Last Request by Liz Mistry (DS Nikki Parekh 1) #BlogTour
Books / October 14, 2019

When human remains are discovered under Bradford’s derelict Odeon car park, DS Nikita Parekh and her team are immediately called to the scene. Distracted by keeping her young nephew out of trouble, Nikki is relieved to learn the investigation has been transferred to the Cold Case Unit, and she can finally focus on her family.   But when the identity of the victim is revealed, she’s soon drawn back into the case. The dead man is a direct link to her painful past.   As the body count begins to rise, Nikki must do everything she can to stop the killer in their tracks before anyone else gets hurt – even if it means digging up secrets she had long kept hidden… MY REVIEW   Thanks to HQ Digital for my copy of the first in a new series by the excellent Liz Mistry. Introducing DS Nikki Parekh, a feisty new addition to the crime story scene. This is my 2nd book by Liz Mistry in recent times, I have just discovered the excellent Gus McGuire series. When Human remains are discovered underneath a Bradford car park, DS Nikki Parekh investigates, and its soon realised she has a direct link…

The Scent of Death by Simon Beckett (David Hunter 6) #BlogTour
Books / October 10, 2019

What began as a straightforward case is about to become a twisted nightmare… Once a busy hospital, St Jude’s now stands derelict, awaiting demolition. When a partially mummified corpse is found in the building’s cavernous loft, forensics expert Dr David Hunter is called in to take a look. He can’t say how long the body’s been there, but he is certain it’s that of a young woman. And that she was pregnant. Then part of the attic floor collapses, revealing another of the hospital’s secrets: a bricked-up chamber with beds inside. And some of them are still occupied. And it soon becomes clear that St Jude’s hasn’t claimed its last victim . . . Chilling, visceral and masterfully paced, Simon Beckett’s new crime thriller will leave you gasping. My Review Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles Blog Tours and Transworld Books for my copy of the latest in the David Hunter Series, The Scent of Death by Simon Beckett. Dr David Hunter, a specialist in Forensics is called to derelict hospital, awaiting destruction, when a mummified body is found on site. When an accident then causes a collapse in the building, more bodies are found. Simon Beckett writes a compelling thriller,…

The Silence of Severance by Wes Markin (DCI Michael Yorke 3) #BlogTour
Books / October 8, 2019

Your wedding day should be the most unforgettable day of your life. And this is one wedding that will never be forgotten. When a police officer’s wedding day ends in brutality and chaos, DCI Michael Yorke is pulled away from his own wedding and into the bloodiest chain of events Wiltshire has ever seen. As a heatwave tightens its grip on Salisbury, Yorke and his team face a race against time to find the most sinister and intelligent adversary they have ever faced. Christian Severance. But as the team chase Severance into the shadows of a dark past, Yorke’s own history starts to drag itself into the present.  Can they stop Christian Severance before he achieves the unthinkable? And will Yorke survive the revelations that claw at him from the darkness?   MY REVIEW Thanks to Caroline Vincent for my Invite on to the tour and to Wes Markin for my copy of The Silence of Severance, the third in the series of DCI Yorke thrillers. Having really enjoyed the first 2 books and short stories I was intrigued and excited to see what Wes had next, and its a cracker! DCI Yorke is back and he’s getting married, but when…

The Demons Beneath by W.D Jackson-Smart (D.I. Graves 1) #BlogTour
Books / October 6, 2019

A detective new to London. A possible serial killer. And a demon? When a bloody corpse is discovered in a North London park, Detective Inspector Daniel Graves is the man tasked with finding the killer. With no clues and no suspects it seems like a dead end. Then another body turns up and this time it looks like it could be his fault. Has his investigation caused the murderer to strike again? Is he dealing with a serial killer? As the case gets ever more complicated, a report comes in of another suspicious death but this is nothing like any other Graves has dealt with. All involved are convinced that something supernatural is to blame. A demon. Daniel is no believer but could he be wrong? With two cases on his shoulders and the truth behind each beyond his grasp, Graves must race against time before both killers, human or otherwise, strike again.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Emma at Damppebbles blog tours and Panther Publishing for my e-copy of the first in a new series by author W.D. Jackson-Smart, The Demons Beneath. Introducing D.I. Daniel Graves, W.D. Jackson-Smart brings a new and exciting detective and series to the crime…

The Introvert Confounds Innocence by Michael Paul Michaud (The Introvert 2) #BlogTour
Books / October 5, 2019

THE INTROVERT CONFOUNDS INNOCENCE continues the story of the eponymous anti-hero introduced in THE INTROVERT. With his life disrupted by an unscrupulous work colleague and a bully at his son Toby’s school, things go from bad to worse when his neighbor’s abusive boyfriend goes missing, plunging the introvert into the center of a murder investigation. Increasingly hounded by a meddlesome detective, and with his thoughts continually urging him to make people “red and open” and to “achieve it” with his girlfriend Donna, what follows is a sometimes brutal, oftentimes hilarious, and absurdist account of the life of one very anti-social and unexpected anti-hero.   MY REVIEW Thanks to Sarah at Book on the Brightside Tours for my copy of the next part of the introvert story, The Introvert Confounds Innocence by Michael Paul Michaud. I very recently read The Introvert, the first in the series introducing our very unlikely Anti-Hero. You can read the review for that here This new story picks up a few year after the end of book 1, still unnamed, The Introvert, is now living with his partner Donna, and now has a young son, and of course his loyal dog Molly is here as well….