Today I am very excited to be a part of the blog tour for Mimic which has been put together by Orion books.
In life she was his muse . . .
In death she’ll be his masterpiece
1989. DS Benjamin Chambers and DC Adam Winters are on the trail of a serial killer with a twisted passion for recreating the world’s greatest works of art through the bodies of his victims. After Chambers nearly loses his life, the case goes cold due to lack of evidence. The killer lies dormant, his collection unfinished.
Seven years later.
DS Marshall has excelled through the ranks of the Metropolitan Police Service, despite being haunted by the case that defined her teenage years. She obtains new evidence and joins Chambers and Winters to reopen the case. However, their resurrected investigation brings about a fresh reign of terror, the team treading a fine line between justice and vigilante in pursuit of a monster far more dangerous and intelligent than any of them had anticipated.
I haven’t read Ragdoll so this is my first introduction to Daniel Cole and I was quite impressed.
This is a clever and fast paced thriller. It has plenty of action but its also has peaks of wry humour which helps to break up the heavy subject matter.
The cases they are investigating are complex, creative and very creepy which feeds into the atmospheric feel of the book.
The characters are engaging and have great dialogue particularly between Chambers and Winter. In the second half of the book you are also introduced to DS Marshall a trainee police officer, who is a little haunted and is fighting some internal demons as well as this serial killer.
She brings Winter and Chambers back into the grisly investigation after they have walk away from the previous investigation, at this point Winter has left the force and is a security guard at a supermarket which adds another layer of complexity into the character relationships and investigation.
I had one minor gripe with the initial half of the book where Chambers makes some ‘interesting’ investigational choices which were a little frustrating, especially as he is an experienced detective which took away some of the realism for me.
However, one thing that is done very well is tension – Mimic is full of tension and excitement. It’s a book that you don’t want to put down as you need to know how it ends.
The story leads to an explosive and satisfying finale. If you enjoy fast paced, gritty crime thrillers, then Mimic is the book for you. This is highly entertaining crime fiction!
If you found my review interesting and would like to see what other people thought, I encourage you to check out the other stops on the tour which can be found below.