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  • Great thriller read

    This is the first book I have read by Ross Greenwood and it definitely won’t be the last. This is book one in a new series introducing DI John Barton, he is based in Peterborough. He has a great team working with him. Despite him feeling tired, he is still there for his officers. He also has a family, he clearly loves his wife, teenage stepson and two young children, despite the hormones of a teenager and the early mornings of young children. Fifty years ago a child witnessed the killings of mother, father and sister, receiving a bullet to the head as well which was meant to kill, the child was lucky and survived. The parents had been drug addicts, the father had stolen from the wrong person. Three men were sent to kill the family. The child that survived vowed to exact revenge on the three men for the deaths. Three years later the three men were dead. The killer stopped and moved on with life. But then five centuries later started killing again but why? What motivated the Snow Killer? Snow has become an aphrodisiac to the killer. The body of a young drug dealer is found he has been stabbed a number of times in the back and then his throat cut. John and his team are tasked with finding this killer. Not an easy task with the very little they have to go on. Each time snow falls another body turns up. The team know that they need to catch this killer before snow falls again. The story is told from two points of view, that of the snow killer and that of DI John Barton. The length of chapters vary some very short some longer. But the story is well plotted, keeping the reader guessing. The pace is good, I like the way you get to see not just the killer but you learn about John and some of the members of his team, as well as his home life. With an ending I didn’t even suspect. This is a great start to a new series. I look forward to reading more of this series, to see where the characters go next. A brilliant start.

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  • Don't miss this chilling thriller!

    I was excited to receive a copy of Ross Greenwood's latest thriller, the first in his new DI Barton series. I really do enjoy Ross's writing style and I knew this would be a page-turner of a story - I was right to be so excited! As the title suggests, it is a chilling read and one you will not forget in a hurry - especially when it starts snowing! I was immediately drawn into the story and quite torn with the empathy I had for the killer. But wait, the killer is the bad one in crime novels, right? We are not supposed to be on the killers side - especially when DI Barton and his team are on the trail. DI Barton has a great team and we are introduced to them in this opening story. DI Barton himself has managed to get to where he is whilst leading a normally happy family life at home. This is a nice refreshing change to the normal detective story where have experienced trauma, divorce or addiction of some sort. He really is a good bloke. The author cleverly switches between the past to present, only giving away details as we really need them. There are some shocking twists that will keep you turning page after page (and had me drinking mug after mug!) Ross Greenwood is firmly on my top author list and I cannot wait to read more of DI Barton and his team. My sincere thanks to Ross Greenwood, Boldwood Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

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  • Winter's wonderful read

    "The Snow Killer' by Ross Greenwood is a riveting read from the first page to the last page. It is a chilling account about the pursuit of justice by a serial killer unlike any other. The author deftly tells a tale which spans decades and never fails to engage the reader. The two protagonists are skillfully portrayed and Greenwood does a masterful job of alternating their stories throughout the novel. The book does not disappoint and I hope some of the characters will return again with the north wind. This is a perfect example of a can't miss book. Thank you to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for the ARC.

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  • The Snow Killer

    Enjoyed this book very much, was a can't put down book.

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  • Brilliant Read

    ‘Fear the north wind. Because no one will hear you scream…’ A family is gunned down in the snow but one of the children survives. Three years on, that child takes revenge and the Snow Killer is born. But then, nothing - no further crimes are committed, and the case goes cold. Fifty years later, has the urge to kill been reawakened? As murder follows murder, the detective team tasked with solving the crimes struggle with the lack of leads. It’s a race against time and the weather – each time it snows another person dies. As an exhausted and grizzled DI Barton and his team scrabble to put the pieces of the puzzle together, the killer is hiding in plain sight. Meanwhile, the murders continue… This is a wonderful start to this thrilling new series! Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believeable. Great suspense and action with that adds so much to the story. Such a thrilling read that I couldn't put it down. Can't wait to read more of these. Recommend reading. I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.

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