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 The Girl In The Ice
"Moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns" ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series
"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 the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…
If you like the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons, Peter James' Roy Grace series and the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, discover Rachel Amphlett’s new detective novels today.
What people are saying about Scared to Death:
“A fast-paced, deeply disturbing thriller that had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish” Books Of All Kinds
“Oohhh what a FANTASTIC beginning to a new series! This is dark and gritty, with surprises that I didn’t see coming.” Novel Gossip
“A dead body, a psychotic killer and an honest dependable detective ... If you like your crime fiction uncomplicated, fast-paced and real Scared to Death is the PERFECT read for you…” Swirl and Thread
“Extremely well-plotted, this really is a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat!” Jo’s Book Blog
“In this novel, I actually believed the reason for the killings. It was new, interesting, and made a refreshing amount of sense … reminded me at times of Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch series” The Crime Review
“A really solid series opener, featuring Detective Kay Hunter … she’s definitely keeping the strong female detective fresh and alive!” It Takes A Woman
“A fast paced thriller of a story that draws you in from the start and will make your heart quicken!” The Great British Book Off
“A gutsy, fast and dark book that is packed full with unsuspecting twists. Moves at a relentless pace, with an intensely dark plot, featuring a top notch female protagonist.” Mrs B’s Book Reviews
“The murders shock, and the plot is pacey, twisting with action … with more than one surprise within it pages, Scared to Death will satisfy any lover of serial killer fiction” Postcard Reviews
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.
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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.
I thought this book was well written , kept me interested throughout the whole book. I will be reading more in this series. I do recommend this book.
Enjoyed this book very much. Have already finished the 2nd book and bought the third. Highly recommend this series!!!