Welcome to my stop on Rachel Amphlett’s Turn to Dust blog tour with Sarah @ Book On The Bright Side Publicity. I am absolutely over the moon to be sharing my thoughts about this brilliant book with you all today!

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Book Description:

When the body of a naked man is found in the middle of a barren field, a rural community is left in shock – and fear.

Discovering that someone is offering money in return for information about the dead man and anyone connected to him, Detective Kay Hunter realises there is a dark side to the victim’s past.

When a key witness disappears and a web of deceit and lies threatens to derail the investigation, she fears the worst.

Can Kay and her team of detectives find out who is behind the man’s murder before another victim is targeted?

Turn to Dust is the ninth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series and perfect for readers who enjoy fast-paced murder mysteries.

The Detective Kay Hunter series – also available in print, large print and audiobook:

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
9. Turn to Dust


My review

Turn to Dust

(Detective Kay Hunter, Book 9)

Rachel Amphlett

(Review written on 9th July 2020)

Turn to Dust has been another cracking read in Rachel Amphlett’s Kay Hunter series!

It’s always exciting when Rachel has a new book coming out as I know I’m in for a treat. Turn to Dust is book nine in this series and is equally as good, if not even better, than the previous eight books. The series just goes from strength to strength and I think the familiarity of the regular characters plays a big part in that.

Kay herself is an excellent character and easily likeable. She’s dedicated to her job, but also to her partner, Adam. He’s a vet so they don’t get to spend as much quality time together as they would like. They’ve had their heartbreak too, but their relationship is solid, and I love that we see this side of the characters.

The case Kay and her team are faced with this time around is nothing short of horrific. The naked body of a man is found in a farmer’s field with far from straight forward injuries which leave the team baffled by how he got there. This leads to an investigation which unearths all sorts of secrets and lies along the way. The truth, when we find out, is quite shocking and so sad. It always amazes me what some people are capable of, especially when it comes to saving/making money.

Turn to Dust is fast paced with short (ish) chapters which add to the tension that builds throughout the story. I always read Rachel’s books fairly quickly as they are extremely hard to put down. Rachel Amphlett is a natural storyteller. She is one of my favourite authors and I would happily buy her books without even reading the blurb first! If you’ve haven’t read any of this series as yet, then you really should as you are honestly missing out on excellent stories. I highly recommend this one and them all!

I for one can’t wait for book ten!

Many thanks to Rachel Amphlett for my advance review copy and to Sarah @ Book on the Bright Side Publicity for the opportunity to be a part of this fabulous blog tour!

About Rachel Amphlett


Before turning to writing, Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a film extra and freelanced in radio as a presenter and producer for the BBC.

She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and is a bestselling author of crime fiction and spy thrillers, many of which have been translated worldwide.

Her novels are available in eBook, print, large print and audiobook formats from libraries and worldwide retailers.

A keen traveller, Rachel has both EU and Australian citizenship.

Praise for Rachel Amphlett

“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” ~ Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice

“Scared to Death… moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series

“Rachel always delivers sharp, compelling and assured books. I love them!” ~ Mel Sherratt

Email: info@rachelamphlett.com


Twitter: @RachelAmphlett

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happy reading!

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