‘From Inside The House’ by WD Jackson-Smart
Genre: Crime Thriller/ Police Procedural
Published: July 2019, Panther Publishing
Swathi’s Rating: 4/5
Here is a new Crime Thriller recommendation that I thoroughly enjoyed last week. It’s for everyone who loves a delicious serial killer investigation, meticulous killings and edge-of-the-seat twists!
This book is the second installation in the DI Graves series of crime thrillers from WD Jackson. If you haven’t read his first novel, that’s okay as the plot is different with a new serial killer at loose. The story does continues for Detective Inspector Graves who struggles to cope up with the tragic loss of a lover who is killed by a still-to-catch psycho killer. Apart from this, the book can perfectly entertain you as a standalone thriller!
So go ahead, enjoy the synopsis followed by my thoughts on the book. Happy reading xx
Two victims. Brutally murdered in their own home. Body parts taken.
D.I. Graves is back on the case to face his toughest challenge yet. A case with no motive and no suspect, nothing at all that could explain why someone would kill innocent people in such a way.
Then the next victims are discovered. Another pair of bodies. New body parts taken. Again in their own home.
Someone is breaking into houses across the city at night, leaving horror in their wake. It seems to Graves that this could be two serial killers, working together. But how are they choosing their victims? Is any house in London a target? Is anyone safe?
To make matters worse, a journalist is threatening to cause more harm than good with her obsessive push in covering the story to further her career, and someone is targeting Graves personally, seeking revenge against him in relation to an old case.
Can Graves keep himself safe long enough to stop the serial killers before they strike again?
As the synopsis indicates, the book opens with the ‘crime scene’ where the victims are attacked in their own house and killed brutally, then posed into a grotesque tableau. later on police investigation, it’s discovered that body parts of the victims are stolen from the scene, leaving behind no DNA, fingerprints or whatsoever to find the killer.
Soon another crime scene comes into light leaving another set of victims killed brutally and body parts stolen. It’s officially a serial killer investigation, and the police face terrific pressure from the Press and the Public. There is the ruthless and slightly irritating journalist kelly Malone who’d do anything to get info on the murders, which leads to several compromises including the death of a victim.
Detective Inspector Graves and his partner Charlie Palmer are both likeable and quick thinkers for their jobs. Graves is still down with family issues with his sister whose relationship had an impact on his life. While Palmer is manipulated by the bitchy journalist Kelly Malone. They both make a good pair, trustworthy and sharp minds.
The description of crime scenes are meticulous and gory at the same time. So if you can’t stomach the blood and rawness of killings, you might want to skim a few passages to proceed further, as the killings are not getting kinder either. The pace of the book keeps the reader hooked to reach further chapters and the conversations are easy-breezy to keep up. It has been a nice, binge-worthy read for me and I definitely recommend this book to my fellow crime fiction lovers. Thanks to the publisher for having me on their blog tour. All opinions are my own.
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