In 1989 the Alphabet Killer, Professor Rodney Boone, murdered eight students. The victims, \’A\’ to \’H\’, were each found with their surname initial carved into their neck. Victim nine narrowly escaped and the murderer was left to burn to death.
Eight years later and rookie police officer, Rebecca Angell, is thrown headlong into assisting a murder investigation. A body is found floating in the sewer, bearing the initial \’J\’. The investigators are convinced they are dealing with a copycat killer, but Boone\’s body was never recovered…
As Angell scrambles to uncover the truth, the body count continues to rise, and it soon becomes apparent that the killer is intent on completing the alphabet…
*** This book was previously published as Dead Letter Day ***
M For Murder (previously published as Dead Letter Day), was the debut novel for Keri Beevis back in 2013. As a first time novel, Keri smashed it out of the park, gaining multiple 4 and 5-star reviews. Re-released today, under Bloodhound Books, this cracker of a read is back in the spotlight for a whole new audience to enjoy and is once again being well received, including by me!
Keri has crafted a chilling fast-paced whodunit that keeps you on your toes as you race through the pages to solve the crime. You hardly have time to breathe as Keri commands your full attention, daring you to stop, knowing damn well that you can’t, as she leaves you at the end of each chapter wanting more! This is the brilliance of her storytelling and how she is able to instantly draw the reader into the worlds that she creates, where she holds you captive until the end!
Told through multiple timelines alternating the present and past, you are kept second-guessing as to how this is all going to unfold. So many times I thought I outsmarted Keri, but she expertly throws in curve balls that knock you down a peg or two until the thrilling conclusion that I did not see coming! Well played Keri… Well played!
There are a few characters in this book and I was concerned as each new one was introduced, that I would not be able to keep up as to where they all fit. My mind was put at ease as the story progressed and I had nothing to fear as Keri allowed each character to develop and play their part in the story without them becoming entangled. Rebecca Angell, the lead character, was someone I was able to relate to and I am so pleased to see that there will be another book featuring her.
I am so glad that I have been introduced to Keri’s work. M For Murder is another example of how great an author Keri is. Even though this is only the second book I have read of Keri’s, I am really impressed with everything she offers the reader. From strong plots that have you invested, great characterization, the ability to build up the tension and suspense until you can physically feel it, jawdropping twists and turns that are all told through flawless and engaging writing, Keri is a very accomplished author and I look forward to many more books from her to come.
M For Murder is definitely a must-read for 2020 so do yourself a favour and get a copy of this book now! It was an absolute pleasure to read and review M For Murder which I highly recommend.
Thank-you to Heather Fitt from Bloodhound Books for inviting me to be part of the publication day celebrations and for providing me with a free copy of the ebook which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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