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In Cold  Blood By Caroline Mitchell

About the Book 

A DI Amy Winter Thriller – Book 5


DI Amy Winter faces her toughest case yet as a serial killer couple kidnap and hunt their prey. After capture, the victims are released from an unknown location each day. But freedom does not come easily as the victim’s injuries become more severe, and if they haven’t escaped by day four, they won’t live to see the fifth.

At five months pregnant, Amy is feeling backed into a corner as the father of her child, DCI Donovan, urges her to share the news. But Amy doesn’t want to be treated differently by her team, much less lose their respect when they discover she’s in a relationship with her DCI. When a call comes in from the killer asking to meet Amy, Donovan intercepts and sends a decoy in her place. But while officers are concentrating on the decoy, Amy is kidnapped from outside her flat. She is the next victim, and the countdown begins.

After being bundled into the back of a van and driven to a desolate woodland, Amy’s heart sinks in her chest as she realises the killers have no intention of playing fair.

DCI Donovan is distraught as he discovers Amy is missing. When his team receives a taunting video, he is left in no doubt of the danger Amy and his unborn child are in. He must pull himself together to hunt the killer down. But with no clues and no location, there is only one person with intimate knowledge of how a killer’s mind works. Lillian Grimes – Amy’s serial killer mother. But can he persuade her to help him in time? As the days progress, Amy’s injuries grow more severe, and her team are locked in a desperate race against time.

Can be read as a stand-alone.

A compulsive page-turner that will have your heart hammering in your chest and leave you absolutely breathless when you discover the shocking final twist. If you’re a fan of Angela Marsons, Mel Sherratt, LJ Ross, and Rachel McLean, you’ll love In Cold Blood.

My Thoughts

I absolutely adore the Amy Winter Series.

Summing this book up, all I can say is ‘just read the whole series’.

Amy’s team are close-knit and it’s been brilliant getting to know them over time.

When Amy is taken it was quite heart in the mouth stuff at times. A real page turner that I couldn’t put down.

The Grimes family give me the creeps, and it continues to feature in this book. The ongoing saga with her real mother carries on, Lillian is a truly twisted character.

Many thanks to the author for the early copy in which I give my honest opinion.

Publication date: 2nd December 2022

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UK : In Cold Blood

Meet the Author 

New York Times, USA Today, Washington Post and International #1 Bestselling Author. Shortlisted by the International Thriller Awards for best ebook 2017, the Killer Nashville Best Police Procedural 2018 and the Audie awards 2022. Over 1.5 million books sold.

Caroline originates from Ireland and now lives in a village outside the city of Lincoln. A former police detective, she has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. She now writes full time.

Caroline writes psychological and crime thrillers. Her stand alone thriller Silent Victim reached No.1 in the Amazon charts in the UK, USA and Australia and was the winner of the Reader’s Favourite Awards in the psychological thriller category. It has been described as ‘brilliantly gripping and deliciously creepy’.

The first in her Amy Winter series, Truth And Lies, has been optioned for TV.

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