Title: The Killer In The Snow
Author: Alex Pine
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Thriller
Published: November 11th, 2021
The first fall of snow can be fatal…
A year has passed since DI James Walker cracked his biggest case yet, and he’s hoping for peace and quiet this festive season.
But across the fells, a local farmer returns home on Christmas Eve to find footsteps in the fresh snow that lead down to his unused basement – and no footsteps leading away. Days later, his body is found, alongside those of his wife and daughter.
Without a neighbour for miles, there are no witnesses and little evidence. And the crime scene has strange echoes of another terrible murder committed at the farmhouse, twenty years earlier…
James knows that to catch this killer, he needs to solve a case that has long since gone cold…
Perfect for fans of smash-hit TV series Whitehouse Farm, Simon McCleave’s The Snowdonia Killings and Catherine Cooper’s The Chalet.
This was an amazing read for me. It starts off with a gruesome murder of a family on Christmas eve. Detective DI James Walker is called to the scene and they discover that the murder is very similar to one committed 20 years ago. Is it a coincidence, or is their more to the story?
It was a fast paced read, one that kept me guessing throughout. I’ve grown to like detective books and this was no exception. There were a lot of twists and suspense building up to the end, and I enjoyed guessing. I love the detective’s relationship with his wife, they seem quite solid and more intriguing is the guy that seems to be after them. The setting was wonderful, as it added a whole new exciting layer to the thriller.
This is the second book in the DI James Walker series. Though I haven’t read the first, I must say this can be read as standalone. If you love crime novels filled with suspense and hooking plots, then this one is for you.
Thanks to Avon books, Netgalley and the author for providing me with an arc copy of The Killer In The Snow.