My review of Game Point by Malcolm Hollingdrake

DCI Bennett faces the most harrowing case of his career.

A psychopath, who escaped capture, is hell bent on revenge and executes a series of events that will not only impact on Bennett physically, but will have emotional and professional consequences.

A body is found with its fingers amputated, then an investigative journalist, embroiled in the pornography and drugs scene, is murdered.

Bennett’s team is faced with some baffling evidence. Hatpins and bicycle spokes become pivotal to the inquiry but the police struggle to connect the evidence.  It is only when a Detective Sergeant from the team is kidnapped that Bennett realises that he is the true target.

Can Bennett solve the case before it’s too late? How many people will he lose in the process?

Oh my goodness, the book took me on a real rollercoaster ride of emotions, I didn’t want it to end as I knew what was going to happen but still found myself holding my breath to find out how the story was going to play out- I wasn’t disappointed, but I was a bit sad, it was very tense at times.

Again this is another fantastic book in the DCI Bennett series from Malcolm Hollingdrake and I stand by my thoughts that the series has got better as it has progressed- this is hands down the best book in the series so far!!  I cannot wait to read the fifth book, if it is anything like this one, I’m in for a real treat – 5 stars from me for this one – it’s a brilliantly written, hard hitting book!!

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My review of The Walls by Hollie Overton

What if you could get away with murder?

Single mom Kristy Tucker works as press agent for the Texas Department of Corrections – handling everything on death row, from inmate interviews to chronicling the last moments during an execution. Her job exposes Kristy to the worst of humanity and it’s one that’s beginning to take its toll.  So when Kristy meets Lance Dobson, her son’s martial arts instructor, she believed she finally found her happy ending. She was wrong.

Kristy soon discovers that Lance is a monster. Forced to endure his verbal and physical abuse, Kristy is serving her own life sentence . . . unless she’s willing to take matters into her hands. Perfectly poised to exploit the criminal justice system she knows so well, Kristy sets out to get rid of Lance – permanently. 

THE WALLS explores domestic violence, the morality of murder and how far one woman will go to protect her family.

This is the second book that I have read by this author and I have to say that I loved it.  It has a really tough central subject and the execution of the story is told very well, I read it in a day and just needed to see what was around the corner, the twists and how the plot played out.  The pace was great and the characters really grew on me and took me through so many emotions.  I really wanted to see that Kristy got the ending that she deserved and I wasn’t disappointed.  5 stars from me and looking forward to the next book from Hollie.

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My review of Flesh Evidence by Malcolm Hollingdrake

In Harrogate things are about to get weird…

Jars of honey containing pieces of tattooed flesh are the first clue in the search for the whereabouts of a missing fourteen-year-old boy. Then another boy goes missing and further jars of honey are discovered.

Serial kidnappings taking place in Harrogate and the culprit is unlike any other Bennett has dealt with before.  A number of leads seem to be going nowhere and the police are running out of time.

Can Bennett and his team catch a psychopath before any more damage is done?

This will be his toughest case yet….

I have been reading the DCI Cyril Bennett series back to back having been slow to start the series, this is the third book in the series and I have to say I think that the series is improving with each book – this one was excellent!

The book is billed as an explosive, edge of your seat, crime thriller and I have to agree – I thought it was a real page turner and I didn’t want to put it down. The plot was great, the pace was spot on and I loved the characters even more after reading this one – you really get to know them more and you can feel the turmoil they face with  the case they are facing – looking forward to reading the fourth book – excellent series so far!! 5 stars no hesitation for this one – very highly recommended and if you can get a copy, do!!

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Check out this amazing cover for Angela Marsons latest book – Broken Bones! I am really, really looking forward to this one!!

They thought they were safe. They were wrong…

I have read all of the books released so far in the DI Kim Stone series and cannot wait to get my hands on book seven having seen this cover!  The rest of the books in the series have been great so genuinely looking forward to this one!!  The book is out on 3rd November 2017 but you can pre-order your copy on the links below!

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The murder of a young prostitute and a baby found abandoned on the same winter night signals the start of a disturbing investigation for Detective Kim Stone – one which brings her face to face with someone from her own horrific childhood.

As three more sex workers are murdered in quick succession, each death more violent than the last, Kim and her team realise that the initial killing was no one-off frenzied attack, but a twisted serial killer preying on the vulnerable.

At the same time, the search begins for the desperate woman who left her newborn baby at the station – but what looks like a tragic abandonment turns even more sinister when a case of modern slavery is uncovered.

The two investigations bring the team into a terrifying world of human exploitation and cruelty – and a showdown that puts Kim’s life at risk as shocking secrets from her own past come to light.

A gripping new crime thriller from the Number One bestseller – you will be hooked until the final jaw-dropping twist.

 

‘Broken Bones’ is available to pre-order from:-

Amazon UK – http://amzn.to/2wwkvci

Amazon US – http://amzn.to/2vDLPsP

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Twitter – https://twitter.com/WriteAngie

Website – http://angelamarsons-books.com/

 

About Angela Marsons

Angela Marsons is the author of the Amazon Bestselling DI Kim Stone series – Silent Scream, Evil Games, Lost Girls, Play Dead, Blood Lines, Dead Souls and now Broken Bones. Her books have sold more than 2 million in 2 years.

She lives in the Black Country with her partner, their cheeky Golden Retriever and a swearing parrot.

She first discovered her love of writing at Junior School when actual lessons came second to watching other people and quietly making up her own stories about them. Her report card invariably read “Angela would do well if she minded her own business as well as she minds other people’s”.

After years of writing relationship based stories (The Forgotten Woman and Dear Mother) Angela turned to Crime, fictionally speaking of course, and developed a character that refused to go away.

She is signed to Bookouture.com for a total of 16 books in the Kim Stone series and her books have been translated into more than 20 languages.

Her last two books – Blood Lines and Dead Souls – reached the #1 spot on Amazon on pre-orders alone.

 

Check out this amazing cover for Caroline Mitchell’s Murder Game!! I CANNOT wait to read this book!!!!!!!

I have read every book that Caroline has released so far, so I am most definitely looking forward to reading this one when it’s released!!
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MURDER GAME by CAROLINE MITCHELL
(Detective Ruby Preston Book 3)
Out on 31st October!!
To catch a killer, you must first think like one …
A killer is playing a twisted game of life or death with his victims. After he captures them, a countdown begins. He marks the time by sending clues to the whereabouts of the women he has taken in three disturbing images: alive, tortured, dead.
In a race against the clock, East London Detective Ruby Preston must play the killer’s
terrifying murder game and decipher the clues before more women die.
But this isn’t the first time the police have seen such a sickening crime. The notorious LonelyHearts Killer, Mason Gatley, was put behind bars ten years ago for murdering six women in exactly the same chilling way. Desperate for more information, Ruby asks her gangster boyfriend, Nathan Crosby, to set up a dangerous meeting to allow her to see into the twisted mind of a murderer.
But the closer Ruby grows to the dark and charming Mason Gatley, the more worried her
team becomes. Is he really helping her catch the killer? Or is he lining her up to be his next victim?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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USA Today Bestselling Thriller Author.  Originally from Ireland, Caroline lives with her family, parrot and two dogs in a pretty village on the coast of Essex. A former police detective, Caroline has worked in CID and specialised in roles dealing with vulnerable victims, high-risk victims of domestic abuse, and serious sexual offences. Published by Bookouture and Thomas & Mercer, she now writes full time and all her books have become number 1 best sellers in their categories.  Her fast-paced DC Jennifer Knight thrillers carry a hint of the supernatural and are weaved from Caroline’s personal experiences in the police and paranormal.  Set in Shoreditch, London, her DS Ruby Preston series is described as “terrifying, addictive serial killer thrillers”.   Caroline also writes psychological thrillers, the most recent, Witness, has been described as “thrilling, tense, exciting, dark and twisted in the best possible way”. 

Connect with Caroline: http://www.caroline-writes.com
https://plus.google.com/+CarolineMitchell/posts https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3076677.Caroline_Mitchell

Twitter: @Caroline_writes
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My review of Leave the Night On by Laura Trentham

Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge—life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter…  I am delighted that today is my stop on the blog tour for Laura Trentham’s new release – Leave the Night On!!

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Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiancé’s classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton’s whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harboured a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton’s shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage—and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she’s got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along?

This was a lovely read, it was a genuinely heart-warming tale that leaves you feeling all warm and cosy.  I thoroughly enjoyed the story and whilst this is the first book that I have read by Laura, I now want to read the other books in the series and am certain that this won’t be the last.  This book is fine to be read as a stand alone, I hadn’t read the other books in the series and don’t think I missed out – it flowed very well and was an easy read – 4 stars from me for this one!

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My review of Double Jeopardy by M. A. Comley

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Double Jeopardy by Mel Comley!

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Successful entrepreneur, Ross Spalding, has everything to live for; a thriving business, a stunning new home, and a high society wedding to his beautiful fiancée to look forward to in the coming months. That is, until his life comes to an abrupt, gruesome end.

DI Hero Nelson and his team need to dig deep to find the reasons behind someone wanting Ross Spalding dead. As more people connected to Ross also die, some in suspicious circumstances, the suspect list grows beyond all expectations, until a major clue presents itself and spins the investigation off in a totally new direction.

However, Hero’s personal life is also dealt a major blow when his parents are faced with a life or death situation. He is forced to put his personal problems aside when the murderers are revealed and Hero is faced with a tight deadline in which to apprehend them.

I thoroughly enjoyed this gritty crime thriller right from the first few pages.  The characters were great and the writing style really brought them to life on each page – the story surrounding the main character, DI Hero Nelson was superb and his personal life played out just as much as that of his professional life – I really did feel for him at times.  The plot was set at just the right pace to keep me entertained and gripped, it is just the kind of book that I love reading, you can clearly tell it was well researched and executed brilliantly.  I’m a massive fan of books in the crime fiction genre and this is up there with some of the best that I have read so far in 2017 – definitely one I’d highly recommend and didn’t hesitate to give it 5 stars – a brilliant and enjoyable read!!

 

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