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Blog Tour Book Review: First to Die (Riley and Harris #2) by Alex Caan

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Hi arkadas!

I was lucky enough to jump onto the First to Die Blog tour, when I read the book description I knew I wanted to read the book. I even bypassed my normal reading books in order to read this book first.

This is the first time I have read any books by Alex Caan So I thought I would give you little extra information.


Born in Manchester

Background in information Systems Security

First Novel: Cut to the Bone

Publisher: Bonnie Zaffre

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Bonefire night in London is a busy night for the police, thousand of anonymous protestor have taken to the streets all the in the same Guy Fawkes costume, causing trouble where ever they go. The next morning a body is found wearing the Guy Fawkes costume is found, DCI Kate Riley and DC Zain Harris are called to investigate  but something is different with this body, as it is disintegrating before the officers. Now the body has to be quarantine as anyone that has been near it. Now Kate and Zain have to investigate a murder without causing mass panic. As they start to look into the victim they realise he might not be so clean-cut as his public image states. As they start to look at the evidence they might be more victims, but why would someone want this seemingly group of victim dead.


I liked the characters of Kate and Zain, they are both very different but driven in solving the case. It interesting reading about character that are dealing with past situation while doing their job. As I had not read the first book (yet) I found the references to what has previously happen make it easy to understand the character, without feeling like I missing out on important information.

Out of the Zain and Kate, I am more interested in Zain just because he lives more in the grey area of life/ work, you never know what is going to happen next with Zain.

The method of murder in First to Die, is gripping and scary considering we had the Salisbury poisoning in March 2018, and the nurse that caught Ebola back in 2014.

The book is a slowly builds, and it pulls you in as you try to figure out who committed the crime and why, I enjoyed the fact that I couldn’t guess straight away reason for the crime and the why.

The only thing I would have wanted to no more about is the person that was watching Kate, I hope that this gets cleared up in Book 3.

I will read Cut to the Bone, and I am interested to see what happens next of Kate and Zain, especially Zain considering how the book ended.

I give this book 3.8 out of 5.

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Below are the other stops on the First to Die Blog tour, if you would like to find out more about this book, author or series.

Thanks to Bonnier Zaffre for sending me a copy of the book for a fair and honest review, as well as letting me part of the Blog Tour.

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Thanks for reading

Gem x

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