The Killer on the Wall Emma Kavanagh

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he first body comes as a shock

The second brings horror

The third signals the beginning of a nightmare

When fifteen-year-old Isla Bell finds three bodies propped against Hadrian’s Wall, her whole world falls apart. In such a close-knit community, everyone knows the victims, and the man who did it.

Twenty years on and Isla has dedicated her life to forensic psychology; studying the brains of serial killers, and even coming face to face with the convicted murderer who turned her world upside down. She is safe after all, with him behind bars.

Then another body appears against the Wall.

And another.

As the nightmare returns and the body count rises, everyone in town is a suspect.

Who is the Killer on the Wall?


This is a novel with the WOW factor.

Isla has lived with the murders of Briganton, since she was a girl and she found the bodies propped against the wall. The Wall being the famous Hadrians wall, but the history of the Northern sleepy town in which she lived was lost when a serial killer took over.

Now twenty years later, Isla’s job as a Forensic psychologist has brought her in touch with the man who killed three people and left for dead the man who is now her husband.

Heath McGowan, having been arrested by Isla’s father is now undergoing an MRI to find out why he killed and is the 13th serial killer that Isla has tested.

Then… a body is found, killed and propped up against the wall.

The Killer on the Wall is dark, twisted and very very good.

Emma Kavanagh is one of those authors who can do wrong. She has a knack for taking the reader on a journey is so cleverly plotted I honestly didn’t see the ending at all.

I must admit, halfway through the tale. Isla is having a group discussion and it was this that made start thinking differently about who the killer might be.

I was hooked from the start and what must have been lengthy research, Kavanagh’s 4th novel is superbly brilliant.

The characters, the setting, and of course the whole scene of Police involvement and the serial killer insights was for me an enjoyable learning curve as well as a fabulous read.

Highly recommended



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