Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Watch You Burn by K A Richardson - Blog Tour Review


Life Of A Nerdish Mum is kicking off the blog tour for Watch You Burn by K.A. Richardson today. Watch You Burn is the newest book in The North East Police Series. 

Watch You Burn

Someone is breaking into Fire Investigator, Edina Blaze’s, home and leaving deadly messages. When Glen Peacock is burned alive, she has to put her own problems aside and attend the location with Crime Scene Manager, Kevin Lang. 

As the body count rises, Edina’s sister Heather becomes involved. Is it her setting these gruesome fires? Or is she a target too?

Kevin has seen it all in his years on the force, but when a young girl is found burnt to dead, even he is shocked. 

Who is taking pleasure in watching people burn? Why are they doing it? And will they be caught? 
DI Alistair McKay and the team from North East Police have to work quickly to stop the killer, before they all end up in flames.

My Review

I did a very naughty thing reading Watch You Burn, I stayed up till 2AM to finish it even though I knew I needed to get up early the next day! Once I started reading it I could just not put it down, it was seriously that good. 

I loved both main character, Kevin Lang and Edina Blaze (honestly how cool is her name) and the fact they weren't the usual detectives. Kevin Lang is a crime scene manager and Edina Blaze is a fire investigator (again how much more perfect is that name). The whole idea of The North East Police Series is brilliant as each book can be read as a standalone, but there are characters that pop up in all of them and some crimes are mentioned that have happened in other books. The series is just based around the police in that area. Their relationship also feels extremely natural and organic and I was routing for them right from the start. 

The pace was fast and at times breath catching as the team raced to find out who was burning people and then when personal problems intensified too...woah! 

It was interesting to hear different terminology and science than in a usual crime novel with the characters being from crime scene and fire and you can tell the knowledge and research that went into making everything realistic and authentic. The camaraderie between the firemen came across as very realistic and true to what it would need to be when you're putting your life in someone else's hands on a daily basis.  

Overall an absolutely excellent book and really well written. I really enjoyed reading Watch You Burn and it was worth the 2AM bed time and the following tiredness the next day! 

I gave this book 5 stars.

About The Author


My name is Kerry-Ann Richardson (generally known as Kerry) and I write as KA Richardson. I started writing the North East Police series in 2010 when I was working towards my MA Creative Writing – I used the first 15000 words of With Deadly Intent as my dissertation. I passed my MA in 2011 and kept on writing. This all came about from working as a Crime Scene Investigator – I’d always written but when I was a CSI I went to see a psychic, Anthony, and he wanted to know why I wasn’t writing. He reminded me that it was my passion and said he could see me signing in Waterstones in 5 years. That was 5.5 years before my first ever signing in Waterstones so he wasn’t far wrong! 

I did the normal things writers do when their book is ready to go out into the world – submitted to agents etc. I got a few nice personal responses back – still saying no but being constructive and polite about it. I approached Darren Laws from Caffeine Nights whilst at a crime festival and he asked to see my work. He agreed to publish With Deadly Intent from there, and once that was out I approached Bloodhound Books as wanted to know if there was any other interest in my novels. Bloodhound came back within 24 hours and offered me a 3 book deal!  And I’ve since signed an additional 3 book deal with them which covers the series up to and including book 7! 

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