A Tapping at My Door: A gripping serial killer thriller (The DS Nathan Cody series)

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A Tapping at My Door: A gripping serial killer thriller (The DS Nathan Cody series)

A Tapping at My Door: A gripping serial killer thriller (The DS Nathan Cody series)

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I can't imagine what would possess the character to do this, and the explanation provided in the book was completely unbelievable.

When she goes outside to investigate she sees a large black bird trapped at her window and she is then struck with something hard and heavy, rammed into her skull. I just hope Cody will get a grip soon, and come back to his senses, seeing that he is decided not to resort to psychiatric help. The majority of pages are undamaged with some creasing or tearing, and pencil underlining of text, but this is minimal. But the "birds" theme falls flat for me, ultimately trivializing what must have been a horrific event. Okay, the first time it's described, it has its intended effect of grossing us out, but to repeat it every single time the character goes in there is just ridiculous.Further to the key theme of this particular case, there is the personal trauma and coping mechanisms of DS Nathan Cody himself that begin to become unraveled over the course of the book leaving me excited to pick up the next in the series to know more about Cody and what will happen next in his personal journey. I'm reserved because usually the characters don't quite mesh or the mystery is an easy one that will build in upcoming books. The motive made sense, but the reason for leaving the birds as some sort of 'clue' didn't make any sense. The way Jackson describes the relationships makes the reader feel like you already know the personalities and just can't wait to learn more about them.

Intelligently plotted and very well written, DS Nathan Cody, DC Megan Webley and their boss, DCI Stella Blunt, could easily establish themselves as one of my favorite police procedural teams. It seemed like this book was trying to emulate Stuart MacBride's Logan McRae series, which is what I was hoping for (Logan's groans are kind of funny), but Jackson needs to stop writing like he's being paid by the word.I wanted to hold out to the end, since it took awhile to figure out who was the mass murderer; but it was work, and rather unsatisfying when it got there.

This novel also has the advantage of having a bang on ending, a resolution that rings true and digs deep, resolving and restarting, this is a series that I am adding to my must read list.As mentioned in the novel, Rodney Street is sometimes referred to as the Harley Street of the north, with its doctors, dentists, etc.

I’m also very partial to the shorter chapters, especially when the action starts to ramp up and you begin to flip the pages faster and faster.Highly recommended for all readers of British crime fiction who like suspenseful, clever stories with extremely well-drawn characters.

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