Scarecrow (Danny Sanchez, #1)

Scarecrow (Danny Sanchez, #1)

?You?ve displeased me. You things always do. Now it?s time for us to part.? He watched, expressionless, as the thing raised a feeble arm; then he released a handle on the winch. The thing slumped, disappeared into the foot wide gap between the walls. He turned to the pile of loose bricks, looking for his trowel... ? from Scarecrow When Danny Sanchez, a hard-bitten journalis ?You?ve displeased me. You things always do. Now it?s time for us to part.? He watched, expressio...

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Title:Scarecrow (Danny Sanchez, #1)
Author:Matthew Pritchard
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:1907773606
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Scarecrow (Danny Sanchez, #1) Reviews

  • Jennifer (JC-S)
    Dec 19, 2018
    ?How could that be? Fifteen years later and here was another body, exactly the same.? Danny Sanchez, a journalist working in Spain, is covering the judicial demolition of a villa belonging to Arthur and Peggy Cooke, an ex-patriate British couple in the Almerķa province of Spain...
  • Alfred Nobile
    Feb 18, 2019
    This was a dark gritty thriller. Set mostly in southern Spain, it sees investigative journalist Danny Sanchez, working and living in Spain involved in a story that concerns the discovery of bodies. All of which bear striking similarities to murders attributed to the Scarecrow killer wh...
  • Charlene
    Dec 12, 2018
    Scarecrow is a well-written, gripping novel - not for the faint hearted! The author?s physical descriptions of the characters brought them to life in my imagination and his ability to describe the depths of depravity some are capable of left me horrified and gasping for breath. This ...
  • Nathan Robinson
    Nov 01, 2013
    Scarecrow by Matthew Pritchard Published by Salt Publishing. ?When Danny Sanchez, a hard-bitten journalist working in the Almeria region of Spain is sent to cover the demolition of the home of a retired expat couple, he lands a much bigger ? and more grisly ? story than he barg...
  • Clare
    Feb 06, 2019
    I thoroughly enjoyed this and read it over two days, not actually wanting to put it down! Danny Sanchez is a reporter working in Spain for an ex-Pats newspaper, and by chance finds himself investigating a murder. It?s paced really well, it isn?t bogged down in detail - but there ...
  • Matt
    Dec 10, 2018
    First and foremost, a large thank you to Matthew Pritchard and Sapere Books for providing me with a copy of this publication, which allows me to provide you with an unbiased review. When the publisher asked me to read this piece, I was taken in by the description provided on the dus...
  • Gavin Gates
    Feb 15, 2014
    Scarecrow is the debut novel by Matthew Pritchard, credit where credit is due, you would never know that this is his first, a crime thriller, with a really heavy leaning on the thriller part, Scarecrow is absolutely gripping from the off through to the end, Pritchard confidently does n...
  • Darren
    Dec 07, 2018
    I enjoyed reading this book. I got it as a arc e book from net galley. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. I hope to read more books by this author. ...
  • Jen
    Mar 29, 2017
    After reading Matthew Pritchard's Stolen Lives (a suspenseful mystery based on Spain's baby trafficking scandal), I found Kindle Unlimited offered Pritchard's Scarecrow, the first in the Danny Sanchez novels. It turned out to be a serial killer plot that was gruesome, but suspenseful. ...
  • Karolyn
    Dec 19, 2018
    A thoroughly enjoyable read, I loved this book, full of investigate journalism to find a story after an dead body is found in a villa that is being demolished in Spain. Danny Sanchez is a likeable character. He has been doing a story on the villa's under threat of demolish where he ...
  • Graham McGhie
    Dec 16, 2018
    A page turner! First in a new gripping thriller series: A crime thriller from a different perspective: that of a journalist. Danny Sanchez is a young reporter with a Spanish Newspaper. He?s bilingual: English and Spanish having been brought up in England. A mutilated body is disco...
  • Linda Strong
    Feb 14, 2019
    SCARECROW introduces Danny Sanchez, a journalist living and working in Spain. He's been sent, along with a photographer, to report on the demolition of the home of an ex-pat, generally a routine undertaking. But Danny sees something that leads to a story beyond belief. Before all th...
  • Ann-Marie
    Dec 13, 2018
    Action from the start Overall, a very enjoyable book. Danny Sanchez, a reporter for a local ex-pat newspaper, is attending the demolition of the home owned by an English couple when a dead body is found hidden within the walls of the house. Chillingly, something about the body reminds...
  • Haydn Pope
    Dec 13, 2018
    Not my genre, but I really enjoyed the novel despite the rather awful subject matter. All through the book the situations Danny found himself in we?re just ordinary situations that basically did not require violence and shooting together out of. He used reason. Danny?s trip to Bri...
  • Helga
    Jan 02, 2019
    4.5 Danny Sanchez, a perceptive and sharp journalist is covering the story of a house which is in the process of being demolished. But when a body is found buried inside one of the walls, the simple task of writing a report turns to an investigation, which would take him back to dec...
  • Elisa
    Dec 14, 2018
    Intriguing, suspenseful and insightful, Scarecrow is an unpredictable thriller that held my attention and didn?t let go. The funny thing is that I lived in Andalusia for decades and Matthew Pritchard really seems to get its culture, traditions and quirks. He applies his keen journali...
  • David Beckler
    Jan 11, 2019
    Excellent new crime series Danny Sanchez is an interesting addition to the ?detective? genre. As a reporter for a local paper in Almeria his presence isn?t welcomed by either the local or the UK police. Consequently he has to resort to subterfuge in order to carry out an investi...
  • Tricia Cunningham
    Jan 06, 2019
    Though not usually a fan of serial killer plots, I was attracted by the idea of a main character being an investigative journalist. I'm very glad I went for it as I think I've found a new author. The author's real life experience makes the Danny Sanchez character all the more interesti...
  • Sue Roselle
    Dec 16, 2018
    Meet Danny Sanchez of Book One of the Danny Sanchez Crime Thrillers by Matthew Pritchard. Danny is an investigative journalist located in southeastern Spain. Just as the local paper is faltering, victims of a probable serial killer surface. Very odd disposal locations and signature evi...
  • Kaisu
    Feb 25, 2017
    Inhaltlich top! Aber der Schreibstil hat mich nicht vom Hocker gehaun, obs an der Übersetzung lag oder wirklich so stockend ist, kann ich nicht beurteilen. ...
  • Faouzia
    Dec 17, 2018
    I would like to thank Sapere books and the Author for a free copy of this book in exchange of an honest review. 4,5 Stars rounded to 5 Stars. This book was a very agreeable surprise after hitting a rather long slump with thrillers lately. Danny Sanchez, a journalist half britis...
  • Jackie Roche
    Apr 03, 2017
    I would like to thank NetGalley and Endeavour Press for giving me the opportunity to read this which I voluntarily reviewed. This is the first book I've read by Mr Pritchard but I'll definitely be reading more. I was drawn to this book primarily because of the locations, Spain and En...
  • Billie Wichkan
    Dec 12, 2018
    Riveting read For a debut novel ... this is a real page turner! Pritchard has done an excellent job with the characters; great lead character with lots of layers to him and the "villain" of the story is expertly crafted and not revealed until the final moments!! Will keep you on ...
  • Abby Slater- Fairbrother
    Feb 26, 2017
    This novel is not for the faint hearted, I repeat definitely, not for the faint hearted! The novel is of the crime genre but it is extremely dark & edgy. It reminded me in a way of The Poet by Michael Connelly but the author gives it his own unique stamp! The novel opens & w...
  • Lou
    Dec 12, 2018
    Scarecrow, the first novel to feature tough-as-nails journalist Danny Sanchez, is nothing less than a superb thriller, far superior to many I have experienced. The plot has many different facets to it - a sick and twisted serial killer, amazing character development and taut, fast-movi...
  • peggy
    Dec 10, 2018
    WOW WOW WOW!!!! This is a new author for me and OMG what a read. Danny Sanchez is a journalist and while in England he covered the Scarecrow killings a set of grisly murders where young men are tortured, castrated and their faces made up using gaudy makeup. The killer was caught and ...
  • Elaine Tomasso
    Dec 11, 2018
    I would like to thank Netgalley and Sapere Books for an advance copy of Scarecrow, the first thriller to feature Almerķa based journalist Danny Sanchez. When a house demolition uncovers a mutilated corpse it reminds Danny of the first big case he covered as a journalist in 1995 whe...
  • lizzie
    Feb 15, 2019
    Scarecrow by Matthew Pritchard I really did enjoy this book very much. It's my first time reading anything by Matthew Pritchard, and he's certainly now in my "must read more by this author" list. I am looking forward to reading g his second book in the Danny Sanchez series. The ...
  • Rose Weiss
    Dec 08, 2018
    Danny Sanchez is a journalist who covers the demolition of a house in Spain. . And during this unjustified and cruel destruction of a couples home by the govt anise is discovered hidden in the wall. Sanchez recognizes something familiar between the condition of this body and something ...
  • Julie Lacey
    Dec 11, 2018
    This is a gritty crime thriller which is different in that the person investigating the crimes, is a journalist. Danny Sanchez moved to Spain several years ago but when a body is discovered buried in the walls of a house, he starts to suspect the murder is linked to a case he worked ...