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The Cold Killer
(DI Barton #4)
by Ross Greenwood

It’s hard to live when you think you deserve to die…

When a tired old inmate is found dead in his cell, the prison is obligated to investigate and so DI Barton attends. The men he interviews have been convicted of some of the worst things a human being can do, but it appears likely that the death was due to natural causes.

When the house of the dead man is burgled and that crime is followed by a suspicious fire, Barton desperately needs to speak to his widow, but she’s nowhere to be found.

In the space of twenty-four hours, everyone he wants to talk to has vanished. Then he receives some post which makes him believe he could be the next to disappear.

Barton’s investigation goes full circle, through a series of brutal murders, back to the prison, and all signs are pointing to the fact that he’s made a terrible mistake.

There’s a violent killer on the loose, who wants everyone to learn that some people deserve to die.

DI Barton is back as Ross Greenwood continues with his bestselling series, perfect for fans of Mark Billingham and Ian Rankin.

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I have just listened to all the previous DI Barton books on audible so couldn’t wait to get  started on this book! DI Barton and his team have had little time to catch a breath following the end of the Ice Killer case before getting a call to Peterborough Prison following a death of an inmate – this is usual protocol in the case where it may not have been natural causes. The death in question was a convicted paedophile Zanthos – no great loss there, but when his friends are released from prison shortly after and start turning up dead Barton and his team have to catch the killer before anyone winds up dead, but first they figure out who it is – a fellow realised prisoner or someone just out for revenge?

This is quite a chilling read and does cover the issue of child abuse and paedophilia – not in graphic detail in the slightest but still enough to turn your stomach. I absolouty loved this book from the get go, the characters are just amazing and Greenwood really pulls you into the investigation. I totally had no idea who was responsible at all – there were moments when I thought I had it all figured then bam – I was proved wrong! That twist then that ending — oh my! LOVED IT!!!

Can’t wait to read more from Barton and his team.

5 stars

Author Bio –

Ross Greenwood is the bestselling author of eight crime thrillers. Before becoming a full-time writer he was most recently a prison officer and so worked everyday with murderers, rapists and thieves for four years. He lives in Peterborough.


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