#BlogTour #BookReview for A Cold Dark Heart by Stephen Puleston @books_n_all #AColdDarkHeart @stephenpuleston

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Drake’s most dangerous killer and shocking case yet…

Accident or murder…?

When eighty-nine-year-old Emyr Isaac is found dead in his home, Drake and his team initially suspect a burglary gone wrong.  Isaac was old, and his death was a tragedy, but it’s not a murder case…is it?

A grisly discovery…

Drake uncovers more suspicious deaths, all elderly victims, all seemingly innocent, but with one chilling connection.

A twisted killer…

If Drake’s suspicions are correct, they have a dangerous serial killer on the loose. Soon, the team realise that stopping this killer will require playing a dangerous game – how do you catch a murderer trusted by everyone?



I love this author’s books and was so delighted to see that he had a new release out, this one, A Cold Dark Heart!

I thought that the plot was great, it was well planned out and I loved the suspense that built up towards the end, it had me hooked and it was another book that had me staying up past my bedtime to finish!  There was no way I was putting this one down when I was so close to the end!!

The book is well written and the author has done a great job with the characters, they are all well developed and genuine and I loved being able to catch up with them, it was like meeting old friends!

The pace was spot on and it was a great read all round with someone happening in each chapter it is certainly one that keeps you on your toes and it was a really gripping read. It read fine to me as a stand-alone too.

It is 4.5 stars from me for this one, round up to 5 stars for Goodreads and Amazon – I thought that it was a well-developed story – very highly recommended!

Amazon link:  http://mybook.to/ColdDarkHeart




I write crime fiction based in Wales and about Wales. The rural landscape of north Wales provides the backdrop to the Inspector Drake novels. And Cardiff the capital of Wales provides the setting for the Inspector Marco novels set in a modern urban environment.

Stephen Puleston author photoI love the novels of Raymond Chandler, Ian Rankin, Mark Billingham, Henning Mankell, Val McDermid – the list could go on! And I enjoy watching detective series on the television the recent Hinterland series based near Aberystwyth in Wales was great. One of my favourites is the French series Spiral but The Bridge and Broadchurch and the Rebus series with Ken Stott and Kenneth Branagh in Wallander are great too.

I have been on writing courses at the Welsh Writers Centre in Llanystymdwy, North Wales tutored by Matt Whyman and Marcus Sedgwick as well as crime writing courses with Peter Robinson and Andrew Taylor at the Scottish Writers centre.

I was born in Anglesey an island off the north Wales coast and after leaving school in Holyhead I went to University in London before training as a solicitor/lawyer. I practised in a small family business doing criminal work in the magistrates and crown courts, divorce and family work.
I still live on Anglesey, North Wales near the beach and the mountains of Snowdonia.


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