Goodreads: Will to Live (Detective Kay Hunter #2)

Author: Rachel Amphlett

Published: 1st April 2017 (Saxon Publishing)

Source: Copy from Author

Rating: 4/5 (Really liked it)

Official Summary: “When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…” – Goodreads

(Disclaimer: I received a copy from the Author. Does not affect my review.)

Review: That part where Adam did the fist punch in the air was just priceless. I giggled away like a crazy person for a minute there and had to reread it, just to make sure I hadn’t imagined it. What I just love about the books I have read by the Author is the fact that she doesn’t add drama for the sake of drama. Every little thing has a purpose and a meaning to the story as a whole. She doesn’t throw in pettiness, just to hit that drama factor. Her story is layered so well and paced so well, you don’t need it or want it. You are just here for the ride of a great story.

I don’t feel like with each new book in the series is getting better. The bar is already set so high, the Author doesn’t need to raise it higher. She just keeps every story to the same high standards. I can just sit here for a few hours and lose myself in the story. Most crime books I tend to get a little bored here or there or get a bit frustrated with it going down a side-story that didn’t really add anything to the story as a whole. Not the case here. The added parts with her partner Adam, add to the stories. It makes you realise that she is a person and has a life outside of work.

Can’t wait to read the rest of the series. I just know I won’t be disappointed.