Thursday, 28 May 2015

The Slaughter Man - Tony Parsons

"A murdered family. A dying serial killer. A missing child. DC Max Wolfe hunts a pitiless killer through the streets of London. By the Sunday Times number one bestselling author of The Murder Bag.
On New Year’s Day, a wealthy family is found slaughtered inside their exclusive gated community in north London, their youngest child stolen away. 
The murder weapon – a gun for stunning cattle before they are butchered – leads Detective Max Wolfe to a dusty corner of Scotland Yard’s Black Museum devoted to a killer who thirty years ago was known as the Slaughter Man.
But the Slaughter Man has done his time, and is now old and dying. Can he really be back in the game? 
And was the murder of a happy family a mindless killing spree, a grotesque homage by a copycat killer – or a contract hit designed to frame a dying man?
All Max knows is that he needs to find the missing child and stop the killer before he destroys another innocent family – or finds his way to his own front door …
Even the happiest of families have black, twisted secrets that someone is ready to kill for…"

I have read Tony Parsons before, but this was the first Max Wolfe book I had read. I LOVED this book - a brilliant crime thriller that grabs you from the first page, I couldn't put it down. Tony Parsons has created a likeable, believable detective in Max Wolfe - I loved his manner, the fact that he's vulnerable, like any parent, and the way he reacted to certain events throughout the book was brilliant - and his other characters are easily brought to life.

The storyline was fast-paced, with plenty of action and moments that made me gasp out loud. I thought there were going to be a few extra twists along the way, but the final twist was great - something that I never thought of when I first started reading - and all in all it made for a really enjoyable read. A brilliant read that I would definitely recommend.

The Slaughter Man is out on 21st May and you can get it here:

**Thank you to the publisher and the gang at for my ARC**

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