The Fire Killer
by Ross Greenwood
When DI Barton is asked to investigate a seemingly innocuous fire that kills, he believes it’s either children fooling around or a worrying racially motivated crime.
As he delves deeper into the case, he soon realises that there is a history of similar blazes spread out over many years, all within a close area. And after an idea is suggested by pathologist Mortis, Barton suspects he has the arsonist’s motives wrong.
When a night worker comes forward with a tip, Barton narrows down the suspects. Yet all of them act suspiciously and he knows for sure that one or more of them are lying. And when a huge house blaze shocks everyone, Barton fears the killer has lost all control.
Who is The Fire Killer? What will be next to burn?
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Ross Greenwood is back with another instalment to his DI Barton series. I have enjoyed every book prior to this latest release and this book was no different. We are subjected to a more inside look into the lives of our favourite detective and dealing with a case in this covid world made this a little more subdued than the previous edge of you seat books.
That being said this was still very much an engrossing book. What starts of as an innocent bin fire turns sinister when a charred body is found underneath the rubbish, Barton and his team work hard to identify of the woman which leads to a snowball effect uncovering a drug chain that has the team wondering if the fire was deliberate to cover up the body or a pyromaniac who picked the wrong bin to set on fire.
We get the fire killers pov throughout the book and there we little moments when I thought I had the character pinned down to being the fire killer but in essence in the end I was proved wrong and kind of shocked I didn’t work it out, and once their need to set another fire brings them closer to getting caught can Barton catch them before it goes to far?
This was a great book and I loved seeing more of the characters lives outside the police station, and I am ready for the next book in the series like right now!
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Ross Greenwood is the bestselling author of ten 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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