THE GOODNIGHT SONG by NICK HOLLIN #thriller #crime, Rhodes and Radley crime thriller @bookouture @vonmaraus @nholten40
Title: The Goodnight Song
Author: Nick Hollin
Publication Day: 17th September
What The Book Says
What would you do if someone used your deepest secrets to commit the darkest crimes?
When the cold, lifeless body of a policeman is pulled from the Thames in the early hours of the morning, it appears at first glance to be a terrible accident.
But when old diary pages predicting the exact details of the crime start appearing online, ex-criminal psychologist and owner of the diary, Nathan Radley, becomes the number one suspect in the most terrifying murder investigation the London police has ever seen.
Nathan’s partner, Detective Katie Rhodes knows that he is innocent, because she was with him the night of the attack. But as more extracts are posted, and more bodies begin to surface, how much longer can she ignore the connection?
The trail leads Katie from one dead end to another, until a tiny clue buried deep within the pages leads them to a new suspect; someone dangerous, someone close, someone they trusted…
A nail-biting and unputdownable thriller that fans of Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott and Peter James will adore.
The Goodnight Song by Nick Hollin is the second instalment in the Rhodes and Radley crime thriller series and WOW was I taken in. Stumbling through the pages with snatched breath, sensing the fear, the unrelenting darkness of the narrative as it chimed out a solemnness of The Goodnight Song.
Detective Rhodes and Criminal Profiler Radley find themselves embroiled in another case surrounding Radley’s diary, leaked pages are surfacing, vile and violent deaths are occurring, fingers are being pointed at Radley. Radley has an alibi, but someone knows, the link lies within the hidden darkness of the past. Can Rhodes determine who will be next and prevent more heinous crimes.
Every time I read about Radley I have a fluttering in my stomach, with an intense sense of foreboding and impending doom. Every plot twist seems to bring this unimaginable characteristic to the front of my mind, painting a scene of what darkness grips the soul of Radley and what he fights so hard to supress. However looking to the character of Rhodes, she seems to bring stability, a calm demeanour and furnishes the strength needed to prevent catastrophic events occurring within her partnership with Radley. All in all both characters placate each other, cancelling out the negativity which could tip either one over the edge into the abyss.
Nick has produced a phenomenal crime thriller which literally sloughed off every shred of evidence I unravelled from each directional twist, leaving me unequivocally swamped with questions I couldn’t answer, but dealing the perfect finale with the slight of an authors hand.
Well thanks go to Bookouture, Nick Hollin and Noelle Holten for an advanced readers copy of The Goodnight Song, It has been a pleasure to read Nick’s newest book, my review for the Blog Blitz is all undertaken by myself and is my own unbiased opinion.
From bookbinder to gardener to forensic analyst, Nick has enjoyed an extremely varied working life. At home his interests are equally diverse, but nothing beats books. Collecting, reading, writing, they have always been a passion in one form or another. A graduate of Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing Masters, he’s fulfilling a long-held dream of being published and hopes to be at this for a good while yet. He lives in Cambridgeshire with his partner, young son and cat.
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