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#Bookvent Top Reads of 2018 #Day11

December 11, 2018

Today it is day eleven in my series showcasing my top reads of 2018, following the innovative idea of #bookvent from Jen Lucas of Jen Med’s Book Reviews.

I hope you will like today’s choice and think about whether it fits with your idea of #booklove.

Can you guess what’s behind door no 11?

This book and its predecessor in the series, Block 46, completely blew me away. I’m not the only one, either. Soon to be a TV Series, the book I have chosen for no 11 was awarded the prestigious Prix du Balai d’Or just this weekend.

Whitechapel, 1888: London is bowed under Jack the Ripper’s reign of terror.

London 2015: actress Julianne Bell is abducted in a case similar to the terrible Tower Hamlets murders of some ten years earlier, and harking back to the Ripper killings of a century before.

Falkenberg, Sweden 2015: a woman’s body is found mutilated in a forest, her wounds identical to those of the Tower Hamlets victims. With the man arrested for the Tower Hamlets crimes already locked up, do the new killings mean he has a dangerous accomplice, or is a copy-cat serial killer on the loose?

Profiler Emily Roy and true-crime writer Alexis Castells  find themselves drawn into an intriguing case, with personal links that turn their world upside down and give the reader something truly exceptional.

I love this book because Gustawsson’s writing combines flawless plotting with gruesome details, skillful prose and excellent characterisation. Not for nothing is she hailed as the new Queen of French Noir.

This series is only 2 books in and already it is completely unmissable. She seamlessly manages to pull off a dual timeline structure with meticulously connected sub-plots that lure you in and capture you.

Keeper is captivating, graphic, emotional, powerful intelligent and surprising. So it’s no surprise that I loved it.

You can read my review here.

Buy the book: Orenda Books            Amazon             Waterstones


Drop by tomorrow to see my choice for Door No 12.

From → Bookvent, Crime, Must Read

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