#IncidentReport | #BookReview | LOOKING GOOD DEAD (Roy Grace #2) by Peter James @peterjamesuk ‏(June 5th 2014, Pan Macmillan @panmacmillan)

LOOKING GOOD DEAD (Roy Grace #2) by Peter James
5th June 2014, Pan Macmillan

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Tom Bryce did what any decent person would do. But within hours of picking up the CD that had been left behind on the train seat next to him, and attempting to return it to its owner, he is the sole witness to a vicious murder.

Then his young family are threatened with their lives if he goes to the police. But supported by his wife, Kellie, he bravely makes a statement to the murder enquiry team headed by Detective Superintendent Roy Grace, a man with demons of his own to contend with. And from that moment the killing of the Bryce family becomes a mere formality—and a grisly attraction.

Notice of Kellie and Tom’s deaths has already been posted on the internet.

You can log on and see them on a website. They are looking good dead.

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Talk about a book that you can’t stop turning the pages! This was definitely that. From the first few pages to the very last I was hooked.

LOOKING GOOD DEAD was fast paced and exciting and kept me guessing the whole way through.

As some of our favourite characters return we get to know them better especially our main one, Detective Inspector Roy Grace as we begin to see a softer side to him in his personal life and I am hoping to see that develop during the next few months!

From closing down car parks to bodies dissolved in acid this crime novel has you sat on the edge of the seat the whole way through. Its not a who dunnit as we discover who it is right from the start but it still manages to keep the reader guessing. The last fifty pages are exciting as everything starts to come together!

You can buy LOOKING GOOD DEAD (Roy Grace #2) from the following booksellers (and obviously many more!)

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Book Depository | Waterstones

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | GRAYSON’S VOW by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (10th September 2015, Indie Published)

GRAYSON’S VOW by Mia Sheridan
Published; September 10th 2015, Indie Published

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A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.

Kira Dallaire is desperate.

Some challenges in life seem too hard to overcome. With little money, and even fewer options, the quick-witted and vibrant twenty-two-year-old needs to reinvent herself. Known for her generous heart and impulsive personality, she devises a survival plan, possibly her most outrageous idea yet.

Grayson Hawthorn is losing hope.

Some obstacles in life seem too hard to overcome. Betrayal definitely being one of them. With limited capital, and dwindling resources, he is attempting to resurrect his failing family vineyard, a self-imposed vow seemingly destined to fail. That is until a young woman enters his office with an outlandish, unexpected proposition impossible to refuse.

What begins as a temporary business arrangement, soon evolves into more as vivacious, spirited Kira challenges detached, arrogant Grayson to want more from life. To want more for himself. But as their wills clash and fiery passion ignites, they’ll realize that sometimes the past creates walls too difficult to climb, and that lies and deception rarely precede a happily every after.

As Kira and Grayson race toward their destiny, they will discover that some vows are meant to be broken, and others are worth risking everything for . . . even your very own heart.

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Whenever you decide to pick up a Mia Sheridan you know you need to prepare yourself for one hell of a ride.

From the very start of GRAYSON’S VOW, I knew that this was going to be the same. First of all we meet Kira who seems to be down on her luck and withdrawing her very last amount from the bank and Grayson who is utterly defeated.

What happens when the two meet? A marriage of convenience that quickly becomes inconvenient for them both. As the 2 begin to learn about each other the lines soon become blurred and sparks fly.

As soon as our hearts are swooning Mia manages to pull them right out and stamp all over them. From misunderstandings to people crawling out of the woodwork the path to love doesn’t run smooth.

I adored the fun easy going nature of Kira and her crazy ideas. Grayson is a lot more serious and we see just why this might be. It’s hard to understand why he had to suffer the way he has but easy to see why he is affected the way he is.

This is a story about too people on a slow ride to love and them learning to enjoy each other and let go of past hurts and humiliations to be able to trust and be happy together.

I absolutely loved this story and couldn’t stop turning the pages.
You can buy GRAYSON’S VOW now from the following booksellers (although there are many more!);

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK)

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#BlogTour| #BookReview | #IncidentReport | BLUE NIGHT (Chastity Riley) by Simone Buchholz @ohneKlippo @FwdTranslations (February 28th 2018, Orenda Books @OrendaBooks)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of BLUE NIGHT by Simone Buchholz.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Anne Cater, Orenda Books and of course Simone Buchholz who gifted me an early copy of BLUE NIGHT. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

After convicting a superior for corruption and shooting off a gangster’s crown jewels, the career of Hamburg’s most hard-bitten state prosecutor, Chastity Riley, has taken a nose dive: she has been transferred to the tedium of witness protection to prevent her making any more trouble.

However, when she is assigned to the case of an anonymous man lying under police guard in hospital – almost every bone in his body broken, a finger cut off, and refusing to speak in anything other than riddles – Chastity’s instinct for the big, exciting case kicks in. Using all her powers of persuasion, she soon gains her charge’s confidence, and finds herself on the trail to Leipzig, a new ally, and a whole heap of lethal synthetic drugs.

When she discovers that a friend and former colleague is trying to bring down Hamburg’s Albanian mafia kingpin single-handedly, it looks like Chas Riley’s dull life on witness protection really has been short-lived…

Fresh, fiendishly fast-paced and full of devious twists and all the hard-boiled poetry and acerbic wit of the best noir, Blue Night marks the stunning start of a brilliant new crime series, from one of Germany’s bestselling authors.

So, want to know what I thought?;

For starters, this is straight up one of the most intriguing books I’ve had the pleasure of reading! I admit that I struggled at the beginning…. The format of this book is short, snappy paragraphs which jump between scenes so quick that it makes your head spin…. but what a thrill it was!

We get a glimpse into each character through snippet flashbacks. Only a couple of sentances to help capture the mood/feeling of what each character is experiencing in the past. It gives us just enough to buy into the story, but leaves us hanging and with that air of mystery.

BLUE NIGHT is a relatively short read at a little under 200 pages (paperback edition), but don’t let the length of this book fool you into thinking the quality of the writing is anything less than excellence. This is also a credit to Rachel Ward who in my opinion has translated this work beautifully.

I imagine it’s going to be a long time before I read something quite as extroadinary as BLUE NIGHT.

About Simone Bulchholz;

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Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau in 1972. At university, she studied Philosophy and Literature, worked as a waitress and a columnist, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg.

In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award as well as the second Place of the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months.

Simone lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband and son.

You can buy BLUE NIGHT from the following booksellers (however, there are MANY more!!)

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Book Depository | Waterstones

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COVER SERIES REVEAL!!

The Luminai Series by Sloane Murphy

Storm Born #1

Releases April 30th

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Cover Model: Autumn Jones

Cover Design: Steam Power Studios

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Synopsis

 Three sisters born of strife,
Brought into the world taking a life.
One of nature, light and wind,
One of darkness, shadow and sin.
Lastly, one born of flame,
Cast in a life full of pain.
Each alone can bring pain and sorrow,
Joined as one, will destroy tomorrow.


Skylar Fairweather always knew she was a witch, destined to be the next Regent of the Luminai Coven, but nobody ever asked her if she wanted it. Living in a world full of light, fighting the shadows, having knowledge that there really is more to life than the mundane, but never really knowing who to trust.

As things start going awry on her eighteenth birthday, Skylar is faced with an alternative and discovers she’s more than anyone ever told her.


When secrets are kept to keep you safe, and the truth could be the thing that destroys everything you thought you knew, what would you do when given the choice?

Pre-order your copy here: https://www.books2read.com/StormBorn

 

*Storm Born is book 1 in The Luminai Series

FIRE BORN #2 – Releases July 2018

SHADOW BORN #3 – Releases August 2018

         

 

MEET SLOANE MURPHY!

Hi everyone! I’m Sloane *waves*. I’m 27, a total book nerd with a penchant for travel and I probably use the words Dude & Awesomesauce far too often in real life.! I write mainly Paranormal Romance NA & YA, but I’ll be branching out into other Romance genres too.

I was born and raised in Peterborough, England along with 2 sisters, 2 brothers and a plethora of cousins, I come from a REALLY big family! I’m one of the clumsiest people you’ll ever meet, but I try to stay on my feet *haha*. I still live here with Mr M & our fur baby Arya.

Please don’t be afraid to come and say hi! I don’t bite I swear 🙂

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#BlogTour| #BookReview | #IncidentReport | THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT (Munch & Kruger #2) by Samuel Bjork (February 8th 2018, Transworld Books @TransworldBooks)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT which is the second in the Munch & Kruger series by Samuel Bjork.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Tom Hill, Transworld Books and of course Samuel Bjork who gifted me an early copy of THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

When a young woman is found dead, the police are quick to respond. But what they find at the scene is unexpected. The body is posed, the scene laboriously set. And there is almost no forensic evidence to be found.

Detective Mia Krüger has been signed off work pending psychological assessment. But her boss has less regard for the rules than he should. Desperate to get Mia back in the office, Holger Munch offers her an unofficial deal.

But the usually brilliant Mia is struggling and the team are unable to close the case. Until a young hacker uncovers something that forces the team to confront the scope of the murderer’s plans and face the possibility that he may already be on the hunt for a second victim.

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So, want to know what I thought?;

Unfortunately, I didn’t get chance to read I’M TRAVELLING ALONE before the release of the second installment 😦 but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT as a standalone. For me, there was enough back story included that we got a sense of the relationship between Mia and Holger, without bogging us down with too much detail.

Pacing is something this novel perfected. It was fast enough to keep me on the edge of my seat and eager to know what happened next. THE OWL… is a dark and twisted tale that delves into the minds of those that are capable of the most deplorable acts.

What this book gave me in buckets were intriguing characters. Each one battling their own issues/demons. It’s not over the top, but enough to create a unique dynamic within the team. It’s something that only authors who write Nordic Noir seem to get right almost every time. A team that works hard and suffers together.

I’m looking forward to reading where the road leads now for Munch and Kruger. Something tells me that there story isn’t over yet!

About Samuel Bjork;

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Samuel Bjørk is the pen name of Norwegian novelist, playwright and singer/songwriter Frode Sander Øien.

Bjørk’s first installment in the Mia and Munch Series, I’m Traveling Alone, is an international success story that has gained critical acclaim and captivated readers all over the world, including hitting #1 on German newspaper Der Spiegel‘s bestseller list.

Samuel Bjørk has been compared to the likes of both Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø, and has proved himself to be a force to be reckoned with in the crime genre.

You can buy THE OWL ALWAYS HUNTS AT NIGHT from the following booksellers (however, there are MANY more!!)

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Book Depository | Waterstones

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#BlogBlitz| #BookReview | #IncidentReport | LOCKED IN (The Locked Trilogy #2) by GB Williams @GailBWilliams (February 10th 2018, Bloodhound Books @Bloodhoundbook)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of LOCKED IN which is the second in the LOCKED Trilogy by GB Williams.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Sarah Hardy, Bloodhound Books and of course the lovely GB Williams who gifted me an early copy of LOCKED IN. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

Do you love gripping and hard-boiled crime thrillers? Then try GB Williams’ unmissable Locked In.

Ariadne Teddington is having a bad day. Then she finds herself staring down the barrel of a gun.

Stuck in a bank robbery turned hostage situation, Ariadne keeps her head down and her mouth shut; because if there is one thing criminals hate more than the police it’s prison guards.

Trapped with a child, a policeman, and a robber on the edge, Ariadne desperately searches for a way out for them.

Can they all escape unharmed?

And when everyone is locked in, will anyone get out alive?

So, want to know what I thought?;

After DEVOURING the first book in this series; LOCKED UP back in September, I was ready for more from Ariadne and GB does not disappoint.

We are thrown straight into the action from the first few pages; a bank robbery turned hostage situation! Can this woman catch a break?! This story takes place a little while after the events in LOCKED UP, so at least Ariadne has had chance to catch her breath a little.

There is a moment in this book. A moment where you have to sit the book down, let out that big sigh you have been keeping in and exclaim ‘WHAT THE ACTUAL F?!’… but in the best possible way! Of course I’m not going to spoil it and tell you who it involves and wehre abouts in the book it takes place, but if you were as invested in the characters from the first novel – it will knock your socks off.

From that moment, I could not tear my eyes away from the pages. We are taken on what can only be described as a rollercoaster ride. With both the robbers and hostages locked in a small bank – it is only a matter of time before we start to cracks on both sides which have devastating affects.

The only question I have now is what do I need to sacrifice/do to get my hands on LOCKED DOWN?! I will do pretty much anything….as long as it’s legal!

About GB Williams;

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After being made redundant in 2012, GB started taking her life-long passion for writing more seriously and looking to sell her work. Specialising in complex, fast-paced crime novels. Her debut novel, Locked Up, was released in September 2017, Locked In follows in February 2018, and Locked Down in September 2018.

GB was shortlisted for the 2014 CWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition with the story Last Shakes, now available in Last Cut Casebook. She is also a
feature writer and occasional comic book reviewer. Crime novels are her stock in trade, but she has had success with short stories in various genres
including steampunk, horror, erotica and general fiction.

With bills to pay, she’s back working as a systems architect by day, a freelance fiction editor and keen writer of an evening and weekend. GB really needs to
learn to sleep.

Originally from Kent, GB moved to South Wales as a supposed first step on a year around the world.  Then she met a guy.  Kept the guy, kissed the travel goodbye. Knowing that the best way to travel is by book anyway, she has always read, always written. GB now has two grown-up children, the world’s most imperious
cat, a house full of books and a hard drive full of manuscripts (though some will never be allowed out of a locked basement).

You can buy LOCKED IN from the following booksellers (however, there are MANY more!!)

Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK)

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#LettersFromTheHeart | #BookReview | KYLAND by Mia Sheridan @MSheridanAuthor (24th January 2015, Indie Published)

KYLAND by Mia Sheridan
Published; January 24th 2015, Indie Published

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A full-length, standalone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice.

Dirt poor. Hillbilly. Backwoods hick. Mountain folk.

Tenleigh Falyn struggles each day to survive in a small, poverty-stricken, coal mining town where she lives with her sister and mentally ill mother. Her dream of winning the college scholarship given to one student by the local coal company and escaping the harshness of her life, keeps her going.

Kyland Barrett lives in the hills, too, and has worked tirelessly—through near starvation, through deep loneliness, against all odds—to win the Tyton Coal Scholarship and leave the town that is full of so much pain.

They’re both determined not to form any attachments, but one moment changes everything. What happens when only one person gets to win? When only one person gets to leave? And what happens to the one left behind?

Kyland is a story of desperation and hope, loss and sacrifice, pain and forgiveness, but ultimately, a story of deep and unending love.

THIS IS A STANDALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY TAURUS. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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love Mia Sheridan. I have read a few of her books now and I enjoy every single one. Kyland didn’t disappoint. It was a crazy rollercoaster ride of emotion from start to finish.

Our two main characters Tenleigh and Kyland are from a poor neighbourhood and don’t know where their next meal is coming from. We soon see that Kyland selfless when we discover he would provide food for a homeless person in need than feed himself. We see how hard the struggle is and the only thing that keeps both our hero and heroine going is their dream of winning the scholarship so they can get out of the place they live.

Then they meet each other and suddenly everything changes as their priorities shift. This is when the real rollercoaster begins as we feel their struggle to avoid falling in love but ending up deeper than ever.

I really enjoyed this story. Both Kyland and Tenleigh are very likeable characters and you soon lose yourself deep into their story and the whole time I was reading I was sat on the edge of my seat with my heart in my mouth.

The story is predictable but that doesn’t stop you enjoying the story – you spend the whole time hoping your right.

A wonderful of second chance romance that steals your heart, stamps on it and puts it back together bit by fragile bit.

 

You can buy KYLAND from the following booksellers (and many more!);

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US)

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#BlogTour| #BookReview | #IncidentReport | HYDRA (Six Stories #2) by Matt Wesolowski @ConcreteKraken (January 24th 2018, Orenda Books @OrendaBooks)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of HYDRA (Six Stories #2) by Matt Wesolowski.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Anne Cater, Orenda Books and Matt Wesolowski who gifted me an early copy of HYDRA. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

One cold November night in 2014, in a small town in the north west of England, 26-year-old Arla Macleod bludgeoned her mother, father and younger sister to death with a hammer, in an unprovoked attack known as the “Macleod Massacre.”

Now incarcerated at a medium-security mental-health institution, Arla will speak to no one but Scott King, an investigative journalist, whose Six Stories podcasts have become an internet sensation. King finds himself immersed in an increasingly complex case, interviewing five witnesses and Arla herself, as he questions whether Arla’s responsibility for the massacre was a diminished as her legal team made out.

As he unpicks the stories, he finds himself thrust into a world of deadly forbidden “games,” online trolls, and the mysterious Black-eyed Children, whose presence extends far beyond the delusions of a murderess.

So, want to know what I thought?

I’ve come to the conclusion that Matt Wesolowski is a Warlock. He must be. For him to take 26 letters of the alphabet and create something pretty outstanding like HYDRA is magic to me!

After reading SIX STORIES last year – I could not WAIT to get my hands on HYDRA. The premise of writing a podcast style serial is a niche which Matt has completely taken over and I can’t think of any other book that adapts this kind of story telling. THAT is a great thing! It makes for a great conversation starter when people ask me for recommendations.

Now, do we talk children? More specifically…creepy, scary children! Black eyed children. Nightmare inducing stuff. It’s creepy, sinister and wonderful. It adds that added horror element to an already intense and chilling story. Arla’s account of what happened to her family and just as important, herself makes for uncomfortable reading.

As with SIX STORIES, the plot moves along at a steady pace. HYDRA is not about the fast action, but about the slow burn. The reader is given time to fully digest each episode and form their own opinions of the story. But this is a Wesolowski novel, there is a twist. A twist that pulls the rug out from under you and leaves you slamming to the ground with a ‘what the f… just happened?’.

I CANNOT wait to read what is next for Scott King! Just how deep and twisted can we go?! I’ll take my number and wait in the long line of readers/authors/bloggers who will continue to champion both Matt and his novels!

About Matt Wesolowski;

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Matt Wesolowski is an author from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the UK. He is an English tutor and leads Cuckoo Young Writers creative writing workshops for young people in association with New Writing North.

Wesolowski started his writing career in horror and his short horror fiction has been published in numerous magazines and US anthologies.

Wesolowski was a winner of the Pitch Perfect competition at ‘Bloody Scotland’; Crime Writing Festival 2015, his subsequent debut crime novel ‘Six Stories’ was published by Orenda Books in the spring of 2017.

You can buy HYDRA (Six Stories #2) from the following bookseller;

Amazon (UK) | Amazon (US) | Book Depository | Waterstones

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#BlogTour| #BookReview | #IncidentReport | 66 METRES (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #1) by J.F. Kirwan (August 25th 2016, Carina @rararesources)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of 66 METRES (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #1) by J.F. Kirwan.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Rachel @ Rachel’s Random Resources and J.F. Kirwan who gifted me an early copy of 66 METRES (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #1). I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

The only thing worth killing for is family.

Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.

Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has just one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.

And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…

So, want to know what I thought?

It’s not often that I get stuck into a good spy thriller, but after reading the blurb for 66 METRES, I was excited to get stuck in!

One of the main things I enjoyed about this boko was Nadia. Nadia gives me all of my Angelina Jolie in SALT fantasy and then some! She’s a tough cookie who is prepared to do whatever it takes to help those she loves, which considering her complicated family history, makes you wonder why she hasn’t disappeared.

Kirwan has been able to create the most intense characters, done with such finesse that we become invested in each one. We are right there with Nadia through everything she faces. We distrust and feel strongly about the people she interacts with. Mix that with a fast pace, one enough to give you whiplash and you are in for a rollercoaster of a read.

After the end of 66 METRES, I am keen beans to get stuck into the next book in the series! This is certainly one of the most enjoyable spy thrillers I’ve had the pleasure of reading.

About J.F. Kirwan;

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J. F. Kirwan is the author of the Nadia Laksheva thriller series for HarperCollins. Having worked in accident investigation and prevention in nuclear, offshore oil and gas and aviation sectors, he uses his experience of how accidents initially build slowly, then race towards a climax, to plot his novels.

An instructor in both scuba diving and martial arts, he travels extensively all over the world, and loves to set his novels in exotic locations. He is also an insomniac who writes in the dead of night. His favourite authors include Lee Child, David Baldacci and Andy McNab.

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You can buy 66 METRES (Nadia Laksheva Spy Thriller #1 from the following bookseller;

Amazon (UK)

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#BlogBlitz| #BookReview | #IncidentReport | THE CAMERA LIES by AB Morgan @AliMorgan2304 (February 3rd 2018, Bloodhound Books @Bloodhoundbook)

Welcome to my stop on this Blog Tour for the release of THE CAMERA LIES by AB Morgan.

I would like to say that it is truly my pleasure to be invited onto this blog tour! Particular thanks to Sarah Hardy, Bloodhound Books and of course the lovely Alison Morgan who gifted me an early copy of THE CAMERA LIES. I am forever grateful and promise that the review below is 100% honest and of my own views.

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To kick off, we have the “blurb” for the book;

Konrad Neale is a television presenter. His waning career has been given a new lease of life since he took on a series of hard-hitting documentaries that investigate miscarriages of justice.

Matthew Hawley has been convicted of the brutal murder of his wealthy attractive wife Helena. However, he has no memory of the events and insists he is not responsible for willingly killing her.

When Konrad interviews Matthew in prison, he explores the details of the murder and the possible motives behind it. But all is not as it seems.

Did Matthew murder his wife?

Soon the search is on to identify who else might be involved in the murder of Helena and Konrad is about to learn that sometimes the camera lies.

So, want to know what I thought

On the back of the success of shows like MAKING OF A MURDERER and podcasts like SERIAL – it appears that now more than ever, we are fascinated by real crime stories. Only this past week has there been another new TV doco following people on death row  in America.

This success has now for me spilled over into the fiction world. SIX STORIES was the breakthrough novel for me that took the real crime docoumentary style and turned it into a breathtaking work of fiction. Followed soon after by THE INNOCENT WIFE, a debut novel which featured a woman who forged a relationship with a prisoner based on their television documentary series.

So when I was approached to read THE CAMERA LIES – I jumped at the chance as this takes the world of real crime documentaries, but adds that little ‘something extra’ into the mix, giving it an edge and something different to what the prvious novels gave me. The story was paced perfectly and for me, there was nothing rushed or forced. Everything happened at the right time and how it should have done. Nothing for me was over egged to give it that shock factor. The words along gave that uncomfortable feeling.

 

Whilst I started this story starts thinking I knew what I was getting, I was soon slapped with the ‘don’t be silly Sooz…you know there’s more to this story’ stick and then the real fun begins! Without wanting to give any of the plot away, what I can tell you is that the characters Alison has created, especially the female characters, are an absolute joy to read!

I would cetainly love to see THE CAMERA LIES  bought to the small screen, It has everything you want to make a great crime drama series! Fingers crossed this happens!

About AB Morgan;

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Alison Morgan started writing a couple of years ago to address that niggling question: could she write a book? The answer was a simple yes. She’s had to retire from the NHS a little earlier than planned, but has discovered a new passion. Writing.

Her debut novel, A Justifiable Madness, was published by Bloodhound Books in September 2017 attracting great reviews for its refreshing premise and dark humour. With two further novels being published at the beginning of 2018, it seems Alison has a promising future as an author. Divine Poison is the second novel to feature Monica Morris, a mental health nurse, as the main protagonist in this crime mystery, but there are no plans for a series.

Alison’s third suspense novel, The Camera Lies, steps away from the field of nursing and into the world of real crime documentary films.

Alison lives with her husband Andy and their dog Sadie, in a small village north of Bedford. She’s not the type to let life get in the way of adventure and so, always up for the next challenge, she decided to have a proper midlife crisis and learn to ride a motorbike.

In August she passed, first time. Her husband was impressed until she swung her leg over his prized Triumph and roared off with a big grin on her face. ‘Research for the next book,’ she cried. The fourth book is under construction and does indeed feature motorbikes.

 

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Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK) | Waterstones

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