Dead Eyed is a compelling and well-crafted crime thriller that grabbed my attention from the very start. This gripping novel has an authentic feel to it and takes place in England. The characters are realistic, and their dialogue flows. The only thing that pulled me out of the story, was the UK police acronyms. Once I had them deciphered, my attention never strayed. Matt Brolly’s writing is sharp, tight and descriptive, without being wordy. I was surprised to discover that this was his debut novel. Kudos to Mr. Brolly for crafting such an intriguing and fast-paced novel.
Michael Lambert, a former DCI, forced himself out of his depressive state when an old friend, Simon, contacted him. His friend had been sent photos of a gruesome crime scene. They both knew that this was the modus operandi of a serial killer that had terrorized England, eighteen years ago. This cold-blooded monster would meticulously remove his victim’s eyes and carve an inscription into their chests while they were still alive.
Michael’s life and marriage have been in shambles since his daughter died, two years ago, but he needed to pull himself together now. This killer had to be stopped. Why did this serial killer start a murdering spree again after eighteen years? And why did he send crime photos to his friend? These were questions that needed answers and Michael was going to make it his business to find them.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this engrossing crime thriller and highly recommend it to anyone looking for a frightening but riveting novel. I know that I will definitely be reading more from this talented writer.
I received this book from Publishing Push LTD in exchange for an honest review.
~5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover