Book Review: Dead Lucky by Matt Brolly

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A fast-paced crime-thriller, full of chilling twists, turns and grisly surprises, Matt Brolly’s Dead Lucky will have you gripped from beginning to end!
DCI Michael Lambert is back…
When a woman is murdered, the twisted killer forcing her husband to watch her slow and painful death, DCI Michael Lambert knows that his next case might be his toughest yet.
And when the second set of killings are discovered, with exactly the same MO, the race is on the find the lethal sociopath before he strikes again.
But Lambert never expected to receive an anonymous call from the killer. This time, it’s personal: if Lambert doesn’t find the murderer soon, his own loved ones will be next…
Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
After the phenomenal debut Dead Eyed, another killer read comes from the writing pen of Matt Brolly. This time, we see DCI Michael Lambert facing ever more gripping murders than ever imagined. Whoever has read the first book would know what I am talking about. If you haven’t read it, don’t worry, Dead Lucky can perfectly stand alone.
At first look, it seems that an ordinary burglary went wrong. The police assume that the wife came home earlier and surprised the burglar. But what is obviously wrong here is that the wife is tied next to her husband and slowly murdered, while he is forced to watch. Too cruel for any living soul. The part that makes the things more complicated is that the husband is a member of the police department. Is it just a robbery that goes wrong or a personal revenge? And who is the real target?
Lambert is on the case. His experience and his personal friendship with the husband who survived makes him the perfect investigator for the case. He gives his body and soul to help his friend and find out the truth behind the gripping killing.
Soon after that case, another one happens. This time, a woman is tied and forced to watch the killings of her husband and two children. What first seems like an isolated case, soon it turns up to be an act of a serial killer. But what connects the victims, or the ones who survived?
Michael Lambert has a difficult and very emotional case to solve. And the people in his private life aren’t helping. He still shares the house with his wife and the child that isn’t his, and he misses his girlfriend. And the phone calls! They start one after another like someone is watching him all the time, in every moment of his life. Is it the serial killer, is he after him?
Dead Lucky is a story that will make you go and check all the doors in the house. When you start reading, the goose bumps will cover your body and you’ll start jumping at every sound. It is a gripping read that you won’t be able to put down until the last page. A terrific story for all the fans of police procedurals and serial killers. Totally recommended!

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