Hunter and Tate #1
Nobody’s safe when a killer has you in their sights.
True crime podcaster Ella Tate is shaken to her core by the horrific assault and murder of Josie Wheatly, a teacher she has never met … because not only had Josie moved into Ella’s vacated apartment three months earlier, but her Facebook photos reveal a striking resemblance between the two women.
Within days, two people close to Ella are harmed, and she fears that she’s become the target of twisted revenge from her crime-reporting days. Reluctantly teaming up with her neighbour Tony, a hairdresser who loves the finer things in life, and Liam Hunter, the persistent detective assigned to the cases, Ella struggles to stay one step ahead before she becomes the target of the final kill.
It is no secret that I have been a long time fan of Brenda Chapman’s, The Stonechild and Rouleau police procedurals. After I finished the last in that series, I did wonder what we might expect next from this accomplished author, I was so pleased to discover Blind Date.,
In Blind Date Chapman has created another very followable partnership of crime investigators- Ella – true crime pod caster/journalist and Hunter, cop. I like this this team. We learn a lot about Ella in this read, her past, her family, her trauma, her resilience. Hunter’s role in this book, whilst important, was not the focus and I am sure that in the next book in the series we will get to know Hunter a lot better.
Character lead crime fiction is one of my favourite genres and if its one you love you will not go wrong picking up a copy of this just released book. I cant wait to read more about Ella Tate and Liam Hunter
They do sound like a good team, Carol. And I can imagine a true-crime podcaster getting involved in a case like this. It sounds as though there’s a real element of suspense in this one, too. Glad you enjoyed it.
Do you listen to true crime pod casts Margot ? Its the latest big thing I believe. The book is very “on trend”
I’ve listened to a couple, Carol, but I wouldn’t say it’s a big habit of mine. It is popular, though, and it sounds as though the book captures that.