Narrator: Alison Campbell
Series: Detective Kay Hunter #2
Published by Saxon Publishing on 10-12-17
Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
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Reputation is everything.
When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.
As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.
With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.
When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…
Will to Live is the second book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…
1. SCARED TO DEATH2. WILL TO LIVE3. ONE TO WATCH4. HELL TO PAY 5. CALL TO ARMS (2018)
Among all the suicides occurred at the railway tracks, Kay discovers that some of them are in fact murders, and the murderer has an agenda. At the same time she is dealing with uncovering the truth over a past investigation that almost destroyed her reputation, and this will be more dangerous than she expected.
After devouring the previous book I was looking forward to this one. I found the main story a little bit less appealing than in the previous one, but it’s all balanced because here Amphlett also focuses on what will be the series arc, and I found that part of the story much more intriguing. The book could be read as a standalone, but this piece of the story will get any reader invested. This subject was just mentioned in book one, but there was no development so this book would be valid to start the series. Not that I recommend it since book one was amazing.
The plot was rightly balanced between the story and the series arc, and there was a big twist towards the end, just when I thought the book was predictable!
We learn more details about the characters in this book, and some of the secondaries have started to grow on me. I have the feeling that this is going to be a very enjoyable series.
Alison Campbell brought again the characters to life, and delivered a clear and engaging narration that kept me hooked to the story. There were just a couple of audio edits that distracted me a little bit but nothing too noticeable, I’m just picky with these things having worked on audio and video editing.
I need to start the next book and see where Kay’s story takes me. I predict this series to be one of the best this year.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Rachel Amphlett. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.
She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.
Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Robert Crais, Stuart MacBride, and many more.
She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.
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