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



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.


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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


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.

Available to Buy Amazon UK

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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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