Ragdoll (Detective William Fawkes #1) by Daniel Cole

ragdoll by daniel cole

blurb from goodreads.com

A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together like a puppet, nicknamed by the press as the ‘ragdoll’.

Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William ‘Wolf’ Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter.

The ‘Ragdoll Killer’ taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them.

With six people to save, can Fawkes and Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?

My Review

I so wanted to really like this, instead I just liked it. It has elements of Chris Carter books, but without the superb impact that they have. (I have yet to review his books, but they are brilliant). The writing itself is good, no complaints there, but I didn’t like the main character, Detective William Fawkes, so maybe that is one of the reasons that I am only giving it three stars. It is the first book written by the author and the first in a series which, even though  I only gave it three stars I am happy to give the next in the series a go to see if it gets better as I think the author has a great future. The cover and the title of the book are good.


daniel coleAbout the author

At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing.

He has received a three-book publishing and television deal for his debut crime series which publishers and producers describe as “pulse-racing” and “exceptional”.

Daniel currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two in the Nathan Wolfe series instead.

Ragdoll is his first novel.




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