#BlogBlitz: LAST GOODBYE by ARLENE HUNT #Thriller @bookouture @arlenehunt @nholten40
Aaaah a lovely new series to sink my teeth into, just love it when that happens. The feeling of apprehension while shadowing two new characters, wondering what they will get up to, will they catch the criminals and most of all will they like each, nothing like a bit chalk and cheese though xx
Title: Last Goodbye
Author: Arlene Hunt
You’re young. You’re in love. You’re in terrible danger …
A completely unputdownable thriller from Amazon chart bestseller Arlene Hunt.
‘The woman’s body lay on the bed, hair fanned out in a golden halo, blue eyes open. On the table stood an unmistakable sign: a bouquet of bright yellow roses…’
On a freezing January morning, a young couple is found dead in their cottage in the quiet Dublin suburbs. When Detective Eli Quinn arrives at the scene his stomach drops. It’s the second double homicide in as many months where the killer has left a bunch of yellow roses.
Tucked between the thorns is a little card, with an image of a broken heart. There’s no doubt the killer is trying to send a message, but what do the flowers mean? And can Eli figure out the killer’s motive, before they strike again?
Utterly gripping, fast-paced and nail-bitingly tense, this serial killer thriller will keep you up reading all night. If you love Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Patricia Gibney, you won’t be able to put this down.
Now I mean really where have all these writers been hiding, lurking in dark corners waiting for the perfect opportunity to pounce, well in my case I think that’s where Arlene Hunt has been. She certainly stuck it too me with Last Goodbye, a fantastic opener to the Detective Series surrounding Eli Quinn and Roxy Malloy. A douzy of a thriller with a whole load of criminal intent.
As you can see above I have a penchant for Arlene’s new series, lets see why…….
From the get go Arlene had me, the opener, that first chapter, I mean really when someone writes in that kind of style you know something bad is going to happen and inevitably it does. Holy moly it did, it hit me square in the face like a bolt of lightning and from then on in I knew this book would control my waking hours.
DS Malloy has only been a DS for a short while, a 6 month probationary period hanging over her head, she wants nothing better than to make it, show her worth, Roxy’s opportunity arises in the shape of her first homicide. Roxy has a side kick Cora who is totally different to Roxy, a chalk and cheese partnership. The case that Roxy and Cora become part of looks likely to be linked to two double murders under investigation by Detective Quinn, under duress Roxy and Cora join Quinn’s team, the friction between the two becomes palpable at times but eventually the ice thaws and he can see promise in Roxy, even if they both tackle the investigation in different ways.
The more the story unfolds the more we discover about the mind of the killer, his reasoning behind his need to kill, the women he kills and the ramifications of killing the women. As we progress to the end of the book at an extraordinary speed I don’t know how many times I wanted to put the brakes, hold back, rewind and take things slower but there was absolutely no chance, the pull and lure becomes too much. The book is done, its over, there is still ample opportunity to expand into future writings about Quinn and Malloy, and boy am I looking forward to it.
Thanks go to Bookouture, Arlene Hunt and Noelle Holten for the advance readers copy of Last Goodbye in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion and I think I did the Last Goodbye justice. Thanks Noelle for allowing me to be part of the Blog tours x
Arlene spent her childhood with ‘my nose buried in a book’. She was a fierce debate-captain in school and her love of language was bound to lead her to writing. Alongside being an author, she writes, edits and reviews briefs for radio.
Arlene is married with one daughter and lives with a crotchety one-eyed cat named Binkley and a German Shepherd named Archer, who is not at all crotchety.