You don’t know him. But he knows you.
Soon he would be able to touch her, to feel the warmth of her blood. And when the time came, nothing would stop him.
As D.C. Jennifer Knight investigates a routine stabbing in the quiet town of Haven, she is shocked at what seems like a personal message from beyond the grave.
When more bodies are found, Jennifer is convinced the killings are somehow linked. What she discovers is more chilling than she could possibly imagine. The murders mirror those of the notorious Grim Reaper – from over twenty years ago. A killer her mother helped convict.
Jennifer can no longer ignore the personal connection. Is there a copycat killer at work? Was the wrong man convicted? Or is there something more sinister at play …
With her mother’s terrifying legacy spiralling out of control, Jennifer must look into her own dark past in a fight not only to stop a killer – but to save herself and those she loves.
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'Don't Turn Around' is a police procedural with a very strong supernatural element. These two aspects are blended and balanced beautifully throughout the book. By supernatural element I do not mean ghosts ... but a far, far worse entity.
To tell the truth, I was rather doubtful about this book; I thought I would not like it. I usually tend to stir away from reads involving the supernatural and the occult but since this book included a serial killer in the mix, I was curious.
All characters are vividly brought to life with realistic dialogue. I especially loved the lead character, DC Jennifer Knight. She’s a likeable, strong, determined police officer with unwanted psychic abilities and a serious cleaning OCD.
"I'm the Grim Reaper. Whose door do you think I'll be knocking on next?"
A spate of suspicious deaths takes place in the small town of Haven. The victims are found dead in the same circumstances as those murdered by the notorious Grim Reaper many years before. But how could this be? The Grim Reaper was imprisoned in the 1990s by Jennifer’s mother, PS Elizabeth Knight. Is there a copy-cat killer at large? Or is there something far more sinister at play? A dark energy begins to tap into Jennifer's senses, and a cloak of foreboding begins to consume her. Is her sixth sense trying to tell her something?
Through her debut thriller, Caroline Mitchell took me on a dark, hair-raising ride spanning decades and involving some terrifying elements such as embodiments, dissociated voices, hauntings, murders and more. This book reminded me of the film 'The Exorcist'. Half-way through, I was completely absorbed and I couldn’t stop reading until I reached the heart-stopping ending.
Today I can say … I'm glad I've read this book because it is excellent and now I'm already longing to go back to Haven on another investigation alongside Jennifer Knight. Well done Caroline!!