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The Songbird Girls by Robert Parker – Book Review.


Her eyes were closed. From a distance the blood around her neck might have looked like a necklace, but up close her body told a different tale. She had been murdered. A tiny songbird lay beside her, its neck broken… 

Detective Tom Fabian’s past is catching up with him. It has been years since the most famous case of his career – when his evidence put infamous serial killer Christopher Wisher behind bars forever. But when Wisher summons a reluctant Fabian to his prison cell to hand over a diary, he realises that Wisher’s twisted games are far from over.

Shortly after Fabian’s visit, Wisher is found dead in his cell. And a few days later, the police find a woman’s body bearing Wisher’s signature, a dead songbird. But the police never released this detail to the public … so who has Wisher been talking to?

Fabian is desperate to find the killer before another innocent life is taken. But as more bodies turn up, Fabian begins to realise that Wisher may have handed him the clues before he died. Is the twisted serial killer still pulling the strings from beyond the grave…?

(Taken from Goodreads)




Tom Fabian receives a request from convicted serial killer, Christopher Wisher to visit him in jail…..reluctantly he visits and Wisher gives him a diary. It doesn’t seem to make much sense….but then a body is found with a dead songbird left next to the body….is this a copy cat ? 

Wisher is then found dead in his cell and Fabian feels Wisher is still playing mind games, and the diary is more than the ramblings of a damaged mind. More bodies are found and Fabian is left a dead songbird at his home….who is playing games?

This is so cleverly written, with unbelievable tension and the glimpses into the mind of a serial killer are just unnerving. I was turning the pages as fast as my heart was beating, a credit to Robert Parker’s excellent writing. I can’t say much more as I wouldn’t want to spoil any moment……The final chapters were just so fraught with tension and fear and I loved every minute. 

I would like to thank the Author/the Publishers/NetGalley for the opportunity to read this book for free in exchange for a fair and honest review. (I also have a paperback copy purchased by me

You can buy a copy here (Amazon)

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