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New On My Shelf This Week plus The Cover Reveal

With a publication date of Sunday 8th July 2018 looming, Rachel has chosen today for the big ‘Cover Reveal’ of the 6th and latest book in her hugely successful Detective Kay Hunter series.

As the lovely Rachel has also offered a complimentary download of the book, I am tying this post to my ‘Mailbox Monday’ meme, so that you can share both cover and premise.

If you like the look of this cover, but are new to the series, you can see the complete suite of cover art all together in one place, here at Rachel’s dedicated page with Fantastic Fiction and rest assured that the books all work great as stand alone stories.

GONE TO GROUND‘ (Detective Kay Hunter – Book #6)

Cover Image Of 'Gone To Ground' A Book By Rachel AmphlettWhile attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery.

The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown.

When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth – a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs.

With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population.

When a third victim is found, her investigation grows even more complicated.

As she begins to expose a dark underbelly to the county town, Kay and her team are pulled into a web of jealousy and intrigue that, if left unchecked, will soon claim another life.


Image Of Author Rachel AmphlettBefore turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum.

She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Robert Crais, Stuart MacBride, and many more.

Rachel is a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIME Crime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Email Rachel: info@rachelamphlett.com

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Picture of an English red post boxis a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … Your Hosts for  ‘Mailbox Monday

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

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Martha of ‘Reviews By Martha’s Bookshelf’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… You never know where that next “must read” book will come from!

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I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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  • It does look like a rather effecting cover…. at least for digging up corpses! This sounds like an interesting series, but I need to quit adding to my wish list!

      • I always check my comments for typos and poor grammar before hitting the ‘send’ key, but you have no idea how many times this scenario happens to me, usually with me spotting the error just the second it is too late to do anything about it 🙁

    • I must admit that given your need to follow a series in order from the beginning, throwing book #6 into the mix is probably not going to impress you too much.

      I have been lucky enough that Rachel has gifted me the entire series, although goodness knows how long it will be before I start working my way through them all. At least if word gets out there about the books, my fellow bloggers who are bang up to date with the ‘Kay Hunter’ stories, will be able to continue with the journey 🙂

    • I have the entire series just waiting to be read and I can’t wait to get to know the character of Kay Hunter, she sounds quite tenacious.

      Thanks for stopping by and Happy Reading 🙂

    • I have so far only read the first book in the series, but I gave that one 4 stars and the overall ratings and reviews are really good.

      I do have the other books on my ‘Want To Read’ shelf and I am definitely looking forward to reading them in due course.

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

  • The cover does seem to fit the gritty nature of the serial killer and body parts. Sounds like another good detective thriller. Happy Reading!

    • Rachel was keen to share the updated version of the cover art, which includes the birds circling overhead. I guess they already have the sense of a food source below!

      There are some really excellent thrillers on the market right now, featuring a whole new breed of gritty, slightly damaged detectives of both sexes, which is also good to see and reflects the modern police force of today.

      Thanks for continuing to co-host MM, blogging wouldn’t be the same if it wasn’t there 🙂

    • I know what you mean… A single murder might be seen as a random act of madness, whereas a serial killer takes things to a whole new level, as you just know that they are preying on victims almost for their own gratification, as if it is a game of how long it takes for them to be caught!

      Some authors do take things to the extreme though and have the same serial killer appearing in consecutive books, as they continue to evade capture. That almost forces you to read the series altogether and leaves the individual book endings open, which is not my preferred reading style.

      Thanks for stopping by and I hope that your week is going well so far 🙂

    • The cover is certainly designed to set the scene, isn’t it?

      The digger working away, the birds already circling overhead – You just know that this isn’t looking good as a crime scene, don’t you?

      Thanks for stopping by and for continuing to co-host MM 🙂

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