The Nail Collector #BookReview #IndieAuthor

Written by M. L. Rose


150 hrt



A woman lies dead in the green grass of the Common. A woman Detective Arla Baker used to know….

The finger points to a sadistic maniac from many years ago. A killer that Arla Baker put behind bars. He swore revenge back then.

As women around Arla begin to die, she knows time is running out. She has to act soon, to stop the past from destroying her life. Because this time, it seems the killer is back for her.

But there’s one puzzle she can’t solve. How can she get to a criminal who’s already in prison?








Totally Gripping!  Stars 5


This is a superb addition to the DI Arla Baker series .. and it’s a real bobby-dazzler!

Arla and her team are used to dealing with gritty crime, especially murder. The latest murder, however, is far too close to home; one of their own now lying dead on the Common. As another body turns up, also known to the squad, the stakes are high to solve this one quickly – and Arla is under the expected pressure from above, but the details tug at a memory. Hasn’t she been here before?

Wow, this is some roller-coaster ride! Just when you think you’ve got to grips with it, you realise that you’re on the periphery of events and there is so much more to come! The author has very cleverly creating a twisted tale which unwinds slowly, providing more clues as each section unravels just that little bit more. The descriptive vocabulary is quite exquisite; I really enjoyed getting my teeth into the mystery and didn’t work out what was going on until I was led there. A totally gripping read, and a page-turning addition to this suspenseful series. The characters really come alive and their emotions are perfectly in tune with mine. A heart-thudding read, and one I closed with a very satisfying click at a story well enjoyed. Five golden stars!

My thanks to the author for my copy of this novel. All opinions stated here are entirely my own, as always.


Tags: crime thriller, police procedural
  • Format: ebook
  • Size: 309 pages
  • Publication Date: 24 May 2019
  • Purchase Link: amazon




Author Biography


ML Rose is the pen name of an Amazon best selling author. ML has always loved police procedurals, and Detective Arla Baker has always been in his head. This is the fourth novel in the series.







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