Under the Woods blurb
When a homeless woman, Cheryl Whiffen, hears voices in her head telling her to do bad things, she can’t help but obey.
But when Cheryl becomes the victim of a serial killer who is collecting angels, this time the voices can’t help her. She is deemed not worthy of being an angel and the killer has to find another way to dispose of her body.
TJ Tulley has connections in the police force – her brother Jacob is a digital forensic analyst and her soon to be sister-in-law is a CSI. She knows many of their colleagues so when someone breaks into her house at the riding stables she owns, it’s not a surprise when the police dispatch CSI Jackson Doherty.
Is there a link between a suspicious fire at the stables and the serial killer?
As TJ and Doherty get closer to the truth they don’t realise the danger they are in. He is a killer – he’s angry at their investigation and he’ll do just about anything to protect his angels…
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 started this series in the middle and thankfully they are all self contained stories where you don’t have to read the books in order.
Let me first say that this book was wonderful. At the same time the book was dark and derranged just what this junkie need a in his fiction.
The story was dark and dealt with a serial killer. What was truly great is it didn’t have a lot in common with other serial killer stories that I have read. It was unique and truly loved the human side that you see in this book.
TJ is one tough lady and the character really had appeal for me as she isn’t the wilting beauty and can take care of herself in almost any situation.
The villain of this book was very good and I never would have expected him to be like that. A sign of a very good character is that they can surprise you. I thought I was done with surprises like that as when you read all of these types of books there seems to be some standard parts. In this case I didn’t see it and loved then whole buildup to where you see him for what he really is.
Wonderful book and can’t wait to see more of what is to come