The Dead Tell Lies by J.F.Kirwan #BookReview @kirwanjf @bloodhoundbook #crimefiction #thriller #serialkiller

July 15, 2020     Ami-May     Book Blogging Posts, Book Reviews, Reading 2020, Reading Challenges

Hello All Readers, I have the utmost pleasure of coming to you with a Book Review today for The Dead Tells Lies by J.F Kirwan. I received this book for free from The Publisher – Bloodhound Books in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Here are my honest and unbiased opinions on this book.

The Dead Tell LiesThe Dead Tell Lies by J F Kirwan
Publisher: Bloodhound Books
Publication Date: June 15, 2020
Pages: 361
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Source: Bloodhound Books
Genre: Crime, Fiction, Psychological, Psychological Fiction, Serial Killers
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Greg Adams, a criminal psychologist at Scotland Yard, specialises in bringing serial killers to justice. He tracks down a spree serial killer nicknamed the Divine, who has already killed six teenage girls and is about to kill a seventh. Greg works out the location where he is hiding and joins a raid. The police capture the Divine and save the girl, but on the very same night, Greg’s wife is brutally murdered by another serial killer, known as the Dreamer.

A year later, unable to bring the killer to justice, Greg has quit his job and is ready to end it all, when he receives a phone call from a man who tells him the Dreamer is dead, and that he didn’t kill Greg’s wife, Kate.

Greg returns to Scotland Yard to work for Superintendent Chief Detective Donaldson in the hope he can re-examine the case with the help of two new detectives, Finch and Matthews.

As Greg delves into the case further, he becomes more convinced that the Dreamer wasn’t the man responsible for his wife’s murder.

But if it wasn’t the Dreamer, who was it?

In order to solve the mystery around his wife’s murder, Greg is going to have to delve even deeper into the mind of a terrifying psychopath. And this time he might not make it back in one piece…

Rating: 10 out of 10.
Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

Greg an ex psychologist/criminologist who worked at Scotland Yard who get inside the minds of serial killers and hunts them down stopped when his wife Kate was brutally murdered in the most sickening way by the serial killer, The Dreamer. He successfully put away a few serial killers in his career.

After handing in his license, and so very near to ending his own life not being able to go on with his life without Late. He receives a phone call just at the right time.

He has now been called in as a consultant on the very case of his wife's murder and other murdered victims. Working alongside Finch, Matthews and Donaldson.

How many serial killers can you fit into one book? If you love serial killers, let me just say you will NOT be disappointed during and after reading this book. Oh my goodness gracious me!! (Also if this doesn't become a series featuring more of Mr Greg Adams, Finch and Matthews, I will forever feel sad.)

This clever serial killer packed plot is suburb. This is honestly such an intriguing, smart and fantastically woven plotline.

A nail-biting, bone sawing, a sweat-inducing and fire-starting tale of murders, sickening serial killers with gruesome MOs, tension-filled atmospheric chilling physiological thriller.

10 stars
Characters

Greg Adams is a psychologist/criminologist. He hunts down serial killers and gets inside there brains. An exceptionally smart and super interesting character. I have to say I fell in love with gregs great character, I just find psychologists/psychology so fascinating as much as the way serial killers minds fascinate me in morbid curiosity.

* Kate - Greg's wife who was murdered
* Jennifer - Greg's ex-wife who is also a psychologist.
* Donaldson - Detective Chief Inspector(DCI).
* DI Finch and Matthews
* Rikard - Top psychiatrist, socialite etc.

Ah, the characters, where to start. Honestly, there were so many truly wonderful and interesting also awful, horrible and downright sickening characters within this book.

As well as Greg, I would love to get to know more about Matthews and Finch as I have taken to their characters to. They both have very different personalities which makes for a pretty good unique crime-fighting team and would love to join them on there developing work relationship ( hint hint again )

10 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

This is written via Greg Adams, Point of view which I have to say is one of my favourite views to read from.

I'm not sure how J.F has written such an intricate complex genius plot with an awesome writing style and perfect pacing. It is fast-paced but you force yourself to slow down so you can really take in all aspects of the book especially getting beneath the layers of Greg and how his mind works.

10 stars
Themes/Settings
10 stars
Cover

Set in London, UK. Brilliant setting the scene and brings London to life making it extra realistic. Hints of Birmingham through too.

If you are interested maybe slightly morbidly obsessed with serial killers and there mystifying mind then you will LOVE this book. Mindhunters 4.0 within fiction.

10 stars
Overall Thoughts

A nail-biting, bone sawing, a sweat-inducing and fire-starting tale of murders, sickening serial killers with gruesome MOs, tension-filled atmospheric chilling physiological thriller. I'm not sure how J.F has written such an intricate complex genius plot with an awesome writing style and perfect pacing. It is fast-paced but you force yourself to slow down so you can really take in all aspects of the book especially getting beneath the layers of Greg and how his mind works.'

10 stars
Final Rating 10 stars

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • Reading 2020
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One response to “The Dead Tell Lies by J.F.Kirwan #BookReview @kirwanjf @bloodhoundbook #crimefiction #thriller #serialkiller

  1. Ooo I like the sound of this! A ‘superb’ plotline can make such a different with crime thrillers like this. Well reviewed as always – Will add to my TBR!

    Caz xx

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