Wendy Cartmell

Author of the Sgt Major Crane crime thrillers

Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes, #1)Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?
The book starts out with startling humour, making me compare it to a Stuart MacBride book. However, this wasn’t subtle humour, but right there in your face and to be honest it almost put me off continuing. But I’m glad I did. The humour settled down and the story raced along, from one twist and turn to the other. You have to suspend reality a bit with regards to the characters and their actions and just enjoy the story for what it is – a rattling good read!

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