Ragdoll – Daniel Cole

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move? – Goodreads.com

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was so excited when I was approved to read this novel, judging by the description it was right up my alley and when I dove into it I found I wasn’t wrong.

Cole’s writing is incredibly witty and succinct. We get to see the story unfold from multiple angles and perspectives which gives a great insight into the lives and personalities of different characters. No story is left unfinished.

The crime itself, while gruesome, is incredibly thrilling and unique. The killer’s ploys are reminiscent of Jack the Ripper and the Zodiac, leaving clues and notes for the police in order to taunt them, lure them or perhaps get himself caught.

And the ending? Damn! I don’t want to give anything away but I’m going to need all my readers out there to get a copy of this book so we can rave about it together!

A definite 5/5 star book.

Available Feb 2017.

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