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The Beautiful Dead by Belinda Bauer

There’s no safety in numbers . . . Eve Singer needs death. With her career as a TV crime reporter flagging, she’ll do anything to satisfy her ghoulish audience.

The killer needs death too. He even advertises his macabre public performances, where he hopes to show the whole world the beauty of dying.

When he contacts Eve, she welcomes the chance to be first with the news from every gory scene. Until she realizes that the killer has two obsessions.

One is public murder.

And the other one is her . . .


This was first book by Belinda Bauer and certainly won’t be my last. It hooked me straight away and kept me reading, although I must admit it was a bit too creepy to read at night time. I loved Eve Singer who felt like a real person with real problems and a good sense of humour. I also liked her hamster.

The murderer was very creepy with a very interesting purpose behind the killings and definitely insane. This added to the plot as I wasn’t at all sure what he was going to do next. There were some good twists and turns that I wasn’t expecting which made this a real roller-coaster of a read.

I definitely recommend this if you like a fast paced thriller.