When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.
With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.
Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.
Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?
Hell to Pay is a gripping crime thriller, and the fourth in the Detective Kay Hunter series.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The fourth instalment of Rachel Amphlett’s propulsive series puts intrepid Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter on the trail of another serial killer with a fixation on young women. Meanwhile, someone with a personal vendetta is trying to undo Hunter’s career—but the policewoman’s own desire for vengeance may very well be her unmaking. Hell to Pay solidifies Amphlett's reputation for gripping crime fiction, immediately throwing us into the action and allowing zero lulls. This fast-paced and unpredictable story left us itching for the next book in the series.
I've been looking forward to this fourth instalment of the Kay Hunter series and wasn't disappointed at all. This character develops and evolves in each instalment.
The opening scene, where DS Hunter was dragged out of bed for what she thought was a routine traffic accident but ends up far from routine when the body of a young woman is found in the boot of the vehicle, sets the tone for the book. Whilst investigating this, Kay realises there may be ties to her nemesis, who has caused her havoc in both her private and professional life.
I found myself cheering her on when her professional life spilled over into her public life leaving her feeling vulnerable and questioning who she could really trust within her tight-knit unit. As we've seen before, Kay is determined and tenacious and she works hard to bring the guilty to justice even if it puts herself in danger and that's certainly the case in Hell to Pay.
This is a great read, you won't want to put it down. I highly recommend it and all in this series.