Publication: 23rd July 2020 – Simon & Schuster UK
A serial killer will stop at nothing…
His most valuable possession has been stolen.
Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.
Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a
bag, just like all the others. But when she opens it, the
worst nightmare of her life begins.
A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon
becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose.
And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die.
If you have read it
You must die
Delighted to welcome you on my stop for the brand new novel by Chris Carter, Written In Blood.
It is Christmas time in Los Angeles. The streets are full of people shopping and, among them, there is Angela Wood, a professional pickpocket. After a successful afternoon stealing other people’s wallet, Angela is relaxing in a bar. At a table next to her, a man is looking at his phone, a bag at his feet. When Angela takes his bag, she finds a diary and, as she flips through it, she quickly realizes that she stole from the wrong man because the diary belongs to a prolific serial killer who describes in details each of the murders he has committed. When LAPD detectives Hunter and Garcia get their hands on the diary, they know they must find the killer before he kills again.
WOW!!! What a rollercoaster of a read this was! The murders are quite violent and graphic and they are not for the weak of hearts. The more detective Hunter reads the killer’s diary, the more gruesome the murders become, the more I had goosebumps, and I loved it. Told from different perspectives, the plot is dark and twisty and the tension is so high that I was always on the edge of my seat.
I love the character of detective Robert Hunter. Such an interesting and complex character. The more I learn about him, the more I like him and I really enjoy his relationship with his partner Carlos Garcia. I found Angela Wood relatable, authentic, and likable and I felt for her, while the killer was complex and multi-layered, a cleverly-crafted and brilliant villain for the story.
Written In Blood is another action-packed and intense addiction to the Robert Hunter series written in a unique and beautiful style and full of twists and disturbing murders that will keep you on your toes. I can’t recommend this novel enough!
A huge thank you to Anne Cater and Simon & Schuster UK for inviting me to join the blog tour and providing me with a copy of the novel.
Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney’s Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions. He now lives in London.
Visit his website www.chriscarterbooks.com