The Butterfly Wheel

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Pub Date 1 Feb 2023 | Archive Date Not set


Tragic accident unleashes a serial killer

Jake Vickers lives life in the fast lane. He works hard, leads a frenetic social life and has a reputation as a womaniser. Everything is going for him…until a motorcycle accident leaves him wheelchair-bound.

With the help of his regular partner, Everly, he rebuilds his life – yet he can’t resist philandering again and this time, there are consequences…

He attracts a stalker, and while at first it seems innocuous it becomes macabre when first one casual girlfriend and then another is viciously murdered. Jake is now in the frame as prime suspect.  He is struggling to keep the police at bay and, if he can’t clear his name soon, imprisonment for murder is looking likely. Life is worse than ever, until, out of the blue…

Help appears from the most surprising quarter. Everly shows skills he didn’t know she had. The three of them together can prove his innocence – but only by uncovering the killer’s identity…

The hunt is on for the sinister and elusive predator known as Mannequin.

Tragic accident unleashes a serial killer

Jake Vickers lives life in the fast lane. He works hard, leads a frenetic social life and has a reputation as a womaniser. Everything is going for him…until a...

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An atmospheric and tense read that is well written and full of well developed characters. The pacin is fast and the book is full of twists. I was gripped

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I usually cant read a book where I hate the main character but I couldn't help but finish this even as I found myself annoyed by Jake and the way he is. this is a great story with just the right amount of twists and turns a lovely mix of characters to get behind.
I like the way the story unfolds and the characters evolve the tensions creeps through the book laving you just wanting to read one more page.
Thank you to Netgalley/Keith Short for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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A really good and engaging thriller.

Jake's a bit of a lad and a horrific motorbike accident doesn't seem to change much however, when women he meets and show an interest in him are murdered, he becomes the prime suspect. Facing a multiple murder charge, Jake needs all the help he can get if he's not going to be staring at the inside of a cell for the majority of his life.

With some great characters (not all of them particularly likeable), a growing sense of tension and some great twists and turns, the Butterfly Wheel develops into a really good and engaging thriller and my thanks go to the author and NetGalley for enabling me to read and share my thoughts of this book.

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The Butterfly Wheel was my first read from the author. The story followed a proud and confident man name Jake who always get everything in life. One accident upside down all his benefits from life even attract the attention of stalker and end with murder crimes.

The writing is good, I enjoyed the style since early chapter. The plot is interesting and intrigued me until the end with every twist and turn. The characters isnt flesh out enough and I can't feel any care or connection with them.

Thank you Netgalley and the author for provided my copy. My thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Thankyou to Netgalley, the author and the publisher for allowing me to read this book.
This had an interesting plot and kept me guessing throughout and kept my interest.
I enjoy books that have twists and turns that you don't see coming.
I felt like the characters were well written and well developed.
Will read more from this author and will recommend to a friend.
4/5 stars

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Full of twists and turns, it will keep you furiously turning the pages. Giving this one four starts ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Read it!

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Really enjoyed this one. The tension and suspense in this expertly crafted novel is palpable, creating an experience that will keep you glued to its pages until the final, jaw-dropping finale.

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I struggled a little with this book, I felt it was a little disjointed, that the timeline within the story was a little rushed which left me a little disorientated and disappointed at times. Whilst I was intrigued to figure out the mystery, it was the only thing that kept me going.

The characters felt a little empty, I found I didn’t really care for any of them, that there was no connection. I had mixed feelings about the main character and was confused by how I was meant to feel about them, I wasn’t sure if I was meant to hate them and believe they got what they deserved or if I should feel sorry for them and cheer at their ‘development’ overall I ended up feeling nothing.

Whilst the twist at the end was exciting and wasn’t what I was expecting, I can’t say it’s helped redeem the book.

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The Butterfly Wheel - Keith Short

When I first started reading this book, I didn’t think I was going to like it to be honest… Well, a few pages in and I’m hooked! … All my nails are bitten down (literally!) and I have to admit this is the best I’ve read so far this year! I would definitely recommend to anyone who loves a suspenseful story.

Thank you!

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