I was excited to receive a copy of Ross Greenwood's latest thriller, the first in his new DI Barton series. I really do enjoy Ross's writing style and I knew this would be a page-turner of a story - I was right to be so excited! As the title suggests, it is a chilling read and one you will not forget in a hurry - especially when it starts snowing!
I was immediately drawn into the story and quite torn with the empathy I had for the killer. But wait, the killer is the bad one in crime novels, right? We are not supposed to be on the killers side - especially when DI Barton and his team are on the trail.
DI Barton has a great team and we are introduced to them in this opening story. DI Barton himself has managed to get to where he is whilst leading a normally happy family life at home. This is a nice refreshing change to the normal detective story where have experienced trauma, divorce or addiction of some sort. He really is a good bloke.
The author cleverly switches between the past to present, only giving away details as we really need them. There are some shocking twists that will keep you turning page after page (and had me drinking mug after mug!)
Ross Greenwood is firmly on my top author list and I cannot wait to read more of DI Barton and his team.
My sincere thanks to Ross Greenwood, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.