Books// Dead Man Walking by Paul Finch

9 August 2015

I think it is safe to say I am in love with this Authors books. I am a huge crime thriller fan but I've struggled to find books that keep me engaged recently. Paul Finch manages that

Paul-Finch-Review

"Beware the stranger in the night...

Consigned to a remote valley in the Lake District, DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg is getting used to a quieter life—a far cry from the bloodbath of his former division, the Serial Crimes Unit. But wherever Heck goes, trouble is never far behind.

Unknown to Heck, ‘The Stranger’ has returned. Last seen on Dartmoor ten years earlier, this prolific serial killer has found a new home. As a dense, frozen mist descends on the Lakes, The Stranger returns to his old ways, starting with two young women lost high on the hills. Only one girl is ever found—barely alive—but able to confirm Heck’s worst fears.

As The Stranger lays siege to the remote community, Heck helplessly watches as the killer plays his cruel game, letting off his trademark call before viciously picking off his victims.

And with no way to get word out of the valley, Heck has no choice but to play ball..."


I think this book might have been my favourite out of the 4 books of his that I've read. It was beyond creepy and the first book in a long time that made me look over my shoulder when I went to get my iPod out of the car in the dark. Seriously I crapped myself. It doesn't help that this book is set in the middle of nowhere which is pretty similar to where I live. 

The killer in this book pretty much stalks the people of a small village in the middle of nowhere. There is horrendous fog and no signal. I mean what else could possibly go wrong? A lot is the answer. Dead Man Walking is such a tense book and it keeps you on your toes. You start questioning everyone. I had my suspicions about who the stranger ones but I kept doubting myself (I was right though).

I wondered how the Heck series was going to carry on after the end of the last book but this one proves he still has it. Gemma also makes an appearance and their tense relationship continues. 

If you love thrillers this is definitely one you need to read. 

You can also check out my reviews on his first 3 books: Stalkers, Sacrifice & The Killing Club


Have you read any of Paul Finch's books?
Beth...x

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