Friday 30th September 2016
The book I’m currently reading is Time To Play by North East Crime Writer K.A Richardson.
I always like
to have a book
For those of you who’ve followed this blog for a long time, you’ll recall the days when this was solely about books and writing.
It’s somewhat expanded in the last couple of months but my heart will always be with literature.
Crime and psychological thriller’s tend to be my forte.
K. A. Richardson
I used to work with Kerry a few years back and I’ve loved following her writing journey. Back then, she was busy writing her first book, With Deadly Intent (cheeky post plug – read more on my interview with her here).
She was also in the process of setting up her blog too Kerryannrichardson.com
2016 has been a busy yet exciting year for Kerry. Her debut novel, With Deadly Intent, was released in April, followed by I’ve Been Watching You in June and now Time To Play was released on the 22nd of this month.
Back in July, Kerry also won author of the month over at the UK Crime Book Club.
At the time of going to press, I’ve Been Watching You was number 2 in the free Kindle Crime Chart and no 6 in the overall free Kindle Chart.
Pretty impressive achievements while working in a (very important) full-time job.
Time To Play …
DI Alistair McKay is still reeling from the ‘one that got away’ but when he is called to deal with a potential murder at the water side, he must put his personal worries aside.
As police diver, Marlo Buchanan, starts pulling bodies out of the water, it becomes clear that something isn’t right.
Someone is torturing young girls and dumping them in the local reservoir.
Then the body of a man is discovered and Mackay and Buchanan are pulled into the seedy underworld of human trafficking.
As the team race against the clock tensions start to run high.
Can they overcome their personal demons to work together?
And will they find the killer before he strikes again?
The team are back in the third novel from the gripping North East Police series.
You don’t have to have read
the previous books
to read Time To Play
Although the book is part of the ‘North East Police’ series, the beauty of Kerry’s work is that the books are stand alones in their own right.
They focus on a different character in each novel and, although they make reference to previous character’s who are bobbing along in the background, this doesn’t distract from the main storyline.
My favourite style in this book is that the sections are snappy; almost like an intertwined diary. In any chapter, the date and destination heading change allows us to follow different character’s; from the police dive team, detective’s and scene’s of crime officer’s to the horror of the human trafficking world.
Interlaced within all that are the sub stories of the police officer’s lives.
The pace is good, it keeps it interesting the technique that Kerry has used.
The topic is very raw and the level of research that Kerry has done on both the subject and the roles of the police teams involved is a real credit.
Richardson’s got a good knack of getting inside the mind of a killer and their thought process to justify their actions.
I’m not going to give too much away on this one for fear of dropping any spoilers.
The nights are drawing in and what better way to get all snug and cosy than to get your nose in a new book.
Time To Read
Time To Play
Have you read any of Kerry’s books?
Love Missuswolf xxx