Book Review #64: Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett

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Title: Bridge to Burn (Detective Kay Hunter book 7)

Author: Rachel Amphlett

Genre: Crime Fiction

Format: Ebook

Date of Publication: January 13th 2019

Publisher: Saxon Publishing

ISBN 13: 9781999368302


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When a mummified body is found in a renovated building, the gruesome discovery leads Detective Kay Hunter and her team into a complex murder investigation.

The subsequent police inquiry exposes corruption, lies and organised crime within the tight-knit community – and Kay’s determination to seek justice for the young murder victim could ruin the reputations of men who will do anything to protect their business interests.

But as Kay closes in on the killer, tragedy strikes closer to home in an event that will send a shockwave through her personal life and make her question everything she values.

Can Kay keep her private and professional life under control while she tries to unravel one of the strangest murder cases of her career?

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And Kay Hunter is back!

It feels so good to re-visit old friends every once in a while. With the seventh addition to the Kay Hunter series, we find a mummified body fall from the ceiling of a renovated building. As Kay and her team starts to solve the case, things gets messier with men involving corruption and organised crime and doing anything to protect themselves and their businesses. Bridge to Burn was a bit different Kay Hunter book for me. The case and solving it with all the twists and turns it had to offer was all present, but what got my attention more was Kay as a human being. She too feels pain and loss and has a hard time keep her professional and personal lives apart. But thanks to supportive partner and team, she is able to cope to some extent. But then, at the end, it’s all upto her, how she handles the situation. She is walking on a very thin line of being human and becoming cold hearted because of what she has to face on a daily basis, both personally and professionally. How she acts in the future will be a major determinant of how she’ll evolve as a human and a detective. The only point where I felt that the book could have a greater impact on me was with the case at hand – would have loved to be surprised beyond belief. But that doesn’t discredit the effort put into this book. Kay Hunter will always be a part of my life.


Final Verdict:
Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett gets 3.5 out 5 stars from me.


Thank you to author Rachel Amphlett for providing me with the e-book.

If you want to read my reviews to the other Rachel Amphlett books you can click the following:

Kay Hunter series:  Book 1 | Book 2 | Book 3 | Book 4 | Book 5| Book 6

Dan Taylor series: Book 1

If you would like to read my interview with Rachel, you can click here.

If you would like to read Rachel’s guest post, you can click here.


About the Author:

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Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Robert

Bryndza, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Her novels are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play.

A keen traveller, Rachel holds both EU and Australian passports and can usually be found plotting her next trip two years in advance!


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Twitter: @RachelAmphlett


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