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Today I am reviewing Scare Me to Death by CJ Carver. This was released on the 9th of April, published by Bloodhound Books.

Book Description

Thirteen survived. Now someone wants them dead.

A homemade bomb exploded mid-air, killing 214 people on board.

Thirteen people survived.

Sixteen years later one of the survivors is found brutally bludgeoned to death. It looks like a crime of passion but DC Lucy Davies knows something is wrong. They were trying to find the bombers.

Lucy’s search for the killer brings her into conflict with her long-lost father – who has his own secrets. Dangerous secrets which Lucy must expose so she can confront a vicious murderer with only one thing on their mind.

Keep on killing to stop the truth from being revealed.

An explosive opening chapter (literally) sets up the scene for this heart racing thriller from CJ Carver. Once again she has produced a tale that just grabs you and does not let you go until that final page. I was hanging on every word and just could not tear myself away for even a second! it is that good!

This is one of the best openings I have ever read. It had my heart pounding so hard and is one that did not help my fear of flying! I needed a stiff drink after reading this and I don’t even drink! A homemade bomb is detonated on flight EG220 killing 214 passengers. Cut to sixteen years later and one of the 13 survivors is brutality murdered. When it is discovered that the victim was trying to track down those responsible for the bombing, DC Lucy Davies and ex-MI5 agent Dan Forrester (who was also one of the survivors) come together to find the killer while along the way learning of those responsible for the bombing.

The book is the 4th instalment in this series, but can easily be read as a standalone. I haven’t had the pleasure of reading the others as yet, but I had no trouble in following along as there is enough backstory to get you through. I really enjoyed Dan and Lucy’s characters and will look forward to going back to read more of them.

Scare Me to Death is a master class in the thriller genre. It is twisty, enthralling, addictive and is one book I can’t recommend highly enough!

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

Buy Links

Amazon AU
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Let’s Get to Know CJ Carver

Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger for her first novel Blood Junction, CJ Carver has written a further ten critically acclaimed novels.  Spare Me The Truth, the first in the Dan Forrester series, was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award 2017.

Half-English, half-Kiwi, CJ lived in Australia for 10 years before taking up long-distance rallies, driving London to Saigon, London to Cape Town and covering 14,000 miles on the Inca Trail in South America.

CJ began her writing career by writing about her adventures, eventually becoming a travel writer for various national publications including The Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, Autocar.  She is co-founder for the Women’s World Car of the Year Award

CJ has been a judge for the Thriller Awards in the USA.  Her books have been published in the UK, USA and translated into several languages.  She lives just outside Bath.

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