Book Decsription:

Jake Boulder’s help is requested by his best friend, Alfonse, when his cousin is crucified and burned alive along with his wife and children. As Boulder tries to track the heinous killer, a young woman is abducted. Soon her body is discovered and Boulder realises both murders have something unusual in common.

With virtually no leads for Boulder to follow, he strives to find a way to get a clue as to the killer’s identity. But is he hunting for one killer or more?

After a young couple are snatched in the middle of the night the case takes a brutal turn. When the FBI are invited to help with the case, Boulder finds himself warned off the investigation. When gruesome, and incendiary, footage from a mobile phone is sent to all the major US News outlets and the pressure to find those responsible for the crimes mounts. But with the authorities against him can Boulder catch the killer before it’s too late?

Author Bio:

A time served joiner Graham has built bridges, houses, dug drains and slated roofs to make ends meet. Since Christmas 2000 he has been manager of a busy hotel and wedding venue near Gretna Green, Scotland. 

An avid fan of crime fiction since being given one of Enid Blyton’s Famous Five books at the age of eight, he has also been a regular reviewer and interviewer for the well-respected website since 2009

He is the author of four books featuring DI Harry Evans and the Cumbrian Major Crimes Team and now two books in the crime series featuring Utah doorman, Jake Boulder.


My Review

Kindred Killers is the second on the Jake Boulder series by the talented Graham Smith.   

The first book was wonderful and this book really raises the bar again putting Jake onto tense situations where he could easily be killed.

I would say Jake is an anti hero and he is the best at that but to label him is hard.  Jake has a strong sense of morals but isn’t scared to take the shortcuts or to use his considerable skills in fighting against others.

One thing that shocked me in this book was how well it came together and how things snowballed fast.  

I loved the hate based crimes that were shown in this book it shows how far we have came but still how far we have to go as humans.

This is fast becoming one of my top series as you can see so much potential and growth in these books.   Graham Smith has really made me look at just what a powerful writer he is with how he can change things up.  Jake boulder is unique and he will be forever linked in my mind as one of the best characters I have had the privilege to read.

What truly is amazing is that I have been more enthralled by the Female main character instead of the Male.  This is a unique experience to find myself wanting to read more and more of this character because it seems that I got burnt out by the traditional male characters that are too strong and don’t think.

Jake Boulder has really grown on me as a main character and the anti hero style suits my needs for a lead.  I like that he isn’t typical but he is truly against some of what makes a reall good character for a story about

This book is one of my favourites that I have had the privaledge to read.

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