A Shadow On The Lens by Sam Hurcom #BlogTour
Books / September 8, 2019

The Postmaster looked over my shoulder. As I turned to look I saw a flicker of movement from across the street. I felt unseen eyes peer at me. He walked away without another word. I watched as he climbed onto his bicycle and sped away down the street. I turned back and looked over my shoulder. Someone had been watching us. 1904. Thomas Bexley, one of the first forensic photographers, is called to the sleepy and remote Welsh village of Dinas Powys, several miles down the coast from the thriving port of Cardiff. A young girl by the name of Betsan Tilny has been found murdered in the woodland – her body bound and horribly burnt. But the crime scene appears to have been staged, and worse still: the locals are reluctant to help. As the strange case unfolds, Thomas senses a growing presence watching him, and try as he may, the villagers seem intent on keeping their secret. Then one night, in the grip of a fever, he develops the photographic plates from the crime scene in a makeshift darkroom in the cellar of his lodgings. There, he finds a face dimly visible in the photographs; a face hovering…

The Chain by Adrian McKinty #BlogTour
Books / May 9, 2019

Thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers for an invite to the Blog Tour for the AMAZING new book, THE CHAIN by Adrian McKinty… Here’s my story and review of what must be THE most talked about book of 2019! You are now part of The Chain …..now there is a tag line. I started reviewing in January 2019 and I have to say this has been the most anticipated read of my short reviewer life. I probably noticed or started seeing bits about this book pop up on Twitter, little snippets from the publisher Orion, and then proof reviews started popping up from the likes of Don Winslow and Val McDermid praising this to the skies. So I began to follow the author and the publisher and it became apparent that anyone in the know realised pretty quickly after reading this that they had read something special. Weeks of teasing continued from the Orion social media team until late April they dropped a teaser in to net galley, the first 5 short chapters. And boom, Right there they had me. A little while later after more cat and mouse with the publisher I was lucky enough to be granted an…