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10 thoughts on “The Puppet Maker

  1. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    I am SO glad I ve discovered Danielle Ramsay and her books This was an exceptionally good novel that had me riveted and exceeded all expectations So much so that it s in my long list of my Top 17 Reads of 2017 Danielle doesn t hold back when she writes There is a sense that she has put all of herself into the book There is strong emotional undercurrents in the plot and with the characters I was pulled in and held on tight.The plot is fantastic, despite being an Inspector Jack Brady book th I am SO glad I ve discovered Danielle Ramsay and her books This was an exceptionally good novel that had me riveted and exceeded all expectations So much so that it s in my long list of my Top 17 Reads of 2017 Danielle doesn t hold back when she writes There is a sense that she has put all of herself into the book There is strong emotional undercurrents in the plot and with the characters I was pulled in and held on tight.The plot is fantastic, despite being an Inspector Jack Brady book this one can be read totally as a stand alone so feel free to start your enjoyment of Danielle s books with this gem Love crime You ll love this No skirting around the edges with difficult, thrilling and chilling scenes here The plot in this book chilled me to the bone.Two serial killers Two plots running side by side Whatcould you want The plot is dark and twisted and the killers relentless They are some scenes in this book that stunned me, graphic, awful, horrific and exceptionally well written Many say they won t read horror but love crime Well some crimes are horrible and some scenes bring you a sense of horror How can a human being do that I won t give a thing away but the plot went over and above and was a unique angle on anything I ve read in the last few years This is an author with an imagination who is willing to push the boundaries You won t leave this book and just forget about it.I loved Jack Brady, maverick North East copper with a big heart and a determination to stop the evil on his patch I would want him on my team Whatever it takes to get the job done, that s Jack He s a likeable rogue character that doesn t fit the mould.The book is fast paced, it s for constant reveals and some scenes that just stopped me in my tracks A few in particular made me think did the author just go THERE and I loved it If you like your crime darkly tinted and throwing up shocks don t miss this book You won t be bogged down in too much police procedures, you will be with Jack wanting him to find the serial killers beforeblood is spilt A book I couldn t put down that really blew me away I loved so much about it It s even set in the seaside town of Whitley Bay where I used to live I m just glad I ve moved as there is a lot of serial killer action it seems in the region As for the victims in this one my heart broke for them Indescribable suffering.5 well earned stars I m a new fan of Danielle Ramsay and hungry forof her books A talented gritty writer that crime fans will love The Puppet Maker is worth buying, reading, sharing and talking about Go on you know you want to Fabulous I read a paperback version of the book Eager to read it after hearing Danielle speak at a book event All review opinions are my own and totally unbiased.


  2. BookwormDH BookwormDH says:

    Excellent read Review to follow when I have access to my laptop


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Even though this is the 5th book in the series, as I haven t read any of the others in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone Saying that, as I enjoyed it so much, I certainly will be going back now and reading the rest.Brady I took to straight away He is deep and broody, everything I want from a fictional detective The case him and his team are working on is very much a horrific one as well as being a race against time to solve it before the killer strikes again.Holy Moly this is Even though this is the 5th book in the series, as I haven t read any of the others in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone Saying that, as I enjoyed it so much, I certainly will be going back now and reading the rest.Brady I took to straight away He is deep and broody, everything I want from a fictional detective The case him and his team are working on is very much a horrific one as well as being a race against time to solve it before the killer strikes again.Holy Moly this is one gripping story line I totally loved it The Puppet Maker is one seriously sick and twisted individual You know what though, he really makes this book As a lover of crime thrillers, you have got to have a love hate relationship with the baddy and you seriously will with this one You love him because he is so bad which makes the story addictive almost but you hate what he does to the victims as it is just down right wrong as well as horrific Definitely a rememberable villain.The Puppet Master is my first introduction to this author and certainly won t be the last This is a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled type of read I was literally on tender hooks all the way through and when the story picked up evenpace towards the end, I didn t know if my heart could take it With an outcome that I didn t see coming, I literally could not get enough Absolutely loved it My thanks to the author for a copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway


  4. Andrew Andrew says:

    4.5 Stars I have really enjoyed all 5 books in this series, and the author isn t scared to pull her punches not even sure how Brady gets himself out of bed in each morning This book was very much a continuation from the last one but had quite a different feel to others in the series Brady felt muchlike a lone wolf in this one and up against it with two serial killers on the prowl I notice the author has said this one can be read as a standalone and I did agree.Quite a shocking ending 4.5 Stars I have really enjoyed all 5 books in this series, and the author isn t scared to pull her punches not even sure how Brady gets himself out of bed in each morning This book was very much a continuation from the last one but had quite a different feel to others in the series Brady felt muchlike a lone wolf in this one and up against it with two serial killers on the prowl I notice the author has said this one can be read as a standalone and I did agree.Quite a shocking ending which could change everything and I look forward to the next in the series which is due to be released later this year I will certainly be picking it up I can recommend this series


  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    I have read each and every book in the DI Jack Brady series I thoroughly enjoyed them all The series is set in Whitley Bay in the North East of England, which is a place I am familiar with The Puppet Maker is the darkest book of the series so far.The characters in this book are realistic DI Brady is up against it from the start He is the focus of a media frenzy The media are baying for blood and highlighting how incompetent the police are, as the police have failed to apprehend the murde I have read each and every book in the DI Jack Brady series I thoroughly enjoyed them all The series is set in Whitley Bay in the North East of England, which is a place I am familiar with The Puppet Maker is the darkest book of the series so far.The characters in this book are realistic DI Brady is up against it from the start He is the focus of a media frenzy The media are baying for blood and highlighting how incompetent the police are, as the police have failed to apprehend the murderer Brady still has the love hate relationship with Whitley Bay He feels resentment to the town and he feels almost shackled to the town However hard he tries to break free from Whitley Bay, something always drags him back Brady is on a downward spiral and he even starts to alienate those he was previously close to Brady still has issues regarding Claudia The villain in The Puppet Maker is suitably and terrifyingly creepy The author really has created a monster, who will make you shudder and will make your skin crawl The ease with which the villain is able to change personas, is really quite frightening The Puppet Maker is really well written and structured Reading this book was like being on a rollercoaster ride in that there were lots of twists, turns and stomach churning moments At times I literally had to hold my breath as I feared for DI Brady and his colleagues and I also feared what was going to happen next I was hooked on this book from the very first word on the very first page until the very last word on the very last page I felt rather protective of DI Brady and I hope that things improve for DI Brady in the next book as he deserves some happiness.In short I really loved this book I would definitely recommend this book to others I can t wait to read further books in this series The Puppet Maker scores a solid 5 from me


  6. Gram Gram says:

    In this fast paced thriller, there are not one but TWO serial killers operating in North East England Both have a long history of horrific murders but the 2nd one s gruesome killings aren t discovered until the hero Detective Inspector Jack Bradyor less stumbles across a dozen bodies, while he s busily searching for clues to the 1st one s whereabouts Brady is the main character The others are almost incidental to the story as throughout the book apart from a dozen or so pages wh In this fast paced thriller, there are not one but TWO serial killers operating in North East England Both have a long history of horrific murders but the 2nd one s gruesome killings aren t discovered until the hero Detective Inspector Jack Bradyor less stumbles across a dozen bodies, while he s busily searching for clues to the 1st one s whereabouts Brady is the main character The others are almost incidental to the story as throughout the book apart from a dozen or so pages when one of the 2nd serial killer s victims reveals her horrendous plight we get to read Brady s conversations, thoughts and opinions for example, he really loathes the media He s obviously a man with issues , seemingly centred around his family and his ex wife, but since I haven t read the other books in this series, I wasn t exactly certain what those were To be honest, I didn t much like Brady s constant dramatics Although the author is at pains to show that Brady s heart is in the right place, he spends a large part of the book shouting at criminals, suspects, witnesses and even his own colleagues see Note The author, Danielle Ramsay, goes into quite a lot of graphic detail about the truly evil crimes being committed by the 2 serial killers at large This is the 5th Jack Brady novel and although it s a fast, easy read, I doubt if I ll bother with the other four Note Fans of the BBC TV series Walking The Dead who remember Trevor Eve regularly chewing up the scenery as the main character, Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd, will know what to expect


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book follows on very soon after blood reckoning so make sure you read that one first It continues the story that was so prominent but also an investigation starts when Jack Brady finds a roomful of dead bodies all identical in appearance They were hidden so well that they were never intended to be found but now they have what does this mean for the woman who is currently missing This is another excellent story in this series and I am hoping forto come The characters are wonderfully This book follows on very soon after blood reckoning so make sure you read that one first It continues the story that was so prominent but also an investigation starts when Jack Brady finds a roomful of dead bodies all identical in appearance They were hidden so well that they were never intended to be found but now they have what does this mean for the woman who is currently missing This is another excellent story in this series and I am hoping forto come The characters are wonderfully well devised and the storyline is fast moving and keeps you hooked


  8. Dawn Connor Dawn Connor says:

    I ve long been a fan of Danielle Ramsay and I ve been looking forward to The Puppet Maker I have to say that i loved it Gripping, disturbing, gory and absolutely brilliant It gripped me from the first page and I couldn t put it down If you love exciting crime horror stories with great characters and great writing than you ll love The Puppet Maker


  9. Rebecca Stobart Rebecca Stobart says:

    The Puppet Maker is the fifth book in the Inspector Jack Brady series and currently the latest instalment This book takes dark to a whole new level With each novel Danielle Ramsay has introduced her readers toheinous crimes, but The Puppet Maker tips the Brady series from crime thriller to psychological thriller The story is written so well, you can tell the transition from crime to thriller is something Danielle has been working up to and wasn t just a spur of the moment idea she had o The Puppet Maker is the fifth book in the Inspector Jack Brady series and currently the latest instalment This book takes dark to a whole new level With each novel Danielle Ramsay has introduced her readers toheinous crimes, but The Puppet Maker tips the Brady series from crime thriller to psychological thriller The story is written so well, you can tell the transition from crime to thriller is something Danielle has been working up to and wasn t just a spur of the moment idea she had one day From the prologue right up until the end, this book is terrifyingly graphic Why were they like that Identically dressed Long dark hair Perfect faces Painted Heavy red lipstick each one of them All turned to face him Watching him Grotesque Horrific Dead The Puppet Maker carries on from Blood Reckoning There is enough information about The Joker killings in this book that it can still be read as a standalone, though I highly recommend you pick up the others anyway To set the scene, Jack has a run in with a notorious killer from the seventies called The Joker in the events of Blood Reckoning, he gets away without charge just before Jack gets the evidence he needs for a conviction, the evidence comes too late to save several lives and this results in Brady being held responsible by the press Jack is dealing with the aftermath of these events while The Joker is still on the loose when he uncovers the work of another serial killer, The Puppet Maker, whose crimes date back twenty years yet he s never been caught or even come under suspicion in all that time While trying to solve this new mystery, The Joker gets restless and things between the killer and Jack get personal You really should feel for Jack, despite always getting results there s equally always somethinggoing on that comes back to bite him He really needs a nap, he s barely had a drink and with Claudia gone out of his life again, it s all getting to be too much The Jack in this book felt a lot like the Jack from Broken Silence, unwilling to accept help after taking six months off the job He s cold to everyone even his loyal Deputy Conrad, typical self destructive behaviour that Jack had started to train himself out of prior to Claudia leaving him, again The ending of the book is bittersweet There s a certain amount of resolution, not all of it good but it ends a turbulent chapter in Brady s life and one that I hope sees him coming back stronger than ever Wounds heal but scars remain, hopefully Jack will allow himself time to get himself sorted and Danielle will return with a sixth book in the near future It s good to see Jack get his walking off into the sunset moment, I like to imagine that he finds his brother, they have an adventure and Jack remembers that he s a survivor and then he returns to the North East ready for the next job.I would recommend this book to any classic thriller fan, some of the Chapters will give you Stephen King levels of adreniline and as much as I want Jack to have a good, easy life I would loveof this type of storyline in his future While we wait for a new instalment, we ve got the first book in a new series coming up The Last Cut featuring DS Harri Jacobs will be released in less than a week on June 1st I will be reading and reviewing the book as soon as I can so look out for that


  10. Nadia Nadia says:

    Warning slight spoilers I bought Danielle Ramsay s The Puppet Maker at a book fair when on holiday in England because it was cheap and I desperately needed something to read Honestly, big mistake My biggest take away from reading this book is to never trust or buy books selling for 4 I found this book very hard to get through, not because it was boring or too high a reading level for me, but because I just couldn t get over the writing It was difficult to continue reading when I was cons Warning slight spoilers I bought Danielle Ramsay s The Puppet Maker at a book fair when on holiday in England because it was cheap and I desperately needed something to read Honestly, big mistake My biggest take away from reading this book is to never trust or buy books selling for 4 I found this book very hard to get through, not because it was boring or too high a reading level for me, but because I just couldn t get over the writing It was difficult to continue reading when I was constantly critiquing Danielle Ramsay s writing in my head and rereading the same information over and over again.Danielle Ramsay, it seems, felt the need to constantly repeat information that had already been stated before It was frustrating for me to be pulled away from the exciting action of the book to hear for the twentieth time that spoilers Anabel had been kidnapped and Brady was running out of time to save her, or that Brady hated the media, or that the Puppet Maker had lobotomized a dozen girls with similar backgrounds I get it You ve told this to me several times already I m not going to forget about the main points of the story that quickly Can we just move on, please Another thing that really irked me about the writing of The Puppet Maker was the absurd amount of simple sentences used While reading this book I kept mentally adding commas to the text to elongate sentences which distracted me from the story Some sentence complexity and length variety is very important in writing, and this book was seriously lacking it This made it very difficult and unenjoyable to read for me.Apart from all the problems I had with the book, however, I did find the story itself to be quite good The double plot and the fact that, although completely unrelated to each other, the two serial killers had a lot in common a fact that was summarized very well, actually, in the book s epilogue Ignoring all of the breaks we took to reiterate all of the important information yes I m still going on about it It s payback , it was pleasantly fast paced and thrilling I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next, and throughout most of the book I was left with an appropriate amount of questions and predictions The evidence that fueled Brady s investigations was interesting, the characters backstories were rich and exciting, and the many things going on in Brady s life made the book very fun and riveting I don t typically read crime books, and The Puppet Maker has inspired me to seek outbooks of this genre But, sorry, I ll be staying away from other DI Jack Brady books Overall, I think that The Puppet Maker is a great story with poor execution It was gripping and exciting, but these positive aspects of the book were buried underneath poor writing and extreme redundancy To me, it just seemed like something I might have written in the 6th grade writing which should be burned and forgotten about So although I did enjoy parts of this book and will definitely seek outcrime drama novels in my future, I most certainly won t be recommending The Puppet Maker to any of my friends, and instead I will be warning them about the unreliability of cheap book fairs


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The Puppet Maker ✾ [EPUB] ✶ The Puppet Maker By Danielle Ramsay ❦ – Polishdarling.co.uk How can you be saved when no one knows you re lost No one knew about the Puppet Maker Until DI Brady found what remained of his victimsThe murderer never meant them to be found They are his private co How can you be saved when no one knows you re lost No one knew about The Puppet Maker Until DI Brady found what remained of his victimsThe murderer never meant them to be found They are his private collection each body identical, each alteredBrady knows that now his secret is out, the killer will destroy the evidence including his latest captive He The Puppet PDF/EPUB or must find a man who has hidden the worst of crimes for over twenty years And whose nameless victims were never even missed.

  • Kindle Edition
  • 352 pages
  • The Puppet Maker
  • Danielle Ramsay
  • English
  • 27 November 2019

About the Author: Danielle Ramsay

Danielle Ramsay is a proud Scot living in a small seaside town in the North East of England Always a storyteller, it was only after initially following an academic career lecturing in literature that she found her place in life and began to write creatively full time.



10 thoughts on “The Puppet Maker

  1. Maxine (Booklover Catlady) Maxine (Booklover Catlady) says:

    I am SO glad I ve discovered Danielle Ramsay and her books This was an exceptionally good novel that had me riveted and exceeded all expectations So much so that it s in my long list of my Top 17 Reads of 2017 Danielle doesn t hold back when she writes There is a sense that she has put all of herself into the book There is strong emotional undercurrents in the plot and with the characters I was pulled in and held on tight.The plot is fantastic, despite being an Inspector Jack Brady book th I am SO glad I ve discovered Danielle Ramsay and her books This was an exceptionally good novel that had me riveted and exceeded all expectations So much so that it s in my long list of my Top 17 Reads of 2017 Danielle doesn t hold back when she writes There is a sense that she has put all of herself into the book There is strong emotional undercurrents in the plot and with the characters I was pulled in and held on tight.The plot is fantastic, despite being an Inspector Jack Brady book this one can be read totally as a stand alone so feel free to start your enjoyment of Danielle s books with this gem Love crime You ll love this No skirting around the edges with difficult, thrilling and chilling scenes here The plot in this book chilled me to the bone.Two serial killers Two plots running side by side Whatcould you want The plot is dark and twisted and the killers relentless They are some scenes in this book that stunned me, graphic, awful, horrific and exceptionally well written Many say they won t read horror but love crime Well some crimes are horrible and some scenes bring you a sense of horror How can a human being do that I won t give a thing away but the plot went over and above and was a unique angle on anything I ve read in the last few years This is an author with an imagination who is willing to push the boundaries You won t leave this book and just forget about it.I loved Jack Brady, maverick North East copper with a big heart and a determination to stop the evil on his patch I would want him on my team Whatever it takes to get the job done, that s Jack He s a likeable rogue character that doesn t fit the mould.The book is fast paced, it s for constant reveals and some scenes that just stopped me in my tracks A few in particular made me think did the author just go THERE and I loved it If you like your crime darkly tinted and throwing up shocks don t miss this book You won t be bogged down in too much police procedures, you will be with Jack wanting him to find the serial killers beforeblood is spilt A book I couldn t put down that really blew me away I loved so much about it It s even set in the seaside town of Whitley Bay where I used to live I m just glad I ve moved as there is a lot of serial killer action it seems in the region As for the victims in this one my heart broke for them Indescribable suffering.5 well earned stars I m a new fan of Danielle Ramsay and hungry forof her books A talented gritty writer that crime fans will love The Puppet Maker is worth buying, reading, sharing and talking about Go on you know you want to Fabulous I read a paperback version of the book Eager to read it after hearing Danielle speak at a book event All review opinions are my own and totally unbiased.


  2. BookwormDH BookwormDH says:

    Excellent read Review to follow when I have access to my laptop


  3. Sarah Sarah says:

    Even though this is the 5th book in the series, as I haven t read any of the others in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone Saying that, as I enjoyed it so much, I certainly will be going back now and reading the rest.Brady I took to straight away He is deep and broody, everything I want from a fictional detective The case him and his team are working on is very much a horrific one as well as being a race against time to solve it before the killer strikes again.Holy Moly this is Even though this is the 5th book in the series, as I haven t read any of the others in the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone Saying that, as I enjoyed it so much, I certainly will be going back now and reading the rest.Brady I took to straight away He is deep and broody, everything I want from a fictional detective The case him and his team are working on is very much a horrific one as well as being a race against time to solve it before the killer strikes again.Holy Moly this is one gripping story line I totally loved it The Puppet Maker is one seriously sick and twisted individual You know what though, he really makes this book As a lover of crime thrillers, you have got to have a love hate relationship with the baddy and you seriously will with this one You love him because he is so bad which makes the story addictive almost but you hate what he does to the victims as it is just down right wrong as well as horrific Definitely a rememberable villain.The Puppet Master is my first introduction to this author and certainly won t be the last This is a fast paced, adrenaline fuelled type of read I was literally on tender hooks all the way through and when the story picked up evenpace towards the end, I didn t know if my heart could take it With an outcome that I didn t see coming, I literally could not get enough Absolutely loved it My thanks to the author for a copy of this book All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway


  4. Andrew Andrew says:

    4.5 Stars I have really enjoyed all 5 books in this series, and the author isn t scared to pull her punches not even sure how Brady gets himself out of bed in each morning This book was very much a continuation from the last one but had quite a different feel to others in the series Brady felt muchlike a lone wolf in this one and up against it with two serial killers on the prowl I notice the author has said this one can be read as a standalone and I did agree.Quite a shocking ending 4.5 Stars I have really enjoyed all 5 books in this series, and the author isn t scared to pull her punches not even sure how Brady gets himself out of bed in each morning This book was very much a continuation from the last one but had quite a different feel to others in the series Brady felt muchlike a lone wolf in this one and up against it with two serial killers on the prowl I notice the author has said this one can be read as a standalone and I did agree.Quite a shocking ending which could change everything and I look forward to the next in the series which is due to be released later this year I will certainly be picking it up I can recommend this series


  5. Amanda Amanda says:

    I have read each and every book in the DI Jack Brady series I thoroughly enjoyed them all The series is set in Whitley Bay in the North East of England, which is a place I am familiar with The Puppet Maker is the darkest book of the series so far.The characters in this book are realistic DI Brady is up against it from the start He is the focus of a media frenzy The media are baying for blood and highlighting how incompetent the police are, as the police have failed to apprehend the murde I have read each and every book in the DI Jack Brady series I thoroughly enjoyed them all The series is set in Whitley Bay in the North East of England, which is a place I am familiar with The Puppet Maker is the darkest book of the series so far.The characters in this book are realistic DI Brady is up against it from the start He is the focus of a media frenzy The media are baying for blood and highlighting how incompetent the police are, as the police have failed to apprehend the murderer Brady still has the love hate relationship with Whitley Bay He feels resentment to the town and he feels almost shackled to the town However hard he tries to break free from Whitley Bay, something always drags him back Brady is on a downward spiral and he even starts to alienate those he was previously close to Brady still has issues regarding Claudia The villain in The Puppet Maker is suitably and terrifyingly creepy The author really has created a monster, who will make you shudder and will make your skin crawl The ease with which the villain is able to change personas, is really quite frightening The Puppet Maker is really well written and structured Reading this book was like being on a rollercoaster ride in that there were lots of twists, turns and stomach churning moments At times I literally had to hold my breath as I feared for DI Brady and his colleagues and I also feared what was going to happen next I was hooked on this book from the very first word on the very first page until the very last word on the very last page I felt rather protective of DI Brady and I hope that things improve for DI Brady in the next book as he deserves some happiness.In short I really loved this book I would definitely recommend this book to others I can t wait to read further books in this series The Puppet Maker scores a solid 5 from me


  6. Gram Gram says:

    In this fast paced thriller, there are not one but TWO serial killers operating in North East England Both have a long history of horrific murders but the 2nd one s gruesome killings aren t discovered until the hero Detective Inspector Jack Bradyor less stumbles across a dozen bodies, while he s busily searching for clues to the 1st one s whereabouts Brady is the main character The others are almost incidental to the story as throughout the book apart from a dozen or so pages wh In this fast paced thriller, there are not one but TWO serial killers operating in North East England Both have a long history of horrific murders but the 2nd one s gruesome killings aren t discovered until the hero Detective Inspector Jack Bradyor less stumbles across a dozen bodies, while he s busily searching for clues to the 1st one s whereabouts Brady is the main character The others are almost incidental to the story as throughout the book apart from a dozen or so pages when one of the 2nd serial killer s victims reveals her horrendous plight we get to read Brady s conversations, thoughts and opinions for example, he really loathes the media He s obviously a man with issues , seemingly centred around his family and his ex wife, but since I haven t read the other books in this series, I wasn t exactly certain what those were To be honest, I didn t much like Brady s constant dramatics Although the author is at pains to show that Brady s heart is in the right place, he spends a large part of the book shouting at criminals, suspects, witnesses and even his own colleagues see Note The author, Danielle Ramsay, goes into quite a lot of graphic detail about the truly evil crimes being committed by the 2 serial killers at large This is the 5th Jack Brady novel and although it s a fast, easy read, I doubt if I ll bother with the other four Note Fans of the BBC TV series Walking The Dead who remember Trevor Eve regularly chewing up the scenery as the main character, Detective Superintendent Peter Boyd, will know what to expect


  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    This book follows on very soon after blood reckoning so make sure you read that one first It continues the story that was so prominent but also an investigation starts when Jack Brady finds a roomful of dead bodies all identical in appearance They were hidden so well that they were never intended to be found but now they have what does this mean for the woman who is currently missing This is another excellent story in this series and I am hoping forto come The characters are wonderfully This book follows on very soon after blood reckoning so make sure you read that one first It continues the story that was so prominent but also an investigation starts when Jack Brady finds a roomful of dead bodies all identical in appearance They were hidden so well that they were never intended to be found but now they have what does this mean for the woman who is currently missing This is another excellent story in this series and I am hoping forto come The characters are wonderfully well devised and the storyline is fast moving and keeps you hooked


  8. Dawn Connor Dawn Connor says:

    I ve long been a fan of Danielle Ramsay and I ve been looking forward to The Puppet Maker I have to say that i loved it Gripping, disturbing, gory and absolutely brilliant It gripped me from the first page and I couldn t put it down If you love exciting crime horror stories with great characters and great writing than you ll love The Puppet Maker


  9. Rebecca Stobart Rebecca Stobart says:

    The Puppet Maker is the fifth book in the Inspector Jack Brady series and currently the latest instalment This book takes dark to a whole new level With each novel Danielle Ramsay has introduced her readers toheinous crimes, but The Puppet Maker tips the Brady series from crime thriller to psychological thriller The story is written so well, you can tell the transition from crime to thriller is something Danielle has been working up to and wasn t just a spur of the moment idea she had o The Puppet Maker is the fifth book in the Inspector Jack Brady series and currently the latest instalment This book takes dark to a whole new level With each novel Danielle Ramsay has introduced her readers toheinous crimes, but The Puppet Maker tips the Brady series from crime thriller to psychological thriller The story is written so well, you can tell the transition from crime to thriller is something Danielle has been working up to and wasn t just a spur of the moment idea she had one day From the prologue right up until the end, this book is terrifyingly graphic Why were they like that Identically dressed Long dark hair Perfect faces Painted Heavy red lipstick each one of them All turned to face him Watching him Grotesque Horrific Dead The Puppet Maker carries on from Blood Reckoning There is enough information about The Joker killings in this book that it can still be read as a standalone, though I highly recommend you pick up the others anyway To set the scene, Jack has a run in with a notorious killer from the seventies called The Joker in the events of Blood Reckoning, he gets away without charge just before Jack gets the evidence he needs for a conviction, the evidence comes too late to save several lives and this results in Brady being held responsible by the press Jack is dealing with the aftermath of these events while The Joker is still on the loose when he uncovers the work of another serial killer, The Puppet Maker, whose crimes date back twenty years yet he s never been caught or even come under suspicion in all that time While trying to solve this new mystery, The Joker gets restless and things between the killer and Jack get personal You really should feel for Jack, despite always getting results there s equally always somethinggoing on that comes back to bite him He really needs a nap, he s barely had a drink and with Claudia gone out of his life again, it s all getting to be too much The Jack in this book felt a lot like the Jack from Broken Silence, unwilling to accept help after taking six months off the job He s cold to everyone even his loyal Deputy Conrad, typical self destructive behaviour that Jack had started to train himself out of prior to Claudia leaving him, again The ending of the book is bittersweet There s a certain amount of resolution, not all of it good but it ends a turbulent chapter in Brady s life and one that I hope sees him coming back stronger than ever Wounds heal but scars remain, hopefully Jack will allow himself time to get himself sorted and Danielle will return with a sixth book in the near future It s good to see Jack get his walking off into the sunset moment, I like to imagine that he finds his brother, they have an adventure and Jack remembers that he s a survivor and then he returns to the North East ready for the next job.I would recommend this book to any classic thriller fan, some of the Chapters will give you Stephen King levels of adreniline and as much as I want Jack to have a good, easy life I would loveof this type of storyline in his future While we wait for a new instalment, we ve got the first book in a new series coming up The Last Cut featuring DS Harri Jacobs will be released in less than a week on June 1st I will be reading and reviewing the book as soon as I can so look out for that


  10. Nadia Nadia says:

    Warning slight spoilers I bought Danielle Ramsay s The Puppet Maker at a book fair when on holiday in England because it was cheap and I desperately needed something to read Honestly, big mistake My biggest take away from reading this book is to never trust or buy books selling for 4 I found this book very hard to get through, not because it was boring or too high a reading level for me, but because I just couldn t get over the writing It was difficult to continue reading when I was cons Warning slight spoilers I bought Danielle Ramsay s The Puppet Maker at a book fair when on holiday in England because it was cheap and I desperately needed something to read Honestly, big mistake My biggest take away from reading this book is to never trust or buy books selling for 4 I found this book very hard to get through, not because it was boring or too high a reading level for me, but because I just couldn t get over the writing It was difficult to continue reading when I was constantly critiquing Danielle Ramsay s writing in my head and rereading the same information over and over again.Danielle Ramsay, it seems, felt the need to constantly repeat information that had already been stated before It was frustrating for me to be pulled away from the exciting action of the book to hear for the twentieth time that spoilers Anabel had been kidnapped and Brady was running out of time to save her, or that Brady hated the media, or that the Puppet Maker had lobotomized a dozen girls with similar backgrounds I get it You ve told this to me several times already I m not going to forget about the main points of the story that quickly Can we just move on, please Another thing that really irked me about the writing of The Puppet Maker was the absurd amount of simple sentences used While reading this book I kept mentally adding commas to the text to elongate sentences which distracted me from the story Some sentence complexity and length variety is very important in writing, and this book was seriously lacking it This made it very difficult and unenjoyable to read for me.Apart from all the problems I had with the book, however, I did find the story itself to be quite good The double plot and the fact that, although completely unrelated to each other, the two serial killers had a lot in common a fact that was summarized very well, actually, in the book s epilogue Ignoring all of the breaks we took to reiterate all of the important information yes I m still going on about it It s payback , it was pleasantly fast paced and thrilling I constantly wanted to know what was going to happen next, and throughout most of the book I was left with an appropriate amount of questions and predictions The evidence that fueled Brady s investigations was interesting, the characters backstories were rich and exciting, and the many things going on in Brady s life made the book very fun and riveting I don t typically read crime books, and The Puppet Maker has inspired me to seek outbooks of this genre But, sorry, I ll be staying away from other DI Jack Brady books Overall, I think that The Puppet Maker is a great story with poor execution It was gripping and exciting, but these positive aspects of the book were buried underneath poor writing and extreme redundancy To me, it just seemed like something I might have written in the 6th grade writing which should be burned and forgotten about So although I did enjoy parts of this book and will definitely seek outcrime drama novels in my future, I most certainly won t be recommending The Puppet Maker to any of my friends, and instead I will be warning them about the unreliability of cheap book fairs


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