Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Time to Die - Caroline Mitchell

"Don’t ever cross his palm with silver. 
He will reveal your most shameful secrets. 
He will predict your death. 
He is hiding a secret. 
He is hiding a monster. 
And all his predictions come true. 

Investigating a series of chilling murders, Detective Jennifer Knight finds herself tracking a mysterious tarot card reader known only as The Raven

As the death toll rises, Jennifer and her team build a picture of a serial killer on the edge of sanity, driven by dark forces. But these are not random killings. And the method behind the madness could be the most terrifying thing of all … 

Especially when it seems the death of one of their own is on the cards."

Oh my - what a cracking read. I loved the first Jennifer Knight novel, a good juicy thriller with a paranormal twist but couldn't really see how Caroline Mitchell could better it. Well folks, she just did. If anything, Time to Die, the second in the Jennifer Knight series, is even more creepy. Focussing on the eerie tarot card/fortune telling side of the supernatural, Caroline has created some down-right spooky characters, ones that don't get left behind when you put the book down but follow you into your dreams.
Ravens, tarot cards, mean mothers and fortune tellers combine to create a story that draws you in and then keeps you up all night, (it's those bloody ravens!). Caroline's writing is pacy and I felt that the tension was perfectly drawn out throughout the novel, ensuring that I kept turning the pages long after I should have gone to bed. Top that off with a cracking twist that I didn't even spy until the last minute and you have a winner.
I also enjoyed the focus on Jennifer and Will's relationship - things are continuing down the line from the first novel, and it's like desperately cheering on two old friends to get together! 
In short, another brilliant read from Caroline. I'm looking forward to reading the next in the series….but I might just have to leave the light on.

Time to Die is out on 24th September and you can get it here:

Also - if you love a good, chilling read make sure you pick up a copy of Caroline's first book, Paranormal Intruder, in which Caroline tells the true story of her family's experiences with ghostly goings-on. You can get a copy here:

*My thanks to lovely Kim Nash at Bookouture for my ARC*

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