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‘Blood Stained’ by Rebecca Bradley

BLOOD STAINED an unputdownable crime thriller with a breathtaking twist (Detective Claudia Nunn Book 1) by [Rebecca Bradley]

Synopsis

Can’t find her.

Can’t catch him.

Can’t trust anyone.

The first in a gripping new Sheffield-set crime series starring Detective Claudia Nunn.

Detective Claudia Nunn’s colleague DS Dominic Harrison has been leading the case against a dangerous serial killer, who hunts his victims using a dating app. But now his own wife has gone missing.

Then a large pool of blood is discovered in their garage. And Dominic is the prime suspect.

Is Dominic being framed by a serial killer or will Claudia expose an even uglier truth?

Can’t tell a soul how it ends.

My Review

I have been a fan of Rebecca’s work for a while now.  In fact I have read and loved the bestselling series featuring Detective Inspector Hannah Robbins.   So when I heard that she was due to release the first book in a new series, featuring Detective Inspector Claudia Nunn, I knew that I just had to read it as soon as possible.  I grabbed my Kindle, grabbed a cup of tea and settled down for what I hoped would be an entertaining afternoon of reading.  I was spot on.  I absolutely loved reading ‘Blood Stained’ but more about that in a bit.

I was drawn into this book from the moment I read the synopsis, let alone the story itself.  As soon as I started reading ‘Blood Stained’ that was it- I knew that I wouldn’t be moving far from the sofa for the rest of the afternoon as I couldn’t put the book down.  My Kindle wasn’t exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me.  I couldn’t bear to miss a single second of the story for fear of missing out on some vital clue or a nugget of gossip.  I couldn’t turn the pages quickly enough as I worked my way through the story.  I soon reached the end of the book and I had to say farewell to DI Claudia Nunn.  For me, ‘Blood Stained’ is the true definition of an unputdownable page turner of a read.  The story kept my interest throughout, it kept me guessing and it kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.

‘Blood Stained’ is superbly written but then I wouldn’t expect anything less from Rebecca Bradley.  Rebecca has one of those writing styles that is easy to get used to and easy to get along with.  The fact that Rebecca was herself a police officer, only serves to make the story seem that bit more authentic.  I loved the fact that the story was set in Sheffield, as I have family in that area and I love reading about places with which I am familiar.  For me, ‘Blood Stained’ started with a bang, hit the ground running and maintained a fast pace throughout.  Reading ‘Blood Stained’ felt like being on an at times scary and unpredictable rollercoaster ride with several twists and turns along the way.

In short, I flipping loved reading ‘Blood Stained’ and I would definitely recommend it to other readers.  I will certainly be reading more of Rebecca’s work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board can only be 5* out of 5*.

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