#BlogTour: The Big Chill by Doug Johnson @doug_johnstone @OrendaBooks @RandomTTours #TheBigChill #DougJohnstone #TeamOrenda

Book Synopsis:

Running private investigator and funeral home businesses means trouble is never far away, and the Skelf women take on their most perplexing, chilling cases yet in book two of this darkly funny, devastatingly tense and addictive new series!

Haunted by their past, the Skelf women are hoping for a quieter life. But running both a funeral directors’ and a private investigation business means trouble is never far away, and when a car crashes into the open grave at a funeral that matriarch Dorothy is conducting, she can’t help looking into the dead driver’s shadowy life. 
While Dorothy uncovers a dark truth at the heart of Edinburgh society, her daughter Jenny and granddaughter Hannah have their own struggles. Jenny’s ex-husband Craig is making plans that could shatter the Skelf women’s lives, and the increasingly obsessive Hannah has formed a friendship with an elderly professor that is fast turning deadly. 
But something even more sinister emerges when a drumming student of Dorothy’s disappears and suspicion falls on her parents. The Skelf women find themselves sucked into an unbearable darkness – but could the real threat be to themselves?

Following three women as they deal with the dead, help the living and find out who they are in the process, The Big Chill follows A Dark Matter, book one in the Skelfs series, which reboots the classic PI novel while asking the big existential questions, all with a big dose of pitch-black humour.

The Big Chill is available in ebook now and in paperback on the 20th if August 2020. You can purchase or pre-order your copy using the link below.

My Review:

The Big Chill is another fantastic book from this talented author whose books are always highly entertaining, unique and quirky.

It was great to be back with the wonderful Skelf Woman and to be able to follow them on another investigation. They were unsurprisingly a bit subdued after everything that happened last time which was sad to see but I liked that they seemed to grow into their normal, strong selves during the book. Each woman narrates a chapter once again which gives the reader a chance to be get to know them better and have access to their innermost thoughts which I loved!

The author explores some quite thought provoking subjects in this book which I found interesting to explore and I’ve continued to think about long after reading. The narrative is peppered with some quite dark humour at times which helped bring some light relief to the story. The author does a great job in setting the scene in this book with his vivid descriptions enabling the reader to fully imagine where the characters are which really added to my enjoyment of this book.

Overall I really enjoyed this entertaining, gripping and quirky free read. I can’t wait to read more in this fabulous series!

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Orenda for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Doug Johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh. His tenth novel, Breakers, was published by Orenda Books in May 2019, and was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year. His previous books include The Jump, shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize, Gone Again, an Amazon bestseller, and Hit & Run, which was an Amazon #1 as well as being selected as a prestigious Fiction Uncovered winner. His work has received praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, William McIlvanney, Megan Abbott and Christopher Brookmyre. Doug has been Writer in Residence with William Purves Funeral Directors. He is also a Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow, and was RLF Fellow at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh 2014-2016. Doug was also Writer in Residence at the University of Strathclyde 2010-2012 and before that worked as a lecturer in creative writing there. He’s had short stories appear in various publications and anthologies, and since 1999 he has worked as a freelance arts journalist, primarily covering music and literature. He is also a manuscript assessor for The Literary Consultancy and Emergents in the Scottish Highlands. He has taught creative writing at festivals and conferences and regularly at Moniack Mhor, and he has mentored aspiring writers for New Writing North and Scottish Book Trust. Doug is one of the co-founders of the Scotland Writers Football Club, for whom he also puts in a shift in midfield as player-manager. He is also a singer, musician and songwriter in several bands, including Northern Alliance, who have released four albums to critical acclaim, as well as recording an album as a fictional band called The Ossians. Doug has also released three solo EPs. He plays drums for the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, a crime writing supergroup featuring Val McDermid, Mark Billingham, Chris Brookmyre, Stuart Neville and Luca Veste. Doug has a degree in physics, a PhD in nuclear physics and a diploma in journalism, and worked for four years designing radars. He grew up in Arbroath and lives in Portobello, Edinburgh with his wife and two children.

#BlogTour: Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook by Celia Rees @CeliaRees @HarperFiction @fictionpubteam @RandomTTours #MissGrahamsColdWarCookBook #CeliaRees #5Stars #mustread

Book Synopsis:

Germany, 1946
A reluctant spy is born…

‘A perfect summer read; gripping, original, well-drawn and compassionate’ Joanne Harris

‘Celia Rees is a superb writer, and this novel has one of the most irresistible and unique story hooks I’ve ever come across. This book deserves to be huge!’ Sophie Hannah

An ordinary woman. A book of recipes. The perfect cover for spying…

Sent to Germany in the chaotic aftermath of World War II, Edith Graham is finally getting the chance to do her bit. Having taught at a girls’ school during the conflict, she leaps at the opportunity to escape an ordinary life – but Edith is not everything she seems to be.

Under the guise of her innocent cover story, Edith has been recruited to root out Nazis who are trying to escape prosecution. Secretly, she is sending coding messages back to the UK, hidden inside innocuous recipes sent to a friend – after all, who would expect notes on sauerkraut to contain the clues that would crack a criminal underground network?

But the closer she gets to the truth, the muddier the line becomes between good and evil. In a dangerous world of shifting loyalties, when the enemy wears the face of a friend, who do you trust?

Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook is available in ebook and hardback now. The ebook is currently only £2.99. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

This was an completely enthralling and gripping read which is far from the cosy read I was expecting.

Firstly I enjoyed learning more about post war Germany which is a setting seldom used in a book. It was quite sobering to see the hardships suffered by many, particularly the children and see how many people had been displaced during the war years. The author has clearly done her research as she perfectly blends fact with fiction throughout the book which helps bring the era to life.

Edith was a fantastic main character who I warmed to instantly. She was an incredibly strong, intelligent woman and it was really interesting to follow her on her spy missions. My heart was in my mouth at some of the events in the book which had me worrying about her safety and hoping that she would be alright.

This is far from the cosy read I’d been expecting from the title and it’s actually quite gut wrenchingly sad in places. I often found myself having to stop to think for a little before continuing as it was so emotional but I wanted to find out what would happen. The tension in the book is slowly increased until it becomes almost unbearable and absolutely impossible to put the book down. There is always something going on and lots of shifting loyalties which made me unable to trust anyone properly. It’s a story that will stay with me for a long time and I can’t wait to read more from this author.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Harper Collins for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Celia Rees was born in Solihull, West Midlands, UK. She studied History and Politics at Warwick University and has a Master’s Degree from Birmingham University. She taught English in city comprehensive schools for seventeen years before beginning her writing career. She is the author of over twenty acclaimed books for young adults, and has won various prizes both in Britain and abroad. Her work has been translated into twenty-eight languages.

Miss Graham’s Cold War Cookbook is her first adult novel.

Celia lives in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, with her husband.

#BlogTour: Below The Big Blue Sky by Anna McPartlin @annamcpartlin @ZaffreBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #BelowTheBigBlueSky #AnnaMcPartlin

Book Synopsis:

How do you pick up the pieces when the person that held them together is gone?

When forty-year-old Rabbit Hayes dies, she leaves behind a family broken by grief. Her mother Molly is distraught and in danger of losing her faith. Her father Jack spends hour upon hour in the family attic, poring over his old diaries, losing himself in the past.

Rabbit’s brother Davey finds himself suddenly guardian to her twelve-year-old daughter Juliet. Juliet might be able to fill a hole in Davey’s heart – but how can he help Juliet through her grief when he can barely cope with his own?

But even though the Hayes family are all fighting their own battles, they are drawn together by their love for Rabbit, and their love for each other. In the years that follow her death they find new ways to celebrate and remember her, to find humour and hope in the face of tragedy, and to live life to its fullest, as Rabbit would have wanted.

From the bestselling author of The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes comes a huge-hearted novel about death, family and finding laughter in the most unexpected of places.Below a Big Blue Sky will make you laugh, cry and shout with joy.

Below A Big Blue Sky is available in hardback and ebook now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

I absolutely loved the prequel to this book and count it as one of my favourite books of all times. I was therefore very excited to read Below The Big Blue Sky and to spend some more time with the Hayes family.

This book follows on straight from the previous book with a highly emotional scene which helped emerse me straight back into the story. I have always loved spending time with the Hayes family and it was like being back with old friends again. Their big, crazy family made me feel like I was part of their world and helped provide some much needed comic relief at times.

The author handles a difficult and sensitive subject beautifully throughout this book. I liked how they were the impact grief can have was explored and how the reader could gain an understanding of what it could do to a person. I could fully emphasise with the characters who lost their faith due to it as I lost mine when my son died.

Overall I absolutely loved this book which manages to be heartbreaking and funny at the same time. I found myself crying one moment and then laughing the next. I can’t wait to read more from this author!

Huge thanks to Tracy Fenton for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Zaffre for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

Anna McPartlin is a novelist and scriptwriter from Dublin, who has written for TV serial dramas featured on BBC UK, RTE Ireland and A&E America. She has been writing adult fiction for over ten years, and also writes for children under the name Bannie McPartlin. She lives with her husband Donal and their four dogs.

#BlogTour: This Time Next Year by Sophie Cousens @SophieCous @arrowpublishing @Rachel90Kennedy #ThisTimeNextYear #SophieCousens #RomCom

Book Synopsis:

Get ready to fall for this year’s most extraordinary love story

Quinn and Minnie are born on New Year’s Eve, in the same hospital, one minute apart.

Their lives may begin together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different.

Thirty years later they find themselves together again in the same place, at the same time.

What if fate is trying to bring them together?

Maybe it’s time to take a chance on love…

This Time Next Year is available in ebook on the 1st August 2020 and in paperback on the 15th August 2020. You can pre-order your copy of both using the link below.

My Review:

This Time Next Year is a hilarious, feel good escapist read which was perfect for reading on my recent holiday.

Firstly the thing that I most enjoyed about this book was the fantastic, relatable characters who I warmed to quickly. They were all such brilliantly supportive friends who all had their own little quirks which made them lots of fun to read about. I liked how Minnie changes throughout the novel and it was great to see her grow in confidence. I also liked how the author managed to surprise me with Quinn and how he turned out to be not just a stereotypical rich boy.

I thought this book was well written and had a great flow to it which made it easy to read. There were lots of funny moments that had me laughing out loud and made me love the characters even more. The ending was lovely and left me feeling happy long after turning the last page.

Huge thanks to Rachel from Arrow publishing for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Sophie Cousens worked in TV in London for over twelve years, producing The Graham Norton Show, Big Brother and Ant and Dec. She now lives in Jersey and balances her writing career with working for an arts charity and taking care of her two small children. This Time Next Year is her first novel.

#BlogTour: The Missing Pieces Of Nancy Moon by Sarah Steele @sarah_l_steele @RosieMargesson @headlinepg #FindingNancyMoon #SarahSteele #5Stars

Book Synopsis:

To unravel that long-lost summer, she had to follow the thread…

Florence Connelly is broken hearted. Her marriage has collapsed under the weight of the loss she shares with her husband, and her beloved grandmother has just died. Even the joy she found in dressmaking is gone.

But things change when Flo opens a box of vintage 1960s dress patterns found inside her grandmother’s wardrobe. Inside each pattern packet is a fabric swatch, a postcard from Europe and a photograph of a mysterious young woman, Nancy Moon, wearing the hand-made dress.

Flo discovers that Nancy was a distant relation who took the boat train to Paris in 1962 and never returned. With no one to stay home for, Flo decides to follow Nancy’s thread. She unravels an untold story of love and loss in her family’s past. And begins to stitch the pieces of her own life back together.

The Missing Pieces Of Nancy Moon is published on the 6th August 2020. You can pre-order your copy using the link below.

My Review:

The Missing Pieces Of Nancy Moon was a beautifully written and plotted book about love, life and heartache. This is unbelievably the author’s debut novel and I can’t wait to read more from her in the future.

Firstly i loved the two main character Flo and Nancy who I enjoyed following throughout the book. I did prefer Nancy to Flo a little bit as she was such a captivating, strong lady who seemed to have a positive outlook on life. That’s not to say I didn’t like Flo and feel a lot of sympathy for her with the state of her marriage and the sad loss if her baby. I found myself feeling a little jealous of the close family and friends that she had surrounded herself with as she seemed to have a lot of people to support her.

The dressmaking part of the story helped give it a nostalgic edge that brought to life the 1960’s era for me. I found it really interesting to learn more about it especially the type of clothes made and the materials used. The occasions that the clothes were used at was nice to read about too and some were so beautiful I found myself wishing I could have worn them too.

Overall I thought this was a fabulous, multi layered story that was an absolutely joy to read. The story intrigued me from the start with its interesting prologue which hinted of things to come and lots of history between the characters. There were many twists and turns which ensured I was glued to the page, along with lots of secrets being hidden which I loved. I felt quite sad to finish the book leave the story and characters behind.

Huge thanks to Rosie from Headline for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.

About The Author:

Sarah Steele was the director of Wordfest at Gloucester Cathedral in 2018, which culminated in a suffragette march led by Helen Pankhurst. After training in London as a classical pianist and violinist, Sarah joined the world of publishing as assistant at Hodder and Stoughton. She was for many years a freelance editor. She lives in Stroud. THE MISSING PIECES OF NANCY MOON is her debut novel.

#BlogTour: Deadly Revenge by Leigh Russell @LeighRussell @noexitpress @RandomTTours #DeadlyRevenge #LeighRussell #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

The new novel in the million-copy selling Detective Geraldine Steel series

‘Brilliant and chilling, Leigh Russell delivers a cracker of a read!’ – Martina Cole

When a hysterical mother reports her baby’s sudden disappearance, suspicion immediately falls on the absent husband. But Detective Geraldine Steel’s gut instinct tells her this case is not as simple as her colleagues think…

Complications in the mother’s life begin to surface, including her relationship with her controlling father, a controversial political figure. As the police investigate, their urgent attempt to find the missing infant grows ever more perplexing.

Steel is forced to suspect everyone associated with the family and when a body is discovered, matters take a deadly turn.

For fans of Martina Cole, Mel Sherratt and LJ Ross

Deadly Revenge is available in ebook and paperbackback now. The ebook is currently only 99p. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Deadly Revenge is another enthralling and completely absorbing addition to this fantastic series which just keeps getting better. I was gripped from the first page and finished the book in a couple of days as I just couldn’t stop reading.

It was so nice to be back with Geraldine and to follow her on another fascinating case. I felt so sorry for her with her demotion and felt that she was wholly unappreciated at her job. Once again there is an interesting story about her personal life running alongside the crime story which I thought worked well. As always one of the highlights of the book was the hilarious banter and interactions between the detectives which helped bring some light relief to the story.

The crime storyline was also very interesting and I liked that despite looking like an open and shut case the author was able to keep me guessing as to what had happened. The subject matter is quite emotional and some of the descriptions were quite harrowing as the author tells it how it is rather than trying to save the readers feelings. The end took me completely by surprise as I didn’t expect it to end that way.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to No Exit Press for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

Leigh Russell has sold over a million crime fiction novels, and writes full time. Published in English and in translation throughout Europe and in China, her Geraldine Steel and Ian Peterson titles have appeared on many bestseller lists, and reached #1 on kindle. Leigh’s work has been nominated for several major awards, including the CWA New Blood Dagger and CWA Dagger in the Library, and her books have been optioned by major television production company Avalon Television. She chairs the CWA Debut Dagger Award, and is a Royal Literary Fellow. Leigh writes the Lucy Hall mystery series published by Thomas and Mercer. Find out more about Leigh on her website http://www.leighrussell.co.uk where news, reviews and interviews are posted, with a schedule of Leigh’s appearances. You can contact Leigh via her website, where you can subscribe to her newsletter and follow her on Twitter and facebook.

#BlogTour: The Garden Of Forgotten Wishes by Trisha Ashley @trishaashley @TransworldBooks @RandomTTours #GardenOfForgottenWishes #TrishaAshley #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

The brilliant new novel from Top Five Sunday Times bestselling author Trisha Ashley

All Marnie wants is somewhere to call home. Mourning lost years spent in a marriage that has finally come to an end, she needs a fresh start and time to heal. Things she hopes to find in the rural west Lancashire village her mother always told her about.

With nothing but her two green thumbs, Marnie takes a job as a gardener, which comes with a little cottage to make her own. The garden is beautiful – filled with roses, lavender and honeysuckle – and only a little rough around the edges. Which is more than can be said for her next-door neighbour, Ned Mars.

Marnie remembers Ned from her college days but he’s far from the untroubled man she once knew. A recent relationship has left him with a heart as bruised as her own.

Can a summer spent gardening help them recapture the forgotten dreams they’ve let get away?

The Garden Of Forgotten Wishes is available in ebook and hardback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

This was a wonderful book of pure escapism which I absolutely loved as restoring a garden has always been a bit of a dream of mine!

I absolutely loved the descriptions of the garden which made me feel I was actually there and able to smell all the beautiful flowers. I found myself wishing I could actually visit it as it sounded like a amazing place to just relax. The information on how to restore a garden and what you needed to do was very interesting and I can’t wait to work on my own garden soon.

Marnie was a fantastic main character who I warmed to quickly as her little quirky ways and sayings were very amusing. The conversations she had with her cat Casper were particularly cute and made me smile as I read them. The author cleverly includes small references to characters and places from her other books which, as a huge fan, I found particularly nice as it made me feel more included into the story.

Overall I absolutely loved this wonderful book and found myself trying to make the book last a bit longer as I really didn’t want it to end.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Transworld for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

Trisha Ashley’s Sunday Times bestselling novels have sold over one million copies in the UK and have twice been shortlisted for the Melissa Nathan award for Romantic Comedy. Every Woman for Herself was nominated by magazine readers as one of the top three romantic novels in the last fifty years.

Trisha lives in North Wales. For more information about her please visit her Facebook page http://www.Facebook.com/TrishaAshleyBooks or follow her on Twitter @trishaashley.

#BlogTour: The Woman Who Ran Away by Sheila O’Flannery @sheilaoflanagan @headlinepg @RandomTTours #TheWomanWhoRan #SheilaOFlanagan #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

In Sheila O’Flanagan’s stunning new novel, two women face up to shocking truths about the men they’ve loved – and start to make their own decisions about what to do next…

‘One of my favourite authors’ Marian Keyes

Deira isn’t the kind of woman to steal a car. Or drive to France alone with no plan. But then, Deira didn’t expect to be single. Or to suddenly realise that the only way she can get the one thing she wants most is to start breaking every rule she lives by.

Grace has been sent on a journey by her late husband, Ken. She doesn’t really want to be on it but she’s following his instructions, as always. She can only hope that the trip will help her to forgive him. And then – finally – she’ll be able to let him go.

Brought together by unexpected circumstances, Grace and Deira find that it’s easier to share secrets with a stranger, especially in the shimmering sunny countryside of Spain and France. But they soon find that there’s no escaping the truth, whether you’re running away from it or racing towards it . . .

The Woman Who Ran is available in ebook and hardback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

I’m a huge fan of this author and her fantastic, addictive books which are always perfect for holidays. This book was a complete joy to read as it immediately drew me into the story and kept my attention until the end.

Firstly Grace and Deira’s developing friendship was just amazing to follow throughout the book. I so enjoyed watching it develop from strangers to close friends. Once again the author has chosen to write about mature characters which was really interesting as they bring a lot more life experiences into the story. This was no exception as both women have experienced heartache in different forms which initially helps bond the two together. I found I warmed to both quickly and wanted to keep reading to find out how everything would end for them.

The wonderful descriptions of France and Spain were really vivid which made me feel like I was actually there experiencing everything alongside the characters. The treasure hunt was a fantastic addition to the story and helped create some memorable moments between the two woman. I would love to visit some of the places they did in the near future.

Overall I thought this was a brilliant read that I sailed through in a few days. There were some cringey moments along with some quite emotional ones which made the story seem more realistic and made me feel more invested in the story.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Headline for my copy of this book. If you like addictive, uplifting reads then you’ll love this book!

About The Author:

Sheila O’Flanagan is the author of many bestselling novels including The Hideaway, What Happened That NightThe Missing WifeMy Mother’s Secret, If You Were Me, and All For You (winner of the Irish Independent Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award). She lives in Dublin with her husband.

http://www.sheilaoflanagan.com
Twitter @sheilaoflanagan
Facebook.com/sheilabooks

#BlogTour: The Moscow Whisper by Michael Jenkins @FailsafeQuery @DamppebblesBTs #TheMoscowWhisper #MichaelJenkins #damppebblestours

Book Synopsis:

‘Sometimes you have to enter the death zone to save the innocent.’

A top-secret clique of former spies meet for dinner to hatch a plan to murder a competitor, not knowing that they are under surveillance from a covert arm of British Intelligence. Hours later, with bodies strewn across a terrace, a piece of secret intelligence reveals an international plot of colossal magnitude.

For disgraced agent Sean Richardson, this is the beginning of a deniable mission to infiltrate and disrupt a group of Russian mercenaries who are working clandestinely to take over a nation state.

Acting covertly as an illicit arms trafficker, Sean is dropped into a deadly cauldron of terrorism and high-tech weaponry that will take a nation down. As the bullets fly and the chaos rains in, can Sean take down the merchants of death…or has he finally met his match?

The third in a set of spy thrillers that have been expertly crafted with stunning plot lines, magnificent locations, and twists that leave you gasping for air. Perfect for fans of Frederick Forsyth, Robert Ludlum, Tom Clancy, and Scott Mariani. 

The Moscow Whisper is available in ebook and paperback now. You can purchase your copy of both using the link below.

My Review:

The Moscow Whisper was another fantastic, thrilling read from this talented author. It had a bit of a realistic edge to it as I can well imagine this story happening in the current climate.

Firstly I loved the main character Sean Richardson who was an incredibly likeable though flawed character. Due to his name I kept picturing him as the comedian (yes I got the name wrong) which made me feel quite sympathetic towards him. .I found I really wanted to keep reading to find out if he works everything out and if he was ok.

The author manages to weave together political events with personal ones in a very effective way. It was really interesting to follow the story and all the twists that the story takes which kept me guessing until the end. The tension in the book is slowly increased until it becomes almost unbearable and I found myself turning the pages faster towards the end. I can’t wait to read more from this author.

Huge thanks to Emma from Damp Pebbles Tours for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book. If you lije action packed, page turners that keep you guessing then you’ll love this book!

About The Author:

I started climbing at 13, survived being lost in Snowdonia at 14, nearly drowned at 15, and then joined the Army at 16. Risk and adventure was built into my DNA and I feel very fortunate to have served the majority of my working career as an intelligence officer within Defence Intelligence, and as an explosive ordnance disposal officer and military surveyor within the Corps of Royal Engineers. I feel privileged to have served for twenty-eight years in the British Army as a soldier and officer, rising through the ranks to complete my service as a major. I served across the globe on numerous military operations as well as extensive travel and adventure on many major mountaineering and exploration expeditions that I led or was involved in. I was awarded the Geographic Medal by the Royal Geographical Society for mountain exploration in 2003 and served on the screening committee of the Mount Everest Foundation charity for many years. It was humbling after so many years of service when I was awarded the MBE for services to counter-terrorism in 2007. The Failsafe Query is my debut novel, and I hope you enjoy the follow up novel, The Kompromat Kill, the second in an ongoing series. My third, The Moscow Whisper, is due publication in the early summer of 2020. Each can be read as a standalone novel but form part of a series. Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my novels. I’m grateful to all my new followers and enjoy to correspond on twitter and facebook, via Failsafe Query or at michaeljenkins.org

#BlogTour: Written In Blood by Chris Carter @RandomTTours @simonschusterUK #WrittenInBlood #ChrisCarter #RandomThingsTours

Book Synopsis:

FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE SUNDAY TIMES NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER HUNTING EVIL COMES THE NEXT COMPULSIVE THRILLER IN THE ROBERT HUNTER SERIES
 
A serial killer will stop at nothing…
 
The Killer
His most valuable possession has been stolen.
Now he must retrieve it, at any cost.
 
The Girl
Angela Wood wanted to teach the man a lesson. It was a bag, just like all the others.
But when she opens it, the worst nightmare of her life begins.
 
The Detective
A journal ends up at Robert Hunter’s desk. It soon becomes clear that there is a serial killer on the loose. And if he can’t stop him in time, more people will die.
 
If you have read it
You must die

Written In Blood is available in hardback and ebook now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.

My Review:

Written In Blood is another fantastic addition to the Hunter Series which in my opinion keeps getting better and better. It’s going to be a hard book to review as I don’t want to give anything away.

Firstly I’m a huge fan of this series and as such always leave them until I know I have lots of free time as I know how hard they are to put down. This book was no exception and I soon found myself drawn into the dark storyline. There are so many twists and seemingly non stop developments that I was soon completely gripped and found myself reading faster and faster as the story went on.

As with all this author’s stories the descriptions of the murders is quite violent and graphic which might not be to everyone’s taste. Most of the descriptions appear in the form of diary entries however which makes them fairly easy to skip. The descriptions are in keeping with the story and help add to the atmosphere of the story, frequently making a chill go down my spine. I always love it when books make me feel this way so this was hugely enjoyable to read.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and found it incredibly difficult to put down. It was great to be back with Hunter again and to see the realistic way he solves a case. I am very excited to see what the author comes up with next.

Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Simon and Schuster for my copy of this book via Netgalley.

About The Author:

I was born in Brasilia, Brazil where I spent my childhood and teenage years. After graduating from high school, I moved to the USA where I studied psychology with specialization in criminal behaviour. During my University years I held a variety of odd jobs, ranging from flipping burgers to being part of an all male exotic dancing group. I worked as a criminal psychologist for several years, during which I interviewed and worked on over one hundred cases involving serial killers, murderers and serious offenders, before moving to Los Angeles, where I swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas and an electric guitar. After a spell playing for several well known glam rock bands, I decided to try my luck in London, where I was fortunate enough to have played for a number of famous artists. I toured the world several times as a professional musician. A few years ago I gave it all up to become a full time writer.