Kiss of Death – Detective Mark Heckenburg, Book 7 by Paul Finch


To say I have been left reeling by this latest chapter in Heck’s life is an understatement!

Detective Sergeant Mark Heckenburg is back but could this be last case for Heck at the SCU?

When SCU combines forces with the Cold Case Squad, in order to save departments, they soon realise that they are not the only ones who have been looking for felons gone to ground.  Heck once again follows his instincts to uncover the deeper powers behind the disappearances.

Really enjoyed this book and loved it as the story unfolded every time Heck put two and two together.  The SCU really would be lost without him. There are elements of violence throughout this book but I would say that they are not as graphic and expansive as some of Paul Finch’s previous books have contained, that being said there are still some scenes that made me squirm. I know this is fictional writing but the sad truth is, is that out there somewhere, there are people who are capable of such depraved and unconscionable crimes.  Let’s hope we also have a Heck out there to stop them.

Lots of favourite characters are back again, with a few new faces to make things interesting! Does Gemma have a new love interest? For that matter, does Heck?!

This is a far more emotional book for Heck than the previous stories in the series.  Although he still manages to get himself into scrapes and generally disregard orders from higher up, Heck embraces the inner demons that have been plaguing him of late and faces them full force.  With decisions made and words spoken I was on the brink of happiness but then the end of the book happened…

This was an ARC Review for Netgalley

Release date 9th August 2018


Don’t let them catch you…

A Deadly Hunt
DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning.

A Dangerous Game
Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

A Man Who Plays With Fire
How far will Heck and his team go to protect some of the UK’s most brutal killers? And what price is he willing to pay?



Author: mandy

I love to Read! Mostly romance (of all types) but I also enjoy murder mysteries, paranormal fantasy, sci-fi, comedy, pretty much anything.

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