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See No Evil by David Fennell

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Zaffre
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

Two men are found dead in London’s Battersea Park. One of the bodies has been laid out like a crucifix – with his eyes removed and placed on his open palms.
Detective Inspector Grace Archer and her caustic DS, Harry Quinn, lead the investigation. But when more bodies turn up in a similar fashion, they find themselves in a race against time to find the sadistic killer.
The hunt leads them to Ladywell Playtower in Southeast London, the home to a religious commune lead by the enigmatic Aaron Cronin. Archer and Quinn suspect Cronin’s involvement but his alibis are watertight, and the truth seemingly buried. If Archer is to find the killer, she must first battle her way through religious fanatics, London gangsters – and her own demons…


My Thoughts

This is a twisted and gripping thriller where the police has to find a serial killer, who is marking the victims with the eyes removed and a crucifix on them. Are they searching for a religious killer that selects their victims randomly or is a vengeance with a more twisted story?
The Detective Inspector Grace Archer and DS Harry Quinn will have a very complicated case in their hands; because all the victims seem related to a weird church; with a very creepy “leader” and dangerous followers. Could they be the killers they are looking for?
But this is not the only plot of the book, there will be some background from Archer’s past; related to the case and to her father’s death. But the personal relation she has with the case makes her more focused and centered to discover the truth.
This is not the first book with DI Grace Archer, but you can read it as a standalone. There are some mentions of her background and past, all detailed making the reader never feel lost.
This is quite an addictive read; impossible to not try to discover who is the killer before is revealed. Also, I have to say that the author leaves the reader with a little cliffhanger at the end, so I can’t wait to read the next book!
Are you ready for “See No Evil”?


About The Author

I was born in Belfast during the Troubles and grew up in Springfield Park, the last working class religiously mixed area of west Belfast. One of three children, my dad was a bus driver, my mum a shop assistant in Royal Avenue’s C&A department store.
I left Belfast for London in 1985 with £50 in one pocket and a dog-eared copy of Stephen King’s The Stand in the other (I had big pockets). I jobbed in bars and restaurants and later worked as a writer in the software industry.
I love genre fiction, and literary too, providing the writer has graced their pages with an engaging story. I read and listen to books as much as I can, in-between my day job and novel writing.
In 2017 my first thriller, SLEEPER was published by the Dome Press under the partial pseudonym, JD Fennell. The follow up, SLEEPER: THE RED STORM, was published in 2018, and was shortlisted for the Wilbur Smith Adventure Writing Prize. In February 2021, writing as David Fennell, THE ART OF DEATH, was published by Bonnier Books. The follow up – SEE NO EVIL – will be published on the 28 April 2022