My review of Bent Penny by John Day

When I was contacted by John Day in relation to possibly reading his book in exchange for an honest review I jumped at the chance after reading the book summary – I wasn’t disappointed!

The psychological crime thriller, set in London, begs to be read in one go, tugging the reader onwards through its intense drama.  D.I. Penny Britain is a brilliant detective, but despised by colleagues for not being normal, like them.  She has dark secrets and no man, or woman come to that, in her life. Until Paul enters her life, that is, but he is taken.   Her boss dumps a high profile kidnapping case on her. She discovers a trail of intrigue and murder out of all proportion to the crime. Then the dead bodies start piling up as someone covers their tracks. When Penny finally discovers the enormity of the threat she faces, her name is added to the hit list.   What is the connection to the gruesome Concrete Man murder? A dead body, but no victim.   Who is the serial killer dubbed the Index Murderer? Elusive as a ghost, forensically aware and super smart, leaving no clues. Who will be next?” 

This is the first book that I have read by John Day and after reading this, it certainly won’t be the last – I thoroughly enjoyed his writing style, how the book was laid out in the different chapters, the plot and the characters.  Its a fast paced, action packed book with plenty of twists and turns.  Definitely my kind of book!  Its a fantastic book and I’m looking forward to the sequel – genuinely pleased to have found a new author to me- 5 stars and highly recommended to anyone who loves the crime genre

The book is released tomorrow so not long to wait, and don’t forget you can always pre-order ready for delivery tomorrow to your Kindle!

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