The Bad Place by M.K.Hill (DI Sasha Dawson 1) #BlogTour
Books / September 16, 2019

The newspapers called it The Bad Place. A remote farm out on the Thames estuary, where six children were held captive for two weeks. Five of them got out alive.That was twenty years ago. Now adults, they meet upannually to hold a candlelit vigil for their friend who died. The only rule is that no-one can talk about what happened the night they escaped. But at this year’s event, one of them witnesses a kidnapping. A young girl, Sammi, is bundled into a van in front of their eyes.Is history repeating itself? Is one of them responsible? Or is someone sending them a twisted message?DI Sasha Dawson, of Essex Police, is certain that the key to finding Sammi lies in finding out the truth about The Bad Place. But she also knows that with every second she spends trying to unlock the past, the clock ticks down for the missing girl… My Review Thanks to Vicky at Head of Zeus for my e-arc of the new book by M.K. Hill, The Bad Place. Introducing DI Sasha Dawson, this is an excellent, polished start to a new police procedural series. 20+ years ago, 6 teenagers were kidnapped in their mini bus…

Bloodline by Pamela Murray
Books / September 12, 2019

When a young boy discovers a man’s body lying in a doorway, DI Burton and DS Fielding are called to the scene.  Believing the man was homeless, the police are shocked to discover the true identity of the victim; a Detective Constable from London who was working undercover.  But when the DNA from the victim is linked to a cold case Burton and Fielding find themselves looking into another unsolved murder.  And as the case unfolds, the detectives are faced with unpicking through a web of lies and deceit. But can they solve the murders before any more blood is spilt?   My Review Thanks to Heather at Bloodhound books for my e-arc of Bloodline, no 2 in Pamela Murray’s series starting DI Joe Burton and DS Sally Fielding When a homeless man is found dead in a shop doorway in suspicious circumstances, Burton and Fielding investigate, soon it becomes apparent it was a murder, which escalates further when it’s discovered he was an under cover police officer looking into a gang trying to employ homeless people to carry out illegal tasks for them. Even more intriguingly, the DNA pops up showing the body is linked to a cold case 25…

The Introvert by Michael Paul Michaud (The Introvert 1) #BlogTour
Books / September 9, 2019

A vacuum salesman by day, the introvert lives a quiet life alone with his dog until a work relationship and a dark secret from his past team up to create an uncomfortable imbalance in his otherwise ordered life, one that soon finds him squarely at the center of a murder investigation. 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 and Michael Paul Michaud for my e-copy of the very unique ‘The Introvert’. The Introvert in question, is a very quiet, slightly odd, socially awkward Vacuum salesman. We don’t ever learn his name.  He is the Introvert. Living alone with his dog Molly, he keeps himself to himself, and just seems to amble along. When a work colleague starts to show an interest and he starts a relationship , and a disagreement with his landlord follows, a very different ‘Introvert ‘ shows his colours. This isn’t a long read, it’s at times a little slow, but does pick…

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…

Unseen Evil by Liz Mistry (DI Gus McGuire 6) #BlogTour
Books / September 7, 2019

New Release from best-selling author Liz Mistry is number 6 in her D.I. Gus McGuire series. Social Media can be the death of you … The Snapchat A twisted killer comes to the attention of DI Gus McGuire and his team when a teenager receives a Snapchat image of his murdered friend.  The Killer As the killer becomes bolder, using social media to publicise the murders, Gus fears there may be more than one murderer targeting young people. The Stalker Meanwhile, Gus comes under threat from a stalker who is not afraid to get up close and personal. Can Gus protect his loved ones and catch the killer before another Snap is received?   My Review Thanks to Sarah at Book on the Brightside Tours and Liz Mistry for my e-copy of the 6th book in the DI Gus McGuire series, Unseen Evil. This is the first in the series I’ve read, so I started with a bit of trepidation that I might be missing out or lose some bits from previous books , but that wasn’t the case, it was great to read, even for a new reader of the series like myself, whilst there is of course references to…