Fairest Creatures (Paperback)
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Paperback 376 Pages / Published: 15/10/2021
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A beautiful woman is being held captive in an unknown location. She is manacled to a chair in a darkened, sinister dining room. Her captor is polite but menacing. Her female companions, silent spectators.

A serial killer's dark obsession with the preservation of beauty sees him return to stalk the streets of Penzance in the summer of 2019. It's 23 years since his first victims went missing, setting DI Brandon Hammett on the hunt for the Sleeping Beauty Killer.

When a glass box is found in Prussia Cove, containing a conch and the ear of a missing beauty, a murder investigation is launched. Is the Sleeping Beauty Killer back? Or is this a copycat killing?

An evasive, clever killer is at large, presenting DI Brandon Hammett with a disturbingly formidable chase to the edge...

Publisher: Leamington Books
ISBN: 9781914090240
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 30 mm


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"This is one of the best books I have read this year. It has all the things that I love - atmosphere, twists, emotion, edge-of-your-seat heart-racing moments. The killer is such a fascinating character... Overall, an amazing crime novel."

-- Laura, The Bookish Hermit

"Crafted by a highly imaginative writer, Taylor's debut crime thriller doesn't disappoint. Laced with interesting twists, darkly constructed characters and a moral enquiry into the relationships between obsession, beauty and madness, Fairest Creatures grabbed me from the start and didn't let me go until the last page."

-- Ambrose Kelly

"Wow... I really hope that Karen Taylor has more to give us - such a compelling read."

-- Breathe and Read

"What a story! Gruesome, gory and suspenseful."

-- Alice Dixon

"A fast-paced, creepy thriller that you just can't put down... I'll be looking for more by this author."

-- Georgina Candy

"A captivating debut novel that has twists, turns and 'wow' moments to keep you hooked."

-- Wee Glasgow Bookworm

"A gripping crime thriller that kept me guessing throughout - as the story unfolds, you realise just how clever the author has been and how in depth the storytelling goes."

-- Alison Arif

"A dark, fast-paced crime thriller - I couldn't put it down... beautifully written."

-- Forever a Word Away

"Gruesome and spine-chilling, I read it in two sittings... Highly recommend."

-- Nimalee Ravi

"An atmospheric page-turner - right from the beginning, I had that uneasy but effervescent feeling. If a crime thriller is what you're after, this is a must."

-- Lou, QB Book Hive

"Gruesome yet intriguing - I was constantly guessing what was going to happen next, which I loved."

-- Luce Rigg

"There's a lot to like about this story... so unbelievably creepy."

-- Lisa, Pages and Pairing

"A chilling tale, totally captivating, dark and explosive. What an amazing storyline, so many twists and turns - you're led towards a rabbit hole, only to find yourself falling, like Alice, into something else even more unexpected!"

-- Angi, Books n' Banter

"I love a serial killer story - and this gave me everything. As good and twisted as any Chris Carter book. The characters feel real - if you want an amazing, fast-paced crime thriller, I'd recommend this until the cows come home!"

-- Kaylie Jane

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John's Bookshelf

“Superb! You must not miss this”

Not all crime thrillers can hold your attention from first page to last, but this is one of them. I hadn’t read the author’s previous books, but I will be rectifying that. This well thought out and executed story... More

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“Different, compelling and beautifully written, this book is the best.”

Whether you love crime fiction or not, this book will grip you. The storyline is so compelling, the characters and plot masterful, the undercurrents electric. I loved it.

The DI is a compassionate and driven man --... More

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