Cold Heart - Blog Tour

#BlogBlitz #ColdHeart @StephenEdger @bookouture @nholten40

A cold hearted killer, a missing girl, Detective Kate Matthews is being sent a deadly message, can the crimes be solved before there’s more victims.


Title: Cold Heart

Author: Stephen Edger

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It has been a week since anyone last saw fifteen-year-old Daisy, after she left her best friend’s house and started her short walk home. Detective Kate Matthews and her team have been looking for her ever since.

When a tip-off leads Kate to a disused gymnasium at Daisy’s school, she is shocked to find evidence linking to the murder of a different girl.

Working the two cases side by side, Kate’s blood runs cold when a gift-wrapped box containing a human heart is delivered to her at the station. The heart belongs to yet another unknown victim, but the message is clear: there will be more, and Daisy could be one of them.

When activity on Daisy’s Facebook account indicates she is still alive, the race is on for Kate and her team. Will Daisy be the killer’s next victim? Is Kate prepared to risk everything to stop another innocent life from being taken?

This absolutely unputdownable crime thriller will have fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Rachel Abbott biting their nails long after the final twist has sunk in.


How can it be possible that an author of Stephen’s calibre can keep on pulling the proverbial rabbit out of the hat with every new book, Cold Heart is an exceptional read which just gets better and better the more pages you turn.

First and foremost for me the biggest thing that grabbed me about the third book in the series was the title. Now, Cold Heart just the sound of the words tripping off your tongue is utterly spine-chilling, and to cap it off before I got to the synopsis was the too die for cover design. Stephen, on the whole the manifestation of the cover, the title and the synopsis grabbed me full force and never let me go until the very last page leaving a void I need to fill, so hurry on with Book Four.

Okay lets get to grips with Cold Heart, the plotline surrounds the disappearance of Daisy, a young teenage girl, who nobody has seen since leaving her friends house. A week passes and no sightings, then Detective Kate Matthews is called upon to investigate a suspicious incident in the school which Daisy attended, the discovery of a mutilated foot in amongst a bloodbath. Initial findings progress and the origin of the foot is established to be from another young girl, not Daisy, so what is the killer trying to convey.

Now Detective Matthews has two cases running simultaneously, a murderous event and a young girl vanished without a trace is Daisy in danger, is it too late, can Kate save Daisy. The attraction drawn by the killer is paramount when a gift is left in the station for Kate, what is the killer trying to portray, what is the angle they perceive to hold, do they want the victims families attention, or is there a darker reason to the deaths, most of all will there be more.

For all this the third in the series of Detective Kate Matthews, there is so much more to be built on. The relationship between Kate and her daughter is something I definitely would love to read more about, it would certainly bring more of her character to the forefront, not just her work ethic but what makes Kate tick maternally and how it is injected into her work/personal life.

I’ll tell you this, Stephen had me questioning myself several times over, no matter how many times I flipped the clues, crossed the lines and joined the dots I was nowhere near a satisfactory conclusion, Stephen defeated me I never saw the end coming, just the way it like it.

Overall if I was to describe the whole book from beginning to end it would:

You Seek Them Here,

You Seek Them There,

You Seek Them Clues Everywhere,

Is The End Heaven Or Hell,

It’s A Cold Heart And I Just Won’t Tell.

My thanks go to Stephen Edger, Bookouture and Noelle Holten for an advanced readers copy of Cold Heart to read in exchanged for an honest review, it was my pleasure to read Cold Heart and be part of the Blog Blitz curtesy of an invite by Noelle, thank you.

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Author Bio

Stephen Edger is a British crime writer, who has been writing since 2010. In that time he has written and published eleven novels, and five short stories. He writes mysteries and thrillers focused on crime.

Stephen was born in the north-east of England, grew up in London, but has lived in Southampton since attending university in the year 2000. Stephen works in the financial industry, and uses his insider knowledge to create the plots of his books. He also has a law degree, which gives him a good understanding of the inner workings of the UK justice system.

Stephen is married, and has two children, and two dogs. He is passionate about reading and writing, and cites Simon Kernick and John Grisham as major influences on his writing style.

Author Social Media Links:
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Website: https://www.stephenedger.com/




#BlogTour #The Babysitter @SherylBrowne @bookouture @KimTheBookworm

A position of TRUST, your CHILDREN, are they SAFE.



Title: The Babysitter: A gripping psychological thriller with edge of your seat suspense.

Author: Sheryl Browne

Publisher: Bookouture

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon USKobo


You trust her with your family. Would you trust her with your life?

Mark and Melissa Cain are thrilled to have found Jade, a babysitter who is brilliant with their young children. Having seen her own house burn to the ground, Jade needs them as much as they need her. Moving Jade into the family home can only be a good thing, can’t it?

As Mark works long hours as a police officer and Melissa struggles with running a business, the family become ever more reliant on their babysitter, who is only too happy to help. And as Melissa begins to slip into depression, it’s Jade who is left picking up the pieces.

But Mark soon notices things aren’t quite as they seem. Things at home feel wrong, and as Mark begins to investigate their seemingly perfect sitter, what he discovers shocks him to his core. He’s met Jade before. And now he suspects he might know what she wants …

Mark is in a race against time to protect his family. But what will he find as he goes back to his family home?

If you loved reading The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister, you’ll love the suspense of The Babysitter. This unputdownable read will have you turning the pages until way after dark.


The Babysitter by Sheryl Browne, OMG, OMG what an emotive psychological thriller.

Why Sheryl, why did you do it, that bloody prologue, a huge sucker punch to the gut hauling my thoughts through a series of emotions even before I hit the first chapter. A taster of what was to come.

Jade is a young woman who has recently moved into the cottage next door to the Cain family. An unfortunate incident occurs when Jades house burns down, now homeless Jade is offered a place to stay with Mel & Mark. Upon accepting Jade becomes the live-in Babysitter to baby Evie and seven year old Poppy and all seems to be going well, until Mel starts to show signs of depression. Mel struggles to complete daily tasks for her children and Jade begins to take control and becomes closer to Mark, is it all a coincidence or is something sinister going on.

Jade as a character has been portrayed as a master manipulator intent on destroying Mel’s family to gain a new family, Mel’s family. Jade is evil personified, compounded by her thoughts which we are privy to when she is plotting her next moves. If I am honest I did feel a little sorry for Jade but also horrified when the discover of Jades past became known.

Mel & Mark are characteristic of a normal family who have there ups and down, they have suffered a loss in the past, struggled to gain control of their lives but have become a strong family unit. With this in mind I wondered how Mel managed to appear so unconnected with what was happening around her, at times I felt like screaming at the book ‘open yours eyes, can you not see’. I know depression and anxiety can cause major issues with your mental health, the vulnerability of Mel actually switched on my head like a light bulb, this could be me.

I envisioned Mark as a strong but gentle character who would do anything for his family, the policeman in him yearns for him to protect, to protect his family and Jade has become part of that family. Mark I would say is more blinkered than anyone other character in the book, for being a policeman he can’t seem to grasp what’s right under his nose, but is that an intentional trait or is in part because of Jade.

I don’t know how Sheryl does it but the chill surging through my veins, the haunting adrenaline bound tension, wrenched my heart with fear and sadness, hurtling my thoughts around and around. It was futile to try and stop reading.

I would like to thank Bookouture, Sheryl Browne and Kim Nash for the opportunity to be part of the Blog tour for The Babysitter, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the advanced readers copy, all my opinion’s of The Babysitter are my own and totally unbiased.


Author Bio

Sheryl Browne brings you powerful psychological thriller and contemporary fiction. SheryI’s latest psychological thriller THE BABYSITTER – the first of a three-book deal – comes to you from fabulous BOOKOUTURE. A member of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association, and previously writing for award winning Choc Lit, Sheryl has several books published and two short stories in Birmingham City University anthologies, where she completed her MA in Creative Writing.

So why does Sheryl write in two genres? Quoting E. L. Doctorow, Sheryl says: “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can only see as far as your headlights…” This she thinks sums up a writer’s journey, you never quite know where you are going until you get there. You might start with an outline, but a strong character will always divert from the plot. If Sheryl’s not sure where a character is going, she simply has to trust him to show her the way. Plus, according to one reviewer, she also has a scary insight into the mind of a psychopath.

Please do find out more about Sheryl at www.sherylbrowne.com
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#BlogBlitz #TheVisitor @KimLSlater @bookouture @KimTheBookworm

We all like to have a Visitor, What if The Visitor is a stranger, What if The Visitor has a secret, Would you welcome The Visitor. Open the doors wide and let The Visitor in.


The Visitor: A psychological thriller with a breath-taking twist

Author: K.L. Slater

Published: March 2nd 2018 by Bookouture

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon US


He’ll make sure she never wants to leave…

Holly never thought she’d move back to her home town, but then something terrible happened. She doesn’t know if she can recover. But she knows she can never tell another soul.

People say her neighbour, David, is “different”. He doesn’t go out much, and never after dark. But in David Holly finds just what she needs: a friend. Someone who’s always there.

No one knows Holly’s secret, or where she lives. She has left the past behind. She is sure of it. So why does she feel as though she’s in terrible danger?

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller, from the bestselling author of Blink and The Mistake. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Couple Next Door.


The Visitor a newly published psychological thriller by author K.L. Slater, now where to start. I’m sure Kim strategically placed The Visitor on my kindle because she knew I had a terrible infatuation for psychological thrillers that dig into the very depths of your consciousness. Okay lets dig in there, lay it all out and get this review on the road.

There are three main characters in The Visitor, Holly, David and Cora, alternating between each one, telling their story, each keeping secrets, can they be trusted.

Holly, a young woman has returned to her hometown after fleeing ten years previously. Holly has secrets, what is she running from or to, what has Holly experienced that she needs to hide in plain sight. As the story unfolds, snippets of Holly’s past materialises and the tension of feeling watched increases, but who is watching who and why?

David a shy retiring man with anxiety issues still stays at home with his mother, he  befriends Holly when she moves in next door and begins work with the same company as him. There is something about David a hidden past, an incident that everyone has hushed up and nobody talks about, will his ‘neighbourhood hobby’ be his downfall.

Cora an elderly woman has taken pity on Holly, inviting her to stay in her home while she finds her feet. Cora has troubles of her own seemingly innocent memory lapses but can Cora be trusted.

Could I possibly be deceived, did Kim weave a suspenseful twist that threw me in a totally different direction?

Yes Kim Did! Am I still reeling from the ending, Yes I Am!

The Visitor compounded every ounce of fibre in my body with a tangle of suspicions and a relentless parody of theories parading through my mind. As my mind aches with the tension and twists, mulling over the ending, my crushing thought is I’m finished, when’s the next, hurry Kim I’ll wait with anticipation.

Thanks go to K.L. Slater, Bookouture and Kim Nash for the opportunity to read an advanced readers copy of this very soul seeping psychological thriller The Visitor in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio

Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar’, ‘The Mistake’ and ‘The Visitor.’

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected a stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairy-tale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.

She also writes award-winning YA fiction for Macmillan Children’s Books, writing as Kim Slater.

Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author




#BlogTour THE PACT by S.E. LYNES


#BlogTour #ThePact @SELynesAuthor @bookouture @KimTheBookworm

A Promise, A Pact, It Could Destroy


Book: The Pact

Author: S.E. Lynes

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date: 27th February 2018

Available to Buy: Amazon UKAmazon US


You made a promise to your sister. It could destroy your daughter.

The Daughter
15-year-old Rosie lies in hospital fighting for her life. She’s trying to tell her mother what happened to her, and how she got there, but she can’t speak the words out loud.

The Mother
Rosie’s mother Toni has a secret. She had a traumatic childhood, and she and her sister Bridget made each other a promise thirty years ago: that they could never speak the truth about what they went through as children, and that they would protect each other without asking for help from others, no matter what…

Rosie was Toni’s second chance to get things right: a happy, talented girl with her whole life ahead of her. Having lost her husband in a tragic accident, Toni has dedicated her life to keeping Rosie safe from harm.

But Rosie has plans that her mother doesn’t know about. She has dreams and ambitions – of love, of a career, of a life beyond the sheltered existence that her mother has created for her. But the secrets Rosie has been keeping have now put her life in danger.

The Pact
In order to save Rosie, Toni may have to break her lifelong promise to her sister… and open doors to her past she hoped would remain closed forever.

The Pact is a chilling psychological thriller about the lies we will tell to save our children. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Apple Tree Yard and The Sister.

My Review

The Pact, newly published by author S.E. Lynes, a sound smouldering ember of a psychological thriller, carrying a warm glow and radiant heat as I progressed through the pages discovering all about The Pact, The Promise, The Secret that could Destroy.

Two sisters, Bridget and Toni, a promise made, a pact, never to disclose their childhood experiences, and to protect themselves at all costs.

Rosie, Toni’s daughter is a typical 15 year old teenager, testing boundaries, secretive, seeking independence but Rosie shows her naivety where social media is concerned, is this due to Toni and how over-protective she is of her daughter. Social media has played the part in the hospitalisation of Rosie, now in a coma we learn through Rosie’s thoughts as she fights to gain consciousness and tell her story to her mother.

Toni an over-protective mother who will do anything to protect her child from harm, has Toni went to far, shielding Rosie from the perils and pitfalls of the internet, Toni has in effect pushed her daughter to become secretive where she hides her social media footprints, Rosie wants to be like the other teenagers.

Bridget is Rosie’s aunt almost the voice of reason, the person who tries to mediate between Toni and Rosie, ultimately The Pact comes between them, the promise they gave to each other to protect themselves and Rosie.

The Pact is destroying the family.

The multiple layers engulfing each character was peeled back slowly, tantalising teasing the more I read, the point of view of each character portrays from the past and the present adding to the tension. What I would say is its best to take the time to read The Pact, concentration is a key factor, find a quiet place, put your feet up and enjoy.

The Pact is an exceptional psychological thriller, slowly building with a damn good twist at the end.

Thanks to Bookouture, S.E. Lynes and Kim Nash for the opportunity to be involved in the Blog Tour for The Pact, I appreciate the advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


Author Bio

After graduating from Leeds University, S E Lynes lived in London before moving to Aberdeen to be with her husband. In Aberdeen, she worked as a producer at BBC Radio Scotland before moving with her husband and two young children to Rome. There, she began to write while her children attended nursery. After the birth of her third child and upon her return to the UK, she gained an MA in Creative Writing from Kingston University. She now combines writing with lecturing at Richmond Adult Community College and bringing up her three children. She lives in Teddington.







100 Posts and 1st Year Blog Anniversary

its my first year blog anniversary

I can’t believe its been a year since I started my very own blog and I’ve also managed to post 100 times and that’s an achievement in itself.

I remember discussing blogging with Shell Baker and Llainy Swanson over on the Crime Book Club’s Facebook Page, I admired what they had accomplished over the years blogging and I am very grateful for the input which they gave me, Shell and Llainy gave me the push to try something different, to combine two things I love, Books and Writing.

So to Shell and Llainy a massive Thank You for your support xx

I know my taste and style of writing reviews aren’t everyone’s cup of tea but I always had a flair to write very descriptively even as a child going through school, but there is also the down side to this, I can ramble on abit, but I hope it doesn’t put everyone off too much.

Time To Start At The Beginning

I’m going to look at where it all started, the first book I read and reviewed on my blog was by a fantastic author David McCaffrey where I reviewed Hellbound his debut novel surrounding The Tally Man, then onto his second book a novella In Extremis. David’s style of writing really appealed to me and I still would highly recommend David’s books. Review Here

Gradually I built friendships with readers and authors alike and a lovely lady who effectively took me under her wing and allowed me to read a couple of her books was Sheryl Browne. The DI Matthew Adams series, a strong, loveable man who has had his fair share of drama in his life, want to know more about After She’s Gone Review Here and Sins Of The Father Review Here.

Thank You Sheryl Browne xx

General reading and reviewing was my starting point before I discovered Blog Tours/Blitz’s and Cover Reveals. OMG that’s when the fun began. Compulsory to have a diary… check, don’t overload myself mmmm, failed on that haha but its a learning curve after all. For every Blog Tour I have been part of, it wouldn’t have been possible without the belief of Sarah Hardy from Bloodhound Books who gave me my first opportunity to read and review A Deadly Game by Joanne Griffiths for the Blog Tour, Review Here.

Thank You Sarah Hardy xx

I have had the pleasure of being invited to do some Blog Tours for Jill Burkinshaw, from Books n All Book Promotions for the publisher Joffe, I loved the book parties set up by Jill for publications of new books, where I became part of The Crazies. I may not be dropping in as much but I still have good friends courtesy of Jill, Joy Ellis, Simon Leonard, Steward Giles, Beverly Ann Hopper, Charlie Gallagher, just some of The Crazies.

Thanks Jill and The Crazies xx

Eventually I managed to stumble across Noelle Holten and Kim Nash at Bookouture, discovering more new authors and books to read with the added bonus of being able to be part of their Blog Tours. I have had a loads of great books to read and review from Kim and Noelle and I hope to continue, that’s if they can put up with me hahaha.

Thank you Kim and Noelle xx

So its only fitting as the 100th post its a Blog Blitz for Bloodhound Books, courtesy of Sarah Hardy, after all this is where my journey on Blog Tours first began. So to end my day of celebration my review of the psychological thriller White Is The Coldest Colour by John Nicholl, Review Here.

I would like to thank everyone who has helped me over the year to become a Book Blogger, thanks to my followers, my friends and to the authors who’s books I couldn’t review if you didn’t write them. 

Time To Start At The Beginning (1)







@Bloodhoundbook @nichol06 #WhiteIsTheColdestColour

If You See Something, Say something, 

If You Think It, Report It.

The harsh reality of the taboo subject of child abuse is simply that a Taboo, we as a nation fear the repercussions our actions may have on our own lives, without any regard for the children involved.

Maybe having a read of John Nicholls White Is The Coldest Colour will change some peoples minds, even if its only one.



Be careful who you trust…

The Mailer family is oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP, following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage.

Fifty-eight-year-old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile, employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters.

When Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.

But can Anthony be saved before it’s too late?

The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start.

It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.

Brilliantly gripping, White is the Coldest Colour will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-pounding and shocking conclusion.

Available to Buy

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White Is The Coldest Colour written by John Nicholl has a warning attached as it centres around the topic of child abuse, yes the subject matter is dark, but its a true fact its out there, John has written this book with a justifiable narrative that doesn’t glamourize the darkness but points starkly to the facts.

The Mailer family are suffering from a marital split, seven year old Anthony is suffering, the family GP has arrange for Anthony to go to a child guidance service. Dr. David Galbraith is the psychiatrist tasked with helping Anthony, but there is an ulterior motive, Galbraith wants Anthony, needs him and will do anything to have him.

Dr. Galbraith is a predator, immersed in a darkness that obsesses over young boys, a paedophile with a position in society where people trust him but its cover which allows him access to his needs.

White Is The Coldest Colour is a dark psychological thriller which John Nicholl covered a whole host of themes which are relevant to todays society. Johns previous careers in the Police and as a Child Protection Social Worker validates the authenticity of his research when developing the plotline for this psychological thriller.

I thank Sarah Hardy, Bloodhound Books and John Nicholl for an advanced readers copy of White Is The Coldest Colour to read in exchange for an honest review. An intense read that will hopefully gain more social awareness of child abuse and give us the insight to report if we suspect abuse.


Author Bio

John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, writes popular dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is happily married, lives in rural west Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire. A Cold Cold Heart, John’s sixth book, is published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018. John is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.

Author Links

Author website: http://www.johnnicholl.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john. nicholl.988

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/auth or/show/13795294.John_Nicholl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/nicholl06

Agent: http://tma-agency.com



#BlogTour BRING ME FLOWERS by D.K. HOOD @DKHood_Author @bookouture


Bring Me Flowers @DKHood_Author @bookouture

Author: D.K. Hood

Book: Bring Me Flowers: A gripping serial killer thriller with a shocking twist (Detectives Kane and Alton Book 2)
Publication Day: February 26th 2018

Amazon Link: myBook.to/BMFSocial


She didn’t know he was watching. Until it was too late.

She’d walked this path hundreds of times before, she knew every twist and turn. But today was different. She didn’t know someone was waiting for her, hidden away from view. She didn’t know this was the last time she’d walk this path.

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery.

With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town… until a second local girl is discovered.

Within days, Kate Bright, a school friend of Felicity’s, is found brutally murdered at the local swimming pool and once again, the killer has displayed his victim in a terrifying manner and left flowers at the scene.

The town is gripped with fear and Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, now know that the killer is living amongst them, and that he’s picking off school girls one by one. But they don’t know who is next on the list.

As the trail goes cold, Kane and Alton are forced to sit and wait for the killer to make his next move. But now he has a new victim in his sights, and he’s looking much closer to home …

If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.

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Aaaah the long awaited second book in the series surrounding Detective Alton and Kane, and by gawd its another stoater. I know a lot of you like to know if it can be read as a standalone, it could be but I think it would definitely be more beneficial to it read as part of the series.

After reading the first book I found that when transitioning over to Bring Me Flowers it was effortless even down to the introduction of new characters.

The discovery of a teenage girl posed upon rocks in a nearby beauty spot, no DNA present, nothing to identify the killer only a strange gesture of a bunch of wildflowers, what is the meaning behind them. Alton, Kane and the newest Deputy Wolfe are faced with the investigation into the death of Felicity Parker, before another death occurs, are they too late, is the trailing turning cold, are they prepared to wait for the killers next move.

D.K. Hood managed to incorporate the newest member of the sheriffs department easily into the team and I found it amazing the way they all gelled together without any sign of bitterness or rivalry over the reasons behind the relocation of all them to Black Rock Falls.

I couldn’t prevent myself from falling heavily into this book, the grim murders, the crime scenes, the killer, D.K. Hood had me captured and pinned in the plot, following the depraved mind of the killer, absorbing the evidence, try as I might to comprehend what was happening and why.

I would like to thank D.K. Hood, Bookouture and Noelle Holten for the opportunity to become part of the #BlogTour for Bring Me Flowers to read in exchange for an honest review.


Author Bio:

I’ve always had a wicked sense of humour, and was the kid who told the ghost stories around the campfire. I am lucky to have family all over the world and have spent many vacations in places from Paris France to Montana USA and Australia. I use the wonderful memories from these visits to enhance my stories.

My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’ll look forward to sharing many spine tingling stories with you.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ dkhoodauthor/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DKHood_ Author
Website: www.dkhood.com





‘Amazing story … gripping … you just can’t wait for more.’ Sean’s Book Reviews
‘WOW!!! I read this book in one sitting. The story was gripping and the ending was totally unexpected.’ Goodreads Reviewer

The floor was stone cold on her bare skin. Her heart pounded in her chest. ‘Not a soul knows where I am,’ she thought as she took in the darkness around her. And then she heard his footsteps…

When a body is found stuffed into a barrel at the local dump, covered in long red cuts, Detective Jenna Alton and her new deputy, David Kane, rush to the scene.

Nothing ever happens in the small town of Black Rock Falls, so Jenna believes the victim must be one of two recent missing persons, and she fears for the life of the other.

Both were strangers to the town, but there’s nothing else to link them. Jenna knows someone must have seen something, but no one’s talking; how well does she really know the people around her?

Then a disturbing clue makes Jenna suspect a connection with other disappearances in the town’s history. Just when she begins asking the right questions, she realises she’s being followed. Is she next on the killer’s list?

In a race against time, Jenna and David must unlock the dark secret at the heart of the town, before it’s too late…

A completely addictive detective thriller that will have you guessing right to the end. If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love Don’t Tell a Soul.

What people are saying about Don’t Tell a Soul:

‘This book is a CAN’T PUT IT DOWN. I loved every page.’ Consumer Reviewer

‘One word – amazing! Loved this book from start to finish! A suspenseful, edgy tale that grips you and doesn’t let go until the last page.’ Renita D’Silva

‘Riveting suspense and tense plot that will keep you reading until the end of the story. You will love this book …’ Consumer Reviewer

‘If I could give it more stars I would! I just did not want to put it down until I finished. So interesting, every detail just pulled you right into the story.’ Consumer Reviewer

‘Ooooh this book was good!! Definitely a book I’m going to be recommending – 5 stars from me!’ Donna’s Book Blog

‘This book was fantastic! It got me from page one and it didn’t let up until the very last page.’ Stardust Book Reviews

‘I was on the edge of my seat! I was up late turning pages and made sure to keep the lights on!’ Touch My Spine Book Reviews

‘I was riveted. And I simply had to know how it would all end.’ Goodreads Reviewer

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Holy hell does someone want to come and pick me up from the floor, Don’t Tell A Soul by D.K. Hood, this is the first in the series encompassing Detectives Alton and Kane.

This is my first encounter with D.K Hood and if I’m truthful I really should have grabbed this book a whole lot earlier, now I unashamedly volunteered to read the second book in the series before realising I hadn’t read the first, heyho we all make mistakes so to get the full effect of the Alton and Kane series I started from the beginning.

I was introduced to Sheriff Jenna Alton and Deputy Sheriff Kane and the thrill knowing these two characters held secrets, enticed me further into the book. It all starts when Kane is sanctioned to work as a Deputy Sheriff in a small town, Black Rock Falls, where his first encounter with Alton is precarious and its not exactly an easy welcome to the area.

The town of Black Rock Falls holds secrets, the locals hold secrets and the new law enforcement have secrets, how long before the secrets irrefutably collide and will it destroy what they have become.

Reading about Black Rock Falls it manifests in my imagination as an unequivocally normal town where nothing really happens, until a body is discovered in a barrel at the local dump. Alton and Kane discover that visitors to the area have disappeared, are they missing or have they just moved on, is there a reason for them to be targeted, how many more are in danger.

D.K. Hood managed to place my imagination on high alert, pivoting back and forth, gorging on my deep interest pertaining to Alton and Kane. There were nuggets from the past seeping through the pages, leaving me trying to formulate my own investigation of who exactly are Alton and Kane, maybe the next book in the series would tell me more.

Grit and determination festooned like a carnival parading through my mind as I tried to outwit D.K Hood and solve the crime before Alton and Kane, but it bubbled under the surface just out of my reach.

Its been a pleasure to read and review Don’t Tell A Soul, a fantastic new Detective Series which I will definitely continue to follow. The next book in the series is up for publication on 27th of February and I have a spot on the Blog Tour for Bring Me Flowers, so join me as we look once more at Alton and Kane.



Born in London U.K, I travelled extensively before settling in sunny Australia. My interest in the development of forensic science to solve crime goes back many years. I enjoy writing crime, mystery and thrillers. With many stories, waiting for me to write I’m looking forward to sharing many spine tingling stories with you.

Bookouture announced the signing of author D.K. Hood in a three book World rights deal for a new US-set crime series. Don’t Tell a Soul is the first book in a new crime series featuring Sheriff Jenna Alton and her deputy David Kane. It will be published in November 2017 with two more books following in 2018.

D.K. Hood is an active member of International Thriller Writers.




Next to Die - Blog Tour

#BlogBlitz #NextToDie @BreartonTJ @bookouture @nholten40

Lets share #booklove for TJ. Brearton and his new book Next To Die on this two day Blog Blitz with the added support of the amazing bloggers I have the pleasure to be part of there company.


Author: TJ Brearton

Book: Next To Die

Publication Day: February 16th 2018

Amazon Link: myBook.to/NTDSocial

Book Synopsis

Bobbi caught a glimpse of the car, saw the blood splashed across the front seats, and felt the nausea rise up. It should have been her who was working last night, not Harriet. It should have been her.

When a social worker is brutally murdered, Detectives Mike Nelson and Lena Overton are straight on the scene. But with a long list of potential suspects, can they work out who’s next before the killer strikes again?

It’s Lake Haven’s first murder in eighteen years, and the community is terrified – especially Bobbi, who was not only supposed to be on duty that night, but also has the same long dark hair as Harriet and drives the same blue car. Now Bobbi lives in constant fear that the murderer will be back for her…

When Mike and Lena make a link to a missing-persons case and uncover a wide-spread grudge against social services, they know they’re close to uncovering the killer – but can they connect the last few dots and stop him before he takes another victim?

An addictive, page-turning thriller that will keep you guessing to the very end. If you love Robert Dugoni, John Sandford or Karin Slaughter, Next to Die is for you.

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TJ. Brearton has written another phenomenal book in the North Country Series, number six titled Next To Die, I’ve read a couple of Brearton’s books but not a full series, I’m certainly going to look into more. Next To Die can easily be read as a standalone, there is plenty of back story to pick up and understand the inner workings of Detective Mike Nelson and his cohort Lena Overton.

Imagine a career that you settle into that no matter what you accomplish an enemy is made of you, that’s what Bobbi encounters in daily life as a social worker. A counterpart of Bobbi’s is brutally murdered and the police have the unenviable task of trawling through the past cases, trying to piece together the scenario which lead to Harriet’s death. Is it a case of mistaken identity as Bobbi was off sick and Harriet was covering for her, or is there more to it and is Bobbi next.

I quite liked Bobbi as a character I warmed to her easily, she is a bit apprehensive but also an open book when it comes to her mannerism, the anxiety she exudes is due to a past relationship but she has tried to put it behind her and carry on with her life. This has given her the strength to look to initiate a new relationship, but is her past catching up with her, is she being stalked.

Oh for the love of god Nelson needs a shake, hahaha…….. he can’t see what’s in front of his eyes, maybe he is blinded by his indecisions. I’m not going to say any more about it!

The characters even though there are quite a few are all portrayed in a way that you can easily digest which ones you will take a shine to and who you think deserves to receive the reception that befouls them. I certainly had my favourites.

Brearton opens a wormhole to a sequence of events which surrounds the social services in real life and in the narrative of Next To Die. The research pertaining to Next To Die is obvious in the way he perceives the situations a social worker can find themselves embroiled in, a lot of red tape and hoops to jump.

Next To Die is one story inside another, I tried as hard as I might to uncover the perpetuator in this police procedural, I failed, but I’m not the best detective out there, so Brearton lead me a merry dance that I was happy to participate in.

Thanks to TJ. Brearton for an amazing and unmissable police procedural in Next To Die, where I was given the chance to read an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest opinion. Thanks also to Bookouture and Noelle Holten for putting up with the mad ramblings of a book blogger.


Author Bio

T.J. Brearton is the author of thirteen published novels of crime fiction, including detective thrillers, police procedurals, psychological suspense, and one paranormal crime story. His eBooks have been best-sellers on the Amazon kindle fiction Top 100 list. He lives in the Adirondacks with his wife and three children where he writes full time.

Author Social Media Links
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/tjbreartonauthor/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/BreartonTJ
WEBSITE: http://tjbrearton.net/




#BlogTour #Captor @anitamayw @Bloodhoundbook @sarahhardy681

Thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour for Captor by Anita Waller, want a book which will capture your breath, your criminal imagination and a little tug at your heart, Captor is the one, a must read, highly recommended. Without further ado lets have a wee peak at the synopsis…


Book Synopsis

Liz Chambers is a devoted mother who works for a successful law firm. She has two children, a husband and a blossoming career. But behind closed doors, Liz is harbouring a secret that could destroy her life.

Then the unthinkable happens, and in a frenzied attack her young son is snatched from the home of the nanny charged with looking after him.

As Liz’s life unfolds, it becomes clear that someone is out for revenge.

Desperate to get her baby boy back, Liz must work out who is responsible for his kidnap, and why.

But as the body count begins to mount, Liz’s concern grows for the safety of her child.

Who has taken her baby?

And why is Captor so determined on revenge?

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Its that time again Anita Waller has produced another captivating read in her new book Captor, full of secrets, lies, adultery, child abduction, family issues, murder and REVENGE….. What more could you want to titillate and spark your desire for a sensational psychological read.

Liz’s child is abducted from her childminders home, is there someone out there who wants to destroy her life?

Liz harbours a secret which could destroy her family, will she have to reveal the secret to save her child, can she save her family?

All questions which need to be answered!

I followed the scent of the intricate labyrinth of deception and secrets, capturing the essence of fear and suspense, hoping and praying Liz would survive the harrowing ordeal and have her child returned. Liz on occasions seemed a little contrite, but I also found her belligerent at times, this possibly could have been due to the police investigation into her life. Even so, I felt that I actually connected with Liz in several ways, I empathised with her situation, wondering what would I do in her shoes, what would anyone else do, after all its your child.

Anita’s depiction of the characters, lead me to feel cautious and guarded about who was to blame, who could be the perpetrator, they all had aspects in there characterisations which I believed made them capable of abducting a child but boy was I dead wrong. Anita threw me for a loop, all the ducking and diving produced a electrifyingly first-class conclusion to a traumatic thriller.

I guarantee you will not be able to put Captor to rest until finished, jam packed and stacked with everything you could desire in a criminal  psychological thriller.

Thank you to Anita Waller for capturing my imagination and thoroughly enthralling my senses, it has been a pleasure to have been offered an advanced readers copy of Captor, to read and review with my own unbiased opinions. Also thanks to Bloodhound Books and Sarah Hardy for a damn good read, keep the fantastic books coming!


Author Bio

Anita Waller was born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire in 1946. She married Dave in 1967 and they have three adult children.

She began writing when she was around 8 years of age, writing ‘compositions’ at junior school that became books with chapters.

In 1995 she sent Beautiful to a publisher and as they reached the contract stage the publisher went into liquidation.

As a result, the book was consigned to the attic in dejected disgust but in 2013 it was dragged out again for an enforced complete re-type. The original was written on an Amstrad 8256 and the only thing that remained was one hard copy.

Anita is not a typist and it was painfully reworked over two years, submitted to Bloodhound Books who, within three days of reading it, offered her a contract. 31 August 2015 saw its release into the wide world.

Following the outstanding success of Beautiful, she began a sequel on 27 December 2015, finishing it on 19 March 2016. The new novel, Angel, was launched on 7 May 2016.

34 Days followed, with its launch in October 2016. This was a huge success, particularly in the United States. While this, her third book in the psychological thriller genre, was flying out in all directions, she began work on her fourth book.

Winterscroft was a change in genre. It is a supernatural tale, set in Castleton, Derbyshire, and its release date was February 2017.

While she was writing Winterscroft, it became very clear from reading reviews that a sequel to 34 days was needed, and she began work on that. Bloodhound Books launched Strategy, on 10 August, 2017.

So where next? Her new book, launching February 2018 and titled Captor, is a psychological thriller.

In her life away from the computer in the corner of her kitchen, she is a Sheffield Wednesday supporter with blue blood in her veins! The club was particularly helpful during the writing of 34 Days, as a couple of matches feature in the novel, along with Ross Wallace. Information was needed and they provided it.

Her genre is murder – necessary murder.


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www.amazon.co.uk/Beautiful-Ani ta-Waller-ebook/dp/B014RCH5WM/

www.amazon.co.uk/Angel-Anita-W aller-ebook/dp/B01DR4USZC/

34 Days:
www.amazon.co.uk/34-Days-Anita -Waller-ebook/dp/B01IP6YE0M/

www.amazon.co.uk/Winterscroft- Anita-Waller-ebook/dp/B06XMY3J D3/


www.amazon.co.uk/Strategy-Anit a-Waller-ebook/dp/B0748MRBT2/