Blog Tour Review: Knock Knock

Posted 18th March 2020 by Emma in Blog Tours, Reviews / 1 Comment

Blog Tour Review: Knock Knock

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Blog Tour Review: Knock KnockKnock Knock by Chris Merritt
Also by this author: Who's Next?, Lost Souls
Series: Detectives Lockhart and Green #1
Also in this series: Who's Next?, Lost Souls
Published by Bookouture on 17th March 2020
Genres: Crime, Suspense
Pages: 416

Natasha Mayston wasn’t expecting anyone to knock on her door so late at night and she has no idea that the face staring back at her is the last one she’ll ever see…

As Detective Dan Lockhart is called to a wealthy London street to investigate Natasha’s death, he’s startled by the similarity to another case. Noticing the cable-tie restraints and the tiny scratches on Natasha’s wedding finger, Dan already knows what he will find if he looks in her throat – the small metal ball which choked her to death. He knows for sure that this isn’t the killer’s first victim and that he will strike again.

Months earlier, Kim Hardy was found in the same position in a hotel across the city – the same cable ties around her wrists, lacerations on her left hand and the same silver ball in her throat. But Kim’s murderer was caught and sent to prison – did they arrest the wrong man? Fearing that he’s dealing with a serial killer, Dan calls in psychologist Lexi Green to help with the case.

Then another body is discovered just days later, just as Lexi finds a clue online leading to the killer. Dan and his team aren’t convinced she’s found the right man, but Lexi reaches out to the suspect, putting herself in unthinkable danger. Dan thinks he knows who’s next on the killer’s list. But can he reach her before it’s too late?

Fans of Angela Marsons, Robert Dugoni and Cara Hunter will love this thrilling new series from Chris Merritt. From an explosive start to a heart-stopping finale, you will not want to put this book down!

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Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of this book via Netgalley and for letting me take part in this tour. I love a crime procedural and after taking part in the cover reveal for this book I just had to read it!

This is a brand new series and let me tell you it looks to be a great one. The main character is Dan Lockhart. Dan is quite new to MIT and it’s clear this is a new team that is finding its feet. The team are learning to work together, learning what makes each other tick. The team has a good cohort of side characters in Max Smith, Mo Kahn and Lucy Berry. I can’t wait to learn more about these guys.

During the course of the case, Dan enlists psychologist Lexi Green. Lexi and Dan make a really good team when they actually listen to each other. Lexi is new to psychological profiling but she sure knows her stuff.

This book has a slow start but the second half, oh I could not put it down! Tensions were running high and I was hooked! One thing I will say is if you are a bit squeamish you might struggle with some parts of this book. The descriptions of the murders are very detailed and at times I wanted to read through my hands horror movie style.

About Chris Merritt

Hello! I’m a British author whose crime thrillers combine psychology, suspense, and characters you care about.

All my novels are set in London, where I live. My first trilogy starred Zac Boateng and Kat Jones, two detectives motivated by family, who tackle organised crime and police corruption. LAST WITNESS, the second Boateng and Jones book, reached #13 in the UK Kindle chart in 2019.

My second series features detective Dan Lockhart – an ex-soldier with a missing wife – and psychologist Dr Lexi Green, an American living in London. These novels are darker, more psychological serial-killer cases, with romantic relationships as a central theme.

I began writing fiction in 2014, after previous careers as a diplomat, based in Iraq and Jerusalem, and later as a psychologist working with victims and perpetrators of crime. I specialised in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which sparked my interest in telling stories about how people cope when faced with extreme adversity.

Now, I spend most of my time writing novels and drinking coffee while *thinking* about writing novels. When I’m not writing, I love climbing and playing basketball.


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