Monday, 31 August 2015

The Girl Who Broke The Rules 
Marnie Riches 
Blog Tour
(Book 2 in the George McKenzie series)

The pulse-pounding new thriller from Marnie Riches. For anyone who loves Jo Nesbo and Stieg Larsson, this book is for you!

When the mutilated bodies of two sex-workers are found in Amsterdam, Chief Inspector van den Bergen must find a brutal murderer before the red-light-district erupts into panic.

Georgina McKenzie is conducting research into pornography among the UK’s most violent sex-offenders but once van den Bergen calls on her criminology expertise, she is only too happy to come running.

The rising death toll forces George and van den Bergen to navigate the labyrinthine worlds of Soho strip-club sleaze and trans-national human trafficking. And with the case growing ever more complicated, George must walk the halls of Broadmoor psychiatric hospital, seeking advice from the brilliant serial murderer, Dr. Silas Holm…


I was very excited to receive the second book in this series as the first book (The Girl who Wouldn't Die) was the very first Blog Tour I did on Boon's Bookcase!!

This book starts with George back in the UK with Ad and doing a cleaning job at a club where her aunt Sharon works whilst trying to carry on with her Phd. We might have known that it wouldn't take long for George to get itchy feet and hot foot it back to Amsterdam to help Dutch Chief Inspector Paul Van Den Bergen in trying to catch the killer of illegal immigrants in and around Amsterdam.

Again the author talks about places in South East London, which I know of as I originally come from those parts such as Peckham, Deptford, Lewisham etc and even to the borders of Kent (Chislehurst!). 

Yes this book is quite graphic, but I must say, it is beautifully written and I must admit, I have always been extremely interested in anything to do with mortuaries (I am a Medical Secretary so do have a lot of knowledge of medical terminology) so found the part when the pathologist was explaining the victim's injuries very interesting!

Yes there was lots of swearing, yes it was saucy, yes it was gruesome, but I loved it and can only see this series getting better and better! If I had to say anything negative (if I may be so bold) then I personally didn't like the way George treated Ad, but I do understand that she is a feisty character with a lot of attitude and she finds it hard to show her true feelings, so it is inevitable that she keeps everyone at arms' length. We do get a bit more insight into George's family (especially her Mum) and when you read how dysfunctional her family is, you can't wonder why she treats people like she does!

This book finishes with another cliffhanger so hope we are not left too long to find out what happens!

Thank you Marnie for another corker and also thanks to Avon Books for sending me a review copy. Hope I can get to review book 3 - bring it on!!!

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