Book Review: Gone to Ground by Rachel Amphlett

Posted September 8, 2018 by lomeraniel in Audiobooks, Mystery, Review, Thriller / 0 Comments

Book Review: Gone to Ground by Rachel AmphlettGone to Ground (Detective Kay Hunter #6) by Rachel Amphlett
Narrator: Alison Campbell
Series: Detective Kay Hunter #6
Published by Saxon Publishing on 07-05-18
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
Format: Audiobook
Source: Audiobookworm
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Overal Rating: four-half-stars

While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery.

The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown.

When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs.

With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media.

When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated.

As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life.

Gone to Ground
is a gripping serial killer thriller full of page-turning suspense, and the sixth book in the Detective Kay Hunter British detective series:

1. Scared to Death

2. Will to Live

3. One to Watch

4. Hell to Pay

5. Call to Arms

6. Gone to Ground

Kay Hunter and her team are back on another roller coaster mystery. This time they are investigating who could be this murderer who is leaving body parts behind, who are the victims, and why the killer decided to hunt specifically these people.

Reading another Detective Kay Hunter book is like returning to visit old friends. The characters are very well depicted, and they have become almost part of the family. This time there are no gripping subplots like in previous books, but Kay and her partner can’t always be in dire danger. There was a secondary story that added interest to the book but did not contribute to the tension.

The book is very well written, like the previous ones, and I was able to picture in my mind everything that happened. The descriptions were well done, and the secondary characters felt like real people. I listened to the whole book almost in one go, and it kept my attention from beginning to end. The story is well paced and the intrigue is well built, keeping the reader always wondering who could be the killer.

This series is a quite neat one, with solid characters and intriguing stories. It’s also well written, but I have to say that the word ‘negotiating’ was used four times to refer to driving on a difficult road, and the third and fourth time made me cringe a little.

Alison Campbell was simply amazing, but that wasn’t a surprise, since her previous work at the other books in the series is excellent. Her compelling narration kept me on the edge of my seat, and her voice range and interpretation skills are top notch, creating the sensation of having a full cast of real characters. She also has the ability to bring the characters to life in a way that it makes you feel that you’re watching a movie.

Rachel Amphlett and Alison Campbel are a winning team, and they can take my money on whatever book they will produce.

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.

Story (Plot)
Overall: four-half-stars