Catch Her Death (Madison Harper 5) by Wendy Dranfield @bookouture @WendyDranfield #BooksOnTour #BookReview

Title: Catch Her Death (Madison Harper 5) by Wendy Dranfield

Publisher: Bookouture

Date Published: 9th September 2022

Genre: Police Procedural


“Mommy, wake-up,” he cries, pulling at her beautiful blonde hair. She’s silent, and her skin is deathly white. Tears roll down his cheeks as he realizes something is very wrong…

As snow falls on the small town of Lost Creek, Colorado, a three-year-old boy is found playing quietly in his car seat, his mother, cold as ice, slumped against the steering wheel in front. Tearing herself away from reconnecting with her special agent father who abandoned her for his career, Detective Madison Harper is haunted by the fear in the boy’s sky-blue eyes, and vows to find justice for this innocent child, left motherless just days before Christmas.

Madison works around the clock on her only clue: a perfect circle of clean glass found on the car’s rear window. But she’s stopped in her tracks the moment another mother is found dead outside a church during Midnight Mass, her young boy left sucking his thumb on the frozen ground beside her. It can’t be a coincidence.

The need to spare the children might hint to the suspect being a woman, but the deeper Madison digs, the closer she gets to a serial killer her own father spent a lifetime chasing. Has the killer followed her father here? Could Madison, single mother to a son herself, be next?

As a blizzard closes in, wreaking havoc on the investigation, Madison hits the same dead ends her father did all those years ago. But when her closest friend goes missing, Madison must dive into the mind of this twisted soul and risk it all to stop another heart-shattering tragedy. But will she make it in time?

An absolutely gripping read that will get your pulse pounding! Perfect for fans of Lisa Regan, Melinda Leigh and Kendra Elliot.

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I want to thank Bookouture for providing me with an ARC copy of Catch Her Death. All opinions are my own.

I’m already a huge fan of this series, having read all five books now, and I think it continues to go from strength to strength. I honestly think Catch Her Death is my favourite in the series so far!

Just before Christmas, a little boy is found unharmed in the back of a car, his mum dead in the front. Madison is tasked with investigating during one of the worst snowstorms they’ve had in a long time in the small town of Lost Creek. More bodies turn up, similar to the first, which could mean she has a serial killer on her hands. 

This book was absolutely packed with tension that once I picked it up, I just couldn’t put it down. I had to know what happened next!

The relationship between Madison and her PI friend Nate gets more and more complicated with each book. Will they get it together? Won’t they? I’m very much looking forward to seeing what Wendy Dranfield has in store next for the pair.

The ending was just… wow. I’m still a bit emotional about it, to be honest!

Catch Her Death is a hard-hitting police procedural that pulls you in from that very first chapter and doesn’t let up for a second throughout. I’m already eagerly awaiting the next book!

About The Author:

Wendy is the bestselling author of the Detective Madison Harper crime series.

She is a former coroner’s assistant turned crime writer who writes a mixture of standalone thrillers, crime series and short stories. Some of her books have been shortlisted for various writing competitions and awards, including the Mslexia novel writing competition and the International Thriller Writer Awards.

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Aspiring author. Mother. General procrastinator. Book Nerd.

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