I’m really excited that it’s my stop on the tour for the audiobook of Mimic today, I really enjoy this authors Fawkes & Baxter series so when I found out he was releasing a standalone thriller I knew I had to get involved! A big thank you to Tracy Fenton from Compulsive Readers for inviting me along.
Let’s jump right in…
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.
The experience of listening to this on audio was brilliant, it’s fast becoming my favourite way to consume thrillers, the narrator did a fantastic job at keeping me engaged and creating a great atmosphere. It was interesting to see the author write a standalone as I really enjoy his series, the first book of which is Ragdoll which I believe is being adapted for TV.
The killings all seem to be replicating famous sculptures, I enjoyed learning about the art, piecing together the relevance of the sculptures with each killing was where it really became fascinating. This book is not for the faint of hearts due to some pretty graphic descriptions.
Here we are introduced to a new group of characters Marshall, Chambers and Winters. You wouldn’t normally put them together, however I believe their quirks are the reason they work so well. I really warmed to the trio and would love another novel with them getting together to solve a new case.
As with all thrillers I can’t go into too much detail, just know that Mimic is gritty and gruesome with a sprinkling of dark humour mixed in, I’m excited to see what the author delivers next.
So Who Is Daniel Cole?
At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing.
He has received a three-book publishing and television deal for his debut crime series which publishers and producers describe as “pulse-racing” and “exceptional”.
Daniel currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two in the Nathan Wolfe series instead.
See you guys in the next one…