Breaking Dead by Corrie Jackson


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London Fashion Week. When a teenage model is found brutally murdered, journalist Sophie Kent is distraught. She failed to save the girl and now she wants justice.

Determined to catch the murderer, Sophie cuts through the industry’s glittery surface to expose a toxic underworld of drugs, prostitution, blackmail and secrets. Then her personal life threatens to derail everything.

Battling her demons and her wealthy dysfunctional family, Sophie goes head to head with a sadistic killer – a killer who is only just getting started . . .

Some Reviews

Very impressive

I’m fussy when it comes to reading crime thrillers, there’s a lot of them out there to choose from. I was intrigued by the premise of Breaking Dead (and by the brilliant title) so decided to give this one a chance, and I’m seriously glad I did.

The story follows journalist Sophie Kent, a woman very much drowning following the death of her brother. She’s a brilliantly drawn protagonist, equal parts fearless and vulnerable, and I found myself rooting for her from the opening pages. With little in her life aside from work, when a Russian model Sophie had been trying to help is brutally murdered (and I do mean brutally, the killer is absolutely terrifying) Sophie throws herself into the dangerous hunt to catch him, encountering some truly memorable, colourful characters along the way.

The momentum doesn’t let up for a second, I literally couldn’t put this one down. As the killer strikes again and again, I found myself second guessing every character in the story, but as I raced toward the shocking climax, I’m pleased to report that I didn’t see a single one of the twists coming.

Breaking Dead is technically brilliant, incredibly authentic, and I can only imagine the level of research that went into writing it. I look forward to the next in the series. Well done, Corrie Jackson, I think I may have found my new favourite crime writer.

Very well executed, fast paced thriller

This debut crime thriller introduces us to Sophie Kent, a journalist returning to work after a brief time of compassionate leave following the death of her brother. As with all the best protagonists and heroines, Sophie is bright, determined, fiercely loyal and prepared to take any risks in order to uncover the truth. She is also damaged, vulnerable, dealing with grief, guilt and her own demons. It may be Corrie Jackson’s first book but there is nothing novice at her ability to create an intriguingly complex character and spin a story where the back story of the protagonist is as compulsive and affecting as the serious crimes around which the main plot revolves.

Whilst out on the job interviewing witnesses of a brutal child murder, Sophie befriends a beautiful but traumatised Russian model. When the girl’s mutilated body turns up in an upmarket hotel on the eve of London Fashion Week, Sophie knows she could have saved her. Eaten away by guilt, she throws herself headfirst into the edgy, fast-paced world of fashion with one goal in mind: to catch the killer. Only then can she piece her grief-stricken self back together. As she chips away at the industry’s glittery surface, she uncovers a toxic underworld rife with drugs, secrets, prostitution and blackmail.

New author to crime

Interesting book. Crime plus story of main character. Hold your interest and easy to follow. Will order the next book in the series.

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