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Lazy Saturday Review: Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett #favouriteseriesalert #KayReturns #TheKayMystery

I couldn’t be happier to start the weekend with this review! Can you believe I am about to talk about the seventh book in the Kay Hunter series? You can’t see it but I’m excited as a bee and my cheeks hurt from smiling.

Thank you so much to the wonderful Rachel Amphlett for kindly providing me with my Kay Hunter fix. This review is unbiased and filled with fangirlism because my blog, my rules, my baby books!!!


From LipsyyI started doing ‘lazy Saturday reviews’ as a way of getting reviews done in just 30 mins, and they proved to be quite popular. They are quick and snappy, and concentrate less on the plot (or content) and writing and more on my overall feelings about said book. They generally end up being a bit of a rant. My fave!

Ps: My lazy reviews are more often good ones than rants, haha!

bridge to burnTitle: Bridge to Burn (Detective Kay Hunter #7)
Author: Rachel Amphlett
Date of publication: 13 January 2019
Format: eARC
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

When a mummified body is discovered in a renovated building, the gruesome discovery leads Detective Kay Hunter and her team into a complex murder investigation.

The subsequent police inquiry exposes corruption, lies and organised crime within the tight-knit community – and Kay’s determination to seek justice for the young murder victim could ruin the reputations of men who will do anything to protect their business interests.

But as Kay closes in on the killer, tragedy strikes closer to home in an event that will send a shockwave through her personal life and make her question everything she values.

Can Kay keep her private and professional life under control while she tries to unravel one of the strangest murder cases of her career?

Bridge to Burn is a gripping British detective murder mystery, and the seventh book in the Kay Hunter series.


I am in love with Kay Hunter. So when Rachel Amphlett sent THE email containing the seventh book in the series, I couldn’t hold my happiness. I started blabbering and my mom had to shut me up with a piece of cake directly in the mouth! Yep. I had Kay and cake. My day was made.

Then I opened the Kindle and thought ‘What if she’s changed?’ Bur this was silly. Because I have come to think of Kay as a friend. A cop friend with a lovely man, a great team, and long work hours. Has Kay changed over the course of those seven books? Yes. Events, words, injuries, so many things have happened to her, bringing out the best of this character, making her the most authentic woman, the fabulously human and realistic wife, friend, boss, colleague… I love watching her grow.

Bridge To Burn gave me the opportunity to once again delve deeper into Kay Hunter’s world, her insecurities, her strength. The familiar and fantastic writing is soothing, comforting, no matter if it describes the new pet brought home by Adam or the latest killing the police have to deal with. Rachel Amphlett hasn’t let time weaken the Kay Hunter series. Oh no. She just keeps adding layers of awesomeness.

Do I sound like a complete fan? I hope so!

Okay, a bit more about the novel itself!

A mummified body! Ah! The opening grabbed me with dusty hands and I ‘yikes’d! Then curiosity took over and I read Bridge To Burn in one sitting. I’ve learned the hard way that business is business and no dead body will change this. But Kay’s determination overcomes the shadiest guys in town and as I cheered on the cop and her team, I was reminded of the lies and the price people pay for appearances. The human mind is a dark place at times and everyone has skeletons in their closets. Here, we’ve got one in a very peculiar place, but the result is the same. A lesson about how every choice, every row, every decision make us who we are and have consequences on those around us.

Those consequences also reach Kay in her personal life, as tragedy strikes not only through the precinct but also within her family, leaving the reader wishing they could hug Kay (at least I know I wanted it so much!!!) No loud drama, just life reminding people that they don’t hold the cards. I am in awe of how the author always keeps going back to events from the past, reminding us of their effect on the characters. One thing I hate in TV shows and some book series is how something major happens and one or two books later, it’s completely forgotten. No references are made. Nothing. Just nothing. We don’t get this with Kay. We get the full package, never maudlin, always emotionally spot-on, accurate and perfectly life-like.

Bridge To Burn is another stunner from Rachel Amphlett, my highly anticipated new door to Kay Hunter’s world. A fascinating and compelling addition to one of the best crime series around!

Pre-order NOW! It’s an order!!!

Apple Books / Kobo / Google Play / Nook

And if you want your holiday season to be ever more awesome and haven’t caught up with all of Kay’s adventures, here are some of my reviews!

Will To Live by Rachel Amphlett #blogtour @RachelAmphlett @emmamitchellfpr

Open your Eyes: One to Watch by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett @emmamitchellfpr #BlogTour

Donna’s Quickies: Pirates, stop Scaring the Slave! @RachelAmphlett @Lfrannyfran

We’re on the Highway to: Hell to Pay by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett @emmamitchellfpr



Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor espionage novels and the new Detective Kay Hunter series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.
Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, Rachel’s novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child and Michael Crichton. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut
novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore TIMECrime imprint in 2014, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag in 2017.


14 thoughts on “Lazy Saturday Review: Bridge to Burn by Rachel Amphlett @RachelAmphlett #favouriteseriesalert #KayReturns #TheKayMystery”

  1. Im so happy when I see you review these books, because I know you will have had an amazing reading experience. Kay never fails to make a good read for you.
    And I still haven’t read one! Maybe next year!?
    Amanda xx


  2. Yay for Kay Hunter! I’m starting Bridge To Burn tonight, so I’m going to save your review until I’m done to avoid any possible spoilers. 😉 From what I saw you loved it, although I guess that is hardly a surprise. 😉 ❤


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