Friday, 5 May 2017

CRIME THRILLER REVIEW: Day of the Dead - Mark Roberts

Release Date: 04/05/17
Publisher: Head of Zeus


Vindici is a hero to many. He is also the nation's most dangerous criminal... A gripping serial killer thriller, perfect for fans of Angela Marsons.

The man who calls himself Vindici broke out of prison last year. Now he's filmed himself torturing and killing paedophiles in Liverpool's affluent suburbs. Half the city are celebrating: the streets are safer for their children. But for DCI Eve Clay and her team at the Merseyside Police, it's a nightmare. Their job is to solve the crimes and lock up the killer – hard enough without being despised by the public they are trying to protect.

And now, just when they think they've cracked the case, they receive a photo of Vindici, at a Day of The Dead parade in Mexico. So if Vindici is 5,000 miles away, who are they hunting in Liverpool? DCI Eve Clay must draw on all her cunning to unmask a killer who is somehow always one step ahead...


There are crime books that take a simpler route to the tale where you have police chasing killers and then you have books that take a premise and turn it around in such a way that you're left questioning whether you want the police to catch up with the tales "villain."

Such is the way with this book by Mark Roberts where DCI Eve Clay alongside her team have to track down a killer who the public want to defend due to his targets. Its well written, the twists delightfully delivered and when added to solid description alongside characters that you can believe in as well as get a handle upon, all round make this a book that was a pure joy to read as each clue was revealed.

All round a cracking tale and one that has made sure that Mark's next outing will be top of my TBR pile. Cracking Crime Drama.

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