Portraits of the Dead by John Nicholl

portraits of the dead by john nichollsblurb from goodreads.com

Emma didn’t know how long he hid, silent and unmoving, in the large Victorian wardrobe to the side of her single bed. She didn’t know how long he peered, salivating and drooling, between the two heavy dark oak doors, and watched, mesmerised, as she slowly drifted into fitful sleep. She didn’t know what time he pushed the doors open and crept towards her in the drab grey darkness of the night.

Detective Inspector Gravel finds himself floundering when a local nineteen-year-old university student is abducted and imprisoned by a sadistic serial killer, who has already tortured and killed at least five young women.

The greater the evil, the more deadly the game… How far would you go to save your life?

My Review

The narrator, Jake Urry, from the audio book is the same as other books written by John and is fantastic, he really makes the audio book come alive with terror and this is a very disturbing story with a cracking ending that surprised me.  The characters are well written and developed. This is a standalone book so you don’t need to read any of the others from the author,  White is the coldest colour, When evil calls your name, and his newest short novel Bully Boy Blue.

This book was difficult to stop listening too as you are led in and you really want to find out what happens, there are some sad moments also which I didn’t enjoy though.


john nichollJohn Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which are Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or anyone interested in proposing a joint creative project. He can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com.

Rights enquiries should be directed to Mr Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.






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