#BookTag | #Friday56 – GIRL ZERO by A.A. Dhand @aadhand (13th July 2017, Bantam Press | Penguin Random House @PenguinRHUK) 11/08/2017

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Title: GIRL ZERO
Author:
A.A. Dhand
Publisher:
Bantam Press (Penguin Random House)
Publication Date: 13th July 2017

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Blurb;

There are some surprises that no-one should ever have to experience. Standing over the body of your beloved – and murdered – niece is one of them. For Detective Inspector Harry Virdee, a man perilously close to the edge, it feels like the beginning of the end.

His boss may be telling him he’s too close to work the case, but this isn’t something that Harry can just let lie. He needs to dive into the murky depths of the Bradford underworld and find the monster that lurks there who killed his flesh and blood.

But before he can, he must tell his brother, Ron, the terrible news. And there is no predicting how he will react. Impulsive, dangerous and alarmingly well connected, Ron will act first and think later. Harry may have a murderer to find but if he isn’t careful, he may also have a murder to prevent.

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#BookTag | #Friday56 – GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX by Stephen King @StephenKing & Richard Chizmar @RichardChizmar (16th May 2017, Hodder & Stoughton @HodderBooks) 04/08/2017

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Title: GWENDY’S BUTTON BOX
Author:
Stephen King & Richard Chizmar
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: 16th May 2017

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Blurb;

The little town of Castle Rock, Maine has witnessed some strange events and unusual visitors over the years, but there is one story that has never been told… until now.

There are three ways up to Castle View from the town of Castle Rock: Route 117, Pleasant Road, and the Suicide Stairs. Every day in the summer of 1974 twelve-year-old Gwendy Peterson has taken the stairs, which are held by strong (if time-rusted) iron bolts and zig-zag up the cliffside.

At the top of the stairs, Gwendy catches her breath and listens to the shouts of the kids on the playground. From a bit farther away comes the chink of an aluminum bat hitting a baseball as the Senior League kids practice for the Labor Day charity game.

One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.”

On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…

 

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#BookTag | #Friday56 – TO KILL THE PRESIDENT by Sam Bourne @Freedland (4th July 2017, Harper Collins UK @HarperCollinsUK) 28/07/2017

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Title: TO KILL THE PRESIDENT
Author: S
am Bourne
Publisher:
Harper Collins
Publication Date: 4th July 2017

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Blurb:

A blockbuster thriller from No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author Sam Bourne, in which Maggie Costello uncovers an assassination plot to kill the tyrannical new president.
If a president is out of control
Who will take the ultimate step?

The unthinkable has happened. The United States has elected a volatile demagogue as president, backed by his ruthless chief strategist, Crawford Mac’ McNamara.

When a war of words with the North Korean regime spirals out of control and the President comes perilously close to launching a nuclear attack, it’s clear someone has to act, or the world will be reduced to ashes.

Soon Maggie Costello, a seasoned Washington operator and avowed liberal, discovers an inside plot to kill the president and faces the ultimate moral dilemma. Should she save the president and leave the free world at the mercy of an increasingly crazed would-be tyrant or commit treason against her Commander in Chief and risk plunging the country into a civil war?

 

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#BookTag | #Friday56 – DYING TO LIVE by Michael Stanley @detectivekubu (12th July 2017, Orenda Books @OrendaBooks) 07/07/2017

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Title: DYING TO LIVE
Author:
Michael Stanley
Publisher:
Orenda Books
Publication Date: 12th July 2017

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Blurb:

When the body of a Bushman is discovered near the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, the death is written off as an accident. But all is not as it seems. An autopsy reveals that, although he’s clearly very old, his internal organs are puzzlingly young. What’s more, an old bullet is lodged in one of his muscles… but where is the entry wound?

When the body is stolen from the morgue and a local witch doctor is reported missing, Detective ‘Kubu’ Bengu gets involved. But did the witch doctor take the body to use as part of a ritual? Or was it the American anthropologist who’d befriended the old Bushman? As Kubu and his brilliant young colleague, Detective Samantha Khama, follow the twisting trail through a confusion of rhino-horn smugglers, foreign gangsters and drugs manufacturers, the wider and more dangerous the case seems to grow.

A fresh, new slice of ‘Sunshine Noir’, Dying to Live is a classic tale of greed, corruption and ruthless thuggery, set in one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, and featuring one of crime fiction’s most endearing and humane heroes.

 

Never have I ever heard of ‘Sunshine Noir’ so this is certainly a step away from my ‘go-to’ reads. Looking forward to bringing you full review as part of the DYING TO LIVE blog tour 🙂 Be sure to check out all of the action across Twitter!

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