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Killing Ways Paperback – November 3, 2015
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‘The pace is fast, without feeling rushed; the twists never feel forced; and the denouement, when it comes, is almost unbearably intense and shocking’ Irish Independent
‘An intense, frightening read … gripping throughout’ Woman’s Way
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‘Snappy dialogue … a meaty read’ Irish Independent
‘Blood Loss is cleverly paced, with Barclay drawing out the suspense but giving you just enough information to keep you hooked’ Hot Press
Praise for Alex Barclay:
‘Gripping, stylish, convincing’ Sunday Times (Ireland)
‘Tense, no-punches-pulled thriller that will have you on the edge of your deckchair.’ Woman and Home
‘Right now, she’s the rising star of the hard-boiled crime fiction world, combining wild characters, surprising plots and massive backdrops with a touch of dry humour’ Mirror
About the Author
Alex Barclay lives in County Cork, Ireland. She is the bestselling author of Darkhouse and The Caller, as well as the Ren Bryce series.
For more information about Alex and her books, visit www.alexbarclay.co.uk
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Ren studies the case both at work and at home - her growing fixation to track the killer taking over her very existence, but can her chaotic lifestyle and tangled love life fit in with the need for solid detective work? When she meets a NYPD cop whose path has crossed that of the killer's before, it looks as if the FBI might have the upper hand for once. However, the vicious encounter has left the detective deeply scarred and hanging on to an agenda that demands its own brand of justice.
If you like brutal, bloody and page-turning denouements, this'll be right up your homicidal alley. It's the fourth book in the Ren Bryce series and though the story includes references to the earlier books, it also works well as a stand-alone thriller.
Alex Barclay writes hard, gritty fiction that serves up the gore with a big shovel. Her characters are utterly believable, flawed and damaged and her prose sparkles with the kind of detail that gives this type of story exactly what it needs to raise it above a run-of-the-mill police procedural. I loved Ren's bi-polar inner voice and the way she deals with her obsession to find the killer, and while she occasionally does stupid things like not waiting for backup and not taking her medication, I was rooting for her all the way to the end.
i like the character and would have gone on with more books, but not now. at this point i do not care what happens to Ren and the rest.
The ending was also very dark. I didn't feel like it was an unbearable cliffhanger, like the reviewer before me, but I did feel like it might have been better with a bit of time to let it sink in before the book finished.