17 Church Row by James Carol #BlogTour
Books / November 15, 2019

Three years ago, Ethan and Nikki Rhodes suffered a devastating loss. Their four-year-old daughter Grace was tragically killed when she ran from their garden into the path of a car. Ethan, a radio personality, escapes into work, while Nikki quits her job to care for their remaining child, Grace’s twin sister, Bella, who hasn’t spoken since that night. Trying to give the family a fresh start, Ethan moves them to a revolutionary house designed by the world-famous architect, Catriona Fisher. For the Rhodes’, this is a life-changing move because a key feature of the house is the state of the art security system that allows them to be completely safe from the outside world within their own home. But what if what they fear most is actually inside the house? What if 17 Church Row isn’t the safe haven that they think it is?   ›REVIEW‹ Thanks to Tracy at Compusive Readers and Zaffre Books for my e – copy of the new chiller, ’17 Church Row’ by James Carol. This is my first read by James Carol, so not really knowing what to expect from this writer I read with an open mind and finished very impressed and a…

The Scorched Earth by Rachael Blok #BlogTour
Books / November 14, 2019

Who really killed Leo Fenton? Two years ago, Ben Fenton went camping with his brother Leo. It was the last time they ever saw each other. By the end of that fateful trip, Leo had disappeared, and Ben had been arrested for his murder. Ben’s girlfriend Ana Seabrook has always protested his innocence. Now, on the hottest day of 2018’s sweltering heat wave, she receives a phone call from the police. Leo’s body has been found, in a freshly dug grave in her own local churchyard. How did it get there? Who really killed him? St Albans police, led by DCI Jansen, are soon unpicking a web of lies that shimmers beneath the surface of Ana’s well-kept village. But as tensions mount, and the tight-knit community begins to unravel, Ana realises that if she wants to absolve her husband, she must unearth the truth alone   Review Thanks to Head of Zeus for my e-arc of this new atmospheric thriller ‘The Scorched Earth’ by Rachael Blok When Bones are unearthed in a churchyard, the past is pulled into the present. 2 years ago, Ben Fenton went camping with his brother Leo, Tragedy strikes, Ben awakes in the morning covered in…

Angel Avenger by Tim Wickenden (Max Becker 1)
Books / November 12, 2019

September 1960. In the Spandauer forest Detectives Max Becker and Bastian Döhl, from the Berlin Kriminalpolizei, find a naked, tortured man tied to a tree. A cryptic message hangs from his neck. When another body appears, Max is sure it won’t be the last. The press dub the killer, Der Waldscharfrichter (The Forest Executioner) and graphic tattoos on the bodies suggest that the victims are Russians with a criminal past. As more bodies and messages appear, they lead Max and his team to a horrific past event, wounds that run deep in the Berlin psyche, plunging Max into a conflict between his sense of duty and justice ›REVIEW‹ When I was offered a free copy of this book,  being an avid fan of books written in and about this era in Germany I was more than happy to read ‘ Angel Avenger’ by Tim Wickenden. This book is the first in the Max Becker series and is set in the Post war Berlin of 1960. A brutally tortured body is found tied to a tree, with a cryptic message around his neck. With more bodies turning up suffering the same macabre fate, Max Becker and his team of detectives investigate. This…

Darkest Thoughts by Gordon Brown (Craig McIntyre 1)
Books / November 11, 2019

Craig McIntyre’s mere presence can turn people’s darkest thoughts into action. On an Iraqi street, Craig McIntyre finds himself at the center of an event that leaves several people dead. Ex-military, now a bodyguard, he has no idea how they died. Others think he is repsonsible – the catalyst. They have no issue with that. Indeed, they are intent on harnessing Craig’s dark talent for creating chaos where once there was order…and will let no-one stand in their way. Who are McIntyre’s pursuers? What do they see in him that he cannot see in himself? And what will happen to him if he is caught? Worse, what will happen to those closest to him if he escapes? As he struggles to come to terms with events, and with the possibility that he really is a vehicle for anarchy, can he stop his darkest thoughts turning to revenge   ›REVIEW‹ After recently being invited onto a blog tour for the 4th book in the Craig McIntyre series by Gordon Brown, I thought this would be a good time to start the series! So I went ahead and picked myself up a copy of ‘ Darkest Thoughts’…. and im pleased to say…

All Through The Night by M.P.Wright (J.T. Ellington 2) #BristolBooks
Books / November 7, 2019

“It’s quite simple Mr Ellington. When you find Fowler, just ask where we can find the truth.” With these words, private detective JT Ellington embarks on a seemingly simple case of tracking down a local GP with a dubious reputation and retrieving a set of stolen documents from him. For Ellington, however, things are rarely straightforward. Dr Fowler is hiding a terrible secret and when he is gunned down outside a Bristol pub, his dying words send JT in pursuit of a truth more disturbing and deadly than he could possibly have imagined.   REVIEW Following on from the first book in the series, Heartman, featuring Bajan ex cop J.T. Ellington, All the through the Night is the 2016 follow-up from M.P. Wright and 2nd book in the 4 book series. The wily and crafty fox that is J.T Ellington returns and again he is getting himself mixed up in the dark and shady side of 60s Bristol, when he is asked to track down a missing Dr who has stolen some important paperwork from a orphanage. Once J.T catches up with the Dr, he soon discovers something much darker is at work and there is much more than just…