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  • Brilliant Loved it

    I thought nothing could be as good as Hold your Tongue but this one didn’t disappoint it kept you on the edge of your seat I thought the story line was very clever how it all came together the terrible things these girls have to endure is beyond belief, Eve and her team are very likeable and can connect with them can’t wait to read what happens to them next , I would definitely recommend this book and want to thank Netgalley and Penguin Publishers for my opportunity to read it.

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  • Good

    Although I enjoyed the book I found the ending rather muddled as if they were trying to tie up all the various loose ends at the end.

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  • Recommended reading

    After reading and enjoying the first in this series, Hold Your Tongue, I was looking forward to getting my teeth into this one and I wasn't disappointed. I will say that although you don't necessarily have to have read the first, I do think you will enjoy this second one more if you do. This is a gritty police procedural set in Aberdeen, Scotland which delves into the seedy and repulsive world of human trafficking but what does the death of a privileged young man and the apparent suicide of a young woman have in common? On first impressions, absolutely nothing however, DI Hunter and her team set about investigating and what they find is worse than they expected. Mainly written from Eve's perspective interspersed with other characters and those of an unknown young woman, this gave insight from all the important protagonists in this book and provided a well-rounded view of the situation from all angles. The characters are well developed and believable with the relationships between Eve and her wider team excellently portrayed. The story is a difficult one to read in parts but, I felt, was dealt with respectfully but with no holds-barred which made it feel authentic making me feel both sad and angry in equal measure that these things are likely to be happening to someone right now! The pace is good, it does start off a little slow but increases as the story develops and this follows the pace of the investigation, again making it feel believable and, once again, the author manages to keep the identity of the killer well hidden which kept me guessing and second guessing throughout. Overall, I have no hesitation in recommending this to others who enjoy a cleverly written and gripping police procedural and I look forward to reading the next instalment in what is a great series with DI Hunter fast becoming a favourite character of mine. I was fortunate enough to have been invited to read an advance copy by Transworld Publishers, part of Penguin Random House UK, via NetGalley in return for an unbiased and unedited review and for which, I am thankful.

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  • A gripping and entertaining crime thriller

    When I read the words "gritty police procedural" and "Aberdeen" in one sentence, I knew I had to try Out for Blood, as via another great series, I have developed a soft spot for the Granite city and its inhabitants - police, criminal or otherwise. On the recommendation of other readers, I quickly read the first in the DI Eve Hunter series, Hold Your Tongue, before embarking on this one. And I'm glad I did - the first book contains significant character development and backstory which enhanced my enjoyment of Out for Blood. Mind you, this book would also read well as a standalone, as there are non-spoiler "catch up" references to the events of the first book. The only downside of my Deborah Masson-immersion (two books in two days) is that I now have a really long wait ahead of me for the next instalment! Aberdeen D.I. Eve Hunter's team are called to two crime scenes on the same morning. Hunter and D.S. Cooper respond to a violent and suspicious death in a plush apartment, while D.S. Mearns and D.S. Ferguson attend what at first appears to be a suicide by hanging near a local golf course. The dual investigations lead Hunter's team into the world of high-flying alumni of the exclusive Heritage school, whose members are curiously reticent to provide police with any information, even when one of their own has been murdered. They also probe the murky depths of Aberdeen's organised prostitution scene, run by ruthless Eastern European overlords preying on trafficked underage girls. Before long, the team begin to suspect that the two cases may overlap, but with so many shady characters to choose from, the cases throw up many challenges. Interspersed through the narrative are occasional snippets from another perspective, which seem to comprise flashbacks to an earlier time - who is the mysterious narrator, and what relevance do her recollections have to the present events? Despite the reduction of overt tension between the police characters in this instalment, I felt that the character development and interrelationships remained first-rate. Hunter is a prickly but sympathetic protagonist, and despite her occasional impetuous behaviour, the reader really wants her to succeed. Cooper, Mearns and Ferguson are compelling supporting characters, each playing a valuable role in the team. There are both innocent victims and some really unpleasant witnesses and criminal characters for the team to combat too, which keeps the dramatic tension high. Deborah Masson's pacing and plotting in Out for Blood is just as assured as in Hold Your Tongue. Revelations and connections are uncovered gradually to the reader, as they are by the tenacious detective team. The conclusion is surprising but deliciously satisfying, given the tangled web of deceit Hunter and her team have had to infiltrate. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Out for Blood and can't recommend it highly enough to anyone who enjoys a well-written, character-driven crime thriller. My thanks to the author, Deborah Masson, publisher Random House UK, Transworld Publishers and the Corgi imprint, and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this fantastic title. I can't wait for the next instalment!

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  • Out for blood

    This book is the second in the series and was just as good as the first, the making of a brilliantly written series. Fast paced with great characters and great storyline. Would recommend this is a series to follow.

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