#BlogTour | #BookReview – LONG SHOT by Jack Steele @JackSteele1961 (July 29th 2017) #DetectiveJoeStone

I would of course, as every #BlogTour like to thank the author; Jack Steele for gifting me an early copy of LONG SHOT. I am forever grateful and 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;

Detective Joe Stone and his team investigate a major terrorist attack on one of London’s most iconic buildings. They soon draw up a list of suspects who are highly respected members of the community and government. When most of his team is attacked, it soon develops into a war of nerves and a race against time before a deadly weapon is unleashed with horrific consequences.

So, you want to know what I think?

My word! From first few pages, I knew that I was in for another roller-coaster of a ride with Joe Stone and his team. LONG SHOT picks up shortly after LOOSE CANNON and we are thrown straight into the action with a terrorist attack in the city.

Tackling a subject like this, especially with the recent attacks on the UK, I thought was a brave move – but also a rather important statement of not being afraid of those who commit these acts. I’d be more afraid if Joe Stone was on my tail!

Jack has introduced us to some new characters in LONG SHOT which are integral to this story and the way the reveal was written was beautifully done. I had my suspicions throughout the book, but the final reveal had me internally screaming ‘NO ‘EFFING WAY!’ It was a great ending to the story.

Something that Jack doesn’t lack in his writing is the ability to keep the story moving at a fast enough pace that we as readers can take in what is happening – but we don’t have time to dally about before we are moved onto the next thing. I like that in a book. Short, snappy chapters that keeps the story moving at a pace where I don’t find myself getting bored.

The ending, as with LOOSE CANNON has been left on a cliffhanger, so I’m hoping that there will be some answers in the next visit to Joe’s world. I would recommend you read LOOSE CANNON before reading LONG SHOT as this helps to build the relationship dynamics with Joe, his team and Gemma.

Good news! As this is the LAST DAY you can get your hands on LOOSE CANNON for only 99p! Follow the Amazon UK link below for more info! (NB. Sale ends 31/07)


“I was born in Hackney, London and grew up on the Bannister House Housing Estate in Hommerton. I now live in Nottinghamshire and married with two grown up children who now have lives of their own, leaving me time to indulge in my favourite passions, reading and writing. I still work full-time in the printing industry which is where I have been for the past 40 years. On many occasions it interferes with my writing, working extra hours or weekends, so it can be a balancing act but one I seem to manage along with an understanding wife of course.

I spent five years researching books, magazines, documentaries, movies and internet articles on various subjects as well as completing a creative writing course and attending workshops run by the Nottingham Writers Studio.

It was a great achievement in 2016 when I published my first Crime Thriller novel ‘Loose Canon’ with great reviews. It was the first Detective Joe Stone series and I was encouraged to write the sequel ‘Long Shot’ which is due for publication on July 29th 2017.

My writing style is a fast-paced page turner with cliff hangers, moral dilemmas and believable characters.

I would like to thank all my readers, editors, bloggers and Crime book club friends who have been so supportive through this process. Their encouragement drives me on to write the next book in the series.



LONG SHOT  is out on NOW and can be purchased at Amazon (UK)

Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this Blog Tour. See below for further details and be sure to follow all of the action across Twitter!


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