Monday, September 8, 2014

Book Review: The Chill of the Night by James Hayman

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from Witness Impulse , for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it.

This is the follow up to Hayman's book, The Cutting, and the third in the McCabe and Savage series.

The Chill of the Nigh cover


A frozen corpse.
A missing witness.
Strange voices that aren't there.

One cold night, Lainie Goff, a glamorous young attorney on the fast track to a partnership at Portland's top firm, is found frozen in the trunk of her BMW on the local fishing pier.

Detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage quickly uncover a long list of suspects: Lainie's boss, who was also her lover; an ex-priest who runs a shelter for runaway teens; an abusive stepfather who raped Lainie as a teen; and a creepy landlord who seems to know more than he should about her private life.

Still, there is no hard evidence until a mentally ill young woman who hears voices gives an island cop an eyewitness account he doesn't take seriously.

But when she too disappears, McCabe and Savage find themselves in a desperate race against time to stop a vicious killer before he rids himself of the only person who knows who he is.


You can check out Chapter one on the author's website!


This was a great followup book, and really helped to shed more light on both Mccabe and Savage, and how they handle their job and private lives, as they unraveled a mystery amid a mystery surrounded by secrets. It was a very taunt read, with lots of tangled leads, that help to keep the reader guessing! When you reach the end, you're wowed by how everything linked up and how you might have misread a clue to two! Hayman is a master at giving you a clue within a clue, that while there is veiled in a way, that your conscious mind mind not immediately seize upon! This is a book you won't be able to put down until you finish! You'll be in love with this series, just like I am!

About the Author:

James Hayman is a transplanted New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, he spent more than twenty years on Madison Avenue writing TV advertising for clients like The U.S. Army, Lincoln-Mercury and Procter & Gamble. He moved to Maine in 2001 and decided to scratch a lifelong itch to write fiction. A lifelong thriller fan he began work on The Cutting. Much to Jim's surprise, his first novel featuring Portland, Maine detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage, was bought by St. Martins in the US, Penguin in the UK and Random house in Germany. It was translated into half a dozen languages and sold around the world. His second book, The Chill of Night. This Fall he changed publishers to Harper Collins and the third McCabe/Savage thriller Darkness First came out first as an ebook and quickly made the USA Today national bestseller list Check out his website for more info

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