Look Closer by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett




How far would you go to protect a secret? How far would you go to expose a lie?

Will Fletcher seems to have it all – perfect job, perfect life. Then in one act of extreme violence, his world is turned upside down. A bungled assassination attempt on a London street uncovers a disturbing conspiracy fuelled by organised crime and political ambition. Now, Will finds himself on the run, pursued by a dangerous enemy who will stop at nothing to protect his employer’s past.

The only way to stop the chain of events is to follow a trail of clues that lead to the heart of British politics. With the date for the UK General Election only days away and the killers closing inn Will is running out of time to deliver his own version of vigilante justice and expose the corruption. As the web of lies and deceit unravels, Will knows the answer’s out there. All he has to do is look closer. Everyone has secrets. Everyone lies.


I’m a big fan of Rachel Amphlett’s Kay Hunter series but I’d never read any of her other work so I was really excited when the opportunity to review this book came my way.

Will Fletcher is an ordinary guy with a ordinary job, working at the British Museum. But then there’s an assassination attempt on a politician running to be the next Prime Minister and Will’s life is turned upside down. Suddenly he finds himself caught in a web of lies and deceit, with bad guys on his back at every turn.

Look Closer has a brilliantly constructed plot with a few surprises and twists and turns along the way.  It’s well written, captivating and gripping. I felt really sympathetic towards Will, who’s desperately trying to find answers in a world he’s not at all familiar with. All he can do is follow his instincts and the clues that were left behind. I can’t even begin to imagine what I’d do if I were caught up in a situation like that. Let’s hope I never have to find out either!

This is one excellent and exciting thriller, full of suspense and action, that held my attention from start to finish. It would make one heck of a movie, as in many ways, it reminded me of a good old fashioned spy movie. But without the spy. That made sense in my head.

Many thanks to Rachel Amphlett for my copy, which I chose to review honestly.

Look Closer was published in March 2015.

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  15 comments for “Look Closer by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett

  1. May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am

    It does sound great!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 11, 2017 at 7:59 pm

      I really enjoyed it. It’s so different from the Kay Hunter series.


  2. May 11, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    Fab review! I really must make time to read some of Rachel Amphlett’s books as they all sound like exactly my kind of read.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Christine
    May 11, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    This review caught my interest, Dee. Ever since reading Freedom Broker last month, I have been more open to reading books like this. This is also an author I have been eyeing, but haven’t read yet. Always looking to expand my horizons. Thanks for the excellent critique!

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 11, 2017 at 7:55 pm

      My review for The Freedom Broker is coming next week but I actually thought this one was even better!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. May 11, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    The Kay Hunter series is now definitely a favorite of mine! I’m dying to read this and try something different from Rachel! Great review! xxx

    Liked by 1 person

  5. May 11, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    I really need to try this series soon!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. May 11, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    This sounds really good – definitely up my alley 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. May 11, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    I love spy stories! Sounds good, I read one book by the author and enjoyed it 🙂

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