Colombiano by Rusty Young
Books / February 24, 2019

Wow, this book is epic in both size and the story it’s telling. The Author , Rusty Young starts out telling us how he worked for the US government as a manager for Anti kidnapping in counter terrorism; this led to Rusty meeting the main protagonist, Pedro Juan Gutierrez Gonzales who tells the story of his childhood and the small Village he lived and grew up in while the FARC Guerrillas and the Colombian army battled for control. The book itself is a work of fiction based on the events he experienced and it’s a massive book broken down into 164 chapters I guess to help pace the book. Which is done well, you get that , “just one more chapter” feel. We are told how a young Pedro learns to gain his fathers trust and begins to help with things in the close knit community and starts to learn exactly what it going on, the first few chapters bring us to his 15th birthday. Witnessing his fathers cruel, vicious execution at the hands of the Guerrillas , His family is then thrown off their own Finca (farm) , and Pedro swears revenge. Joined by his best friend Palillo, they…

Twelve: A Date With Obsession by Alan Reynolds
Books / February 18, 2019

This is a Tense physiological thriller, about obsession and the dangers we all can now face with the internet and social media and in particular online dating. Sarah Gooding, single, good job, but clearly very lonely, lives on her own with her cat ,Moses, she is looking for mr right online,she’s rejected 11 suggestions so far, then she comes across no 12,charming Jez. He’s seems perfect and they arrange to meet and a relationship begins but little snippets of temper, attitude and arrogance begins to surface. It quickly becomes apparent Jez is not all That he seems, he lives with this very controlling mother, and the have a taut relationship. Jez real character begins to shows and he really is deeply disturbing. As the book progresses Sarah starts To become more irritated and is with Jez more for pity than attraction. After receiving a promotion at work Sarah spends less and less time with Jez and and starts a relationship with a colleague: Adam Jez meanwhile, is hit with a tragedy just as Sarah decides to cut ties and this sends him Over the edge leading into an interesting and unexpected end to the book involving dodgy bankers and South…

Drug Gang by Neil Walker (Drug Gang Trilogy 1)
Books / February 17, 2019

Where to start with this bad boy! Manchester 2001, John Kennedy has just arrived in Manchester after a year travelling Thailand and Australia. Fed up living hand to mouth in dead end jobs In Belfast, where he is originally from, He’s come to meet a friend Micheal who he met on his travels,. Micheal says he has a friend who has some work… Introduced to Doug, it quickly becomes apparent this work is of the physical type, he is going to become part of a drug gang, the brotherhood. This is a brutal, bloody, ultra violent look into what is a gang ran with military precision, it’s scary to imagine this type of thing could exist but it’s also cracking good reading. The tension increases as doubts creep in as the beatings, jobs and dealing becomes more intense and lead to worse and worse things. The finale builds toward one of the most awful, powerful chapters I’ve read of any book. I am hard to shock, this particular chapter left me close to disturbed but it fits into the essence of the story and as shocking as it is , it’s almost essential to the story, The ending is a…

Never Tell by Lisa Gardner (Detective D.D Warren 10)
Books / February 14, 2019

My first book by Lisa Gardner starts with a tense opening chapter, fear but unspoken by Evie , as she enters her marital home with a sense of dread , something isn’t right, as she looks around her home with panic and trepidation she walks into her husbands office , there he Is, blood everywhere, dead looking at his computer, gunshots to the body and head, Evie is arrested at the scene for murder…scene is set Detective D.D Warren and her confidential informant , the damaged Flora Dane , survivor of a terrible crime herself , work the case . Evie is known by D.D from another fatal shooting , that time with a shotgun , killing her own father 16 years ago, that death was deemed an accident. Has lighting struck twice? Can one woman be involved in two accidental shootings? Or is something more sinister taking place this time ? Flora Dane is damaged by being kept kidnapped and abused by Jacob Ness , a serial sex addict and abuser or women, for over 400 days. Flora realises , Evie’s now Dead husband Conrad , is linked to her abduction years ago, she recalls Conrad trying to buy…

Tainted by David Evans (DI Colin Strong 4) #BlogTour
Books / February 12, 2019

A botched attempt to extort money has tragic consequences. An embarrassing DNA match to an unsolved rape and murder twenty years before means DI Colin Strong has to use his best diplomatic tactics. Simultaneously, journalist Bob Souter is tasked with writing about that same case to re-focus public attention. Will the newspaper’s actions help or hinder the police? Meanwhile, Strong’s team has two separate murder enquiries to run. With their friendship under duress, will Souter and Strong be able to work together? Find out in TAINTED – book 4 in the acclaimed Wakefield Series! Review Set in Wakefield and Leeds in 2002, DI Colin Strong , his DS Kelly Stainmore and his team investigates a murder when a Man’s body is found in a public toilet in very suspicious circumstances, whilst also looking into a cold case , going back 20 years, the murder of a 14 year old girl, who’s body is found on a railway, investigations lead to DNA on the body linked to a current young police officer. There are also some affairs , extortion and kidnap going on along with the murder to keep you interested. Alongside the police investigation, Bob Souter. A journalist with a…