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Book Review (3 Stars) – Ragdoll, by Daniel Cole


The nation is gripped by the infamous ‘Ragdoll Killer’
Every news bulletin and headline is obsessed with this story.
Your friends, your family and your neighbours are all talking about it.

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Helen Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

Believe the hype. Sold in over 25 countries and counting, RAGDOLL is the standout thriller of the year.


My Review:

Ragdoll was an okay read for me, but I didn’t love it.

I liked the 6-part victim, known as the ragdoll (shudder!), the fact that despite it being rather dark and gruesome in places, there was also some humour within the pages of this story. It made for an interesting mix. I also found Wolf (who is a man and not an actual wolf) to be an intriguing character. I saw Bon Jovi live in 1993, when I was just 15 years old, so Wolf’s t-shirt made me feel nostalgic.

I read this book due to others loving it so much. However, I’m not really a crime fan, and I should really remember this when looking at reviews and being tempted by other people’s excitement, as this was far too police procedural for me, which generally makes me lose the will to live. Having said that, I’m convinced that many crime fiction fans out there will absolutely love this book, especially if you enjoy action packed police procedurals.

3 Stars


Where to find this book:


Amazon UK

Amazon US



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