AUDIOBOOK REVIEW: Snow Killer (DI Barton #1) by Ross Greenwood


Publication Date: November 12, 2019
Format: Audio
Genre:  Police Procedural 
Narrator: David Thorpe 

Publisher: Boldwood Books           
9 hours 34 min
Buy: Kindle | Audio


A family is gunned down in the snow but one of the children survives. Three years on, that child takes revenge and the Snow Killer is born. But then, nothing - no further crimes are committed, and the case goes cold.

Fifty years later, has the urge to kill been reawakened? As murder follows murder, the detective team tasked with solving the crimes struggle with the lack of leads. It’s a race against time and the weather – each time it snows another person dies. 

As an exhausted and grizzled DI Barton and his team scrabble to put the pieces of the puzzle together, the killer is hiding in plain sight. Meanwhile, the murders continue…


Told in two different voices.  The first that of the killer, telling their story and why they murdered who they murdered.  The second that of DI Burton, hoping to get a promotion, but also not really wanting it. He likes being on the street, investigating. When people start dying DI Burton is stuck not knowing who or why.  

DI Burton is a family man but struggling with depression that he doesn't understand.  He likes his life but he's filled with an overwhelming dread.  He is smart, overweight and bad at paperwork. Trying to solve a puzzle that doesn't seem to have a motive is leaving him feel even more overwhelmed. 

I really enjoyed this book, seeing things from the killers perspective and also watching as the case unfolds.  There is a surprise twist at the end that I definitely did not see coming and was pleasantly surprised by.  Very well crafted and narrated.  

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