Cradle to Grave

Cradle to Grave is another brilliant book in the Kay Hunter series. I have thoroughly enjoyed each, and every one of them. I found myself immediately immersed in this story. When a book begins the way this one does, it’s hard not to be drawn in.

A dead man is found floating in the river and he has no face! Kay and her team are faced with a seemingly random murder, with no clear motivation and no obvious place to start looking. However, when a boat is discovered covered in blood it soon becomes apparent that they have a missing child on their hands also and the investigation takes on a whole new level.

They are faced with a distressing race against time to find this missing child and can only hope he or she is alive when they do. Talk about heart racing! I could feel Kay’s and the team’s desperation to find this child safe and well and can only imagine how frustrating it must be when nothing seems to make any sense. The investigation is managed around the clock by dedicated officers who won’t rest until they get it done. I hope, and I’m sure we do, have officers like them in our own communities. We should be so grateful for them.

I love how fast paced this story is, how full of suspense and always with just the right amount of police procedural detail. It’s just so convincing I almost feel like I’m part of the team when I read these books. Not that I’d have a clue what I was doing! Lol! I love how dedicated the team are to each other. The banter they share adds another level of realism and I love that we get to see a little bit of their personal lives. I especially love that Kay and her mother are reconciling and moving on with a more positive relationship. I know I’ve said it before, but I love the relationship between Kay and Adam, and I love that he still brings his work home with him sometimes.

I do also love that this book, once again, ends on a positive and amusing note, despite what they have all been through.

Just brilliant!

I LOVED it from start to finish.

Many thanks to Rachel Amphlett for my review copy.


(via Amazon UK)

When a faceless body is found floating in the river on a summer’s morning, Detective Kay Hunter and her team are tasked with finding out the man’s identity – and where he came from.

The investigation takes a sinister turn when an abandoned boat is found, covered in blood stains and containing a child’s belongings.

Under mounting pressure from a distraught family and an unforgiving media, the police are in a race against time – but they have no leads, and no motive for the events that have taken place.

Will Kay be able to find a ruthless killer and a missing child before it’s too late?

Cradle to Grave is the eighth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series by USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett, and perfect for readers who love fast-paced murder mysteries. Available in eBook, print, large print and audiobook.

The Detective Kay Hunter series:

1. Scared to Death
2. Will to Live
3. One to Watch
4. Hell to Pay
5. Call to Arms
6. Gone to Ground
7. Bridge to Burn
8. Cradle to Grave

What readers are saying about Cradle to Grave:

“I’m actually running out of ways to describe how much I love this series now. Each book is brilliant – full of humour, tension, great characters and compelling storytelling in equal measure. Cradle to Grave is no different, with the author gripping your attention from the very start of the book.” – Goodreads




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happy reading 🙂


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