They thought the past was dead and buried. But now it’s back to haunt them.
A local criminal is savagely killed, then another . . .
As the body count grows, Detective Inspector Scott Baker and his team are caught in a race against time as they hunt for a serial killer who is at once methodical and deeply disturbed.
The investigation soon reveals that all the victims have links to a terrible crime which occurred years before. Someone is looking for payback – and they won’t stop till everyone involved is dead, executed in the most brutal manner.
Scott knows he’s sitting on a time bomb – under relentless pressure from the mysterious assassin, Brighton’s criminal underworld threatens to explode, bringing chaos to the streets of the city.
As the killings become ever more savage, can Scott find the murderer before anyone else meets an horrific death?
Time to Die – the first in the gripping crime series featuring DI Scott Baker.
Previously published by the author as Greed
Jay Nadal writes UK police procedural crime thrillers. He’s the author of twenty novels and also writes private investigator and psychological thrillers. Hailing from Essex, he’s always had a passion for mysteries and crime thrillers and turned that into a full-time career as an author. He likes to write darker crime but enjoys lacing it raw human emotions and humour.
When not writing, Jay loves nothing more than spending time with his family, two daughters and four Yorkies.
Time To Die is his first police thriller with Inkubator Books. The Stolen Girls, book 2 in the series, will be released on the same day as book 1.
My thoughts: this was a clever little police thriller, when a club owner and then a drug dealer are found murdered, money stuffed in their mouths, the police think it’s about drugs and look at another dealer looking to move into Brighton. But when evidence points to a crime from several years before, it changes the whole case.
The team are slightly at odds with each other and the DI can be a bit prickly. He’s dealing with personal trauma that keeps him from sleeping, but the charming pathologist might distract him from his pain. After they solve the case.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.