#CoverReveal: Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett (@RachelAmphlett) @emmamitchellfpr #KayHunter

I always know it’s going to be a good day when I have a #KayHunter cover reveal to share with you!

Good morning my bookish friends.  Today I am thrilled to be part of the cover reveal team for the fourth book in the Kay Hunter series written by the amazing Rachel Amphlett.  The fourth book in the series is titled Hell to Pay and I CANNOT wait to make a start on this beauty!  I am such a fan of this series and to prove it, here are my previous reviews for books 1 to 3 (in order); Scared to DeathWill to Live and One to Watch.

So without further ado, here is the blurb of Hell to Pay

When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?

Hell to Pay is a gripping fast paced crime thriller, and the fourth in the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Doesn’t that sound so good?  I’m on the blog tour for this book in November and I can’t wait to read it!  The Kay Hunter series just keeps getting better and better.

Anyhoo, that cover!  That’s what we’re all waiting for after all.  Here it is…

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So gorgeous!  And it fits perfectly with the first three books.  I absolutely love it and I hope you do too.

Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett will be published in the UK by Saxon Publishing on 16th November 2017 | amazon.co.uk | amazon.com |

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AuthorRachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.

She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag in 2017.

Author Links: | Website | Facebook | Twitter |

#BlogTour | #BookReview: One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett (@RachelAmphlett) @emmamitchellfpr

One to Watch Cover LARGE EBOOK2“Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.”

I am delighted to welcome you to my stop on the One to Watch blog tour.  My blog tour buddy today is the very lovely Eva of Novel Deelights, if you haven’t given Dee’s blog a follow yet then I recommend you do as it’s pretty darn awesome.

One to Watch is the third book in the Detective Kay Hunter series, written by author Rachel Amphlett.  Having read the first two books quite recently, I was excited to read this third instalment ASAP.  If you missed my reviews of the first two books, or would just like a reminder then please click here for book one, Scared to Death and here for the second book, Will to Live. I hope regular visitors to the blog will be as impressed as I am that I have managed to read the first three books in this series IN ORDER!  It’s one of those rare, ‘once in a blue moon’ occurrences that requires a little self congratulatory pat on the back. Or is it just me that thinks that, lol!

It was a pleasure to read about DS Kay Hunter and her team once again.  For those new to this series I’m sure I’m not dropping any spoilers if I mention that someone within the force is trying to discredit our Kay.  I was looking forward to seeing whether the author would expand a little more, give us a few more juicy tidbits and oh my, I was so shocked when she did! What a brilliant development and I can’t wait to see where the author takes this sub-plot in book four.  It gave me goosebumps.

Sixteen year old Sophie Whittaker is found dead at her engagement party and shortly after taking a purity pledge.  Until that point everyone was having a jolly good time so when DS Kay Hunter arrives on the scene at the request of her DI, Devon Sharp she’s met with a rowdy, drunken upper class rabble.  After all, Sophie was the daughter of Lady Asquith of Crossways Hall.  DS Hunter and her team are tasked with finding Sophie’s killer but how will they fare when the truth is readily brushed under the carpet because appearances, for Lady Asquith, are EVERYTHING!

I found the main storyline compelling and struggled to work out ‘whodunit’.  There was one small clue which ‘kind of’ gave the game away for me but I wasn’t 100% sure until I had read the very last paragraph.  I felt slightly uncomfortable at times due to the purity pledge taken by Sophie, and that is the one thing DC Carys Miles and I will ever agree on! Despite other reviewers really liking Carys, I’m afraid I just can’t warm to her.  I did however love her anger and frustration at what feels like an outdated promise made by young woman to stay chaste until her wedding day.  The pledge itself really bothered me and got under my skin. Well done Rachel Amphlett, grr.

Anyway, moving swiftly on.  I don’t remember many mentions of Kay Hunter’s DI in previous books.  He features quite heavily in One to Watch and I really liked him.  He comes across as one of the good guys and Kay’s respect for Sharp made me like him even more.  I’m still a fan of DC Ian Barnes (much more than DC Miles, #TeamBarnes) and by the end of the book I liked him even more.  Amphlett has created such a strong cast of characters and even if you don’t like them all, they all work well together.  What more could the reader ask for?

Would I recommend this book?  I would but I would suggest starting with Scared to Death and then Will to Live before moving onto One to Watch.  It’s a great read and I really enjoyed it but it’s going to take a lot to move Will to Live from the top spot, my favourite in this series so far. I read my copy of One to Watch in two short days as it was a hard one to put down.

Four stars out of five.

One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett was published in the UK on 6th June 2017 and is available in eBook format (please note, the following links are affiliate links) | amazon.co.uk | amazon.comGoodreads | Rachel Amphlett’s online eBook store |

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AuthorRachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.

She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014.

An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.

Author Links:Website | Facebook | Twitter |

 

#CoverReveal: One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett (@RachelAmphlett) @emmamitchellfpr

I am absolutely delighted to have a cover reveal to share with you today.  It’s for the third book in the brilliant Detective Kay Hunter series written by talented author, Rachel Amphlett.  I am a huge fan of this series and I can’t wait to read this latest instalment titled One to Watch.  To whet your appetite, here’s the blurb:

Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.

Doesn’t that sound good?  I’ve read the first two books in this series and thoroughly enjoyed both.  They are both fantastic but the second book, Will to Live is a real favourite of mine.  If you would like to read my review of book one, Scared to Death then please click here.  And if you would like to read my review of book two, Will to Live then please click here.

But what about the eagerly anticipated third book?  Without further ado, here’s the cover of One to Watch released 6th June 2017:

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Another brilliant cover!  I can’t wait to read this book and I’m thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour, so look out for my review on Friday 2nd June 2017.

So what are you waiting for?  Get your pre-order in now!

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Author

Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.

She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014.

An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.

You can keep in touch with Rachel by signing up to her mailing list via her website (http://www.rachelamphlett.com), or via Facebook (http://on.fb.me/TN7rpu) and Twitter: @RachelAmphlett

#BlogTour | #BookReview: Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett (@RachelAmphlett) @emmamitchellfpr

Will to Live Cover MEDIUM WEB (1).jpg“Reputation is everything

When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…

Will to Live is the second book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

If you like Angela Marsons, Peter James and Robert Bryndza, discover the latest addition to Rachel Amphlett’s new series today.”

I am delighted to welcome you to my stop on the Will to Live blog tour.  Will to Live is the second book in the DS Kay Hunter series written by author, Rachel Amphlett.  I read and reviewed the first book in the series Scared to Death a couple of weeks ago and really enjoyed it, so was looking forward to making a start on Will to Live.

And once again, I very much enjoyed DS Kay Hunter’s latest outing.  Maybe more so than the first book.  I felt this novel gave a lot more information about Kay’s past which I was left wondering about previously.  And the other characters seemed to shine through a little more.  In the first book one character in particular, DC Ian Barnes, left me a little cold.  This completely changed whilst reading Will to Live and I became rather fond of Kay’s sarcastic sidekick.

I absolutely loved the killer’s method of disposing of his victims.  What a different and interesting solution, and it fitted beautifully with the rest of the story.  Throughout the book I struggled to tie the different threads together and couldn’t predict which way Amphlett was going to take the story.  And when it came to the big reveal, I was both surprised and shocked at the outcome.  A joy to read.

There are some fairly gory scenes in this book which of course, ticked all the boxes for me but some readers may find them a little hard to stomach.  Don’t let that put you off though as this book is worth it even if you’re not one for blood, guts and gore.

Would I recommend this book?  Most definitely but make sure you read Scared to Death first.  You could read this as standalone but I think it works better if you start with the first book in the series (same with every other series out there really!).  A really absorbing plot, great characters who are really coming into their own and a series to watch.  I can’t wait to see where Rachel Amphlett takes Kay Hunter and her team next.

Four and a half stars out of five.

I chose to read and review an ARC of Will to Live.  The above review is my own unbiased opinion.

Will to Live by Rachel Amphlett was published in the UK by Saxon Publishing on 4th April 2017 and is available in paperback and eBook formats (please note, some of the following links are affiliate links) | amazon.co.uk | amazon.com | Goodreads | Rachel Amphlett’s online eBook store |

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Author

Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.

She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint in 2014.

An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.

You can keep in touch with Rachel by signing up to her mailing list via her website (http://www.rachelamphlett.com), or via Facebook (http://on.fb.me/TN7rpu) and Twitter: @RachelAmphlett