’t be able to put down.
Thank you to Netgalley and Endeavor Press for allowing me to review this book.
*synopsis and pic from netgalley.com
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