Dead Eyed

Dead Eyed #2020

Dead Eyed DCI Michael Lambert thought he d closed his last case Yet when he s passed a file detailing a particularly gruesome murder Michael knows that this is no ordinary killer at work The removal of the vic
  • Title: Dead Eyed
  • Author: Matt Brolly
  • ISBN: 9781474045032
  • Page: 201
  • Format: ebook
  • DCI Michael Lambert thought he d closed his last case Yet when he s passed a file detailing a particularly gruesome murder, Michael knows that this is no ordinary killer at work.The removal of the victim s eyes and the Latin inscription carved into the chest is the chilling calling card of the soul jacker a cold blooded murderer who struck close to Michael once before,DCI Michael Lambert thought he d closed his last case Yet when he s passed a file detailing a particularly gruesome murder, Michael knows that this is no ordinary killer at work.The removal of the victim s eyes and the Latin inscription carved into the chest is the chilling calling card of the soul jacker a cold blooded murderer who struck close to Michael once before, twenty five years ago.Now the long buried case is being re opened, and Michael is determined to use his inside knowledge to finally bring the killer to justice But as the body count rises, Michael realises that his own links to the victims could mean that he is next on the killer s list The gripping first novel in a thrilling new crime series by Matt Brolly Perfect for fans of Tony Parsons, Lee Child and Angela Marsons.
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    4.5 starsFirst of all, I want to thank Matt Brolly for asking me to read his first book I also want to thank Net Galley and Carina UK for providing me with an advanced copy in exchange for an unbiased review Wow, Matt Brolly This is a debut novel Really Dead Eyed is a terrific thriller from first time British author Matt Brolly This novel has everything one would expect from a seasoned best selling writer The plot involves a multidepartmental search for the Souljacker , the person responsible fo [...]

    Many thanks to Netgalley, Carina the Author for allowing me a free e copy of this book to review This is the debut novel from Matt Brolly where he introduces us to DCI Michael Lambert, an ex policeman currently on leave following the death of his daughter, for which he blames himself I really enjoyed this story It was very well written and flowed well, the characters all connected together, and I was kept guessing right up till the author let us know whodunnit Dead Eyed is a the story of Michael [...]

    well Well Well what a wonderful read this was a fabulous start to a new series for me I cannot believe this was Mark Brolly s first novel a powerful but gruesome read which was really enjoyable.DCI Michael Lambert thought he closed his last case yet when he is passed a file concerning a particularly gruesome murder Michael believes that this is no ordinary killer at work.The removal of the victims eyes the Latin inscription carved e into their chests very intricately is the calling card of the s [...]

    The bodies are all engraved with the same message In occulis animus habitat the soul dwells in the eyes It would take skill, along with an exceptional coldness to keep someone alive whilst you extracted their eyeballs The inscription on their body would have taken hours Each letter was always carved with extreme precision Former DCI Mike Lambert s life is in total disarray He was driving the car in which his young daughter was killed He has been on forced leaved of absence ever since the acciden [...]

    Review DEAD EYED by Matt BrollyI LOVED this book I was riveted on every page, by tuned writing and by the convoluted, twisting, plot, which kept me guessing guessing guessing right on to the end, much of the time with my breath caught and my heart in my throat If I hadn t read that this is a debut novel, I would never have guessed that DEAD EYED deserves a wide audience, and a place on the bookshelves of every aficionado of British police procedurals and of finely honed mysteries.

    Note I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review In oculis animus habitat The soul dwells in the eyes.This book started out slow and took its sweet time to pick up the pace Initially, I had to struggle a bit to get into the book, but once I was 15% through, I was in for good The pace picked up and the book went from slightly interesting to quite interesting and then I was on the edge of my seat almost biting my nails.The story felt a little too long but consid [...]

    Well hello DCI Lambert The story takes us to the past and an unsolved serial killer mystery When Michael Lambert was at university, one of his friends was brutally murdered The victim has his eyes removed and a Latin phrase carved on his chest The Souljacker was responsible for a series of murders, all with this strange signature.Michael Lambert, in the present day, is now ex CID and ex Special Group following a personal tragedy He is a bit of a mess, with a crumbling marriage and a career on ho [...]

    WOW what a brilliant debut novel Congratulations to the author for his skill in crafting a macabre serial murder mystery for his hero, DCI Michael Lambert, to endeavour to solve whilst still attempting to avoid being the next victim It is a tense crime thriller with a fast paced plot that is full of twists, turns and surprises a story that keeps the reader engrossed to the very end.DCI Michael Lambert isn t a fresh faced, archetypical hero Instead he s a man struggling to cope with personal trag [...]

    Dead Eyed Having eyes that lack emotion or seem vacantDCI Michael Lambert has been on leave for two years following the death of his daughter, for which he blames himself His marriage is falling apart and it s time he makes a decision about his job, about his marriage, about his life.The job decision is or less taken out of his hands when a case he thought was closed twenty five years ago comes to life again.The SoulJacker was a cold blooded murderer who removed his victims eyes and carved a La [...]

    One word for this Riveting.Loving the spate of new Crime Fiction that is around at the moment and Dead Eyed is a perfect example of what I mean fast paced, full of twisty goodness, a well drawn and intriguing main protagonist and a well constructed and horrifically addictive storyline.You ve got to love a good serial killer ok you know what I mean plus with Dead Eyed Matt Brolly has managed to create the kind of highly readable, fast and furious yet insightful character driven tale that most cri [...]

    An extremely well written and intricate mystery thriller that sets a high standard for future entries in this series DCI Michael Lambert is a troubled soul who is attempting to come to some resolution about his life when he is pulled into a case that connects back to the vicious death of a friend in university a death that set him on his path as a police officer In order to solve the murders in the present, he must unravel past secrets that many prefer would stay buried Brolly does a good job of [...]

    I ve had Dead Eyed on my Netgalley TBR for a while now and some blogger friends of mine, Noelle over at Crimebookjunkie Book Blog and Joseph at Relax and Read Book Reviews had reviewed it so my interest was piqued By pure coincidence, Matt emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking would I like to read and review Dead Eyed Of course my answer was yes, happy that I had a copy of it on my kindle description DCI Michael Lambert thought he d closed his last case Yet when he s passed a file detailing a [...]

    First I would like to thank the author and Netgalley for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review This book was a pleasure to read and I am now a big fan of Mr Brolly Debut novels I think are always very tricky especially in the crime thriller genre There are so many great books out there that often, it can be hard to compete Well Matt Brolly does not need to worry on that front This book was bloody brilliant What I liked about this book was the fact that alth [...]

    This is the first book in a new series about DCI Michael Lambert It is also British author Matt Brolly s debut novel But it certainly does not read like a first attempt This was a well plotted, tense crime thriller with some appealing characters that I would definitely like to read about.Following a personal tragedy, Michael Lambert hasn t worked for a couple of years when he gets pulled into the search for a serial killer who had been lying dormant for years Lambert is quite an unconventional [...]

    Well its no CSI for sure A huge thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of the book and I think I owe the author a huge apology for delaying the review for so long Imagine during the delay he had even released a sequel and still was kind enough to send me both the copies twice Yes twice So I don t know how I can express my gratitude for being so patient and kind about it So let s talk about the book Dead EyedNoticed how every episode of CSI opens with a dead body and during the course [...]

    4.5 out of 5 stars When the author initially approached me about reviewing this book I was instantly gripped by the description and immediately begged for a copy, the killer in this book sounded twisted, dark and absolutely fascinating.Dead Eyed is the first book in the DCI Michael Lambert series and is an incredibly impressive d but novel by Matt Brolly As there are a wealth of crime books available to buy at the moment there is fierce competition to be the goriest, the grittiest or the most te [...]

    The Souljacker is back After eighteen years dormant, the vicious serial killer has returned and claimed another victim As in the previous cases, the victim s eyes have been gouged out and a latin inscription carved on the chest.DCI Michael Lambert has been off duty for two years recovering from a fatal car crash in which his daughter has lost her life Hearing about the reappearance of the Souljacker, Lambert immediately springs back into action albeit in an unofficial way The killer s previous v [...]

    Wow what a chilling book that has you gripped right from the beginning First time author for me but definitely not the last.

    Michael Lambert is a Detective Chief Inspector, who is on compassionate leave from his police role, following a tragic accident, which ultimately led to the death of his daughter She was an only child.DCI Lambert thought that he had closed his final case, which was dubbed The Souljacker Case Similar killings start up again and the case is reopened The hallmark of The Souljacker is to remove his victim s eyes and carve a latin inscription on the victim s chest.Michael carries out his own investig [...]

    Copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Michael Lambert has to live with the skeletons in his closet Twenty years ago, he lost a college friend The guy was brutally murdered in his own room in the college, his eyes removed, his body mutilated with words carved into the skin An image pretty hard to forget.Now, twenty years later, another college friend receives photos of a body mutilated just like the one before But the previous murder wasn t the first one It was just one bod [...]

    DCI Michael Lambert thought he d closed his last case until he s passed a file detailing a particularly gruesome murder, Michael knows that this is no ordinary killer at work The gruesome removal of the victim s eyes and the Latin inscription of In occulis animus habitat the soul dwells in the eyes carved into the chest is the chilling calling card of the soul jacker This is a cold blooded murderer who struck close to Michael once before It s been eighteen years since the last murder so is it a [...]

    Dead Eyed takes the reader on a chilling ride, following in the wake of a serial killer who delights in gruesomely disfiguring his victims and in taunting the police DCI Michael Lambert is officially on leave, recovering from the accident that killed his daughter and put him into a coma He isn t living, but it simply going through the motions until he receives a desperate call from an old friend fallen on hard times Simon has received pictures of a dead body with its eyes removed and a Latin ins [...]

    Michael Lambert has been off work for 2 years, after a personal tragedy, and hadn t been planning on returning to work as a DCI anytime soon, until his best friend Simon receives some harrowing pictures, which show a victim similar to the Soul Jacker murders over 20 years ago This is enough to galvanise Michael back into action, and he starts his own investigation, not completely alongside the investigating officers He manages to get information that the ones working on the case don t and it bec [...]

    Firstly thanks to Netgalley, Carina the Author for allowing me a free e copy of this book to review This is the debut novel from Matt Brolly whereby he introduces us to DCI Michael Lambert Michael has not worked for a couple of years due to personal reasons but gets drawn into the case of the Souljacker it soon becomes apparent that he has various links to the case spanning twenty five years This story has so many twists turns, I was a little confused at the beginning trying to establish who all [...]

    Dead Eyed is a gripping thriller, an excellent debut novel Think James Bond meets Inspector Rebus meets the Da Vinci code and you have some idea of what kind of book it is.Lambert was a really intriguing character He is a tough policeman who doesn t always do things by the book He clearly has influence on other officers who allow him access to intelligence he shouldn t really have and also has their respect His personal relationships are interesting too His marriage has all but broken down follo [...]

    A serial killer from the past appears to have resurfaced after an 18 year hiatus Such premise presents questions upon questions that even DCI Michael Lambert could not answer If this guy was a weapon, he d be a standard issue Nothing special just your ordinary detective chief inspector preoccupied by painful memories of his daughter s death And trying desperately to keep it together But when the case unravels bit by bit, so does Lambert And this is where the story pulls you in In oculis animus h [...]

    I would give this 4.5 stars if I could What an awesome debut novel It was so well written with a confidence you would expect from a seasoned author This book is a roller coaster of a thriller, the pace never lets up.Mike Lambert, a DCI currently on extended leave, gets embroiled in a grisly series of murders when a packet of murder scene photos gets sent to a friend of his The murders have an identical MO to another series of 9 murders that stopped 18 years ago What is going on As of the new m [...]

    Michael Lambert is an ex policeman, with a tragic past, who is drawn into the investigation of a killer called the Souljacker who kills people, removes their eyes and carves Latin on their chests.Years ago, a university friend was killed this way, and it seems that the killer has started again There is no obvious connection between the victims.Mike, his friend Klatzky, drunken, but irresistible to women I couldn t see his appeal , and a female detective, Sarah May, are the main characters.The st [...]

    I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review This is the first in a new series featuring former DCI Lambert who has been on leave since his young daughter died, an event which Lambert blames himself for Yet when he receives information about a murder he is unable to stay away from the case The murder replicates a series of murders from years ago and one of the early victims was discovered by Lambert The killer was given the name the souljacker and it looks like he is back but why h [...]

    I d like to thank NetGalley and the publishers for giving me the opportunity to read this book in return for an honest and open review.I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel by Matt Brolly It had everything I look for in a book, mystery, suspense and thrills galore.The main character, DCI Michael Lambert, is a man dealing with marital problems He is dragged back to work by a case that has links to his past Events that happened 25 years ago have repercussions today as it appears a killer has retur [...]

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