Given the weather outside, I would say that the title of the book I’m reviewing today is quite apt! Many thanks to BloodHoundBooks for the blitz invite and ARC of ‘Dark is the Day’ by Tana Collins – here is my review:
DI Jim Carruthers has to put his personal feelings for newly- appointed DCI Sandra McTavish aside when a young student is brutally attacked and left for dead.
Meanwhile, when a university lecturer is stalked by one of her own students, Carruthers is horrified to discover that the academic is none other than his ex-wife, Mairi. Are the attacker and stalker one and the same, and if so, will Carruthers’ ex-wife be next?
When a second then a third victim is discovered, not only dead but mutilated, Carruthers and his team are tasked with searching for a murderer. A murderer who takes great pleasure from killing.
What is the victims’ connection to a cult in North America, which seems to be getting a stranglehold in a Scottish university? Why have these women been targeted? And who is doing the killing?
It looks like there might be a serial killer on the loose in Castletown but can DI Jim Carruthers stop this depraved murderer before they strike again?
What does TWG think?
Right, this will make no sense to anyone else except the people who have already read the book and of course the author – MALCOLM IS A LEGEND!!! What a man! I was in absolute hysterics at the brilliantly placed one liner that came out of his mouth during a not so funny situation. I felt bad for laughing given what was going on at the time, but I just couldn’t help myself!
‘Dark Is The Day’ is such a brilliant, dark, Scottish crime novel which had me on the edge of my seat until the very end. I really enjoyed following DI Carruthers and his team as they try to find the culprit behind the latest killings. What do the students have in common? Why is someone targeting them?
As always, I had my guesses as to whom I thought was behind the murders. But I was wrong. To be honest, the person who it turned out to be, didn’t even feature on my radar!
Tana Collins is a descriptive author who nails the crime genre incredibly. For me, there is no negatives to this book – I genuinely loved every single minute of it.
A thrilling, chilling, atmospheric and witty novel which blew me away due to it’s hilarious one liners and gritty suspense.