Cradle to Grave

Detective Kay Hunter

Book 8
Rachel Amphlett
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When a faceless body is found floating in the river on a summer’s morning, Detective Kay Hunter and her team are tasked with finding out the man’s identity – and where he came from.


The investigation takes a sinister turn when an abandoned boat is found, covered in blood stains and containing a child’s belongings.


Under mounting pressure from a distraught family and an unforgiving media, the police are in a race against time – but they have no leads, and no motive for the events that have taken place.


Will Kay be able to find a ruthless killer and a missing child before it’s too late?


Cradle to Grave is the eighth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series by USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett, and perfect for readers who love fast-paced murder mysteries.


The Detective Kay Hunter series:


1. Scared to Death

2. Will to Live

3. One to Watch

4. Hell to Pay

5. Call to Arms

6. Gone to Ground

7. Bridge to Burn

8. Cradle to Grave

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Publisher
Rachel Amphlett
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Published on
Oct 6, 2019
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Pages
370
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ISBN
9781916098831
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Fiction / Noir
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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 When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

 

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

 

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

 

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

 

For the killer, the game has only just begun…

 

Scared to Death is a gripping fast paced crime thriller from author Rachel Amphlett, in a new series introducing Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…


The Detective Kay Hunter series:

 

1. SCARED TO DEATH

2. WILL TO LIVE

3. ONE TO WATCH

4. HELL TO PAY 

5. CALL TO ARMS

6. GONE TO GROUND


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 When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as ‘Suicide Mile’, it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder.

 

As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realises the railway’s recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer.

 

With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

 

When a second murder takes place within a week of the first, she realises the killer’s timetable has changed, and she’s running out of time to stop him…

 

Will to Live is the second book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…


The Detective Kay Hunter series:

 

1. SCARED TO DEATH

2. WILL TO LIVE

3. ONE TO WATCH

4. HELL TO PAY 

5. CALL TO ARMS

6. GONE TO GROUND


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 Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead.

 

Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside.

                   

A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

 

Confronted by a growing number of suspects and her own enemies who are waging a vendetta against her, Kay makes a shocking discovery that will make her question her trust in everyone she knows.

 

One to Watch is a gripping murder mystery thriller, and the third in the Detective Kay Hunter series.


The Detective Kay Hunter series:

 

1. SCARED TO DEATH

2. WILL TO LIVE

3. ONE TO WATCH

4. HELL TO PAY 

5. CALL TO ARMS

6. GONE TO GROUND


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When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter’s investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women.

 

With her enemies unmasked and her career spiralling out of control, Kay’s determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her.

                        

Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

               

Could Kay’s need for revenge be her undoing, or will she survive to see justice served?

 

Hell to Pay is a gripping fast paced crime thriller, and the fourth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:

 

1. SCARED TO DEATH

2. WILL TO LIVE

3. ONE TO WATCH

4. HELL TO PAY

5. CALL TO ARMS

6. GONE TO GROUND

 

A page-turning whodunit for fans of Peter Robinson, David Baldacci and James Patterson.


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If you knew what the truth could do, would you lie?

 

Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

 

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation.

 

DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

 

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

 

But, as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

 

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

 

Call to Arms is a gripping murder mystery, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:

 

1. SCARED TO DEATH

2. WILL TO LIVE

3. ONE TO WATCH

4. HELL TO PAY

5. CALL TO ARMS

6. GONE TO GROUND

 

A page-turning murder mystery for fans of Peter Robinson, David Baldacci and Harlen Coben.


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Praise for White Gold

 

‘The style is reflective of the thrillers of Robert Ludlum... a heart-pumping page-turning thriller.’ Goodreads

 

A haunted man. A murdered friend. A deadly enemy.

 

Dan Taylor’s career as a bomb disposal expert in the British Army ended when an IED killed three of his team and left him scarred for life. Years later, and on the brink of self-destruction, Dan struggles to cope with the nightmares that haunt him.

 

Until the day an estranged friend leaves a voicemail message, moments before he is assassinated in cold blood.

 

Plunged into a global conspiracy, Dan must unravel the research notes Peter Edgewater left behind and locate an explosive device being smuggled towards London by a secretive organisation hell-bent on protecting its assets – and time is running out.

 

White Goldis the first book in an action-packed adventure thriller seriesthat fans of Vince Flynn, Robert Ludlum and the Lee Child Jack Reacher series are calling "a blast!”

 

The Dan Taylor spy novel series:

 

The Legacy Device (A Dan Taylor short story)

White Gold

Under Fire

Three Lives Down

Behind the Wire

 

What reviewers are saying about the Dan Taylorspy novel series:

 

'There have been many thrillers coming out in the market today and, from time to time, we find one that completely catches our attention. White Gold is certainly one of them!' Readers Favourites

 

'A gripping story that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Get the audio book version it's awesome. I can't recommend it enough' Goodreads

 

'From the explosive opening, to the thrilling ending it had me hooked. It's a fascinating fast moving story.' Goodreads

‘I loved this book… I was hooked and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next… to say I devoured this book is a little bit of an understatement… What a great book!’ Dark Twisty Books

 

Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him. 

 

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?

 

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

 

Chilling and utterly page-turning, The Serial Killer’s Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Rachel Abbott, and Tom Bale.

 

Read what everyone is saying about The Serial Killer’s Daughter:

 

‘Amazing, page turning, tense and twisted… From the first page to the last, the pace doesn't stop at all.’ Stylish Brunette

 

‘Oh my goodness what a dark and twisted read… Gripping from the first page, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat all the way to its shocking conclusion… A roller coaster of a thriller… A gripping story of the psychology of evil and the lengths people will go to meet their own needs.’ The Book Review Café

 

‘An explosive climax.’ Novel Gossip

 

‘This thriller will have you speeding to the end.’ Books, Books and More Books

 

‘Had me gripped… I couldn’t tear my eyes away.’ The Writing Garnet

 

‘Twists and turns galore which kept me gripped from start to finish. The story flows perfectly with numerous shocking truths uncovered along the way. Brilliantly written… I highly recommend.’ Chat About Books

 

‘A riveting, haunting and twisted family tale.’ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles

 

‘The Serial Killer's Daughter is one gripping and absorbing psychological thriller… Lesley Welsh did an excellent job of getting into a serial killer's head. A truly absorbing read for anyone who likes the psychological thriller genre!’ Novel Deelights

 

‘A fun, twisty-turning read.’ When the Books Hit the Fans

 

‘Really enjoyed this book, the story line was fascinating. I loved the style of writing… A real page turner that I had a hard job putting down. A solid 6 stars.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk

 

‘I absolutely ADORED this amazing, page turning, tense and twisted thriller. From the first page to the last, the pace doesn't flag, the writing is tight and spare and yet beautiful, the characters real and flawed. Loved every word. Highly recommend this brilliant read.’ Renita D’Silva

 

‘It is a seriously dark and disturbing read… As evil as Don is, he still fascinated me and even though I was horrified by his actions, I had to keep reading. Fans of serial killer reads are without a doubt going to love it as it definitely has the shock factor.’ By The Letter Book Reviews

 

‘The character development in this psychological thriller is sublime… Without doubt one of the most twisted serial killers I’ve encountered… Very twisty.’ It’s All About Books

 When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

 

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

 

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

 

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

 

For the killer, the game has only just begun…

 

Scared to Death is a gripping fast paced crime thriller from author Rachel Amphlett, in a new series introducing Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…


The Detective Kay Hunter series:

 

1. SCARED TO DEATH

2. WILL TO LIVE

3. ONE TO WATCH

4. HELL TO PAY 

5. CALL TO ARMS

6. GONE TO GROUND


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