The Holdout by Graham Moore #BlogTour
Books / March 4, 2020

One juror changed the verdict. What if she was wrong? ‘Ten years ago we made a decision together…’ Fifteen-year-old Jessica Silver, heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, vanishes on her way home from school. Her teacher, Bobby Nock, is the prime suspect. It’s an open and shut case for the prosecution, and a quick conviction seems all but guaranteed. Until Maya Seale, a young woman on the jury, persuades the rest of the jurors to vote not guilty: a controversial decision that will change all of their lives forever. Ten years later, one of the jurors is found dead, and Maya is the prime suspect. The real killer could be any of the other ten jurors. Is Maya being forced to pay the price for her decision all those years ago? Review   Thanks to Compulsive Readers and Orion Books for my e-copy of the new legal thriller by Graham Moore ‘The Holdout’. Set In L.A, this intriguing courtroom drama is written over 2 timeframes , 2009 and now, as a high profile old case where the jury let a certain child murderer go free, is now being made into a Netflix tv series.. With a fresh investigation under way, determined…

Bobby March Will Live Forever by Alan Parks (Harry McCoy 3) #BlogTour
Books / March 2, 2020

WHO IS TO BLAME WHEN NO ONE IS INNOCENT? The papers want blood. The force wants results. The law must be served, whatever the cost. July 1973. The Glasgow drugs trade is booming and Bobby March, the city’s own rock-star hero, has just overdosed in a central hotel. Alice Kelly is thirteen years old, lonely and missing. Meanwhile the niece of McCoy’s boss has fallen in with a bad crowd and when she goes AWOL, McCoy is asked – off the books – to find her. McCoy has a hunch. But does he have enough time? Review Thanks to Random Things Tours and Canongate for my ARC of the 3rd book in the ‘Harry McCoy’ Series by Alan Parks Entitled ‘Bobby March Will Live Forever’. Set in a scorching hot summer, Its July 1973 and the mischievous cop Harry McCoy has all kinds on his plate. The Body of a local hero, Bobby March – Rock Star Musician is found , overdosed in a hotel, a 13-year-old girl has gone missing, The niece of McCoys boss has also gone walkabout. Add to that drugs pouring into the city, Bank Robberies and McCoys long-term friend and gangster Stevie Cooper causing no…

Rise of The Rays by Wes Markin (DCI Michael Yorke 4) #BlogTour
Books / March 1, 2020

They say that lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. How the people of Wiltshire wished that were true. When Paul Ray decides to burn down his evil family’s legacy, he falls into the clutches of those he thought gone. And now Detective Yorke and his team face a race against time to find Paul before Wiltshire again falls under the dark spell of a ruthless family. Unfortunately for Yorke, the answers lie in the most sinister of places. The beating heart of a long-dead killer. Can Yorke find the truth before it’s too late? Or will the curse of the Ray family prove too strong? Review Thanks to Caroline at Bits About Books Blog Tours for the Tour Invite and to Wes Markin for my copy of the 4th in the ‘DCI Yorke’ series, ‘Rise of the Rays’. I’m lucky enough to Beta Read for Wes and I impatiently wait for an email from Wes asking to me to read his latest book. On receiving this one, the title to any fan of the series, straight away brought an uncomfortable but pleasantly dark feeling, The despicable Ray family are back…. All the team return, and I like with these…

The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox (Aidan Waits 2)
Books / February 28, 2020

Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift: an endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter ‘Sutty’ Sutcliffe, are summoned to the Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from the man’s clothes. His teeth have been filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life… But even as Waits pieces together this stranger’s identity, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats start to escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover who the smiling man really is, he must first confront himself. Review Firstly, thank your to Joseph Knox for personally taking his own time and money to sign and post me…

When The Time Comes by Adele O’Neill #BlogTour
Books / February 28, 2020

Her husband says it’s suicide. The police say it’s murder. Liam Buckley was a married man with two teenage children when he moved out of the family home to start a new life with his lover. His wife Jennifer never forgave him, but now she needs him to come back: she’s been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and the kids can’t cope alone. One day after Liam moves home, Jennifer is found dead. Liam thinks it’s suicide. But the police, led by DS Louise Kennedy, are convinced it’s murder. Liam hires a retired detective to help prove his innocence, but it’s no easy task. The children are distraught, and Jennifer’s best friend, Sarah, is waging a campaign against Liam, determined to expose him for a liar and a cheat. As secrets surface from the complex web of Buckley family life, DS Kennedy must decide. Did Jennifer Buckley end her own life, or did Liam take it from her? The answer, when it comes, will shock them all… Review Thanks to Aria for my invite on to the tour and e copy of ‘When the time comes’ an intriguing psychological thriller from Adele O’Neill. My first read by this author, this book covers a very interesting…