When a series of mysterious, threatening notes are sent out to hundreds of apparently unconnected people, ex-cop Ben Buckland is shocked to learn his teenage daughter has also been targeted. Though no longer on the ‘force’ Ben seeks help from former colleague and old flame Serena, triggering bad memories. Focusing on the threat to his daughter, Ben struggles to make the police listen, but when the killings start, it seems there’s little to connect them – especially as the murders are bizarrely different.
Losing his job as a security guard, and faced with the prospect of finding new employment, the last thing Ben needs is a serial-killer on the loose. But time is running out and as the body-count rises, the threat to his family forces him to take matters into his own hands…
This is the seventh novel I’ve read by Keith Dixon and as always, it’s a stonking good read. The author’s ability to weave a clever plot around seemingly unrelated events, is as sharp as ever, and even though the reader might not always know what’s going on, pretty soon it all falls into place. With an uncanny talent for creating realistic, believable characters dealing with difficult relationships and everyday issues, Keith Dixon’s storytelling kept me on edge, whizzing through the pages, trying to work out the ending before I got there.
As with his Sam Dyke and Paul Storey books, this is another great read from a very capable and wonderfully inventive writer.
About Keith Dixon:
Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. Two-time winner of the Chanticleer Reviews CLUE First in Category award for Private Eye/Noir novel, he’s the author of ten books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. His new series of Paul Storey Thrillers began in 2016.
When he’s not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He’s currently resident in France.
NB This review originally appeared as part of the Damppebbles Blog Tour for Keith Dixon’s ‘I May Kill You’.