20 November 2019

From Inside the House (D.I. Graves #2)

Photo of the book cover of From Inside the House by WD Jackson-Smart
A 2019 Top Rated Read

By WD Jackson-Smart

Paperback 362 pages
Publisher Panther Publishing (16th Jun 2019)

📕My Review

Having read and reviewed the first book in this excellent series, I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to follow up with book #2, From Inside the House.

This time D.I. Graves finds himself in the thick of things as the body count escalates across London. Convinced the slayings are the work of two serial killers operating in tandem, he struggles to find a connection or motive. In a race against time to prevent yet more deaths, Graves must also find a way to reconcile tragic events from his own past. 

I thought this was a fantastic read. I was literally glued to my seat; my heartbeat racing. It was chilling and thrilling. Containing graphic descriptions of torture, disfiguration and murder, it wont be for everyone; but for those of us with strong stomachs it was one hell of a ride!

A word of advice though - it's essential to read the first book in the series, The Demons Beneath, before attempting this one. Failure to do so will mean not only missing out on an incredible novel, but may also lead to difficulty following Graves' backstory.

Not wanting to spoil the plot, all I'll say is that the climax was brilliant. It's a book (and series) I shall be recommending to absolutely everyone. A superb read.                       

Book Source: Review copy from the author
Rating ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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📗The Blurb

Two victims. Brutally murdered in their own home. Body parts taken.

D.I. Graves is back on the case to face his toughest challenge yet. A case with no motive and no suspect, nothing at all that could explain why someone would kill innocent people in such a way.

Then the next victims are discovered. Another pair of bodies. New body parts taken. Again in their own home.

Someone is breaking into houses across the city at night, leaving horror in their wake. It seems to Graves that this could be two serial killers, working together. But how are they choosing their victims? Is any house in London a target? Is anyone safe?

To make matters worse, a journalist is threatening to cause more harm than good with her obsessive push in covering the story to further her career, and someone is targeting Graves personally, seeking revenge against him in relation to an old case.

Can Graves keep himself safe long enough to stop the serial killers before they strike again?

📘The Author

Photo of author WD Jackson-Smart
WD Jackson-Smart, 35, is a London-based horror and crime fiction author who has been writing crime and horror fiction since 2011. His novel Red Light was self published on Amazon and charted in the top twenty best selling Suspense / Thriller Kindle books on release. 
His horror short story, What's Yours Is Mine, was shortlisted for the Horror For Good anthology.

His first crime thriller Slasher, about a serial killer targeting slasher movie actresses in Hollywood, is out now, and he has launched a brand new crime series set in London and starring D.I. Graves. The Demons Beneath is the first in the series, and the sequel From Inside The House is set for release only July 1st 2019.

As well as his passion for horror and crime thrillers in all forms, WD Jackson-Smart also loves art and design, having studied Fine Art and Art History in Leeds and Toronto and working as a graphic designer for the majority of his career.

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