Cold Kill

Cold Kill Every breath you take he ll be watching youWhen Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman D

  • Title: Cold Kill
  • Author: NeilWhite
  • ISBN: 9781847561299
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every breath you take, he ll be watching youWhen Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman Deborah Corley murdered three weeks earlier Both have been stripped,strangled and defiled.When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft eEvery breath you take, he ll be watching youWhen Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman Deborah Corley murdered three weeks earlier Both have been stripped,strangled and defiled.When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft estate, he finds himself face to face with Jane s father and gangland boss Don who will stop at nothing until justice is done It seems that the two murdered women were linked in ways than one and a dirty secret is about to surface that some would prefer stay buried.As the killer circles once , Jack and Laura must get to him before he strikes again But his sights are set on his next victim and he s watching Laura s every move

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    About "NeilWhite"

    1. NeilWhite

      Neil White was brought up in Wakefield in West Yorkshire, but now lives in Preston, Lancashire, with his wife and three children.Neil started writing in 1994, but his first book, Fallen Idols, wasn t published until 2007, when it was nominated for the Books To Talk About Award Three books have followed, Lost Souls, Last Rites and Dead Silent, and the fifth book, Cold Kill is due for publication in May 2011.Neil s books feature the crime reporter Jack Garrett and his partner, DC Laura McGanity, set in the old cotton towns of Lancashire.Despite the success of his books, Neil still works as a criminal lawyer, and has been a prosecutor since 1998.

    285 thoughts on “Cold Kill”

    1. Another enjoyable read from NW. It was tricky at times to know who to root for as even the bad guys had every reason to get their hands on the killer. Conversely, one of the good guys is a journalist and their reputation made it hard to pull for him. I didn't really believe such a small town hack would be that brave.Laura's boss was a bit of a stereotype and her partner, Joe remained a bit of a mystery to me as he was so cerebral. I wondered if he had been a character from another book I had yet [...]


    2. Cold Kill is Neil White’s fifth book starring Jack Garret and Laura McGanity – a couple that, despite their very different careers (Jack is a journalist, Laura a policewoman) both find themselves investigating grisly crimes on a regular basis. I hadn’t read any of White’s previous offerings, but this works brilliantly as a standalone novel.The story is set in Lancashire, England, and begins with the gruesome murder of a young woman. This is the second crime of its type in a few weeks, an [...]




    3. Bog standard crime thriller. Enjoyed it and the characters were ok but it didn’t grip me the way others have - John Connelly had kinda spoiled me a bit I think. I’d read other books by Neil White if I saw them second hand or cheap on Kindle but I’m not desperate to seek them out.


    4. A great thriller, perfect for reading on bus, train or plane - a great distraction from the monotonies of travel! Really interesting story, and interplay between the characters. A great read.


    5. An easy readA good yarn. Went along at a decent pace. Would like to see more development of the characters. Will read another of the same series.



    6. In 'Cold Kill', someone is targeting attractive young women and brutally torturing them to death. When Jane Roberts - the daughter of a notorious man in the neighbourhood - winds up as the latest victim, DC Laura and her reporter partner Jack work together to figure out the identity of the perpetrator. Along the way they discover a possible connection between Jane and Deborah who had been murdered weeks earlier. Will Jack and the police be able to stop this ruthless killer before the body count [...]


    7. The blurb: Every breath you take, he’ll be watching you…When Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene. The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman – Deborah Corley –murdered three weeks earlier. Both have been stripped,strangled and defiled.When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft estate, he finds himself face-to-face with Jane’s father and gangland boss Don who will stop at nothing un [...]


    8. Clever. Cold Kill is a real page turner – brilliantly plotted, believable characters straight out of normal life and a tight narrative. This was the first crime fiction by Neil White I've read and I am already thinking of more. A couple of my writer friends turned me towards this and I must say that I relished every bit of it.The story is set in Blackley, a small county in Northern England where, three weeks apart, two young beautiful girls end up dead. They have been sexually violated in most [...]


    9. Without wanting to be harsh on something which had few faults (and wishing to note that this would be a 3.5 if half stars were possible), most of what I have to say about this would be adjectives about it being solid and grounded and well-structured and workmanlike. I was interested to see another reviewer mention that they were left feeling they might've read too many novels of this ilk, as I felt a little like that too.This police procedural (heavy on the 'procedure', which meant it took a whi [...]


    10. I received this book for free through First Reads.I normally don't read crime fiction, although I do love crime shows on t.v. I did try to read P D JAMES but just couldn't get into her books. It was with some trepidation that I started this book. I was to get really quickly into the story. The book opens with a murder from the killers point of view and then switches across to the other two main characters - a detective and her partner, a journalist. These three concurrent story lines really hel [...]


    11. GrippingI'd frankly not expected to enjoy the book as much as I did having read it. I'm not a big fan of mystery tales in general and have only read very few of the genre in the past. I simply wasn't engrossed to how stories as such are written and I don't fancy their intricacies either. I find that stories under that particular genre can often be too perplexing for me to dig.But I guess I was too quick to presume so, because this novel had succeeded in shifting my perception towards the genre c [...]


    12. Cold Kill kept me on the edge of my seat because although we’re ‘kind of’ introduced to the killer early on we’re not really sure, and we’re certainly unclear about his inclinations. The women he murders appear to be more than just random picks, but what’s the connection? Is there a connection at all? There’s something there, but we don’t know what. And who’s the mysterious Emma?The killer degrades and defiles these women. He vitiates them, but why?As different parts of the plo [...]


    13. This is the fifth in a series with protagonists Jack Garrett and Laura McGanity. I ended up really enjoying this one with its seemingly so different protagonists. Jack is a journalist and Laura is a DS and they are romantically involved, in fact engaged to be married. The mystery surrounds some brutal sex crimes/killings that appear to be committed by the same culprit. The story gets more involved once it is revealed that the second victim is the daughter of a notorious criminal. As the story pr [...]


    14. I read the first couple of Neil White's books a while ago and really enjoyed them. Then I struggled to find any more of them and then I forgot about him! I saw this one in Tesco and picked it up and now will be going back to find the interim books that I've missed.Jane Roberts is found dead in the woodlands and when DS Laura McGarrity finds her she is instantly reminded of a similar murder 3 weeks earlier. Despite the murders beingg the same there don't seem to be any links between the women dur [...]


    15. A really good read. The short chapters and varied character points of views were incredibly good at keeping the plot alive and building suspense. Couldn't put this book down and ended up reading it in three days - I read two hundred pages in one day, that's how good I found it. The nature of the murders were slightly sickening at times, but it really gave the plot a unique twist. The ending did make me feel slightly uneasy as it had some sickening elements, as I'm not one for graphic details abo [...]


    16. Very good ending to this crime series. Thoroughly enjoyed all of the books and will watch out for more by this author in the future.


    17. When Jane Roberts is found dead in a woodland area Detective Sergeant Laura McGanity is first on the scene. The body bears a chilling similarity to a woman –Deborah Corley –murdered three weeks earlier. Both have been stripped,strangled and defiled.When reporter Jack Garrett starts digging for dirt on the notorious Whitcroft estate, he finds himself face-to-face with Jane’s father and gangland boss Don who will stop at nothing until justice is done. It seems that the two murdered women wer [...]


    18. Another cracking book in this series. I really hope this isn't the final offering, either !In this offering 2 young females have been found murdered with nothing immediate obvious to link them to the police. One is the daughter of a local estate Mr Big who runs all sorts of rackets in his immediate vicinity. It's a race against time between him, the police and also Jack the reporter to see who can locate the killer first.Once again, it was fast-paced and interesting and I do love the Jack and La [...]


    19. This is the first of Neil white's novels that has actually made me squirm because of the nature of the murders. Apart from that this is a fast paced crime novel, short chapters that help keep interest. There are a few twists with the focus changing between different characters who could be the murderer. This book also seems to have a social conscience commenting on organised crime and the effect it has on poor neighbourhoods. The story is divided equally between the 2 main leads,that it is a rea [...]


    20. This book appears to mark the end of the series, as the author has moved on to write other books including a new series. It has what could be considered a concluding scene at the end but nothing that would prevent the author from writing more.Despite the Goodread series name, Jack Garrett is really the main character with Laura McGanity (who has been promoted to DS) a close second. In the previous three books (I don't recall the first one) Jack was written in the first person but here he is in t [...]


    21. Because this is the first of Neil White's I've read I've rounded up, also because in several ways it was a more than OK book insofar as he has the enviable ability to construct multi-twisting plots. But in the manner of Nicci French, there are so very many twists and turns, and to some extent at the expense of depth of character and credibility that, for me, it becomes tiresome.Additionally, I found the use of some verbs inappropriate - especially an over-reliance on 'rushing'.But I do have 'Nex [...]


    22. This (the fifth) is quite possibly the best book in the series. It built from a slow start to a really dramatic finish. Jack Garrett (reporter) becomes central to the investigation into the deaths of a couple of young women when the killer starts sending him emails. Painstakingly slowly the forces for good unravel the clues from the killerbut will it be fast enough to prevent more bloodshed?


    23. Have to say when I first started reading this I struggled to want to carry on but I really hate starting a book and not finishing it so I carried on reading, & I'm so glad I did because I really enjoyed it in the end. Very disturbing and scared me quite a bit.Although I throughly enjoyed this book in the end I doubt I will read it again.


    24. I quite enjoyed this book, although I think I am getting a bit bored with this type of book. I have read too many crime thrillers and need a change.The story is quite interesting and is told in an intriguing way to keep you guessing. It was worth a read.


    25. Just my cup of tea a crime police procedural thriller. I came into this series on book five so I am now going to have to start at book one. I can highly recommend this book to anyone who likes crime thrillers


    26. This was a story with a twist and written by a true crime writer. He manages to capture the emotions and initimate lives of his characters with accuracy. He is very descriptive in his atmospheric settings and you feel yourself entwined in the crime with the characters.


    27. I bought this for my Kindle on a whim last year and hadn't started it. Gave it a go and was immediately hooked.I won't give much of the plot away except to say it involves a reporter and his cop girlfriend, both of whom are investigating a serial killer.Gripping!


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