#BlogBlitz NEXT TO DIE by TJ BREARTON

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#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.


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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.

Available to Buy

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my-review

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.


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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/

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#BlogTour CAPTOR by ANITA WALLER

BLOG BLITZ

#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…


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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?

Available to Buy

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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!


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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.

Links:

Amazon page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/r ef=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-ali as%3Daps&field-keywords=anita+ waller
Facebook page: @anitawaller2015
Website: http://anitamayw.wixsite.com/anitawaller
Twitter: @anitamayw

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

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

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

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

Strategy:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#BlogTour UNCONVICTED by OLLY JARVIS

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#BlogTour #Unconvicted @OllyJarviso @canelo_co  @ElliePilcher95

Its my pleasure to be part of the Blog Tour for the new Jack Kowalski Thriller, Unconvicted by Olly Jarvis, thank you Ellie for the opportunity to be part of the Tour.


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Synopsis

In a razor-sharp legal thriller, Jack Kowalski must win two challenging trials to save his reputation and his career.

Junior barrister Jack Kowalski is crushed. His client Timothy Smart appears to have committed a monstrous crime while on bail – a bail application Jack fought hard to win.

When a high-profile Polish footballer is charged with rape and demands a fellow countryman represent him, Jack must overcome his guilt and get back to work. Before long he takes on a second case, a GBH for instructing solicitor Lara Panassai, who Jack remains desperate to impress. But neither case is what it seems, and Jack will face an extraordinary uphill battle to see that justice is done…

The second Jack Kowalski novel, Unconvicted is a gripping courtroom drama written with the expert insight of a practicing criminal barrister, perfect for fans of William L. Myers, Deborah Hawkins, and Scott Turow.

Available to Buy

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Unconvicted by Olly Jarvis a thriller, with a sting in the tale there is a multitude of layers that are peeled back as Jack Kowalski (a Polish lawyer)commands several cases at once. Jack endeavours to close the cases but its proving difficult as they aren’t as clear cut as they seem.

Jack has found himself in an impenetrable situation where he is struggling to be part of the legal community, I’m unsure if this is because he has a conscience when fighting cases or something else. I wonder because I haven’t read the first book is this the reason why I don’t understand the behaviour of the law community, I shall be going back to read the very first to ascertain anything I may have missed.

For all my grumblings I really did enjoy the book, I’m not really one for reading very many court room dramas, I do have a bash, but they don’t always grab my attention, but Olly managed to keep my eyes pinned to the book and I look forward to reading many more.

Thank you to Canelo, Olly Jarvis and Ellie for an advanced readers copy of Unconvicted to read in exchanger for an honest review.


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Author Bio

Olly Jarvis is a writer and criminal defence barrister, originally from London but now working in Manchester. Drawing on his experiences, he writes both fiction and non-fiction with a particular understanding of the pressures and excitement of life in the courtroom. He wrote the highly acclaimed Radio 4 drama Judgement, and wrote and presented the BBC documentary Mum Knows Best. He is also the author of Death by Dangerous. Olly has two children and lives in Cheshire.

Author Social Media Links
Twitter: @OllyJarviso

#BlogTour THE LYING KIND by ALISON JAMES

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#BlogTour #TheMissingChild(detectiveRachelPrinceBook1) @AlisonJbooks @Bookouture @KimTheBookworm

Its with great delight that I am pleased to be part of the Blog Tour for The Lying Kind by Alison James, kindly invited by Kim Nash and Bookouture.

Well lets go and have a wee sneaky peek at the synopsis before I give my thoughts on The Lying Kind.


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Synopsis

The little girl stirred and opened her eyes. A light from the landing played a shadow across her toy cupboard. It was then she realised… There was someone else in the room.

Six-year-old Lola Jade Harper has gone missing from her bedroom on a safe, suburban street.

Her mother says her ex-husband has stolen their daughter. Lola’s father denies it was him.

Family, friends and neighbours all say they didn’t see a thing. But someone must know where the little girl is. Who is lying? And who is telling the truth?

Detective Rachel Prince knows the longer a child is unaccounted for, the less likely they are to be found alive.

The clock is ticking. It’s up to Rachel to find Lola Jade, before it’s too late.

And then another little girl is taken…

Truly addictive from start to finish, The Lying Kind is a nail-bitingly tense crime thriller by one of the best new voices in crime fiction. Perfect for fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Karin Slaughter.

Available to Buy

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The Lying Kind by Alison James, a brilliant first in the series surrounding Detective Rachel Prince. Alison has opened the door wide to enable the series to continue following Prince and her sidekick DS Brickall, there is so much history still to be discovered about Prince that I can’t possibly wait too long for the next in the series.

Alison opens The Lying Kind with the dramatic abduction of a child, Lola Jade Harper, Prince takes up the case as all leads seem to have become stagnant and Surrey police have slowed their investigation. There are several characters in the frame as suspects but no real evidence. Prince and Brickall battle to uncover the truth, separating the lies, hitting dead ends, to turn full circle and become embroiled in the deception again and again, will the truth ever come to light to what happened to Lola Jade……

The character of Detective Rachel Prince in my mind is portrayed as being slightly cold, with a pinch of heat. Prince certainly isn’t infallible proven by her lack of caution whilst following some leads. Even so Prince is likeable, due to her comic banter with Brickall, which in turn brings some light heartedness to some hard to swallow scenarios in the book. Now Brickall is a different kettle of fish, he is full of himself at times, he thinks he’s gods gift to women but even that backfires almost to the point he may have dangled himself on the wrong side of the law.

For all the misnomers in Prince and Brickall’s characters its hard not to see a connection between the two which make them the perfect partners, just the way I like it the rough with the smooth, a quintessential alliance.

A high profile investigation into a child abduction and I had a gut feeling that the case of abduction felt familiar and pointed me in the direction of a case that was in the public eye, in which each piece of evidence or suspect had inconsistencies, a flawed case. Did Alison intend to take me down that road of had my mind just wandered too far…..only the end will give you the answer.

Taking everything in to perspective, overall Alison has produced a fantastic new police procedural which is capable of expansion into many more investigations by Prince and Brickall and I look forward to hearing from Alison again very soon.

Thank you to Alison James, Bookouture and Kim Nash for an advanced readers copy of The Lying Kind which I have read and given an honest review.


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Author Bio

I was born in the Cotswolds but spent most of my formative years abroad. I studied languages at Oxford, then became a journalist and author, returning to university after my two children to take a law degree. After a three-year stint as a criminal paralegal, I worked as a commercial copywriter and then a TV storyliner, before coming full circle to write fiction again.

 

 

#BlogTour THE REUNION by SAMANTHA HAYES @bookouture

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#TheReunion @samhayes @bookouture

Its my greatest pleasure to be part of the Blog Tour for The Reunion by Samantha Hayes, published by Bookouture. I remember the day the Blog Tour post was put up online looking for reviewers/bloggers, with the synopsis read and the lure of the spine-chilling broken butterfly on the cover, I was never going to pass on this psychological thriller its a bloody belter.


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Book Description

They were all there the day your sister went missing.

Who is lying? Who is next?

THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.

Eleanor never came back.

NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.

When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…

If you loved Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this gripping psychological thriller packed full of twists and turns will be impossible to put down.

Available to Buy

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my-review

The Reunion is another sensational psychological thriller by Samantha Hayes, the cover chilled my very being. The sullied yet beautiful broken butterfly influenced my thoughts even before I turned the first page, floating my eyes and hands deftly through each chapter absorbing each memory of that fateful day that Eleanor didn’t come home.

How can a book cover produce such an emotionally all consuming need to devour a book in one sitting, I certainly can’t answer my own question, but I can say I pushed all the boundaries of time to pacify my desire for an unexpected conclusion and boy did I get it.

A reunion of friends, the secrets, the lies. 

Eleanor, sister of Claire, goes missing in 1996, years later Claire organises a reunion of her close friends all who were there on that fateful day. As the days pass more secrets and lies unfold, devastating everyone the deceit touches. I can’t say too much about the premise of the plot, due to the scale of the deception of nearly every character involved, any way who would want too.

The Reunion is a slow burner but don’t let that put you off, as the secrets emerge you’ll find it difficult to lay it to rest, the characters are off the chart, I really don’t know how Samantha managed to knit it all together so deftly. The darkness of one certain character I didn’t see coming, I couldn’t believe what I read until a passage written about the past blew it out the water, once discovered the realisation of what damage a little white lie can cause sets in.

Be prepared to go with the flow of The Reunion, what better way to discover a truly twisted and secret soaked psychological thriller.

Thank you to Samantha Hayes, Bookouture and Kim Nash for the advanced readers copy of The Reunion to read in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.


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Author Bio

Samantha Hayes grew up in a creative family where her love of writing began as a child. Samantha has written eight thrillers in total, including the bestselling Until You’re Mine. The Independent said “fantastically written and very tense” while Good Housekeeping said “Her believable psychological thrillers are completely gripping.” Samantha’s books are published in 22 languages at the last count.

When not writing, Samantha loves to cook, go to the gym, see friends and drink nice wine. She is also studying for a degree in psychotherapy. She has three grown-up children and lives in Warwickshire.

www.samanthahayes.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaHayesAuthor/
https://twitter.com/samhayes

 

#BlogTour KILLED by THOMAS ENGER @EngerThomas @OrendaBooks @annecater

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WOW look at all these amazing bloggers, why not check out what they have to say about Killed by Thomas Enger. My thanks to Anne Cater for the opportunity to be involved in the Blog Tour for Killed and many thanks to Thomas Enger for the absolutely astounding new book Killed.


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Official Book Description

Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning…

Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose … except his own life.

Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who?

Available to Buy Now

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My Review

Oh Dear! Oh Dear! What have I done, I’ve been such a terrible reader. Where has Thomas Enger been all my life, now most people would read a series of books from the beginning, but Oh No not me, not this time, I read the last one first, but I now have rectified the error of my ways and acquired the rest in the series.

Killed is the final instalment in The Henning Juul series, I would seriously recommend reading the full series to obtain the full effect of Thomas Enger’s gritty, tension filled writing style. Opening the book I was in complete and utter awe, I wasn’t sure how to respond, I had a mixture of emotions from the excitement and anticipation to full on OMG. However, there was no way I was backing down, Killed was mine and my eyes were fully locked and loaded with every page turn.

Henning is a crime reporter who utilizes every source he has to fulfil a mission that will hopefully bring a conclusion to the search for the culprits that killed his son, the darkness of the characters Henning’s interacts with are dangerous but they hold secrets, secrets which may never be revealed. The answers are tantalizingly close, Enger dangles a thin veiled thread before your eyes, only for you to lose your grip and feel it slip through the recesses of your mind once again.

I’m not going to try and discuss the plotline, the difficulty I have is not spoiling the book, its emotionally ensnaring, through the characters and situations each become embroiled in, even the descriptive narrative of the settings took my breath away. The links to sections in the past instalments in the series are riddled throughout the book, making it slightly difficult to keep up but I would say I managed to read between the lines but I will be going back to read the series from the beginning.

Thank you to Thomas Enger, Anne Cater and Orenda Books for the advanced readers copy of Killed to read, in exchange for an honest review. Killed is a book like no other, Enger has imprinted his visionary narrative on my very soul and I look forward to future writings from Thomas Enger with bated breath.


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About the Author

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2010, which became an international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books about the journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news. Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called The Evil Legacy, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo.

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#BlogTour CROSSED OUT by MALCOLM HOLLINGDRAKE

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#CrossedOut @MHollingdrake @Bloodhoundbook @Sarahhardy681.

An understated but highly effective title, RED…DEAD…CORRECTED three deadly but intensely bold words and Malcolm Hollingdrake a master of all deception, sticky webs and a criminally tasty plot.


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 Book Description

DCI Bennett and his team are back and called to a house in Ripon that has collapsed into a sinkhole where a body is discovered.

Soon old weathered Remembrance Crosses are found dug up. Each one numbered.

DC April Richmond is assigned to help the team due to her impressive biblical knowledge and soon makes a startling discovery.

Meanwhile, Gideon Fletcher is walking around the streets of Harrogate distributing religious texts. Is there a link between Gideon and the crosses? Do the crosses have anything to do with the body in the house?

Bennett and the team find themselves wondering if the killer is exacting revenge or punishment and whatever the answer, they soon realise the clock is ticking.

Available to Buy

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My Review

Is it just me but I can’t believe the way that Malcolm Hollingdrake manages to nail a superb criminal plot, Crossed Out is no exception. I waited for what felt like an eternity for a new DCI Bennett criminal investigation to be under way and Malcolm never let me down.

I quite believe that Crossed Out could be read as a standalone but to get the full insatiable desired insight into Bennett and his team I would recommend reading from the beginning.

Crossed Out is jam packed with many suspected leads, webs of tangled lies and my hunger to savour the delicious eye enticing plot. The appearance of numbered crosses, from long gone remembrance memories start to be unearthed in seemingly random areas, a bag of human hair attached, then the bodies appear. Who is sending these cryptic clues, what do they want, whats the connection and who will be next. Bennett and his team continue yo find some matching evidence, whats the relevance to bible and where do the team go from here.

Malcolm has intensified my appetite for DCI Cyril Bennett, he is a deeply emotional character carrying baggage from his childhood carried forth into his relationships causing him to develop a phobia of commitment which one could ascertain as slightly inept of him to define between the two, but there is a chance the past may come to rest. Bennett has a sense of humour which I enjoyed creeping in to conversations with Owen, its also puts a smile on my face when Owen always seems to make a mess around Cyril and the OCD behaviour rears his head and you can almost him physically cringe.

Crossed Out is an intense, criminally insane book which encompassed every piece of my soul with literary salivation. Thank you to Bloodhound Books, Malcolm Hollingdrake and Sarah Hardy for an advanced readers copy to read in exchange for an honest review.


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Author Bio

You could say that the writing was clearly written on the wall for anyone
born in a library that they might aspire to be an author but to get to that
point Malcolm Hollingdrake has travelled a circuitous route.

 

Malcolm worked in education for many years, even teaching for a period in
Cairo before he started writing, a challenge he had longed to tackle for
more years than he cares to remember.

Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and has seven books
now available as well as Only The Dead and Hell’s Gate also being available in Audio.
Presently he is concentrating on a series of crime novels set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
Born in Bradford and spending three years in Ripon, Malcolm has never lost
his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings
for all three novels.

Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies including collecting works by Northern
artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and
certainly when selling. It’s a hobby he has bestowed on DCI Cyril Bennett,
the main character in his latest novel.

 

Links:

Amazon Author Page

Facebook Author Page

Twitter Page

 

TELL ME I’M WRONG by ADAM CROFT

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Book Description

What if you discovered your husband was a serial killer?

Megan Miller is an ordinary woman with a young family — until a shocking discovery shatters her perfect world.
When two young boys are brutally murdered in their tight-knit village community, Megan slowly begins to realise the signs all point to the lovable local primary school teacher — her husband.
But when she begins to delve deeper into her husband’s secret life, she makes discoveries that will make her question everything she knows — and make her fear for her young daughter’s life.
Facing an impossible decision, she is desperate to uncover the truth. But once you know something, it can’t be unknown. And the more she learns, the more she wishes she never knew anything at all…

A ‘sensation’ — The Guardian
‘A real success story … incredible’ — BBC News
‘Croft has an exceptional ability’ — Writing Magazine
‘A bright new star in crime fiction.’ — Mark Edwards

Adam Croft is the USA Today and worldwide Amazon number 1 bestseller of psychological thrillers HER LAST TOMORROW and ONLY THE TRUTH.

Available to Buy

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My Review

How does Adam do it, I mean here is another five star read, which if I could rate higher I would, I was blown out of the water with his latest publication Tell Me I’m Wrong.

I was jumping for joy when I got that wee email that said I could read Adams new publication. I immediately downloaded that precious little file but, I was so disappointed I couldn’t read it straightaway as I had another book to finish, but the only thing I will say is, damn it was worth the wait.

Adam has a masterful art of producing a psychological thriller which will curl your toes and chill your very soul and Tell Me I’m Wrong is no different.

From the offset its clear that something is seriously wrong with this new family, Megan a new mother is struggling to cope finds herself isolated, her husband seems to be of no help to Megan and has taken to going fishing more often, for peace and quiet.

Life takes an ominous turn for Megan and Chris, a harrowing discovery in the village, a young child is found murdered and there are no suspects. Megan believes her husband is the killer, all signs point to him. Megan fears for herself and her daughter, what is her husband capable of and are they safe, then another child is murdered.

Is Megan right has Chris murdered the children, what’s his secret, can she discover the truth before another child loses their life.

I’m not going to give anything away, as its a book that until you pick it up and begin you simply wouldn’t feel the draw and desire to encapsulate the true essence of this psychological thriller.

Thank you to Adam Croft for another astounding book in which I have had the privilege to receive an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.


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Author Bio

With more than one million books sold to date, Adam Croft is one of the best-selling crime and thriller authors in the world.

His 2015 worldwide bestselling psychological thriller HER LAST TOMORROW became one of the biggest selling books of the year with over 150,000 copies sold in the first five months, and has since been in development for television.

In 2016 he was featured by The Guardian as one of the biggest selling authors of the year, and regularly takes part in discussions and panels on publishing and the future of books.

In February 2017, ONLY THE TRUTH became a worldwide bestseller, reaching storewide number 1 at both Amazon US and Amazon UK, making it the bestselling book in the world at that moment in time. The same day, Amazon’s overall Author Rankings placed Adam as the mostly widely read author in the world, with J.K. Rowling in second place.

Adam has been featured on BBC television, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Bookseller and a number of other news and media outlets.

Author Links:

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#BlogBlitz IN THE BLOOD by LESLEY WELSH @Bloodhoundbook

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Its a huge honour to be part of the BlogBlitz for the late Lesley Welsh, In The Blood has been published by Bloodhound Books, who also published The Serial Killer’s Daughter. #BlogBlitz #InTheBlood by #LesleyWelsh


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Book Description

Grace Dobbs, a champion at her local gun club, lives a quiet life in Western Australia with her mother.

But when a violent spree killing in the neighbourhood sees Grace come to the rescue, she is catapulted into the limelight as a local heroine.

However, her fame spreads much further than the local town, bringing her to the attention of someone in Britain who is very keen to meet her.

But what does this person want? And can they be trusted?

As Grace travels to England to discover her true heritage, she is about to learn the real meaning of danger.

Available to buy

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My Review

In The Blood by Lesley Welsh opens with a scene which leaves the reader daggling on the edge, a tantalising taste of what may be round the next page or over in the next chapter. I couldn’t hold back, turning the pages and devouring the scenes, I lost a day but gained another insight from Lesley which I shall savour for months to come.

In The Blood is a compelling, strong and vividly written book, the dialogue and narrative is simply astounding. I’m in awe of how Lesley managed to fulfil such distinctive characters and still engage several different backgrounds. Each character eventually converges from the past, intersecting with the present bringing to light ‘In The Blood’.

Lesley wrote about Grace Dobbs a young woman who lives an almost sedate life in the Australian countryside, when her life is propelled into the limelight due to a lone gunman. Hailed as a heroine her fame travels across continents attracting the attention of an unknown individual. What’s the reason, what do they want and is there something in Graces past she is unaware of, will travelling to Britain give her the answers or pull her into danger. I actually liked Grace she is quite a strong willed and determined character but with a streak of gullibility in a childish kind of way. There were many other personas that stood out each one unique, but not all appealing.

In the Blood is full of darkness and has an impressionable plot which will tempt and tease every part of your criminal mind, leaving you begging for more.

Thank you to Bloodhound Books, Sarah Hardy and to Lesley Welsh’s family for the opportunity and genuine honour to read an advanced readers copy of In the Blood by the late Lesley Welsh.

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May Lesley Welsh carry on writing on every angel wing xx


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Author Bio

Lesley Welsh was a freelance writer whose work appeared in numerous UK magazines over several years, including Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire. She later teamed up with her editor partner to run their own London-based magazine publishing company Moondance Media until 2008.
She moved to Spain, where she began writing novels, and working as a publicist for a charitable organisation which helps fund shelters for victims of domestic violence.
Her first novel, (published under her own name, Lesley Ann Sharrock) The Seventh Magpie, was published in the USA in 2012.
She then changed genre and, as Lesley Welsh, her debut crime novel, Truth Lies Buried, was published to great acclaim by Thomas & Mercer in June 2016.
Lesley went on to write The Serial Killer’s Daughter, which was published by Bookouture in June 2017. At her untimely death, Lesley had just completed a further novel, In The Blood, which is now available with Bloodhound Books.

 

 

#BlogBlitz LIARS by FRANCES VICK @franvicksays @bookouture

Liars - Blog Tour

Its my pleasure to be part of the Blog Blitz for Liars by Frances Vick, courtesy of publishers Bookouture, Noelle and Frances Vick the author of this sinister book of Liars.

Torn between he said, she said, who is the Liar, can you tell the truth!


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Title: LIARS
Author: FRANCES VICK
Amazon Universal Link: myBook.to/LiarsSocial

Book Description:

He loves you. He’d do anything for you. But you don’t even know his name.

Jenny hasn’t had an easy life – no job and no money, with a sick mother and an abusive ex-stepfather. Not that anybody cares, she’s from the wrong side of town.

David has taken care of Jenny ever since they were at school together. He knows how special she is, how much she needs his support. David has a lot of love to give.

Jenny and David aren’t in a relationship. They aren’t even friends.

Jenny thinks she’s free to do what she wants, see who she likes. What does David think? Well, you’ll have to find out.

A gripping psychological thriller about the lies we tell ourselves, perfect for fans of Friend Request, The Couple Next Door and Teresa Driscoll.

Order your copy: Amazon UK


 

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My Review

Liars by Frances Vick, Oh! where to begin.

Liars delves into the art of manipulation, lies and secrets, the threads of psychology wrap around the two main characters Jenny and David, the shades of lies ever changing distorting the reality of each character. Or is it the whole truth of Jenny and David’s lives clouded by the different paths each has taken until they both collide.

Fliting between Jenny and David I was agog at how much I hated each character, but in the next instant I started to feel sorry for them. How could Frances torment my mind, churning my emotions before slamming back to the what the hell feeling, absorbed by the intense, unbelievable actions a character unfurls in front of me, sending me straight back to the edge.

Frances has certainly encapsulated the feeling of a multitude of layers which needed peeled back to determine which character is responsible for which lie. All the while bringing the conclusion one step closer, will all you questions be answered, the tension and knowledge gained is it enough, well we will just have to see…..

Liars, a book of masterful deception written with the intension of each reader absorbing the lies and determining the truth.

Thank you to Frances Vick, Bookouture and Noelle for the opportunity to read and review an advanced readers copy of Liars in exchange for an honest and unbiased opinion.


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Author Bio

The only child of parents who worked at a top security psychiatric hospital, Frances Vick grew up receiving disquieting notes and presents from the patients. Expelled from school, she spent the next few years on the dole, augmenting her income by providing security and crewing for gigs, and being a medical experiment guinea pig. Later jobs included working in a theatre in Manhattan, teaching English in Japanese Junior High Schools, and being a life model in Italy, before coming back to London and working with young offenders and refugees. Her first novel ‘Chinaski’ was published in 2014, her second, bestselling novel ‘Bad Little Girl’ came out in February 2017. Liars is out now.

Author Social Media Links:
TWITTER: @franvicksays
WEBSITE: https://www.francesvick.com/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/francesvickwriter
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/9843604.Frances_Vick