Cold Heart by Stephen Edger @stephenedger @bookouture #BlogBlitz #publicationday #review

Cold HEart

🎉🎉 Happy Publication Day Stephen Edger!!! The third Kate Matthews novel Cold Heart is out TODAY!!!!!

A massive thank you to Bookouture for my early copy of Cold Heart and to the amazing Noelle Holten for inviting me to join the blog blitz on this publication day!  I have read the previous two Kate Matthews novels and you catch what I thought over at crimebookjunkie book blog (and searching for Stephen Edger).

The Blurb

It has been a week since anyone last saw fifteen-year-old Daisy, after she left her best friend’s house and started her short walk home. Detective Kate Matthews and her team have been looking for her ever since.

When a tip-off leads Kate to a disused gymnasium at Daisy’s school, she is shocked to find evidence linking to the murder of a different girl.

Working the two cases side by side, Kate’s blood runs cold when a gift-wrapped box containing a human heart is delivered to her at the station. The heart belongs to yet another unknown victim, but the message is clear: there will be more, and Daisy could be one of them.

When activity on Daisy’s Facebook account indicates she is still alive, the race is on for Kate and her team. Will Daisy be the killer’s next victim? Is Kate prepared to risk everything to stop another innocent life from being taken?

This absolutely unputdownable crime thriller will have fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott biting their nails long after the final twist has sunk in.

What Did I Think?

Assume Nothing

So we join an investigation seven days in when an 15 year old girl went missing on her short walk home from a friend’s house.  No one can vanish into thin air right? She has to be out there somewhere, surely?!

Throw in the discovery of some random body parts and we have the making of a cracking crime thriller from Mr Stephen Edger.  Kate Matthews and the team have their work cut out for them.  How on earth do you identify someone by just their foot? We may all have unique foot prints like we do finger prints but it’s not something that the police tend to take.

What Cold Heart turns into is a very dark and sinister story.  Its no longer a missing persons case….it’s murder!!! But is missing Daisy really dead or is a mother’s gut instinct right and Daisy still alive out there? Stephen Edger has definitely played a blinder with this one; I couldn’t decide which side of the fence to land, let alone guess who our murderer-cum-Kate Matthews stalker was! Yes Kate’s got herself a stalker who delivers rather sinister gifts!

Kate has changed over the three books. She’s learnt to trust her team and use them to the best of their abilities. Their camaraderie has definitely developed and they work brilliantly as a team.  I would love to see more from Kate and the team.

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Who is Stephen Edger?

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Stephen Edger is a British crime writer, who has been writing since 2010. In that time he has written and published eleven novels, and five short stories. He writes mysteries and thrillers focused on crime.
Stephen was born in the north-east of England, grew up in London, but has lived in Southampton since attending university in the year 2000. Stephen works in the financial industry, and uses his insider knowledge to create the plots of his books. He also has a law degree, which gives him a good understanding of the inner workings of the UK justice system.
Stephen is married, and has two children, and two dogs. He is passionate about reading and writing, and cites Simon Kernick and John Grisham as major influences on his writing style.

You can catch up with Stephen on the links below!

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