The Advent Killer : DI Antonia Hawkins, Paperback

The Advent Killer : DI Antonia Hawkins Paperback

Part of the Detective Inspector Antonia Hawkins series

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The Advent Killer is the electrifying debut thriller from British author, Alastair Gunn.

Christmas is coming. One body at a time. Three weeks before Christmas: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is drowned in her bathtub. One week later: Sunday, one a.m. A woman is beaten savagely to death, every bone in her body broken.

Another week brings another victim. As panic spreads across London, DCI Antonia Hawkins, leading her first murder investigation, must stop a cold, careful killer whose twisted motives can only be guessed at, before the next body is found.

On Sunday. When the clock strikes one ...A terrifying British debut thriller, The Advent Killer introduces DCI Antonia Hawkins, with the second in the series coming from Penguin in 2014.

Fans of Chris Carter and Richard Montanari should be paying attention.

Praise for The Advent Killer: "A truly terrifying debut novel." (My Weekly).


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781405914444



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I thought it was a great book!! It had me gripped from page one! I could not put it down every spare moment used reading this book!! I loved the storyline from both the Killer & the Female DCI perspective good twist would highly recommend!

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(Ok, apparently I need to declare that I won this book as part of a Goodreads Giveaway. So, well, there you go!)<br/><br/>I really enjoyed this book, and thought it was very well-written. It featured (mostly) believable characters and a very compelling plot.<br/><br/>I actually found myself racing through to find out what was going to happen next, and thought that the author built tension very effectively. I especially liked the use of flashback in giving the reader a glimpse into the mind of the killer too.<br/><br/>As much as I enjoyed the book, I have to say that I didn't find the identity of the killer/killers particularly believable for a number of reasons (which I won't go into so as to avoid spoilers). But that being said, it was still a very entertaining and compelling book, and I enjoyed reading it so much that I immediately looked to see if the author had written anything else. <br/><br/>I'd definitely recommend this book.<br/>

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