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I really enjoyed getting to know Jenna and Fliss better. It was also great to see Jenna at work as she had to take a back seat in the first book. Copycat is a fast paced tense read with gruesome murders which is just how I like my crime thrillers. I did guess who it was but I didn’t see the other twist coming and it didn’t detract from the tension. If you like dark twisty reads then I definitely recommend this one. 

I can’t wait to see more from Jenna and her team. 

I received a copy of the ebook via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
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This was a dark, disturbing read, which gave you insight to the murderers mind, by having the POV of them!  I absolutely love dark books, so I enjoyed this!  If you are not a fan of dark books, I don’t think you would much care for it.  Wish I had known that it was a series, and second, as I hate reading out of order, but wasn’t lost by doing so!   Grab your copy today.  Give it a read if you enjoy dark, intense, disturbing thrillers!  
Will make sure to buzz it up on different platforms!
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Thank you Boldwood Books for including me on the blog tour for Copycat by Diane Saxon. Copycat is the second book in the series starring DS Jenna Morgan.

Like Keeper, the first in the series, Copycat runs on the darker side of a police procedural series because one of the perspectives is from the murder’s point of view. These ones can be harder to read so take care of yourself if you decide to read it and are on the more sensitive side with gore and crime. Copycat follows DS Morgan and her team while they track down a murderer who uses the same MO as a serial killer who is serving a life sentence.
Copycat can be read as a stand-alone, though events from the first book are mentioned. One caution would be the identity of the killer in the first book is directly named so I think if you read the second before the first, the first would be significantly less suspenseful.
I really like a series where the characters grow and develop over time and this one is proving to be one that keeps my interest. Hopefully for a few more to come!

CW: stalking, blood and gore
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Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher and author for this ARC.  

This is the first book I’ve read by the author and it’s the second in a series.   I found this a good book to read and it held my attention all the way through.  DS Jenna Morgan and her team investigate a number of murders that appear to be linked to an old case.  The characters were very likeable and believable and I enjoyed reading of the working rapport they had with each other.   Overall I thought this was a well written book which slowly and surely drew me in.  A bit creepy at times though ...... which made it more real.   I will look to read the previous book now and hope for future books featuring DS Morgan.   4 stars.
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This book was just ok for me. I could not get into it. It seemed to drag along more then I like and I just did not feel it at all as much as I was hoping I would. Maybe I should have read the first book in the series first to have the back story to help me with the characters.
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Copycat by Diane Saxon is the second instalment in the DS Jenna Morgan series and I just loved it! This new book by Diane is a great mix of psychological suspense and police procedural and they worked so well together I was hooked within the first few pages and just wanted to read more. I love a book that does this, especially as you become apart of the story and you become hooked! 
Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan and some of her team are called out to Marcia Davies house in Lawley. She was found by her ex-partner and has been murdered, Marcia Davies has beautiful red hair and is a nurse but now she is not a pretty sight .
When Detective Constable Ryan Downey see's the woman, he becomes shocked, runs outside and is sick. All eyes turn to him and Jenna wants to know why?  Marcia Davies went on a date with Detective Constable Ryan Downey last night.  

When Detective Sergeant Jenna Morgan and her team know starts to investigate her murder they know who the murderer is.......However, the offender is currently serving a stretch in HMP Long Lartin. Hmmmmmm.

It soon becomes to light that they are looking at a Copycat killer is on the loose.

Will they catch this killer before they kill again? 

This book was an enjoyable read and what was great about Copycat it can be read as a stand-alone, though events from the first book are mentioned throughout.

Big Thank you to Boldwood Books and Netgalley for the ARC
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A dark, unsettling read. Intense and gripping. The characters were well rounded and the story had a nice flow to it. It certainly kept me turning the pages!
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Really enjoyable read. Well written, genuine page turner for me!!

Great characters, some of which were particularly believable and properly creepy!

I haven’t read the first book in the series as this was an ARC from Net Gallery to which I am grateful for the opportunity to read in return for an honest review.
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COPYCAT is the second installment in the DS Jenna Morgan series. 

It's a cleverly thought out case, written in a way that the reader is only aware of what little information there is about the killer. Even though we get chapters from the point of view of the killer, don't be fooled in thinking you'll be able to suss out who they are. Oh gosh no, Diane Saxon has made sure that you will go through this whole case second guessing yourself all the time. Trust me because I've read it, and I was suspecting quite a few people. 

This is my first foray into Saxon's work and I was very pleased with what I read. There were hints and teasers to the first case in this book, but, not so much that it spoils the story. COPYCAT is easily read as a standalone. 

Jenna has great chemistry with her partner Mason Ellis. She describes him as a little brother, and this shows in the way they both banter with each other. Alongside these two is DC Ryan Downey, he may be younger than the other two but he is very much an integral part of the force.

However, Ryan doesn't realise how close to the case he actually is. When in fact he has connections to a couple or more of the victims. I love this idea to have a police officer in the middle of the investigation, it gives us the reader reason to start doubting everyone that we come across. 

This was a fantastic thriller full of suspense. It was crammed with drama and intrique. Thanks to Megan for my stop on the blog tour
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I read, reviewed and loved Diane's debut novel called 'The Keeper'.  I love the way in which she writes psychological thrillers that can mess with your head a bit.  I read the synopsis for 'Copycat' and I just knew that I was going to be in for another cracking read.  I must be psychic because that's exactly what happened.  I ADORED reading 'Copycat' but more about that in a bit.
I was hooked on this book from the moment I clapped eyes on the bright and striking cover.  When I read the synopsis, my hands were itching to grab a copy of the book and start reading.  When I started to read the story itself, oh my goodness that was it.  The 'I'm Reading.  Disturb At Your Peril' notice went up and that was me for the rest of the day.  The book wasn't exactly glued to my hand but it might as well have been because it travelled everywhere with me.  I couldn't bear to miss a single second of the story.  I fully immersed myself in the book and to say that this book did mess with my head a bit is a bit of an understatement.  I was blown away by how blooming brilliant this story was.  I was totally gripped by the story and on the edge of my seat throughout.  I reached the end of the book far quicker than I had intended or expected.  I had been enjoying the book that much that I just didn't want it to end.
Oh my word, 'Copycat' is superbly written.  Diane certainly knows how to grab your attention and gradually draws you into the story.  Once Diane has you in her sights that is it, she closes her net around you and escape is impossible.  Not that I would have wanted to escape- in that respect I was a happy captive!!  Diane uses such powerful and vivid descriptions that I did feel as though I was part of the story myself.
Reading 'Copycat' was much like being on an unpredictable and sometimes scary rollercoaster ride with more twists and turns than you would find on a 'Snakes & Ladders' board.  Just when you thought that you could take a moment to gather your thoughts, take a breather and reclaim your stomach then off the action would go again.  Whilst reading this book, I almost had to read through my fingers on occasion as I feared what was going to happen next.
In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading 'Copycat' and I would definitely recommend this author to other readers.  I was blown away by how blooming brilliant this book was and I am sure that other readers will be too.  I will definitely be reading more of Diane's work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.
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What the freak!! This was fantastic. Having read a lot of police procedurals I meant A LOT, I hoped this wouldn’t be the same. I was jumping in joy figuratively, since I was not well, at the story the pages showed me.

A murder or two similar to the ones committed ten years ago. But the perp of the older set was in jail. So a copycat was on the loose, and it was up to Jenna and Mason to catch the copycat before more nurses died.

My first book by Diane Saxon, I savored each word of this investigation. The terror and hate of the killer already in prison, the sadism and mind games of the copycat killer, the desperation and helplessness of the cops were all captured beautifully. Each emotion coursed over my skin, prickling me with an intense need to get to the end. I needed the killer shot and quartered.

The author’s writing had the delectable quality to it, almost as if the book were a movie or a television series where I got to know Jenna’s life completely. She was strict at work, but she was all heart. I loved her soft touch. In fact, I am sure I loved everything about her. Having not read the earlier book, it was lightly touched upon in this with any spoilers so that made me eager to get to the first book.

The pace was fast, and the scenes were smooth. Tension furrowed my brow and my pulse raced as the pages neared the end. The characters played up to the drama brilliantly. Camaraderie was warm and there was a bond of friendship and respect in the team. Jenna and Mason and their interaction brought a smile on my face. There was a sense of completeness in the story.

Overall, I found this a clever piece of writing where the author made me feel all the emotions, vengeance being the foremost. A few scenes like the confrontation of Jenna with the killer in prison stood out. I loved the tension in the scene. Fabulous writing.
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In September I read The Keeper by Diane Saxon that I loved, my review can be found on my feed or on goodreads. So needless to say I was so excited to read Copycat to follow along on Jenna Morgans journey.  Copycat seemed to have a bit of a slow start for me ands didn't captivate me right from the beginning like The Keeper. It wasn't until about 15% into the book that I got really interested.  From that point it was full of suspense and became very addictive much like her last novel.

Jenna and her team are called to a murder scene. Her ex partner may be the last to have seen the victim alive.  The scene starts to remind them of a similar case,  however the murderer is serving life,  could this perhaps be a copycat? This wasn't the only victim, just the first in a string of red headed nurses. Full of twists and turns as we follow along with the detectives investigating the case. Definitely recommend if you are a fan of a page turner police procedural
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The second book in the DS Jenna Morgan series is even better than the first.  This book is a mix of police procedural and psychological suspense, and the author fuses them expertly, to produce an adrenaline-fueled story, coupled with an authentic investigative theme. 

The police team are believable and full of interesting complex characters. Jenna is a skilled detective, who puts her career first, she is a good leader and a reliable partner, Her relationship with Mason is complex and realistic, and very effective. Romance is not high on her priority list, but it does shimmer in the background, with a past acquaintance. The romantics are given a little hope as this story progresses.

The crimes are detailed and grisly. The author uses just enough graphic description, to let the reader appreciate the evil of the antagonist, and the horror of the crimes. The plot is well thought out and has intriguing twists. I did work out the solution, but it is well hidden.

The level of psychological suspense and menace the story has is powerful and makes this a real page-turner.   

 Looking forward to Jenna's next case, hope its soon.

I received a copy of this book from Boldwood Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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WOW !! A creepy , chilling and disturbing thriller that was masterfully written ! Loved this book !  Thanks to Netgalley and Boldwood Books for the opportunity to read and review this book ! #Netgalley #BoldwoodBooks
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I had no idea this was part of a series, but it made no difference and was a great read as a stand-alone novel.

I really have struggled to put this one down, I have been desperate to know what was coming next. I have even found myself thinking about this one when not reading.

The author has pulled me in from the very beginning and I have found the twists have kept me on the edge of my seat. I have loved the contrast between feisty female lead and sinister copycat killer and could not have predicted the ending.

This is my first read by this author but it definitely will not be the last. It has been impossible to put down and definitely worthy of a 5/5 rating from me.
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Very well written. The storyline was so enticing that there is no surprise and the author sucks you in. I read this book in about two days and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.
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What a great book. Would definitely recommend to it others I no. Great work will look out for this author again
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I’d like to thank Boldwood Books and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read ‘Copycat’ by Diane Saxon in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Just hours after her date with DC Ryan Downey, the mutilated body of a red-headed nurse is discovered in her home tied to a kitchen chair wearing her nurse’s scrubs and thick makeup.  As the number of bodies increases DS Jenna Morgan and DC Mason Ellis believe they have a serial killer on their hands whose method is similar to that of Paul McCambridge currently serving a long sentence in HMP Long Lartin.  Is the person responsible getting instructions from McCambridge or is there a copycat killer on the loose?

‘Copycat’ is a well-written action-packed police thriller that’s had me gripped from page one.  It’s bloodthirsty and gruesome with lots of intrigue, suspense and excitement, twists and turns, and the odd red herring thrown in to confuse.  When I started reading I didn’t realise it’s the second in the DS Jenna Morgan series but despite that I gathered enough background information to guess at what had happened previously and it didn’t detract at all from my understanding of the story.  I liked the characters of Jenna, Mason and Ryan and enjoyed the levity that was prevalent throughout especially when it came to food and drink!  When I reached the conclusion the final twist was such a shock and not at all what I was expecting.  I’ve thoroughly enjoyed reading this thriller which is well deserving of five stars and can definitely recommend it.
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The second in this gripping and very addictive series. I loved her first book The Keeper and I am glad to say that this one is even better. This book takes off like a rocket and is at full throttle until you have turned the last page. A real page turner which I found very hard to put down. Packed with tension and suspense, lots of chilling and scary heart in your mouth moments. Creepy, scary and absolutely gripping. Another new light in this genre and I can't wait to read more. An easy five stars and so Highly Recommended. 
Thanks to Boldwood Books and Netgalley for the ARC.
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The second book in the DS Jenna Morgan series kept me gripped from the first page. The team are called out to investigate a murder which has chilling similarities with previous cases. The murderer is serving life in prison and this appears to be a copycat. As they investigate, the body count rises and the victims are all red haired nurses. I loved the character development and the interesting plot as well as the twist at the end. A very good read which I would recommend. Thanks to Net Galley for my ARC.
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