Kiss of Death by Paul Finch (Mark Heckenburg #7)

Synopsis: A Deadly Hunt
DS ‘Heck’ Heckenburg has been tasked with retrieving one of the UK’s most wanted men. But the trail runs cold when Heck discovers a video tape showing the fugitive in a fight for his life. A fight he has no chance of winning.

A Dangerous Game
Heck realises that there’s another player in this game of cat and mouse, and this time, they’ve not just caught the prize: they’ve made sure no one else ever does.

A Man Who Plays With Fire
How far will Heck and his team go to protect some of the UK’s most brutal killers? And what price is he willing to pay?

My Rating: 5/5

My Review: A weird thing happened to me. I picked this book up back when it was first released and for some reason after a few chapters I put it down. Don’t ask me why, I think I just wasn’t in the mood for it. It has taken me all this time to finally get back to it. Well now that I have finished I am just plain pissed off. I am thoroughly pissed off that Mr Finch has left us readers in LITERALLY a state of disarray with that cliffhanger of an ending. 

Listen I have blogged for years now and gone are the days when I am going to list all the things I loved and give people a detailed rundown of the story line. If you have a keen interest then check out all of my 6 previous Paul Finch reviews for the Heck series. What I will say is this is a typical Finch book featuring Heck. Heck is working a cold case and we see the return of Gail Honeyford as his new partner. Both of these things I wasn’t expecting but they worked tremendously well. There is plenty of action and pace as per normal and the story line kept me entertained throughout.

I found the beginning a little slow which is unusual, but a quarter of the way in and I was gone. A straight session took me all the way through to the end by which point I was practically foaming at the mouth with impatience. I literally was reading so fast with excitement I realised I was missing bits so had to force myself to slow down….and the last chapter….well I was torn between wanting to slap Paul Finch and hugging him for writing such a magnificent ending. This series truly is a fabulous one and I literally CANNOT wait for the next Heck book……

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