Killing Time by Mark RobertsKilling Time by Mark Roberts

Killing Time

byMark Roberts

Hardcover | July 1, 2018

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A young Czech girl, missing for eight days, is found abandoned in a deserted playground. She is so traumatized she cannot speak. DCI Eve Clay is on her way to interview the victim, when another case is called in. Two Polish migrant workers have been found dead in their burnt out flat. But Clay soon realizes that this is no normal house fire. The men's bodies were set alight, after the killer had clinically removed both of their hearts. Then reports come in that the Czech girl's mother has now also disappeared. As Clay and her team work to make sense of these crimes, they receive a call saying there will be another murder before the day ends. And this time, the body count will only go up.
Mark Roberts was a teacher for 20 years and now works with children with severe learning difficulties. He is the author of What She Saw, which was longlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger.
Title:Killing TimeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9 × 5.75 × 1.4 inPublished:July 1, 2018Publisher:HEAD OF ZEUSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:178669509X

ISBN - 13:9781786695093

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.5 Stars! Disturbing, menacing, and tortuous! Killing Time is a complex tale that immerses you into the hunt, evidence collection, and investigation of a serial killer with a penchant for fire. The prose is dark and eerie. The characters are devout, fanatical, and manipulative. And the plot is an incredibly twisty tale that delves into a world filled with deception, mental illness, obsession, malice, hatred, religious indoctrination, violence, and murder. Killing Time is the fourth novel in the DCI Eve Clay series, and even though I found a few parts a little hard to follow in the early part of the story and could never pinpoint why it was set in the future rather than present day, it was still an entertaining, fast-paced, gripping read that fans of police procedurals will certainly enjoy.
Date published: 2018-05-03

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"Brilliant storytelling." —Jimmy McGovern