How is it already Thursday? Today I am thrilled to be part of the blog blitz for this intriguingly dark police procedural… i’d like to thank Noelle for the invite and Dylan young for his wonderful words📚🖤
Title: BLOOD RUNS COLD
Author: Dylan Young
She had stopped crying. There was no window, the walls were smooth and it was quiet. She didn’t want to be alone. But she didn’t want him to come back.
On a bright spring morning, walkers find a tattered plastic bag half-buried in the rolling hills of Somerset. Inside lie a collection of bones; human, but too thin and light to be an adult’s.
The bones belong to Rosie Dawson, a little girl who disappeared ten years ago. Detective Anna Gwynne is back at work after a case that nearly cost her her life. The trail is stone cold, but Anna will stop at nothing to find the killer, and escape thoughts of her own dark past.
Then another little girl is abducted near a river bank on the hottest day of the year, and her sister can’t remember anything about the man who took her. Nobody thinks the cases are connected, but then Anna finds a photo of her that matches an old one of Rosie. In the same dark room. The same concrete walls. The same stony floor.
The killer is bragging.
With just two photos and a witness too young to help, can Anna find the killer in time to save a little girl’s life?
A heart-pounding thriller that will get right under your skin. If you love Karin Slaughter, Robert Dugoni and Angela Marsons you’ll love this killer crime thriller.
4 Cold Blooded Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Full disclosure I did not read the first book in this series, so I might have missed some character development when it comes to Anna…. this is a police procedural and the second book in the Anna Gwynne series….
I liked Anna as a character, but I wanted to know her better… in fact really the main complaint I had with the book is I felt a bit of disconnect with Anna and all the secondary characters…. I would have liked to see them fleshed out better and perhaps they were in the first book or will be in future books… there were a couple relationships I found quite intriguing…. the first is Anna and Hector Shaw a convicted serial killer… shades of “Silence of the Lambs…” and it looks as though Hector will be an important part of the next book… i’m also hoping to see more of Dr. Hawly … suspect turned consultant turned possible love interest?
A girl is abducted in Scotland at the same time bones are discovered from a 10-year-old local abduction…. then pictures are found on the dark web of both girls in the same room… how are these cases connected? And will they find Blair alive? Plenty of twists and turns, and an ending I did not see coming….
Recommend two fans of police procedurals with some intriguing relationships…
*** thank you to Bookouture and Net Galley for a copy of this book ***
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Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for university in London. A career in the NHS followed, but the urge to write never went away. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties, two of which were made into BBC films. Over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But his liking for crime (writing) never died. Book 1 in the Detective Anne Gwynne crime thriller series, The Silent Girls, and Book 2, Blood Runs Cold, are available now.
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