Book blurb

Watch You Burn blurb

Someone is breaking into Fire Investigator, Edina Blaze’s, home and leaving deadly messages. When Glen Peacock is burned alive, she has to put her own problems aside and attend the location with Crime Scene Manager, Kevin Lang. 

As the body count rises, Edina’s sister Heather becomes involved. Is it her setting these gruesome fires? Or is she a target too? 

Kevin has seen it all in his years on the force, but when a young girl is found burnt to dead, even he is shocked. 

Who is taking pleasure in watching people burn? Why are they doing it? And will they be caught? 

DI Alistair McKay and the team from North East Police have to work quickly to stop the killer, before they all end up in flames. 

My review 

This is my first in the series and the first ever by KA Richardson.  It definitely won’t be the last.
One of my big likes about this book is it isn’t like most thriller  novels which focus more on Police and those procedures.  Watch you Burn deals with more the fire department and what to expext.

Edina an interesting character is a fire investigator after an injury that left her unable to serve in the way she trained.  She is being stalked and there is something more sinister than just a stalker.  Her very life is in danger as is that of her younger sister Heather.  

Heather is bullied a lot at high school but assumed when she entered college that things would be different.   Of course the bullying continued with a greater urgency as the mean pranks for our of hand.

The story really features her and the coven which is 3 girls that are all friends and are different from others.  The term coven while i am not a fan of i do like what it is supposed to entail.  

This is a fiery book where the bullies are being killed and Simone is spying on them.  In most cases the book is not a comfortable read but is very well written from the three varying points of view.

It is very unique book and I am waiting to see what happens next to our characters.   What a great job KA Richardson has done for this novel.

Author Biography

Author Bio:

My name is Kerry-Ann Richardson (generally known as Kerry) and I write as KA Richardson. I started writing the North East Police series in 2010 when I was working towards my MA Creative Writing – I used the first 15000 words of With Deadly Intent as my dissertation. I passed my MA in 2011 and kept on writing. This all came about from working as a Crime Scene Investigator – I’d always written but when I was a CSI I went to see a psychic, Anthony, and he wanted to know why I wasn’t writing. He reminded me that it was my passion and said he could see me signing in Waterstones in 5 years. That was 5.5 years before my first ever signing in Waterstones so he wasn’t far wrong! 

I did the normal things writers do when their book is ready to go out into the world – submitted to agents etc. I got a few nice personal responses back – still saying no but being constructive and polite about it. I approached Darren Laws from Caffeine Nights whilst at a crime festival and he asked to see my work. He agreed to publish With Deadly Intent from there, and once that was out I approached Bloodhound Books as wanted to know if there was any other interest in my novels. Bloodhound came back within 24 hours and offered me a 3 book deal!  And I’ve since signed an additional 3 book deal with them which covers the series up to and including book 7! 


Twitter: @kerryann77 or @karichardson77



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