Evo by Diane May – book review and giveaway

I have received a free e-copy of the book Evo by Diane May to review. For more information on the author, you may see her website.

Evo by Diane May

Here is the book blurb.

Livio Marchiori, a legendary homicide detective with the highest rate of solved cases in Verona, is faced with The Hypnotist, a serial killer whose modus operandi borders the supernatural and who is as elusive as a ghost. He never touches his victims and he leaves no evidence behind, except for the pen drive showing a dark figure who has the ability to hypnotize people to death…their own.

The more Marchiori digs, the less he finds while the city is on edge with the mayor and the press putting pressure on the police. And when The Hypnotist threatens to kill the love of his life, the chief medical examiner, Marchiori knows that he is quickly running out of time.

So when Captain Victor Miller from Interpol walks into town, Marchiori is more than happy to partner again with the man who two years ago helped him put an entire mafia clan behind bars. But Miller has his own agenda and Marchiori soon discovers that there is more to this than meets the eye, an entire thread of things way beyond his pay grade – secret experiments, dastardly research, and the most terrifying threat humanity has to face.

And just when Marchiori thinks the situation can’t get any worse than this, he finds out that Miller isn’t what he claims to be.

Feeling at the end of his tether and not knowing who to trust anymore, Marchiori begins a race against time to save both the woman he loves and millions of people from dying.

EVO is a gripping serial killer thriller with a shocking twist that will keep you awake until the first light of dawn.

The story starts with a flashback 20 years ago when CIA agent John Blake discovered that illegal genetic experiments had been performed on his young daughter Maya during IVF. Is this why she has special abilities? However there is a chilling note at the end of the file saying “Maya Blake and Christian Brent – test results positive. Terminate her”. He’s not going to let that happen but how?

Fast forward to the present day and there is a serial killer in Verona, seemingly murdering by hypnotism. Detective Captain Marchiori is investigating the case. Meanwhile Maya now lives in Verona too and one day trying to thwart a thief, she bumps into a gorgeous stranger, Christian Brent. By a twist of fate, Chris is dating Maya’s best friend Sara. A huge argument, another murder and a disappearance, followed by a trip to Africa. What is going on?

And then Captain Victor Miller from Interpol arrives on the scene, aka Maya’s ex fiancé, Alex. Who is he really and what is his agenda?

There is much much more to come in this story. It had me on the edge of my seat.

Evo is available on Amazon, currently priced at £4.99 in Kindle format. A thrilling read with a fantastically woven storyline.

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Disclosure.  This post is a review of an e-book I was sent for free.  All opinions are my own.

29 thoughts on “Evo by Diane May – book review and giveaway

  1. Diane May

    Thank you, Claire, for a great review and a very well organized giveaway! You’re amazing and I’ve really enjoyed working with you. I’m currently working on my second novel now, the first book in the Verona Police Detective Kate Martini series, and I hope you’ll agree to review it and host a giveaway for it when it comes out. Thanks again for everything!

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  2. Anneka Avery

    My favourite book of 2018 was the Hellequin Chronicles by Steve McHugh it was a urban fantasy book which is not my usual genre and I throughly enjoyed it. I would absolutely love to try this out! I have so many questions in my mind about the book and the mysteries left to unravel!

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  3. Laura Lee - Comp

    All time fav read is the green mile – I loved the film but the book blew it out of the water. Thanks for the chance of this one it looks really good

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Margaret Gallagher

    Chris Carter is the first author that has excited me for years ( reading wise !!!!)
    Will CERTAINLY be looking at Diannes books – I’m intrigued- thanks for the introduction

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  5. shelllouiseblog

    I don’t think I could pick my all-time best read because I’ve enjoyed so many books. One that sticks in my mind from my childhood is the Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. lapsapchung

    I notice that Jane Doe is listed on her “to-read” list. I would urge her to get on and read it, it’s such an unusual and gripping story.
    Jane Willis



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