Review: Race to Death (DI Ian Peterson #2) by Leigh Russell, reviewed for Leigh's Race to Death Blog Tour

Race to Death - Leigh Russell

I was delighted to be asked to participate in accomplished crime author Leigh Russell's blog tour for Race to Death, her second novel in the DI Ian Peterson series. Today I'll be sharing my review for Race to Death, along with the details of the booklikes page for this book, where you can find further information and links to various sites where you can purchase the book. Come back on Saturday the 18th to read Leigh Russell's guest blog post about her favourite books!


Race to Death by Leigh Russell

Published by No Exit Press on 25th September 2014

ISBN 978-1-84344-293-6 (print), 978-1-84344-295-0 (kindle)


DI Ian Peterson and his wife Bev have recently moved from Kent to York, following his promotion to Detective Inspector. Ian works in the Serious Crimes division and it's not long before the apparent suicide of an attendee at York races gives him his first case in his new role. The evidence soon reveals that this case is not as simple as it first appears, giving Ian considerably more clues to unravel and a killer to apprehend, before he can wrap up the case and hopefully impress his new boss in the process.


With an unimpressed Bev unsettled by the recent move, Ian fights to keep his head above water at work and at home, but the cracks soon begin to show as the corpses increase in number and the pressure builds. Can Ian crack the case and keep his marriage on track? There's a whole lot riding on this case and time is running out!


The fact that this is the second book in this series didn't diminish my enjoyment as it easily serves as a stand alone. The author's clever use of vocabulary brings protagonist Ian and his supporting characters to life as they play their different parts in this gritty crime thriller. Fast-paced and unrelenting, and with more than enough twists to keep the most demanding reader entertained, Race to Death certainly doesn't disappoint! 4.5/5*,12931052