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Winter's End By John Rickards

Winter's End by John Rickards

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A man is found with knives in his hand and the body of a woman at his feet, but there is no forensic evidence to convict him. Alex Rourke, ex-FBI interrogator turned PI and an expert in murderous minds is called in, but he soon realises that he is part of a game that is not yet finished.

Winter's End Summary

Winter's End by John Rickards

As a violent storm rages over the small town of Winter's End, Sheriff Townsend comes upon a chilling scene - a young man, knives in his hands and the body of a woman at his feet. The enigmatic suspect refuses to answer questions, and, bizarrely, there is no forensic evidence to link him to the crime. So Townsend calls Alex Rourke back to his sleepy home town in north-eastern Maine. After an absence of 20 years, Rourke - ex-FBI interrogator turned PI - is an expert in murderous minds. But as a sense of evil descends upon the town, Rourke soon realizes he is an integral part of the killer's game. A game that is not yet over...

Winter's End Reviews

The opening scene of this piece is enough to get you hooked until the end: a man with a knife in each hand standing over the moonlit naked body of a female, both drenched by a heavy rainfall. Although the scene looks self-explanatory, the killer appears to have no identity and neither is there any evidence to convict him of the crime. Cue the clich d lonesome investigator, Alex Rourke, who is called back to his hometown in order to help solve the case. However, as the murder mystery gradually unravels, Rourke finds himself increasingly the pawn rather than the player of a sinister game. Can our hero outwit the killer? Rickards' use of the pathetic fallacy and descriptive dark settings provide a brilliant staging to this dramatic debut novel.

About John Rickards

This is John Rickards first novel. He is a British author who has lived in the USA.

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Winter's End by John Rickards
Used - Very Good
Penguin Books Ltd
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