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- Print Length: 318 pages
- Publisher: Bloodhound Books (March 9, 2017)
- Publication Date: March 9, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XDVLLVL
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #31,683 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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With this book, author Robin Roughley has started a new thrilling serial killer series and introduced his new heroine, DS Marnie Hammond. In this first book, Jenny Bell, an eight-year-old girl is abducted on her way home from a party. There are no witnesses and no leads. Soon after, old skeletal remains of a child are found in nearby woods. These two cases shake Marnie to the core and immediately throw her back in time, forcing her to relive the horrific childhood experience that has shaped and devastated her life. Fifteen years previously, her younger sister Abby was abducted before her very own eyes and she was helpless to do anything about it. Abby was never found. Who took Jenny now? And whose remains are those found in the woods? Are the two cases connected?
When more bones are found, Marnie and her boss DCI Reese find themselves on a frenetic race against time to try and find a link between a number of missing girls to try and save Jenny and catch a vicious killer that has been stalking the streets for decades. Could there be some connection with Abby's abduction?
Even though I have several books by Robin Roughley in my kindle, I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any of them. But with this book Mr Roughley has surely secured a new fan in me. 'Keep You Near' is a fast-paced, roller-coaster read with non-stop tension from start to finish.
All characters in this book are well portrayed and realistic. I just love Marnie and already can't wait to meet her again in future books. She's blighted by guilt and I could feel her pain and internal turmoil. I wished I could make her feel better in some way but I admired her courage and determination despite everything. I also liked and felt sorry for poor Luke too. He's a character that actually surprised me. We have chapters from the point of view of the killer. We don't know who he is, but the author gives us a very deep insight into his psyche. We know that this sick-minded man is passing through a very confusing time in his life. It's almost as if he doesn't have any control over his thoughts anymore and that makes him even more dangerous. What's sure is that his heydays are over but he's hellbent to reignite his killing spree after a long absence.
Thanks to vivid descriptions, intrigue and numerous nail-biting suspenseful scenes, this book kept me hooked throughout and made me feel all sorts of emotions. I felt bad for the abducted kids and their families. I felt bad for Marnie and for Luke. I also felt angry, disgusted, helpless and shocked. The ending is just heart-stopping and the stuff of nightmares. Impressive!
Even though it's very dark, I enjoyed every minute I spent reading 'Keep You Near' and I HIGHLY recommend it. Won't be surprised if it's turned into a movie someday. Now, I already can't wait for the next in the series.
With thanks to Bloodhound Books for a review copy of this fab book that I voluntarily accepted to read and review.
Oh my Robin Roughley's new series has had me bouncing off the walls, a book high that I haven't yet come down from because this is one of the scariest killers yet, a killer that is after a fix that no drug could ever match, a high that he knows he has had before and will stop at nothing until his mind reaches that ultimate goal. This really is a cracker, I just loved the whole concept of the story, something that I hadn't ever really thought about before and it is still bombing round in my head. Still playing with my mind. There is no gentle way to say this, this book has some pretty wickedly gruesome killings in it, all very descriptive, all visual and all necessary.
I really took to D.S. Marnie Hammond so quickly, a very down to earth woman that has that extra edge of gut instinct that she goes from, not just the rule book. I loved the protectiveness that her colleagues have for her, like big brothers would have, not she can't look after herself because she is such a little terrier ready to bring anyone down. The story is just page after page of pure adrenaline rush. Lots of threads all tangled together each a gripping or heart breaking story in its own right but put together it is my top story for this year so far. Pure brilliance!
If you have seen Unforgettable (the tv series featuring the female protagonist with hyperthymesia due to her sister’s abduction) you have an inkling what haunts protagonist Marnie Hammond’s nightmares but I can assure you this is so much darker and creepier! We, the readers, are in the head of a serial killer who is a psychopath – providing us with insight into his upbringing and the abuse inflicted upon him. The topic of nurture-nature is fascinating and applicable to many characters in this detective novel. The ‘whippersnapper’ word kept swirling in my mind and I thought I knew how the thriller would end – but I was wrong. This novel also clearly shows the feelings of desperation and exhaustion experienced by the police officers, who work day and night and are sometimes too easily immersed personally in the investigation. The author cunningly weaves this into his excellently written psychological thriller and I just love that!
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