‘Gripping’ - IAN RANKIN
The RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK that sends pulses pounding, Marked for Death will grip fans of David Baldacci and Peter James until the very last page.
A deadly secret. A chilling game. A past you can’t escape.
When London’s legal establishment is shaken to its foundation by the grisly crucifixion of a retired Lord Chief Justice, Detective Chief Inspector Joelle Levy is tasked with finding his killer. With fifty years of potential enemies to choose from, only the identical murder of former solicitor Adam Blunt offers a ray of hope: what is it that connects these victims who met such a gruesome end?
Assigned to the story from the start, news reporter Sarah Truman sets out to investigate on her own, not suspecting that the trail will lead straight back to her own front door and her fiancé Michael Devlin. A criminal barrister determined to prove the innocence of his own client, Michael is at first oblivious to the return of the murderous figure from his past – until tragedy strikes closer to home.
Struggling with his grief and guilt, and now caught up in a madman’s terrible quest for revenge, Michael must race to bring the killer to justice – before it’s too late.
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This book has it all as far as I’m concerned.
It’s a very well thought out and detailed story, very well written, with characters I generally found believable.
It is part police investigation and part courtroom drama so, for me, is ideal.
The only negative I can add is that I wasn’t too keen on the occasional violence but I admit it did add to the tension and excitement of the plot.