“If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully.”
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.
But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.
With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.
For the killer, the game has only just begun…
Scared to Death is a gripping crime thriller from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett, in a series introducing Detective Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future.
Praise for Scared to Death:
“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of NINE ELMS and THE GIRL IN THE ICE
"Amphlett has written an intriguing plot-driven police procedural, with Hunter a complicated heroine." The West Australian
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Traps and twists abound in Scared to Death—a fast-moving, character-driven and thrilling crime procedural that introduces tenacious English police detective Kay Hunter. While investigating what looks like a botched kidnapping, Hunter must clear a number of personal and professional hurdles before cornering a grisly serial killer bent on tormenting the police. Rachel Amphlett tells this story with blunt directness and just the right sprinkling of salty wit, whetting our appetite for the rest of the series.
Enjoyed the Read
Started reading this and couldn’t put it down. Very nice story line. Chapters move to different characters point of views which can be confusing but the author does a good job of transitioning into the different characters. Glad this was on the free book list.
Scared to Death. Rachel Amphlett
A serial killer with deep twisted psych issues is kidnapping and murdering young girls. He’s background is a deeply troubled past. Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter and the rest of the homicide team is running out of time to find the last kidnapped victim. An absolutely tremendous read!! Enjoyed immensely!!! My highest recommendation!!!