The Girl in White by John Nicholl #BlogBlitz
Books / September 6, 2019

    Harry Gilmore has no idea of the terrible danger he faces when he meets a beautiful girl in a local student bar. Drugged and abducted, Harry wakes up in a secure wooden compound deep in the Welsh countryside, where he is groomed by the leaders of a manipulative cult, run by the self-proclaimed new messiah, known as The Master.  When the true nature of the cult becomes apparent, Harry looks for any opportunity to escape. But as time passes he questions if the master’s extreme behaviour and teachings are the one true religion.  With Harry’s life hanging by a thread, a team of officers, led by Detective Inspector Laura Kesey, investigate his disappearance. But will they find him before it’s too late?    My Review   Thanks to Heather at Bloodhound Books for my e-arc of this extremely chilling new psychological thriller from John Nicholl, The Girl in White. Even though I have all of the authors books on my kindle in the never-ending ‘to be read’ pile, this is the first time I’ve read a John Nicholl book, what was I waiting or. It’s very very good, thought-provoking stuff! Harry Gilmore, down on his luck, near penniless…

Grave Intent by A.M. Peacock #BlogBlitz
Books / July 3, 2019

Robert Norris. An eighteen-year old petty criminal is brutally tortured and left in a farmer’s field to die.   DCI Jack Lambert, and his team, think they have it all figured out. It’s a robbery gone wrong. Suspicion immediately falls on the man who called it in.  What Jack doesn’t realise is that this is just the beginning.  An escaped prisoner, an attempted hit, and a seemingly unending trail of violence and retribution follows.   As the mystery unfolds, Jack begins to suspect the existence of a secret, but powerful, syndicate operating on the very edges of the North East’s criminal underworld.  With the situation spiralling out of control, Jack finds himself at a crossroads—one which could lead him back into the kind of life he has spent a career running away from.  Time is running out and this case might not only cost Lambert his job, but also his life… “From its very first gut-wrenching chapter I was completely hooked on ‘Open Grave’. This book signals the emergence of a brand new, north-east, crime-writing talent to watch out for. A.M Peacock is absolutely the real deal and Jack Lambert is a fascinating creation, destined for a big following. I can’t wait…

Copycat by C.S. Barnes #BlogTour
Books / June 25, 2019

When the body of a young woman, Jenni Grantham, is found abandoned in the playing fields that sit at the centre of a small town, DI Melanie Watton and her team are called to investigate. If the discovery alone wasn’t disturbing enough, it soon becomes apparent that the murder, the method and the appearance of the victim, is something they have seen before. With the help of Medical Examiner George Waller, DI Watton uncovers the case history of Michael Richards – a local murderer who put this small town on the map when he killed five women before turning himself in. Further investigations reveal that the most recent victim, Jenni, was recently reported missing by her parents. And when Jenni’s personal effects are introduced into the investigation, shocking discoveries are made about the victim’s fascination with the original killings. However, when the ME makes a surprise discovery, things appear even more complicated than the team originally believed, and DI Watton realises that Jenni was perhaps not the only local with a fixation on these infamous killings. With a copycat killer on the loose, the team know it is only a matter of time before another body is discovered. But when…

Murderland by Pamela Murray #BlogTour
Books / June 20, 2019

When DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to investigate a suspicious death in a care home, it is just the start of their problems. As further bodies are discovered, with playing cards placed beside their bodies, the Manchester police realise they have their work cut out. With the press closing in on the case, a criminal profiler is called in to help work out what the killer’s motive is. With the clock ticking and more victims uncovered, Fielding and Burton must race to track down a twisted killer before it’s too late. But could the killer be closer to home than anyone ever imagined?   MY REVIEW   Thanks to Heather at Bloodhound for an Arc and invite to the Blog Blitz for Pamela Murray’s New Thriller, Murderland From the opening prologue I was drawn into this story, it is very good and starts with a shock. DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding are called to an elderly care home, a strange murder appears to have been committed when an older guest is found dressed almost like a clown with a playing card left close to the body. Murders begin piling up leaving the same calling…

The Coop by E.C.Deacon
Books / June 14, 2019

                              When a woman staggers, naked from a river, she has no idea that she’s been saved from a killer by a text message from a dead woman. Laura Fell is horrified when she discovers of her friend Gina’s suicide. But when the autopsy reveals Gina died before her arrival at the house, she is perplexed. Who then answered her mobile phone? Everton Bowe, a cop whose career is as dead as his marriage, insists there was no-one else present.  But he’s wrong. Meanwhile, his ex-lover, DC Helen Lake, insists there are similarities between the traumatized river woman and the cold case of three missing women; the victims, she fears, of a serial killer. So, when a strange Dove’s feather, matching one found on the river victim, is found in Gina’s house, Everton and Helen are suspicious. If there was someone inside Gina’s house could he also be the river attacker? And could he also be responsible for the other missing women? At the same time, Laura Fell uncovers a web of deceit that stains the relationships around her and seems weirdly linked to Gina’s death, as…