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Call To Arms is another excellent book in the Kay Hunter series. They just go from strength to strength and the regular character’s grow on me more and more with each book.

In Call To Arms Kay returns to work on so called light duties after almost losing her life (you’ll have to read the series!). She find herself acting DI and doesn’t have much time to recover before being faced with a decade old cold case and finding proof to clear her colleague’s name. Her career, and her colleague’s, depends on a positive outcome to this re-opened investigation. What was deemed a tragic motorbike accident, years ago, is looking more and more suspicious as the team revisit family, old friends and witnesses involved at the time and the truth is more shocking than anyone could have ever imagined, me especially!

This is a fast-paced, beautifully written police procedural with twists and turns galore. I love this team, their dedication to one another and the banter they share. They are a very likeable bunch. Kay is a very dedicated detective, but is also very real and believable. I love the small details Rachel Amphlett uses to make her all the more human to the reader, including little habits such as rubbing her right eye when she’s nervous, upset, agitated….. These kind of things really bring a character to life for me.

Every single chapter in this book, and in the series as a whole, makes you have to keep reading. I’ve had to force myself to put it down when other things have had to be done, but trust me, I could have quite happily read this in one sitting.

I can’t wait to read book 6, Gone To Ground.

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Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country’s most evil serial killers.

Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn’t the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil.

Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser.

But as she gets closer to the truth, she realises her enquiries could do more harm than good.

Torn between protecting her mentor and finding out the truth, the consequences of Kay’s enquiries will reach far beyond her new role…

Call to Arms is a gripping police procedural, and the fifth in the Detective Kay Hunter series:


A page-turning murder mystery for fans of Peter Robinson, David Baldacci and Harlen Coben.

Praise for Call to Arms

Call to Arms throws the reader straight into the action, and the pace doesn’t let up until the final page.” ~ Jo’s Book Blog

Call to Arms is a riveting thriller, full of twists and turns, lies and secrets and totally engrossing!” ~ Good n’ Read-y

Call to Arms kept me on the edge of my seat – it’s a real page turner!” ~ Bonnies Book Talk

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rachel-amphlettBefore turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter series.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel cites her writing influences as Michael Connelly, Lee Child, and Robert Ludlum. She’s also a huge fan of Peter James, Val McDermid, Angela Marsons, Robert Bryndza, Ken Follett, and Stuart MacBride.

She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Her novels are available in eBook, paperback and audiobook formats from worldwide retailers including Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, and Google Play.

A keen traveller, Rachel holds both EU and Australian passports and can usually be found plotting her next trip two years in advance, usually with a crime fiction festival tacked on for good measure! You can stay in touch with Rachel via her Reader’s Group at

Rachel Amphlett’s Amazon Author Page

My reviews for the previous books in the Kay Hunter series…..

Scared to Death (Detective Kay Hunter series Book 1) by @RachelAmphlett #BookReview

Will To Live (Detective Kay Hunter crime thriller series Book 2) by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett #BookReview

One to Watch: A Detective Kay Hunter mystery, Book 3 by @RachelAmphlett #BookReview

Hell to Pay: (Kay Hunter British detective crime thriller series Book 4) by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett #BookReview


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