A Wash of Black by Chris McDonald #BlogTour
Books / February 7, 2020

IT’S NOT LIFE THAT IMITATES ART. IT’S DEATH. Anna Symons. Famous. Talented. Dead. The body of a famous actress is found mutilated on an ice rink in Manchester, recreating a scene from a blockbuster film she starred in years ago. DI Erika Piper, having only recently returned to work after suffering a near-fatal attack herself, finds she must once again prove her worth as the hunt for the media-dubbed ‘Blood Ice Killer’ intensifies. But when another body is found and, this time, the killer issues a personal threat, Erika must do more than put aside her demons to crack the case, or suffer the deadly consequences. Review Thank you to the Red Dog Press and Chris McDonald for a copy of his debut thriller ‘A Wash of Black’. When a famous actress is found, brutally murdered at an ice rink in a re-enactment of a scene from her latest movie, DI Erika Piper, a detective with a dark cloud hanging over her, investigates the crime. What follows is a fast paced, twisty mystery that will keep you guessing and catch you out when the killer is revealed. The main protagonists in Erika and her partner Liam are both likeable and believable which is…

Witness X by SE Moorhead #BlogTour
Books / February 6, 2020

She’s the only one who can access the truth… Fourteen years ago, the police caged a notorious serial killer who abducted and butchered two victims every February. He was safe behind bars. Wasn’t he? But then another body is discovered, and soon enough, the race is on to catch the real killer. Neuropsychologist Kyra Sullivan fights to use a new technology that accesses the minds of the witnesses, working with the police to uncover the truth. Will Kyra discover the person behind the murders, and if so, at what cost? And how far will she go to ensure justice is served? Review Thanks to Gollancz for my ARC of ‘Witness X’ by SE Moorhead. Set in 2035, Kyra Sullivan is neuropsychologist who has developed a machine that allows her to get into people’s minds and replay their memories. Using the technology Kyra sets about finding a  serial killer who started is killings some 14 years prior. Kyra is resolute and hell-bent on finding the killer and SE Moorhead has created a strong determined character. An interesting and intriguing premise, it’s a serial killer thriller with a futuristic difference and is a very well thought out, excellently written thriller that tanks along…

Going Rogue by Neil Lancaster (Tom Novak 2) #BlogTour
Books / February 4, 2020

Tom Novak is back. When a spate of deadly terrorist attacks hit the streets of London, Tom finds himself thrust into the middle of a fight for the survival of all he holds dear. When the attackers hit closer to home than he could ever imagine, Tom is forced to make a choice between his duty or his conscience. In doing so, he enters a series of increasingly dangerous worlds, in the darkest corners of humanity. Can Tom and his colleagues get to the bottom of a plot which threatens the very fabric of society? Will they stop the terrorists before it’s too late? When faced with the ultimate choice, which way will Tom go? After all, as Cameron always says: “Always do right, boy…” Review Thanks to Dampbepples Blog Tours for my invite on to the tour for the 2nd book by Neil Lancaster in the explosive ‘Tom Novak’ series, Going Rogue. Tom Novak is back! and then some! I recently read the first book in the series, Going Dark, in preparation for this tour so was very much looking forward to this, and I wasnt disappointed at all! Feeling even more action packed and with more of an…

The Other You by J.S. Monroe #BlogTour
Books / February 1, 2020

Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror. At least she has Rob. Young, rich, handsome and successful, Rob runs a tech company on the idyllic Cornish coast. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health. When she’s with him, in his luxury modernist house, the nightmares of the accident fade, and she feels safe and loved. Until, one day, she looks at Rob anew. And knows, with absolute certainty, that the man before her has been replaced by an impostor. Is Rob who he says he is? Or is it all in Kate’s damaged mind? Review Thanks to Head of Zeus for my copy of ‘The Other You’ by J.S. Monroe. This is a very clever, high concept, high-tech story that burrows its way into your mind and really makes you think about things you probably usually haven’t. In that respect I mean the idea that we all have a ‘double’ out…

The Home by Sarah Stovell #BlogTour
Books / January 23, 2020

When the body of pregnant, fifteen-year-old Hope Lacey is discovered in a churchyard on Christmas morning, the community is shocked, but unsurprised. For Hope lived in The Home, the residence of three young girls, whose violent and disturbing pasts have seen them cloistered away. As a police investigation gets underway, the lives of Hope, Lara and Annie are examined, and the staff who work at the home are interviewed, leading to shocking and distressing revelations … and clear evidence that someone is seeking revenge. A dark and devastating psychological thriller, The Home is also a heartbreaking and insightful portrayal of the underbelly of society, where children learn what they live … if they are allowed to live at all. Review Thanks to Random Things Tours and Orenda books for my copy of ‘The Home’ by Sarah Stovell. This book is one of those WOW books. From the minute you start reading, and the dark tones and stunning writing settle themselves on you, you spend much of the next 270 odd pages, pretty much in awe and deeply upset by this story of Hope, Lara and Annie, the teenage residents of ‘The Home’ Three girls, in the system, now living in…