Detective Kay Hunter

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 244 ratings

Scared to Death Publisher's Summary

"If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully."

When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong.

But Detective Kay Hunter isn't convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession.

When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay's worst fears are realized.

With her career in jeopardy - desperate to conceal a disturbing secret, Kay's hunt for the killer becomes a race against time before he claims another life.

For the killer, the game has only just begun....

Scared to Death is the first book in a new crime thriller series featuring Kay Hunter - a detective with a hidden past and an uncertain future....

If you like the Kim Stone series by Angela Marsons, Peter Robinson's DCI Banks series and the Erika Foster series by Robert Bryndza, discover Rachel Amphlett's new detective novels today.

©2016 Rachel Amphlett (P)2017 Saxon Publishing
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  • Book 1

    • Scared to Death

    • Detective Kay Hunter, Book 1
    • By: Rachel Amphlett
    • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
    • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59

    "If you want to see your daughter alive again, listen carefully." When the body of a snatched schoolgirl is found in an abandoned biosciences building, the case is first treated as a kidnapping gone wrong. But Detective Kay Hunter isn't convinced, especially when a man is found dead with the ransom money still in his possession. When a second schoolgirl is taken, Kay's worst fears are realized.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid Police Procedural Makes the Mark

    • By MarisaReads on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Will to Live

    • Detective Kay Hunter, Book 2
    • By: Rachel Amphlett
    • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    When a packed commuter train runs over a body on a stretch of track known to locals as "Suicide Mile", it soon transpires that the man was a victim of a calculated murder. As the investigation evolves and a pattern of murders is uncovered, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter realizes the railway's recent reputation may be the work of a brutal serial killer. With a backlog of cold cases to investigate and attempting to uncover who is behind a professional vendetta against her, Kay must keep one step ahead of both the killer and her own adversaries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Truth Will Out!

    • By MarisaReads on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • One to Watch

    • A Detective Kay Hunter Novel, Book 3
    • By: Rachel Amphlett
    • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Sophie Whittaker shared a terrifying secret. Hours later, she was dead. Detective Kay Hunter and her colleagues are shocked by the vicious murder of a teenage girl at a private party in the Kentish countryside. A tangled web of dark secrets is exposed as twisted motives point to a history of greed and corruption within the tight-knit community.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • One to Watch is One to Listen To

    • By MarisaReads on 12-06-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • Hell to Pay

    • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller, Volume 4
    • By: Rachel Amphlett
    • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
    • Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    When a road traffic accident on a dark autumn night uncovers a disturbing conspiracy, Detective Sergeant Kay Hunter's investigation exposes a ruthless serial killer exploiting vulnerable young women. With her enemies unmasked and her career spiraling out of control, Kay's determination to seek vengeance for the victims brings her dangerously close to those who want to silence her. Undeterred, she uncovers the real reason behind a plot to destroy her career and sets in motion a terrifying chain of events.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great addition to this series

    • By DabOfDarkness on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 5

    • Call to Arms

    • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller
    • By: Rachel Amphlett
    • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Kay Hunter has survived a vicious attack at the hands of one of the country's most evil serial killers. Returning to work after an enforced absence to recover, she discovers she wasn't the only victim of that investigation. DI Devon Sharp remains suspended from duties, and the team is in turmoil. Determined to prove herself once more and clear his name, Kay undertakes to solve a cold case that links Sharp to his accuser. But as she gets closer to the truth, she realizes her inquiries could do more harm than good.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series keeps giving and giving

    • By DabOfDarkness on 06-12-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 6

    • Gone to Ground

    • A Detective Kay Hunter Crime Thriller
    • By: Rachel Amphlett
    • Narrated by: Alison Campbell
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    While attending a crime scene on the outskirts of Maidstone, DI Kay Hunter makes a shocking discovery. The victim has been brutally cut to pieces, his identity unknown. When more body parts start turning up in the Kentish countryside, Kay realises the disturbing truth - a serial killer is at large and must be stopped at all costs. With no motive for the murders and a killer who has gone undetected until now, Kay and her team of detectives must work fast to calm a terrified local population and a scornful media. When a third victim is found, her investigation grows more complicated.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Full of suspense

    • By Benjamin Thomas on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $19.95