𝔽𝕠𝕣 𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕤 𝕜𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕖𝕣, 𝕚𝕥’𝕤 𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕥𝕙 𝕒𝕥 𝕗𝕚𝕣𝕤𝕥 𝕤𝕚𝕘𝕙𝕥. See No Evil by David Fennell @DavyFennell @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #SeeNoEvil #GraceArcher

Two men are found dead in London’s Battersea Park. One of the bodies has been laid out like a crucifix – with his eyes removed and placed on his open palms.

Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, lead the investigation. But when more bodies turn up in a similar fashion, they find themselves in a race against time to find the sadistic killer.

The hunt leads them to Ladywell Playtower in Southeast London, the home to a religious commune lead by the enigmatic Aaron Cronin. Archer and Quinn suspect Cronin’s involvement but his alibis are watertight, and the truth seemingly buried. If Archer is to find the killer, she must first battle her way through religious fanatics, London gangsters – and her own demons . . .

Today, I’m on the blog tour for See No Evil by David Fennell, the second in the Detective Inspector Grace Archer series. Thanks to Tracy for the tour invite, and Zaffre Books for sending me a copy of this dark, twisted, serial killer thriller in preparation of the tour.

𝘛𝘸𝘰 𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥 𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘓𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘯’𝘴 𝘉𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘢 𝘗𝘢𝘳𝘬. 𝘖𝘯𝘦 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘭𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘤𝘪𝘧𝘪𝘹 – 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘦𝘺𝘦𝘴 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘥 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘯 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘢𝘭𝘮𝘴.

As you can imagine, I was drawn willingly into See No Evil by premise of the blurb alone! It promised dark, but my Herbie newbies (heebie jebbies!), didn’t it deliver?!

David Fennell is following in the footsteps of great thriller authors Chris Carter and Mo Hayder. In The Art of Death, we met Grace Archer, a protagonist that seems to attract the dark side of humanity and who is still running from her traumatic past. In See No Evil we begin to learn and understand more about her on a personal level, which I felt allowed me as the reader to connect with her on a different level some what.

The storyline is well thought out, with threads dragging Archer deeper into the twisted undergrowth of this investigation, with injected chapters of the serial killers POV. The nails of the book had me gripped from the offset, and released me only after the last page was read.

I love how David holds no detail back, how he perfectly visualises the case and atmosphere, I felt like a fly on the wall and sometimes forgot where I was as I whispered my shocks!

With each chapter, See No Evil builds in both tension and thrill, the pace of the storyline never letting up for the reader to breathe. Remarkable, rememberable and definitely not one for the faint hearted!

Although I’d advise that you read See No Evil as part of the series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel.

Out now in hardback, e-book and audiobook!

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