The Advent Killer

The Advent Killer - Alastair Gunn Christmas is coming. One body at a time.

Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub. One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagely to death, every bone in her body broken. Another week brings another victim.

As panic spreads across London, DCI Antonia Hawkins, leading her first murder investigation, must stop a cold, careful killer whose twisted motives can only be guessed at, before the next body is found. On Sunday.

When the clock strikes one . .

A well written thriller, faced paced that kept me racing through till the end.

Antonia Hawkins is a very human protagonist who as well as hunting the festive serial killer she has to deal with demanding superiors and two ex boyfriends.

I enjoyed the sections written from the killer's perspective and trying to puzzle out his motivation. I had a couple of suspects whom I thought could have been the perpetrator - both were wrong - good job I am not a detective

Perfect summer read.