Dead Eyed Matt Brolly

51fqAjFw2sL._AA160_ Pub: Carina UK

DCI Michael Lambert thought he’d closed his last case…

Yet when he’s passed a file detailing a particularly gruesome murder, Michael knows that this is no ordinary killer at work.

The removal of the victim’s eyes and the Latin inscription carved into the chest is the chilling calling-card of the ‘soul jacker’: a cold-blooded murderer who struck close to Michael once before, twenty-five years ago.

Now the long-buried case is being re-opened, and Michael is determined to use his inside knowledge to finally bring the killer to justice. But as the body count rises, Michael realises that his own links to the victims could mean that he is next on the killer’s list…

Dead Eyed starts brilliant and very much satisfied my lust for gore and intrique.

The ‘SoulJacker’ is a remarkable serial killer, gorging out his victims eyes and carving a Latin phrase on their chest.

Inspector Sarah May is leading the investigation and is a lovely character, quite unlike the usual hard-faced bitches we often read about, she has a soft side that the reader gets to know and is thorough and professional.

Dead Eyed has a well thought out plot, Michael Lambert is fantastic, his loyalty to his friend Klatzky is to be admired although it does go unrewarded.

Matt Brolly has written a novel that is both clever, interesting and quite creative.. I did guess who the killer was, which is very unusual for me, however, I really did enjoy this book. I would hope that we see more of Lambert as his character brings the opportunity to reveal more about his job and his life. As a reader I also would like to see how his relationship Sarah evolves.

4*/5

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