Cradle To Grave by Rachel Amphlett – Book Review. @RachelAmphlett @Tr4cyF3nt0n #CradleToGrave

Cradle To Grave by Rachel Amphlett – Book Review.                      @RachelAmphlett @Tr4cyF3nt0n #CradleToGrave


When a faceless body is found floating in the river on a summer’s morning, Detective Kay Hunter and her team are tasked with finding out the man’s identity – and where he came from. 

The investigation takes a sinister turn when an abandoned boat is found, covered in blood stains and containing a child’s belongings. 

Under mounting pressure from a distraught family and an unforgiving media, the police are in a race against time – but they have no leads, and no motive for the events that have taken place. 

Will Kay be able to find a ruthless killer and a missing child before it’s too late? 

Cradle to Grave is the eighth book in the Detective Kay Hunter series by USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett, and perfect for readers who love fast-paced murder mysteries.


This is #8 in the DI Kay Hunter series, but I feel it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

When the body of a man is found floating in a river, killed by a shot to the back of the head, DI Hunter and her team start the investigation. They soon become aware that a child may be missing.

As they identify the victim and the little girl, Alice, who is missing the investigation steps up a pace. Can they find Alice before any harm comes to her? Why was she taken and who killed the man in the river?

Kay had tragically had a miscarriage 3 years ago, and is still grieving so this case has really caught her emotions….she has to find Alice!

This is a solid police procedural with well developed and likeable characters, it has a tense and twisty plot which really keeps your attention from start to finish. 

Thank you to Tracy and Compulsive Readers for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour,  for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook. This is my honest, unbiased review.




USA Today bestseller Rachel Amphlett writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Kay Hunter British detective series, the Dan Taylor espionage novels, the English Spy Mysteries featuring Eva Delacourt, and a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Rachel is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.

Find out more about Rachel Amphlett at, and join her Readers Group to gain access to exclusive promotions and giveaways.

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