Scared to Death

Detective Kay Hunter book 1

Available in ebook, print & audiobook


"If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully"

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

But Detective Kay Hunter isn’t convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay’s worst fears are realised.

With her career in jeopardy and desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay’s hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

For the killer, the game has only just begun...

Scared to Death is a gripping fast paced crime thriller from author Rachel Amphlett in a new series introducing Kay Hunter – a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future…

Reviews for Scared to Death

"Dark and gritty, with surprises that I didn't see coming" ~ Novel Gossip

"Brilliantly pacy... twisting with action" ~ Postcard Reviews

"Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller." ~ Robert Bryndza bestselling author of The Girl In The Ice

"Amphlett has written an intriguing plot-driven police procedural, with Hunter a complicated heroine." ~ The West Australian

Sample Chapter

"Moves along at a breakneck speed with twists and turns"

Angela Marsons bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone series

"Reminded me at times of Chris Chibnall's Broadchurch series"

The Crime Review

"Extremely well plotted, this really is a novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat"

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