Nowhere to Run by Rachel Amphlett

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on the first Kay Hunter short story from Rachel Amphlett, Nowhere To Run. I’m a big fan of this series and so hearing that we were going to be treated to a few short stories based around Kay’s early days as a Detective, I couldn’t resist. Here’s what the book is all about:

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About the Book

There’s nowhere to hide…

When a series of vicious attacks leaves the local running community in shock and fear, newly qualified detective Kay Hunter is thrust into the middle of a fraught investigation.

Determined to make an impression on her first assignment with the murder team, and desperate to stop a cold-blooded murderer before another victim is taken, she may be in danger of risking it all before her career has even started.

A killer is out hunting tonight, and Kay could be the next target…

My Thoughts

Short but sweet this will give Kay Hunter fans a well needed fix of our favourite Detective. Now this book is set in the pre-Adam days so if you’ve come looking for the weird and wonderful animals, you are out of luck. Well … Kay is still faced with animals, just of the two legged, human variety. Someone is stalking lone female joggers and murdering them. It is up to the murder team, led by Detective Sergeant Devon Sharp and featuring a new Detective, Kay Hunter, to discover the who and the why. With a charity race just days away, the killer has their fill of potential targets so how will the team track them before they can strike again?

It was fab getting to see Kay in her earlier days. Still full of the same enthusiasm and sense of right and wrong, her determination to track the killer really drew me into the story. There are a whole host of characters to get to know here, some more familiar than others to long term readers, but the sense of team is quickly established, as are the internal rivalries, but not always where you expect them.

Although a quick read, the book is absolutely packed with tension and heart thumping moments as the investigation progresses, as well as some of the more familiar tensions within Kay’s home life. Rachel Amphlett has a real knack for getting you completely invested in the characters, even those who only appear on the page in a less than wholesome, or living, state. Just goes to show I was right all along though – exercise just really isn’t good for you.

A quick, action packed thriller that fans of the kay Hunter series are going to love.

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Detective Kay Hunter British murder mystery series, the Dan Taylor spy novels, the English Assassins series, and a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Her novels are available in eBook, paperback, large print and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers as well as her own stores at

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