Title: Rattle (Etta Fitzroy #1)
Author: Fiona Cummins
Stars: 2 Stars
The story started off slow with very little build in the case and while the story its self is a little creepy I found the writing its self basic and nothing original. Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy seem to be a little odd but towards the end she was hard and difficult to understand and I found myself as a reader flipping pages until the story ended.
Thank you to Netgalley and McMillian for the advance copy.
On still nights, when the curve of a winter moon is smudged in the flow of the River Quaggy, the dead clamor for him. And sometimes he coaxes the living to join them. To other people, his victims might be mere medical oddities. To him, they are fascinating specimens, worthy of display. Above all, he is a collector, eager for recognition even as he hides in the shadows.
Detective Sergeant Etta Fitzroy is the first to recognize the connection between the disappearance of a young girl and a cold case that almost cost her the career she’s sacrificed so much for. A faceless psychopath is walking the streets of London, tantalizing the authorities with clues, taunting them with his ability to spirit his victims out from under their very noses.
Better than anyone, Etta Fitzroy understands loss. But this is one contest she will win if it kills her .
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published January 26th 2017 by Macmillan
Fiona Cummins is an award-winning former Daily Mirror showbusiness journalist and a graduate of the Faber Academy Writing A Novel course. She lives in Essex with her family. Rattle is her first novel.