3 Star Reviews

#BookReview The Deaths of December by Susi Holliday @SJIHolliday @MulhollandUK #Crime #Fiction


The hunt is on for a serial killer in a thrilling festive crime novel.

It looks like a regular advent calendar.

Until DC Becky Greene starts opening doors…and discovers a crime scene behind almost every one.

The police hope it’s a prank. Because if it isn’t, a murderer has just surfaced – someone who’s been killing for twenty years.

But why now? And why has he sent it to this police station?

As the country relaxes into festive cheer, Greene and DS Eddie Carmine must race against time to catch the killer. Because there are four doors left, and four murders will fill them…

It’s shaping up to be a deadly little Christmas.

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My Review:

I was initially attracted to The Deaths of December because I loved this author’s previous books and I’m rather obsessed with Christmas. I love the festively creepy cover!

I loved that there was a festive theme to this crime novel, although I may open my traditional picture advent calendar with slight suspicion this year. I really enjoyed the chapters titled The Photographer, which allowed the reader to get into the mind of the killer.

I’m not a fan of police procedurals, so it was always going to be a gamble reading this book. Overall, it was an okay read, but as I don’t get excited by police procedure, the chase or the solving of crimes, I wasn’t best suited to this particular book. However, I’m certain lots of crime fans will thoroughly enjoy it.

Just before I go, I do highly recommend the Banktoun Trilogy by this author. I especially loved books one and three (Black Wood and The Damselfly), so do check it out.

3 Stars


Where to find this book:


Amazon UK

Amazon US


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