I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for gripping debut The Alphabet Murders by Lars Shutz. Thank you to Tracy Fenton and Manilla for giving me the opportunity to read and review this dark and addictive thriller.
About the book:
FOR THIS KILLER, IT’S A GAME OF A B C
Criminal profilers Jan Grall and Rabea Wyler are assigned the gruesome case of a man found murdered in a wildlife park. Later, two more bodies are found, both brutally mutilated, and authorities soon realise that the victims are linked by the letters of the alphabet tattooed on their skin.
Then the killer strikes again and Grall and Wyler receive a mysterious package containing a blood-encrusted scrap of skin marked with a letter. And when Grall’s hotel room is marked with a Z, the race is on to find out who this vicious killer is. Before it’s too late . . .
A tense and exciting serial killer thriller by debut author, Lars Schutz.
About the author:
Lars Schütz was born in 1992. He works as a copywriter for a large advertising agency in Düsseldorf. The Alphabet Murders is his debut thriller.
The Alphabet Murders by Lars Shutz is a dark and addictive debut thriller that sucks you in from the very first page. Criminal profilers Jan Grall and Rabea Wyler are assigned the gruesome case of a man found murdered in a wildlife park. What follows is a tense and gruesome thriller as the pair hunt for the killer, with the body count rising as more victims are found, each with a letter of the alphabet tattooed on their skin.
But then the case becomes personal as a mysterious package is received and Grall’s hotel room is marked with the letter Z. The tension rises as the race to find the killer picks up pace, with Jan and Rabea trying to piece together the clues before they run out of time.
The story alternates between the fate of one of the victims and Jan and Rabea’s hunt for the killer. It’s a disturbing story that kept me gripped throughout, with plenty of twists and turns along the way to keep me guessing right up until the final page had been turned.
I’ve read a number of books that have been skilfully translated from their original language this year and The Alphabet Murders is no exception. The story flows well and the characterisation is on point. Profilers Jan and Rabea are fascinating characters that I’d like to learn more about if the author decides to revisit them again at some point.
Lars Schutz has written an accomplished debut novel that shows a lot of promise and I would definitely read more from this author in the future. Recommended.
The Alphabet Murders by Lars Shutz is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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