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.Knock 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
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!
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.