A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.
This thriller novel is perfect for anyone who likes Serial Killer thrillers such as:
Silence Of The Lambs – Thomas Harris
American Psycho – Bret Easton Ellis
Eeny Meeny – M J Arlidge
Why do I recommend Ragdoll?
Personally I love this book. The character development throughout the novel makes for complex characters that make you question their mental states and their actions while completely understanding their actions at the same time. Wolf and Baxter work so well together even though their relationship is very stained due to past events and lingering tension between them both. While some of the story is gruesome and there is a large amount of swearing it only adds to the depravity of the murders described within the book and takes away from nothing letting the serial killer become something more real.
The book delves into the mind of a serial killer through the people hunting him down and showing just how it may effect those involved in hunting down such a twisted killer. Even with the protagonist being personally dragged into the murderous events he and his team still try their best to track him down before anyone else dies but perhaps at the risk of their own sanity and lives. This books gives you an insight into Urban Legends and the way a damaged mind can work while keeping you on the edge of your seat trying to guess what might happen next.
Ragdoll makes for brilliant thriller and if you do get the chance to read it then I do hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Awarded: 4 Stars out of 5