The Murder List

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Pub Date 31 May 2022 | Archive Date 31 May 2022

Description

The brand new psychological thriller from the author of Am I Guilty, The Perfect Couple and The Happy Family

When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary, and sees it’s not blank after all…

1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD
1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM
1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIFF
1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM

Is this a sick joke? But…it’s the end of January now. And a woman called Lisa was murdered in Oxford on 1st January.

Could there really be a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder each month? And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?

The clock is ticking for Mary to uncover the truth, before she becomes the next victim on the killer’s list…

The brand new psychological thriller from the author of Am I Guilty, The Perfect Couple and The Happy Family

When Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens...


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Wow is all I can say about this book!

It’s the 3rd book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be the last. She’s now up there with my go to authors.

I read this book in 2 sittings. I loved it from the very beginning. Fast paced throughout. It kept drawing you in with new twists throughout.

It was one of the very few books I had no idea who ‘the killer’ was until the very end.

You think the story is all wrapped up then the author throws in yet another big twist.

Loved it! Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for allowing me to read this book.

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Fast, paced, suspenseful, mysterious and atmospheric. It is well written with a gripping storyline and well developed characters. I couldn't put it down, full of twists and unpredictability, I loved it.

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Mary is a crime writer, freelance and rents office space with some other self employed people. Her father who tragically died in a fire where Mary survived was a famous crime novelist. Amongst her Christmas gifts is a diary, which she assumes is from one of the publishers she works for. She doesn't open it until january as she doesnt use a paper diary, and finds some chilling entries- “ murder Lisa Oxford 1st Jan” and 3 others on different dates. The first date has already passed and a woman named Lisa has been found dead. She takes her finding to the police and she decides to do a little investigative work for herself. A crime piece that has fallen into her hands and not least of all as she may be the last name on the list.
I quickly got into this and felt for Mary’s predicament. It's a well written read which soon envelopes you between the pages and I found myself ever more intrigued. A very clever plot and a twist and then…. I won’t spoil it other than to say I didn't see it coming- to me the skill of a brilliant writer and just how I love it. A huge 5* from me

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Wow, this was as twisty as a book gets' I loved it, the pace was good, the story was great, and it was full of surprises. I love a book that I haven't managed to completely work out when I have read most of it, and this was one of those books ,fabulous. Kept me guessing until the very end..

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Woah! OMG! Wow!

What a book!

So incredibly clever, and I had strong gut feelings as to who was behind everything and was completely dumfounded by the finale as a result.

There is so much more to many of the characters than meets the eyes. There are many red herrings, and I'm never really sure how things would turn out.

For everything is pointing to the fact that on 1st April, Mary will die, and she is our main character, and main view point, and you get to know her well as she tries along with the police to see if they can track down the diary killer before it gets to her turn.

It is such a fabulous concept and so great to see how the police could react if they are given a partial threat to a common first name, city and date but nothing else to go on whether they will take it seriously, how they can even remotely comprehend keeping people in their town safe etc..

I loved the snippets from the four police forces working together to try identify and catch this potentially sick and twisted person.

I thought the previous Jackie Kabler psychological thrillers were fantastic, and this one ramps up the writing, the tension, the generally addictiveness. I couldn't get enough of it, and it is utterly amazing.

Had me completely hooked and it even seemed to help combat my long covid exhaustion as I was feeling really alert from reading this fabulous story.

Thank you to One More Chapter and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

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Jackie Kabler is one of my favorite authors and she knows how to write a thriller which keeps us up at night and rushing through to discover the villain. In this brilliant outing, Mary is a crime writer who receives a unsolicited diary around Christmas which has four entries - a name, a place and a date only. Murder victims, Mary herself is the last name. Throwing herself into the investigation with several English police stations Mary is determined to thwart this killer., but with few clues and few connections between the victims amaryllis has to suspect everyone in her life. So do we and switch our predictions with every twist and nuance. The fast pace, tense thriller keeps Mary and I on our toes and neither of us identified the killer until the last few pages….excellent read again!

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I really love books like this they remind me of Agatha Christie. It’s incredibly fast paced thriller/mystery. I couldn’t wait to find out what was happening and kept reading. This book is an absolute winner!

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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, the suspects lined themselves up nicely and I had picked out who I guessed was responsible but no matter how guilty they made themselves look, I was mistaken. This didn't lessen my enjoyment for the book and ending with the final twists actually making sense once I had read them.
This was another book I needed to keep reading to find out if they would figure it all out in time and who wrote the diary entries. There was more than enough history to the characters to keep me interested and twists and turns in the day to day entries to make it a good read for me.
I'm so pleased I got to read this thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, I will now be looking for more books by this author, I enjoyed it that much!

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I would like to thank the author, the publisher and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this book. Having read previous books by this author and enjoying them, I was looking forward to this book and I wasn't disappointed, it had a great story and some very interesting characters, with lots of twists I would definitely recommend this book.

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This book was sent to me by Netgalley electronically for review. This is an unusual book with so many surprises that it is difficult to keep up sometimes. The protagonist receives a book that contains a murder list. Will she be last? Is it someone from her past who knows her secrets? Nothing is as it seems in this story. This author is talented and gifted in weaving an ingenious story about people who are just not what/who they seem...just when I thought I had discerned the mystery, another hint was given. I liked this book. I really liked this book. I am not sure that I like the ending...no spoilers...but perhaps there was no other way to end this book of puzzles...a book of puzzles...just as one is solved...another one arises...don't miss this one...enjoy...it is a can't put down...

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Mind numbing.
Mary receives a blank diary as a present, she thinks nothing of it. Until she opens the diary, and sees it’s not blank after all…
1st January MURDER LISA, OXFORD
1st February MURDER JANE, BIRMINGHAM
1st March MURDER DAVID, CARDIFF
1st April MURDER MARY, CHELTENHAM
Is this some kind of sick joke? But…it’s the end of January now. And a woman named Lisa was murdered in Oxford on 1st January.
Does that mean there really is a killer out there, planning to commit a new murder on the first of each month? And is the Mary due to be killed on 1st April her?
Loved this.
Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK One More Chapter for giving me an advance copy.

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