The Snow Killer
By Ross Greenwood
Published By

Boldwood Books

ISBN 9781838894474
Fiction Genre Thriller/Crime/Mystery
Publication Date 12/12/2019
Price 12.99
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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…

Authors Biography

Ross Greenwood, an author from Peterborough, has written six crime thrillers. He uses his experience of travelling and working all over the world to create layered believable characters that will capture your imagination. In 2011, Ross decided to take on a new challenge and became a prison officer. He writes murderers, rapists and thieves brilliantly because he worked with them every day for four years.


‘Move over Rebus and Morse; a new entry has joined the list of great crime investigators in the form of Detective Inspector John Barton. A rich cast of characters and an explosive plot kept me turning the pages until the final dramatic twist.’ author Richard Burke

‘With The Snow Killer, master of the psychological thriller genre Ross Greenwood once again proves his talent for creating engrossing and gritty novels that draw you right in and won’t let go until you’ve reached the shocking ending.’ Caroline Vincent at Bitsaboutbooks blog

‘Ross Greenwood doesn’t write clichés. What he has written here is a fast-paced, action-filled puzzle of a story with believable characters that’s spiced with a lot of humour.’ author Kath Middleton

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  1. When you hear ‘a page turner’ this is what readers mean!

  2. Gripping. Page turning. Brilliant entertainment. I highly recommend reading this book.

  3. This is a fantastic story, had me totally gripped from page 1 until the end!

  4. Realistic plot. The author has created characters for whom motive can be recognised and sympathised despite the awful crimes – the skill of a good writer.

  5. Exciting. Chilling. Page-turning. Thriller. The first in Ross Greenwood’s DI Barton series and I cannot wait to read more!

  6. A totally engrossing read

  7. All Mr. Greenwood’s books are well written. I enjoy his style of writing, his unexpected plots and the characters that stay with you long after you have finished the book. This is an author to watch.

  8. Ross has developed a gritty thriller with really relatable characters. A real page turner. Recommended read.

  9. This almost turned the traditional crime story on its head. I have never felt such empathy with the killer and, while wanting the old morality tale side to triumph, hoped the police didn’t tumble too fast as to what was happening.

  10. I love the blurb for this book and cannot wait to read it.

  11. I thoroughly enjoyed The Snow Killer, it had me hooked from page one. It’s a fab start to a new series and I can’t wait to read more.

  12. A MUST READ I LOVED IT AND the start of a new series. Can’t wait to read more

  13. A fantastic read, highly recommended!

  14. Wow, what a start to a new series, another one to add to my list of favourites

  15. What a fantastic start to a new series. I’m looking forward to more!!

  16. This had me gripped from beginning. Believable characters.

  17. As I live in Orton Longueville I just had to read this, and it is brilliant, went to bed far too late 3 nights running as I read just one more chapter!

  18. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
    The story line was brilliant.
    A real page turner.

  19. This was the first book I’d read by this author. I’ll definitely read more. Gripping!!

  20. I absolutely loved this book – wow what a read I couldn’t put it down – loved the twist too – didn’t see that coming! I live in Peterborough so reading about the area I live made it all the more exciting- can’t wait for next DI Barton book

  21. Really looking forward to reading more from this author!

  22. Gripping from page 1. Had empathy with the killer. Exciting read.

  23. Thrilling

  24. Absolutely Stunning read ..cannot wait for book 2 in the series.

  25. I loved this story. Totally gripping.

  26. Great book written with empathy and knowledge of the criminal mind… not his own! He know the location well and his characterisation is very good. There is always more than one facet to any mentality and Ross can portray these with realism.

  27. A fab writer. Well deserved to be recognised more

  28. Such a gripping tale, best novel l have read in a long while.
    Ross is one to watch!

  29. Have read other books by Mr Greenwood and thoroughly enjoyed them, cant wait to get a copy of The Snow Killer

  30. Love this book kept me gripped all the way through

  31. Read and enjoyed. Didn’t see the twist at the end coming.

  32. A real page turner – couldn’t put it down. Didn’t see the twist coming either – a great read can’t wait for the next book in the series!

  33. Really enjoyed the book.

  34. First time reading a crime novel in my own city. A great read .

  35. Not the type of book I normally read, but as it was set locally and by a local author, I gave it a try. I read it in a day, just could not put it down, brilliant twists throughout! Have already ordered the next in series!

  36. I have enjoyed all of Ross Greenwood’s books. Great characters and believable stories. This new one, the first of three, had me guessing right to the end.

  37. Couldn’t put it down – absolutely gripping.

  38. A real gritty read

  39. Nostalgic

  40. This was the first book of Ross’s I read. Absolutely loved it. It had me hooked from the start. It’s a really good thriller. Ross has done a fab job in writing this story.
    I have now read all of his books and they are also really good and fantastic reads.

  41. Loved it. I really needed a book like this and it delivered. Kept me guessing. Quality read.
    I’ve read other books by this author that are brilliant too. Awaiting the next one.

  42. Amazing read. Could not put the kindle down. Well done Ross

  43. Scary — keeps you rooted to the book.

  44. Loved this book. Already looking forward to the next one. Gripping page turner with brilliant characters worthy of a tv series. Highly recommend.

  45. One of my favourite authors, brilliant page turner. Have read all of his books, highly recommend them

  46. Excellent storyline, fantastic characterisation, formidable command of language. What’s not to like?

  47. A definite must read, loved this book, hooked from start to end.

  48. Finally, a deeply satisfying thriller after ages!!! Ross Greenwood is my current favourite British crime mystery writer! And thank God for Kindle Unlimited, where I can get to read his works upon convenience!

  49. Almost impossible to put down. Races along, with a great twist at the end.

  50. This was an excellent read, the killer reveal was one I didn’t see coming. Brilliantly crafted.

  51. A great read. Well written and full of surprises. Great twist at the end .

  52. A great story. Everyone should read this book.

  53. This is a great book.

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  55. The devil finds work for idle hands to do.

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