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Publisher's Summary

"If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully."
When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.
But Detective Kay Hunter isn't convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.
When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay's worst fears are realized.
With her career in jeopardy - desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay's hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.
For the killer, the game has only just begun....
Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter - a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future....
If you like the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons, Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series and the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, discover Rachel Amphlett's new detective novels today.
©2016 Saxon Publishing (P)2017 Saxon Publishing
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4 out of 5 stars
By MarisaReads on 10-18-17

Solid Police Procedural Makes the Mark

I enjoyed Scared to Death for what it is: a down to earth, readable and reasonably suspenseful modern police procedural. This novel may not a groundbreaker, but it contains all the elements of a good mystery and stands out in a few areas: a feeling of spookiness in the atmosphere, a descriptive darkness pulls the reader in; crimes that made me shiver but that were not overdone, or overtly gory- more of a slow-burning suspense. I liked that the author created a sense of ambivalence between the victims and the evildoer, as more and more is learned about what the victims’ own behavior might have provoked in an individual with a fragile ego. Finally, the author has crafted an enigmatic heroine, who shows true strength, grit and most importantly, class, in her dealings with some tough politics at the office. This was a good read and I look forward to seeing what the series has in store.

I was given this review copy audiobook for free at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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4 out of 5 stars
By MaureenTumenas on 10-14-17

Solid detective story

Thanks to the author and Audioboom for the review copy. This is a great beginning to a new-to-me, detective series. Strong female lead- exciting story. Looking forward to reading more.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 04-07-18


Great book, fantastic narration, five stars all the way. Will be getting the next one

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5 out of 5 stars
By niamh bonner on 02-21-18

Great first in series

Really enjoyed getting to know the characters in this book. A good strong female lead surrounded by bullying bosses. Can't wait to start book 2

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