Thank you to Dylan at Red Dog Press for giving me the chance to review A Wash of Black by Chris McDonald.
IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH.
Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead.
When the body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago, DI Erika Piper must find the culprit; the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer.’
Having recently returned to work after suffering a near fatal attack herself, she must once again prove her worth. When another body is found, and the killer issues a personal threat, Erika has to put her demons aside and crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences.
What a fantastic, gripping read, from start to finish. A Wash of Black was a wonderfully chilling read. I dont want to say too much as I don’t want to give the story away but this was so well written that it didn’t feel as though it was a debut novel. I enjoyed the story but I also enjoyed how the characters were portrayed, they felt real. This was such a captivating read that I had to force myself to put down to get some sleep. I look forward to see what else happens in the DI Erika series but also what else Chris has to offer.
Originally hailing from the north coast of Northern Ireland and now residing in South Manchester, Chris McDonald has always been a reader. At primary school, The Hardy Boys inspired his love of adventure, before his reading world was opened up by Chuck Palahniuk and the gritty world of crime.
He’s a fan of 5-a-side football, has an eclectic taste in music ranging from Damien Rice to Slayer and loves dogs.