Seventh by Lewis Hastings (The Seventh Wave Book 1)
Books / August 19, 2019

  Firstly my thanks to the Author, who goes by the pseudonym of Lewis Hastings, for my gifted copy of the first in his Seventh Wave Trilogy , Seventh. In this first book, we are introduced to John ‘Jack’ Cade, a seemingly off grid, ex British Police Officer amongst other things, now living the quiet life in New Zealand. Inexplicably drawn back in to his old life by Elena, a mysterious Bulgarian visitor,  who turns up seeking Jack out. A story ensues that takes us back to Jack’s earlier life and career, via Hong Kong and Nottingham on to the streets of London, as Jack battles with an Eastern European Crime Syndicate deeply rooted in financial crime and far ahead of its time , headed up by the evil ‘Jackdaw’ Whilst opening with a slower pace, Lewis Hastings soon launches us into a fast paced, riotous and chaotic tale, as Jack takes no prisoners in his quest, to both serve and protect. Introducing some fantastic characters, Carrie O’Shea and Jason Roberts in particular, Hastings writes both likeable but equally flawed characters, his characters feel very human, especially Jack himself – there is one character I hope to read again after his…

The Killing Gene by E.M Davey #BlogTour #BristolBooks
Books / August 7, 2019

A gripping historical thriller that shines a light on the darkness of human evolution. E.M. Davey’s latest novel is a heart-racing adventure into the dark heart of human origins. When a young archaeologist goes missing in the Congo basin, Professor Randolph Harkness and troubled tearaway Ross McCartney go in search of her only to stumble upon a conspiracy to conceal ancient horrors lost to the passage of time. Evading spies and trained killers, can they expose this cover-up in time or will they be buried with it? An unputdownable thriller The Killing Gene reveals the story of our species, the paradox of the modern mind and our innate predilection for murder…     MY REVIEW   Firstly, Thanks to the guys at Duckworth Books for my copy of the new thriller by E.M. Davey, The Killing Gene. I coincidentally came across Ed Davey about the same time the publisher asked me if I would like to take part in the tour, through those conversations with Ed on Twitter, I discovered , like me he is from Bristol, so I was more than pleasantly surprised to find from the outset this book is based in Bristol, and features the intrepid Professor…

Oh Henry by Morgen Bailey #BlogTour
Books / July 30, 2019

Set in Northamptonshire, England… Henry, a talking Jack Russell, is part of a small team researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. He is the target of several dognappers but can he use his wit or guile to outwit them and, with the help of forty-year-old laboratory assistant Gwynne Davies, find the proof needed to convict the criminals. Thus begins a series of adventures for the unlikely pair. There have been amateur sleuths, there have been talking animals – Henry is both. This is Family Guy’s Brian meets Poirot meets My Fair Lady. Tagline: Henry, a nineteen-month-old Jack Russell, has been given the ability to talk and now they can’t shut him up! Family Guy’s Brian with just as much attitude but better sleuthing skills. There have been amateur sleuths, there have been talking animals – Henry is both. ‘Oh, Henry’ may look like a young adult or children’s novel but the main human character is a woman in her early forties so a more general appeal. ‘For the young in all of us’. My Review  Thanks to Sarah at Book on the Brightside Tours and Morgen Bailey for my copy of the absolutely charming, Oh Henry! The first in the…

Singapore Ghost by Murray Bailey (Ash Carter 4)
Books / July 29, 2019

  Ash Carter is in Penang on a job that seems beneath him: babysit a newspaper reporter. She’s investigating ghost stories at the barracks but it’s Carter’s past that is back to haunt him. Returning to Singapore he finds himself caught up with a Chinese Secret Society. It’s not Andrew Yipp’s and Carter finds himself beholden to the leader, Chen Guan Xi. Chen wants to remove his big rival without a turf war and he wants Carter to do it for him. However Yipp and Carter have so far had a good relationship. But when investigations on behalf of the gorgeous Su Ling uncover Yipp’s wicked actions, Carter’s attitude changes. Stuck between the two criminal organisations, Ash Carter must find a solution and put the ghosts to rest. My Review Thanks go to Murray Bailey, for both my ARC and a signed copy of Singapore Ghost to giveaway! Please check me out @red_bristol where I’m running the giveaway until July 31st.   This is the 4th in the “Singapore” series starring ex military policeman and, sometime prize-fighter, Ash Carter. Called to an army barracks, Ash is assisting and at times babysitting a reporter who is looking into an apparent curse…

The Spy Who Swapped Shoes by Geoffrey Davison
Books / July 26, 2019

    Thanks to Sapere Books for my review copy of Geoffrey Davison’s, The Spy Who Swapped Shoes, the first of his Espionage thrillers starring the infallible Stephen Fletcher. Starting out in Eastern Europe at the time of the Cold War, Stephen Fletcher is a British spy who is tasked with becoming Comrade Nikovitch, with the intention of infiltrating a Russian camp designed to train Russian agents to live in England and befriend important people and politicians. This is a very strongly plotted espionage thriller, full of spy’s and double agents, it’s an intriguing tale, that doesn’t let up and it has a real old school feel, reminiscent of John Le Carré. A fast paced, sharply plotted complex espionage thriller, it’s a quick, enjoyable and exciting read If you enjoy your war-time spy thrillers, this really is a cracking little read. I’ll definitely be reading the rest of the series. 4🔥🔥🔥🔥