#BlogBlast THE SILENT GIRLS by DYLAN YOUNG

The Silent Girls - Blog TourIt’s with great pleasure to be part of the gang on publication day celebrating with a #BlogBlast for The Silent Girls by Dylan Young, a debut thriller with Detective Anna Gwynne.


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Title: The Silent Girls

Author: Dylan Young

Amazon Links:    🇬🇧 UK http://amzn.to/2gD4wXE
🇺🇸 US http://amzn.to/2zys4Rc

Book Description

‘Ambulance and police. Something’s happened. I don’t know what. But my little girl.’ A sob choked off the sentence… ‘It’s my daughter.’

When a young girl disappears from the edge of the local forest, the Gloucestershire police are convinced she’s been taken by the same killer who stabbed to death beautiful, young Emily Risman eighteen years ago. They’re desperate to finally have the evidence to put him away. To save another girl before it’s too late.

Only Detective Anna Gwynne thinks he isn’t the real killer.

Anna can’t find proof and as time is running out, she realises she needs to get inside the killer’s twisted mind. And she knows just who to ask. Hector Shaw, in prison for killing the six men who caused his own daughter’s death.

Can Anna get what she needs from Hector before another life is lost, or could he lead her down a path that puts her own life in grave danger?

An absolutely page-turning thriller that will have you hooked. If you love Val McDermid, Angela Marsons and M.J. Arlidge, you won’t be able to put down The Silent Girls.


My Review

The Silent Girls is the first in the series surrounding Detective Anna Gwynne by the fantastic author Dylan Young. Dylan opens with a crime which will have you gasping at the reality of how probable this violation of another human being could occur. The intense darkness drags you deeper into the depths of perpetual hell giving you a sense of bewilderment and a tangible feeling of suspense.

Two crimes, is there a historical connection, Detective Anna Gwynne is investigating both with the aid of an unlikely source, a serial killer Hector Shaw, who has a predilection for Gwynne. Can Gwynne save another girl before its too late, fingers point to the convicted killer of Emily Risman, but Anna believes there is more to the investigation and that the serial killer is still at large.

Hector Shaw a convicted serial killer draws Anna in but what are his intensions, does he really know who is responsible, Anna has to traverse the mind of a serial killer and hope that she is not leading herself into danger. There are so many suspects, I couldn’t believe how Dylan managed to lead me a merry dance. I mentally pointed my finger, eradiating suspects but with twists I didn’t see coming I always seemed to come full circle, doubting my powers of deduction. For all my speculations Dylan bamboozled me and he won out, bravo, a definite sign of spanking good thriller.

A fantastic 5*police thriller in which I thoroughly loved, delving deep into the dark mind of a serial killer, chilling my very soul. The Silent Girls drips with intense and insatiable criminal desire, pulling you deeper into the darkest of minds.

Thank you to Dylan Young, Bookouture and Noelle for allowing me to read and review an advanced readers copy of The Silent Girls and to be part of the #BlogBlast on publication day.


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Author Bio

Dylan Young grew up in a mining village in South Wales before boarding a train for university in London. A career in the NHS followed, but the urge to write never went away. Three dark psychological thrillers for Random House emerged in the late nineties, two of which were made into BBC films. Over the last decade, under different pseudonyms, he’s written children’s books and an adult contemporary fantasy series. But his liking for crime (writing) never died. The Silent Girls releases 19th January with the second book to follow soon after.

Author Social Media Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ dyoungwrites/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ dyoungwrites
WEBSITE: http://www.dylanyoungauthor. com/

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#BlogBlitz KEEP HER SAFE by RICHARD PARKER

Keep Her Safe - Blog Tour

Well its the start of a new Blog Tour year, 2017 has come an gone, 2018 has certainly started with a bang, Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker without a doubt started the party…… so lets raise a glass, turn on the kindle and get this shindig under way.

With thanks to @Bookwalter @bookouture and @nholten40 for a fantastic start to 2018 with #BlogBlitz #KeepHerSafe #Buttclencher


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Title: Keep Her Safe

Author: Richard Parker

Amazon Links: 🇬🇧 UK http://amzn.to/2hY0xBv
🇺🇸 US http://amzn.to/2yHEXJo

Book Description

How far would you go to protect your child?

Maggie’s daughter Penny is her whole world… and she’d do anything to protect her. So when Maggie wakes one night to find a strange woman in her home, she runs to lock herself in her bedroom with her child. But Maggie knows why she’s come…

Someone has been targeting mothers and offering them a choice: do as he says or their child disappears. This stranger in her home has until dawn to follow his orders… but Maggie too has the ‘choice’ to make. Can she put the pieces together to stop the cycle before her time is up?

An edge-of-your-seat thriller that will keep you guessing until the last page. Perfect for fans of Adam Croft and Tess Gerritsen.


Wave your kindle in the air,
Like you just don’t care.

Richard Parker has took me way down there,
Showing me the darkside, with his writing flair.

Wave your kindle in the air,
Like you just don’t care.

Come on everybody…..
SHARE, SHARE, SHARE!!

Okay, okay I’ll behave… hahaha not!

My Review

Richard has written a masterpiece of deliciously, devious darkness in his newest book, Keep Her Safe. Lock your door and turn on the lights, the opening chapter delivers an irrefutable sucker punch which will open all the flood gates of your worst fears, dare you read alone.

Maggie a single mother is awoken in the middle of the night by an intruder, a woman, Maggie knows the reason, a game of cat and mouse, follow the directions and your child will stay safe.

How far would you go to protect your child.

The pages flew as I delved deeper and deeper into the plot, but don’t think for one minute I’m going to give anything away. The synopsis is the ember which will ignite the fires within your imagination, filling your very mind with fear, intense anticipation, compelling you to ride the rollercoaster and hold on tight.

Richard has written Keep Her Safe with few characters, the use of two main characters, strengthens the plot, making it easier to connect with them, preventing the spaghetti junction which can occur in books with too many personas. I found that I sidled back and forth between the women feeling each and every emotion as there dilemma unfolded. The dark, ruthless and conniving personality of the psychopath pulling the strings filled my very soul with dread, an outpouring of ice water running through my veins but it didn’t stop me from wanting to know who and why they were trying to control these two women, to what end.

The short, sharp chapters satisfied my need and desire to devour every word written without losing momentum, pushing further and further into the book, looking behind me, checking every dark corner and holding my breath waiting for the next surge of twists.

Richard put the skids on me with the conclusion, after all the racing, turning and twisting, OMG that end smacked me in the face, wowzers I couldn’t predict the outcome, I’m still trying to scoop my jaw up from the floor.

Grasp your kindle with both hands you’ll be in for the ride of your life, go on lets get the party started, download today…………remember my advice #Dontreadalone 

Thanks to Richard Parker, Bookouture, and Noelle Holten for a stonking great read which executed perfectly my every dream of a rip roaring, butt clenching, OMG psychological thriller.


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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 standalone thrillers.

KEEP HER SAFE is his latest book published by Bookouture on January 11th 2018.

HIDE AND SEEK was his fifth book published in 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.

Author Social Media Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/richard.jayparker.9
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Bookwalter
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/bemykiller/?hl=en
WEBSITE: http://www.richardjayparker.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

EYE FOR AN EYE by KERRY WILKINSON

Eye for an Eye (Jessica Daniel series Book 12) by [Wilkinson, Kerry]

Book Description

In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson’s Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past.

Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester’s streets with a new identity.

But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it’s not him – but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him?

DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: Keep an eye on Walker – but that’s not all Jessica has to do.

Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiancé.

All the while, faces from Jessica’s past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word…

Available to Buy

Amazon UK

Amazon US


My Review

Kerry Wilkinson has gone and done it again, releasing the 12th book in the Jessica Daniels series, An Eye For An Eye, is there any more that Kerry can publish, a relentless series which just gets better and better the more Kerry writes. If you haven’t read any of the books regarding Jessica Daniels, I would regard it as a must to obtain the full effect of the continuation of the series. 

An Eye For An Eye opens with the release of a known serial murderer who killed women seventeen years previously, Walker spent his years incarcerated in a hospital where medication controlled his psychosis. Within a short after his release a murder is committed bearing all the hallmarks of his past crimes, is he stable and no longer a threat or has he committed another heinous crime. Jessica becomes embroiled in the case surrounding Walker supporting witness protection, but also investigating the possibilities that Walker may have pulled the wool over the experts eyes and is not reformed.

While Jessica tackles one investigation, she is compelled to examine another, a rocker Blaine Banner believes he is being targeted and someone is trying to kill him, if this wasn’t enough Jessica’s case load just intensifies, cumulating in three investigations including a missing fiancé. 

Jessica’s personal life is still in a perpetual state of turmoil, but her gutsy and strength of character, is what pertains to get her through a day. Jessica in this series has decisions to make which will affect everyone surrounding her. Kerry has built strong characters into the plotline some I didn’t care for but hey ho we can’t all be perfect. If I’m truthful Blaine Banner was a character that don’t sit well with me, maybe because of his childish antics in procuring the services of the police to pander to his insane revelations pertaining to the attempt on his life.

Kerry managed to build a plot which held my attention and had me gravitating to the main investigation but also as light relief the side plots facilitated a smooth transition of different investigative styles that Jessica portrayed according to the scenario.

An Eye For An Eye is a thoroughly captivating book which I couldn’t leave alone, the intense and suspenseful narration had me literally begging for more, roll on the next in the series,

Thank you to Kerry Wilkinson for the advanced readers copy of An Eye For An Eye to read and review in exchange for my honest opinion. 


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Author Bio

Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States.

As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.

Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.

When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.

Upcoming and recent UK releases:

Two Sisters (standalone): Out now
The Girl Who Came Back (standalone): Out now
Eye For An Eye (Jessica Daniel): January 2018
One Cloudy Night (standalone): Spring 2018
The Death And Life Of Eleanor Parker (standalone): June 2018

Find out more at:

http://kerrywilkinson.com or http://facebook.com/KerryWilkinsonBooks