#BookReview Scared to Death by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett Title: Scared to Death

Author: Rachel Amphlett

Series: Detective Kay Hunter #1

Published by: Saxon Publishing on Dec. 6, 2016

Genres: Mystery/Thriller, Police Procedural

Pages: 380

Format: eBook, ARC

Source: Rachel Amphlett

Book Rating: 8.5/10

A serial killer murdering for kicks. 

A detective seeking revenge.

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…


Disturbingly clever, highly suspenseful, and incredibly creepy!

This story is the first book in a new series that introduces us to the tenacious, intelligent detective, Kay Hunter, and takes us along as she pursues a serial killer with no conscience and a penchant for afflicting fear.

The writing is clear and precise. The characters are complex, flawed and fascinating. And the plot is an intense, intricate tale of abuse, bullying, manipulation, vengeance, and murder.

As you know I never like to give anything away, but what I will say is this is definitely an intriguing, absorbing page turner with multiple twists and turns and surprises that will keep you enthralled and engaged until the very last page.


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Thank you to Rachel Amphlett for providing me with a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. It was a pleasure and honour to read.


About Rachel Amphlett

Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton.

She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore's TIMECrime imprint in 2014.

An advocate for knowledge within the publishing industry, Rachel is always happy to share her experiences to a wider audience through her blogging and speaking engagements.