Hide and Seek by Richard Parker

Hide and Seek

Book Synopsis

The sun is out. Your little boy is smiling. The next time you look… he’s gone.

When Lana and Todd win a trip to Blue Crest Adventure Park, their four-year-old Cooper is ecstatic, but when Lana goes to meet them, Todd is out cold, and Cooper is missing.

No one stopped the man with the sleeping boy. The cameras don’t show where he went. Then Lana finds her family picture on an online map detailing bloody murder sites.   This is no random attack.

Whoever took Cooper is playing a twisted game, and if Lana wants to find him, she must participate. Can she uncover her tormentor’s identity before it’s too late?


My Review

No Where To Run, No Where To Hide…….

Count To Ten And Come Find Me….

Richard Parker what did you do to me, from the very first page I was gripped in a vice of digital reading, an explosive opening scene, every parents worst nightmare an attempted child abduction. My eyes couldn’t have got any bigger trying to absorb the scene, my mind racing along with plotline, gobbling every nugget of thrill and terror trying to satiate my hunger for the story.

After the attempted abduction of Connor it takes its toll on the family, Todd and Lana have been dealing with it in different ways. Lana becomes obsessive over finding Connors abductor, going as far as using an app to locate scenes of crimes and exploring them looking for clues to finding Mr. Whisper.

Lana and Todd win a holiday Blue Crest Adventure Park, a nice place to get away to try and get there life back on track and become a proper family again………disaster strikes Connor is abducted.  Todd believes he is to blame for Connors abduction due to shady dealings, but Lana has an online friend who is pointing her in the direction of Mr. Whisper, but what does her friend know about Mr. Whisper, who is right and will they get Connor back in time………….

I couldn’t fault Hide and Seek, it was a shocking, stomach lurching, heart-wrenching emotional plotline which shows the lengths a parent would go to save there child. There was no way I wanted this book to end, I tried to slow my reading down to steer away from the end but my brain refused I had to dig in and hold on for the ride of my life.

I can’t thank Bookouture, Richard Parker and NetGalley enough for the opportunity to read and review Hide and Seek for an honest opinion.

All that’s left to say is Hide and Seek is a well deserved 5 Star read which I wouldn’t  hesitate to shout about from the rooftops, so…. head to Amazon and get Hide and Seek you wont regret it.

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Author Bio

Richard Parker was formerly a TV script writer, script editor and producer before turning his hand to penning twisted stand alone thrillers.

HIDE AND SEEK is his fifth book and is published August 2017.

FOLLOW YOU was his fourth psychological thriller. Reviewers are saying it’s Bookouture’s darkest crime novel to date.

STALK ME was his third and rode high in the UK and US charts.

SCARE ME was his second. Hollywood movie rights have been acquired by major US studio, Relativity Media. Star of PRISON BREAK and screenwriter of dark horror thriller STOKER, Wentworth Miller, has written the big screen adaptation.

STOP ME, Richard’s darkly fiendish debut, was shortlisted for the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger Award.

Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Richard-Jay-Parker/e/B0040UCWAC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bookwalter

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/richard.jayparker.9?hc_ref=ARRxLs6zXwc3MgXBt7NN8fokQuu2VrfwAjp2du7uRqdKavsTz58lSRPJOYawJhJRPI8

Website: http://www.richard-parker.com/

 

 

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Death Wish by Linda Huber

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Its my privilege to open the Death Wish Blog Tour with Ali The Dragon Slayer today. I hope you enjoy the tour and without further ado lets get the show on the road……


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Death Wish Synopsis

Secrets. Lies. Murder.

When Leo decides to go into business with his mother-in-law he soon realises his mistake. Eleanor is the mother-in-law from hell and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Her daughter, Ashley, has her own reasons for hating her mother. The atmosphere is toxic and old wounds refuse to heal.

Next door, eight-year-old Joya has a difficult life. Her parents argue constantly and her grandmother, who lives with them, is approaching death.

Soon these two families will collide and the consequences might just be fatal…


My Review

Be Careful What You Wish For………

The opening chapter of Death Wish has an undercurrent of shock and awe pulling you deeper into the book before you can snatch a breath, Linda has grasped my imagination and sent it wild with anticipation of what’s to come.

Death Wish centres around two families who are neighbours, Leo and Ashley with an interfering mother, who likes nothing better than to pass derogatory remarks about her daughter, then there is Maxine and Vee, Vee has an advanced stage of Huntington’s Disease and her only wish is to end her life with dignity.

On meeting Leo and Ashley we are introduced to there fairly new relationship, Leo runs his own business in Home Renovations and has just recently finished a house which would be Ashley’s dream home. Eleanor, Ashley’s mother has a plan to help Leo acquire the house with the intention of moving into the annex next door. Leo falls for the approach from Eleanor with dire consequences….

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener On The Other Side..

Maxine and Vee struggle with daily life which Huntington’s has pressed upon them, Maxine has a child Joya who doesn’t really understand the affect of the disease but firmly believes her grandmother will get better. Maxine struggles to cope with family life and also what her future may hold as she herself may have Huntington’s but without confirmation of a test she would never know…….

Both families look to each other for solutions to their problems but what would be the consequences.

I found Death Wish an enthralling read in which I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, Linda managed to open my eyes wide to real life problems which many wouldn’t have to deal with in there lifetime, the research which Linda acquired for Assisted Suicide proved valuable and insightful.

I would like to thank BloodHound, Linda Huber and Sarah Hardy for the opportunity to read and review Death Wish in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio

Linda grew up in Glasgow, Scotland, but went to work in Switzerland for a year aged twenty-two, and has lived there ever since. Her day jobs have included working as a physiotherapist in hospitals and schools for handicapped children, and teaching English in a medieval castle. Not to mention several years spent as a full-time mum to two boys, a rescue dog, and a large collection of guinea pigs.

Her writing career began in the nineties, when she had over fifty short stories published in women’s magazines. Several years later, she discovered the love of her writing life – psychological suspense fiction. Her seventh novel, Death Wish, will be published by Bloodhound Books in August 2017.

Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linda-Huber/e/B00CN7BB0Q/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1492421093&sr=8-2-ent

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorlindahuber/

Website: https://lindahuber.net/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaHuber19?lang=en-gb

 

 

 

 

 

 

No Accident by Robert Crouch

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Book Description

No Accident – Robert Crouch

Nothing happens by accident, according to Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. When he ignores a restraining order to investigate the death of Syd Collins in a work accident at Tombstone Adventure Park, he clashes with the owner, playboy millionaire, Miles Birchill, who has his own reasons to block the investigation.
Determined to uncover the truth, Kent casts aside procedure and defies suspension when he becomes convinced that Collins’ death is no accident.
But as Kent rushes to identify the killer and prevent more deaths, he faces even more unpleasant surprises when his professional and private worlds collide with devastating consequences.
Set in and around the beautiful South Downs of East Sussex, No Accident is the first novel in a new series that brings a fresh and irreverent twist to the traditional whodunit.
Buying links to No Accident:

At the moment, the (new) paperback version is not yet available – it will be towards the end of August.
Can I ask you to post the review for the version with the NEW cover which I’m sending also to you? There seem to be a few paperback copies left of the ‘old’ book whereas we aim to get the new copy/cover the attention it deserves! Thank you.

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My Thoughts and Review

No accident is centred around Kent Fisher an Environmental Officer who is called to investigate which is proposed to be a straight forward farm machinery accident. As Kent delves deeper into the accident it becomes clear that it is indeed murder. I was fascinated by the way Robert Crouch demonstrated how an seemingly ordinary member of the public could become what is best described as a Private Eye. Kent leaves no stone unturned in his investigation whilst also battling an old adversary in the process, in turn we also find an insight into Kents own family secrets. Kent is a man who has a love for nature, the environment and having the chance to put preservation orders in place.

I read No Accident by Robert Crouch over a couple of days, if I was to be honest with myself and the author, I would put No Accident down as a marmite book in my eyes. I have never read a crime book along these lines and I struggled with the concept of having no real detective to relate to but on the flip side I couldn’t fault the actual storyline or style of writing. Robert has a brought a different concept to a crime story with a touch of humour using an Environmental Health Officer who has issues in his private and professional life.

I definitely think if you love a good Agatha Christie novel then No Accident will be right up your street, I was never a lover of Agatha Christie books so I think I started off on the back foot while reading No accident and may have clouded my own judgement of the novel. I would certainly give No Accident a solid four stars and recommend anyone to give Robert Crouch a try as what one person may not take to another may love……. therefore the Marmite novel.

Thank you to Robert Crouch and Caroline for the opportunity to read and review No Accident.


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Robert Crouch Author Info

Inspired by Miss Marple, Inspector Morse and Colombo, Robert Crouch wanted to write entertaining crime fiction the whole family could enjoy.
At their heart is Kent Fisher, an environmental health officer with more baggage than an airport carousel. Passionate about the environment, justice and fair play, he’s soon embroiled in murder.
Drawing on his experiences as an environmental health officer, Robert has created a new kind of detective who brings a unique and fresh twist to the traditional murder mystery. With complex plots, topical issues and a liberal dash of irreverent humour, the Kent Fisher mysteries offer an alternative to the standard police procedural.
Robert now writes full time and lives on the South Coast of England with his wife and their West Highland White Terrier, Harvey, who appears in the novels as Kent’s sidekick, Columbo.
To discover more, visit http://robertcrouch.co.uk

Social Media Links

Website: http://robertcrouch.co.uk
Twitter: @robertcrouchuk
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/robertcrouchauthor/

 

 

 

 

Strategy by Anita Waller

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Book Description

How much can one family take?

Jenny Carbrook murdered three people to make it look as though there was a serial killer at work in Lincoln, when the only person she wanted to kill was Ray Carbrook, her father-in-law, who had raped her the week before her marriage to Mark, Ray’s son.

Jenny wrote letters detailing her crimes in order to protect everyone she loved, but was forced to go into hiding before retrieving the evidence against her.  Not only did she leave the letters behind but also her young daughter, Grace.

Now Jenny has a plan, a strategy, to get the letters back. But it’s not only the letters that Jenny has in her sights……


My Review

Plan of Action

Game Plan

Ploy

STRATEGY

Moving forward from 34 Days Anita has written Strategy, a sequel which deals with the aftermath of the murders committed by Jenny and how the rest of the family try to protect one another. Jenny had written letters detailing her crimes and now she will do anything to get them back.

Anita has written about various hard-hitting themes in 34 Days and Strategy, rape, domestic abuse, murder, blackmail, kidnapping and even a two-timing rat. Each scenario is suggestively written but not full on where you could feel uncomfortable or aghast at what is unfolding before your eyes.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading and discovering all about the characters, old and new, having read 34 Days I was left with questions which were unanswered about some of the characters, Strategy fulfils these and gives an insight into the family dynamics. Anita has been very clever in pulling both books together and bridging the gap when introducing new characters without the feeling that they have just been inserted in to fill out Strategy.

Strategy is a well planned and thought out psychological thriller which had me trying to plan my life around the book hoping I would get to read uninterrupted so I could absorb and digest the plot fulfilling my appetite for crime.

I would like to thank BloodHound Books, Anita Waller and Sarah Hardy for the opportunity to read and review an Advanced Readers Copy of Strategy in exchange of an honest review.

Available at Amazon UK         Available at Amazon US


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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, Matthew, Siân and Kirsty along with seven grandchildren ranging in age from Brad at 23 down to baby Isaac at 2 ½ years.

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. It was all to do with Eric Cantona and leaping over the barrier – don’t ask!
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 will be launching her latest work, Strategy, on 10 August, 2017.

So where next? Her current work in progress is going by the working title A Legal Issue, and once again 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 were 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/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=anita+waller
Facebook page:  @anitawaller2015
Website:  anitamayw.wixsite.com/anitawaller
Twitter:   @anitamayw

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

Angel:
www.amazon.co.uk/Angel-Anita-Waller-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/B06XMY3JD3/
 

 

Double Jeopardy by M.A Comley

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Its my pleasure to be part of the Blog Tour today for Double Jeopardy by M.A Comley, without further ado, lets get the show on the road……………I Can Be Your Hero


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Book Description

Successful entrepreneur, Ross Spalding, has everything to live for; a thriving business, a stunning new home, and a high society wedding to his beautiful fiancée to look forward to in the coming months.

That is, until his life comes to an abrupt, gruesome end. DI Hero Nelson and his team need to dig deep to find the reasons behind someone wanting Ross Spalding dead. As more people connected to Ross also die, some in suspicious circumstances, the suspect list grows beyond all expectations, until a major clue presents itself and spins the investigation off in a totally new direction.

However, Hero’s personal life is also dealt a major blow when his parents are faced with a life or death situation. He is forced to put his personal problems aside when the murderers are revealed and Hero is faced with a tight deadline in which to apprehend them.


My Review

Every Hero Deserves To Have Their Story Told

Double Jeopardy is the fourth novel in the series surrounding DI Hero Nelson, although part of a series Double Jeopardy lends well to being read comfortably as a standalone.

The prologue starts off at a rip-roaring pace with the brutal death of an executive businessman. Who could want Spalding dead, a man with seemingly no enemies and no obvious motive. Hero and his team delve into the world of business following leads, interviewing friends and colleagues all the while the death toll rises. I can honestly say that I had what I thought, was my eureka moment, I KNEW who killed Spalding but as the book progresses it becomes apparent I was categorically wrong.

The plot has a multitude of red herrings, I gamely plundered down the false paths to then pause and think hang on Mel you’ve led me a merry dance, proving to me that Mel is a wonder at weaving an intricate web of crime.

I thoroughly enjoyed the insight into Hero’s life, showing not just his professional life but also his personal life. Mel shows that Hero is human, life is not easy, sometimes a spanner is thrown into the works and we all have to try and make it through by holding it together. It was also good to read about the other characters which previously may not have been in the limelight all that often, allowing us to better understand and get to know Hero’s team.

Mel has accomplished an intense and intriguing crime thriller which I found difficult to put down, I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, I had to get the end. Mel didn’t disappoint with an emotional but well rounded conclusion to Double Jeopardy.

Thank you to BloodHound Books, M.A Comley and Sarah Hardy for an advanced readers copy of Double Jeopardy in exchange for an honest review. It has been an honour to be part of the Blog Tour and thanks for the opportunity to review a fantastic crime thriller.

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Author Bio

Thank you for hosting me, here’s a little about me for your readers.

I’m a New York Times, USA Today, Amazon Top 20 bestselling author, iBooks top 5 bestselling and #2 bestselling author on Barnes and Noble. So far, I’ve sold over one and a quarter million copies sold world wide. I am a British author who moved to France in 2002, and that’s when I turned my hobby into a career. In February 2016 I returned to the UK and now live in beautiful South Wales with the Brecon Beacons as an inspirational backdrop. I share my home with my beautiful rescue Labrador, Dex, who is the most intelligent dog we’ve ever owned, but it also means he’s a little wilful at times too.

I started writing the Justice series in 2006 and released the first book in the series Cruel Justice in 2010, there are now 14 books and several novellas and short stories available in this bestselling series. To date I have written 30 novels and several novellas and short stories across series. I have also co-authored a few books with NY Times bestselling author Linda Prather and the talented Tara Lyons.

My latest release, Double Jeopardy has been published by my wonderful publishers Bloodhound Books, you can sign up to their website HERE where they often have free books available for readers.

I hope you enjoy my books.

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