The Damage Done by James Oswald (Inspector McLean 6)
Books / December 22, 2019

No good deed goes unpunished…   When a police raid in Edinburgh goes horribly wrong, the only silver lining for Inspector Tony McLean is a discovery that could lead to a long-lost girl from his early days on the beat. Haunted by the mystery of what happened to her, McLean begins to dig into a case he thought long buried. But the shadows of the past are soon eclipsed by crimes in the present as a series of strange and gruesome deaths shock the city. As McLean’s investigation draws him ever deeper into the upper echelons of Edinburgh society, it will not only be his career on the line – but his life as well…   Review This is the 6th book in the Inspector  McLean series. If you haven’t read any, they are crime fiction with a bit of super natural fantasy twist. Being a big fan of John Connolly these books are very much up my street, yet very different to Connolly’s Parker series. This time around McLean is now working in the sex crime unit. He finds himself picking up the pieces after a botched raid on a Brothel. Embarrassed and confused by his teams failure, McLean…

Ghoster by Jason Arnopp #BlogTour
Books / October 22, 2019

Jason Arnopp – author of acclaimed cult hit The Last Days of Jack Sparks – returns with a razor-sharp thriller for a social-media obsessed world. Prepare to never look at your phone the same way again . . . Kate Collins has been ghosted. She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty apartment. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared. Except for his mobile phone. Kate knows she shouldn’t hack into Scott’s phone. She shouldn’t look at his Tinder, his calls, his social media. But she can’t quite help herself. That’s when the trouble starts. Strange, whispering phone calls from numbers she doesn’t recognize. Scratch marks on the walls that she can’t explain. And the growing feeling that she’s being watched. Kate refuses to leave the apartment – she’s not going anywhere until she’s discovered what happened to Scott. But the deeper she dives into Scott’s digital history the more Kate realizes just how little she really knows about the man she loves. MY REVIEW Thanks to Tracy at Compulsive Readers Tours and Orbit Books for the invite on to the tour and copy…

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…

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…

Tunnel of Bones by Victoria Schwab (Cassidy Blake 2)
Books / September 5, 2019

A unique story combining ghostly hauntings, friendship and history  Trouble is haunting Cassidy Blake… even more than usual.  She (plus her ghost best friend, Jacob) are in Paris, where Cass’s parents are filming their TV show about the world’s most haunted cities.   Sure, it’s fun eating croissants and seeing the Eiffel Tower, but there’s true ghostly danger lurking beneath Paris, in the creepy underground Catacombs.  When Cass accidently awakens a frighteningly strong spirit, she must rely on her still-growing skills as a ghosthunter – and turn to friends both old and new to help her unravel a mystery.  But time is running out, and the spirit is only growing stronger.  And if Cass fails, the force she’s unleashed could haunt the city forever. My Review Thanks to Mary at Scholastic UK for my ARC of ‘Tunnel of Bones’ by Victoria Schwab, the 2nd book in her Cassidy Blake series, and follow-up to City of Ghosts. For me, this book is a real departure from my usual Crime Fiction reads, but when asked by Scholastic if I would like a review copy , and on reading the blurb, I thought I would give this a try. Primarily this is young…