End Game by Charlie Gallagher blog tour 

END GAME by Charlie Gallagher

THERE’S A COP KILLER ON THE LOOSE AND ONLY GEORGE ELMS CAN TAKE HIM DOWN.
 
Do you love gripping crime fiction? Then try this book by a best-selling author now. It’s a breathtakingly tense crime thriller that you won’t want to put down.

Detective George Elms is out of prison, and the police force that put him there is in chaos. Now they want him back to lead the hunt for vicious cop killer Kane Forley. Only George can put together a team that will bring this criminal to justice. But perhaps his superiors are using George as bait, and they have some very dark secrets to hide.
 
But this is personal, and things spin out of control fast. Soon George will face one last race against time to save everyone who is close to him. And who can he trust to help him?

One of the tensest, most authentic police thrillers you will read this year. Full of twists and turns, you won’t want to put this down until the shocking conclusion.

If you like Angela Marsons, Rachel Abbott, Ian Rankin or Mark Billingham you will be gripped by this exciting new crime fiction writer.
 
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT CHARLIE GALLAGHER’S BOOKS
 
“I was hooked from page 1.” Maggie
 
“Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins

Probably the best police procedural books I have read, and I have read a lot.” W. Collins
 
“Charlie Gallagher is a police detective which means police procedures are spot on. His cast of characters are believable.” Elizabeth Burns
 
 “Explosive from the opening chapter. Excellent storyline.” Sarah
 
 “It’s one of the most exciting, fast-paced crime novels that I’ve read” GreatStuff
 THE AUTHOR

Charlie Gallagher has been a serving UK police officer for ten years. During that time he has had many roles, starting as a front-line response officer, then a member of a specialist tactical team and is currently a detective investigating serious offences.
 
THE SETTING
Langthorne, typical of many smaller seaside towns dotted around the UK’s coastline. Once a thriving tourist destination, where the affluent built grand seafront houses, it has suffered a hard fall from grace. Unemployment has blighted the area and so has crime. THE DETECTIVES
George Elms joined the police pretty much straight out of school and now in his mid-thirties, he’s been getting in the faces of criminals for over fifteen years. Well known and respected on both sides of the line, he was responsible for running a team working the crimes that come out of one of the county’s most notorious housing estates. He is married to Sarah and they have a little girl.
 
This is the final book of the Langthorne series.
LANGTHORNE POLICE SERIES
Book 1: BODILY HARM
Book 2: PANIC BUTTON
Book 3: BLOOD MONEY
BOOK 4: END GAME

My Review

Having never read one of this authors novels i wasn’t sure what to expect or if I could read a series starting at a later book.

I thought I would struggle and while the backstory was a bit confusing to me the full story was gripping and kept me wanting to know more.

George Elms was a superbly written character who at first I hated but as the story went on I found that I had not given him the chance to show what he was really made of.  He makes you want to dislike him but everything he does it’s for his family.

As this is a series that I have only read this novel in I will say thst based on this one book I plan to go back to all of the others to find out from the beginning what made George so capable of creating havoc and disorder. 

This is definitely one series I would recommend it has a bit of everything

Poor hands by Oliver Tidy blogtour

Book Description:

Out of a big old building on the south coast of Kent, David Booker runs a book-themed coffee shop and Jo Cash operates a private investigation business. They live there, too. But not like that.

Jo needs help with tracing a mystery client’s living relatives. David needs help with his staffing problems. Can they both get what they are looking for?

Sometimes two heads are better than one. Sometimes a poor hand is better than none. But not always…

Author Bio:


Oliver Tidy was born and bred on Romney Marsh, Kent. After a fairly aimless foray into adulthood and a number of unfulfilling jobs he went back to education and qualified as a primary school teacher.


A few years of having the life sucked out of him in the classroom encouraged Oliver abroad to teach English as a foreign language. The lifestyle provided him the time and opportunity to try his hand at writing.


Oliver’s success as a self-published author has led to his Booker & Cash series of books, which are set mainly on Romney Marsh, being signed by Bloodhound Books. 


Oliver is now back living on Romney Marsh and writing full time. 


Links:


https://twitter.com/olivertidy?lang=en-gb
https://olivertidy.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Oliver-Tidy-467297426793288/
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oliver-Tidy/e/B00AZIGMWW/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492156326&sr=1-1

My Review 

Poor hands is the second book that I have read by tbis author.   I have been impressed with his style of writing which flows well and is easy to follow.

The premise of the book was wonderful even if this type has been done before.  However the author puts some twists in that make it a very good read.

I really like Jo.  Very strong  and capable while Booker always seemsmto me the odd man out.  He doesn’t seem to have the same drive that Jo does and he drives me a bit nuts.  That’s what makes the team up well.   

I am anticipating what comes next in the Booker and Cash series. 

Nemesister blog tour


Why the Scorpion and the frog?


We tell each other stories. We’re a species defined by stories, by the a to b narrative of our lives and the lives that come before us and the lives which are yet to come. So narrative has always been the way we explore what we are, how we teach, how we learn. Even when writing blogs about my novel Nemesister, I’m more often than not asked about it’s story, as if it too were a living thing ; how it was conceived, it’s development in the early years, how it has grown into a fully fledged book with a life beyond my control, a child gone into the world with the best job I could do for it its only resources.
In the story itself,  draw on the imagery of a traditional tale which for me summed up the relationship between the two main characters, and the battle they have to understand both it and themselves.
I’m honestly not sure where it comes from, though Wikapedia has it dating in fully fledged form in the 1950s, elements of the story date back to the  Babalonian   Tallmud, but it goes like this. A scorpion wants to cross a river and so asks a frog to carry it across on his back.
“Your a Scorpion,” says the Frog.”How do I know you won’t sting me?”
“if I sting you,’ the Scorpion says, “I’ll drown too.”
This reassures the Frog and so he lets the Scorpion climb into his back and sets out across the river. Half way across the Scorpion flicks his tail and stings the Frog. As the Frog feels the poison creep through his veins he cries out,
“You said you wouldn’t sting me!”
” True,’ said the Scorpion. ” But I never said I wasn’t a Scorpion.”

It’s a dark tale, about how we so often would rather believe an idea of the truth which suits us, or at least makes us feel better about ourselves – the frog would rather been seen as helpful than distrustful – and how maybe the nature of the beast is as it is, even if we think we might be the ones to change it. For me, it resonated in my story as it spoke of two people doomed by themselves, as so many of us are, unable to escape themselves however far across the river they travel.
If you want to judge for your self if it’s a good analogy, you’re just going to have to read my book!

66 Metres by JF Kirwan blogtour

About 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 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…
“A masterfully paced action thriller that takes readers to unexplored depths. The first novel in J. F. Kirwan’s Nadia Laksheva series introduces a heroine that readers are bound to fall hard for.” BestThrillers.com


bit.ly/66metres (Amazon)

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/author/j.f.-kirwan/id1128281343?l=fr&mt=11  (iTunes/Apple)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/66-metres-jf-kirwan/1124177075?type=eBook (B&N Nook)

About the author:


In his day job, J. F. Kirwan travels worldwide, working on aviation safety. He lives in Paris, where he first joined a fiction class – and became hooked! So when a back injury stopped him scuba diving for two years, he wrote a thriller about a young Russian woman, Nadia, where a lot of the action occurred in dangerously deep waters. It was the only way he could carry on diving! But as the story and characters grew, he realised it was not one book, but three… J. F. Kirwan would love to hear from readers, you can follow him on Twitter at: @kirwanjf.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/66metres/ 

Twitter: @kirwanjf

Goodreads Author Page:https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15643489.J_F_Kirwan

Blog: http://jfkirwan.blogspot.fr 

My Review 

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I picked up this book.  It had me pleasantly surprised as it was entertaining.

I kind of had a bit of a crush on the Russian lady Nadia.  She was competent and deadly as well when the mood struck her.   She was a great agent and she certainly made for a very interesting book.

I really enjoyed this book and the other characters that were also part of this novel.  I was intrigued with all the intrigue and political machinations that this book showed. 

Wonderful book and I am hoping there will be more from this author. 

The Betrayed by Casey Kelleher Blogtour

Today I have the honour of hosting the blogtour for Casey Kelleher and her latest novel The Betrayed.

AUTHOR BIO/LINKS

Born in Cuckfield, West Sussex, Casey Kelleher grew up as an avid reader and a huge fan of author Martina Cole. 

Whilst working as a beauty therapist and bringing up her three children together with her husband, Casey penned her debut novel Rotten to the Core. Its success meant that she could give up her day job and concentrate on writing full time. 

She has since published Rise and Fall, Heartless, Bad Blood, The Taken, The Promise and her latest release, The Betrayed is due for publication on the 21st June 2017. 


UK 🇬🇧 http://amzn.to/2nmLJOg 
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2mSi9UL


For all news and updates:

www.caseykelleher.co.uk

www.facebook.com/officialcaseykelleher

http://caseykelleher.wordpress.com

Twitter: @caseykelleher

About The Book:

Colleen Byrne is wife to one of the biggest faces on the streets of Soho, Jimmy Byrne.  He promised her the life of luxury, but behind the diamonds and fur coats is a dangerous world of violence and lies.  With her two children, Nancy and Daniel, Colleen is in too deep, bound to Jimmy forever.


TWENTY YEARS LATER
Nancy has grown into her father’s daughter, strong, calculated – and ruthless, while Colleen blots out the pain of her marriage any way she can. When Jimmy is found brutally murdered, Nancy is hell bent on finding the culprit.  She’s going to make them pay for what they did.

Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone who betrayed them all. To catch a killer, mother and daughter must find the secrets tearing their family apart… 

TWENTY YEARS LATER
Nancy has grown into her father’s daughter, strong, calculated – and ruthless, while Colleen blots out the pain of her marriage any way she can. When Jimmy is found brutally murdered, Nancy is hell bent on finding the culprit.  She’s going to make them pay for what they did.

Only the perpetrator is someone close to home. Someone who betrayed them all. To catch a killer, mother and daughter must find the secrets tearing their family apart… 

A totally gripping and gritty thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat. Perfect for fans of Kimberly Chambers, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane. 

My Review

With reading this book you get to see the real genius of the author.  She has one of the best talents at getting characters who are lifelike as well as multi dimensional.

There is a lot to say about authors who can write characters that are very well developed.  I love the view points that she has used as well as she has multiple characters all distinguishing themselves in her work.

Her villains are very well designed and slightly scary.  Wonderfully written book and I can’t wait to see what is next.

Guilty by Laura Elliott blog tour

Hi all

Today I am sharing some information for Guilty the new Laura Elliott book

GUILTY by Laura Elliot

UK 🇬🇧 http://amzn.to/2qNrOLb
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2qbrOma


It begins with a phone call. It ends with a missing child.

On a warm summer’s morning, thirteen-year-old school girl Constance Lawson is reported missing. 

A few days later, Constance’s uncle, Karl Lawson, suddenly finds himself swept up in a media frenzy created by journalist Amanda Bowe implying that he is the prime suspect. 

Six years later …

Karl’s life is in ruins. His marriage is over, his family destroyed. But the woman who took everything away from him is thriving. With a successful career, husband and a gorgeous baby boy, Amanda’s world is complete. Until the day she receives a phone call and in a heartbeat, she is plunged into every mother’s worst nightmare. 

An utterly compelling psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the very last page. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the TrainGone Girl and Sarah A. Denzil’s Silent Child.

About the author

Laura Elliot is an Irish novelist and lives in the coastal town of Malahide, Co. Dublin. She loves travelling. The beautiful South Island of New Zealand was the inspiration for her setting in The Prodigal Sister. The Burren in County Clare became the mysterious setting for Stolen Child and the Broadmeadow Estuary behind her home provides the background for The Betrayal. She has worked as a journalist and magazine editor 
For more details checkhttps://www.lauraelliotauthor.com

https://www.facebook.com/lauraelliotauthor/

https://twitter.com/Elliot_Laura

This book looks amazing and can’t wait to sink my teeth into it.

Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson blog tour

I have the very great pleasure today to host the blog tour for Kerry Wilkinson newest book Two Sisters. 

TWO SISTERS by Kerry Wilkinson


UK 🇬🇧 http://amzn.to/2pZjCXk 
US 🇺🇸 http://amzn.to/2oH4YCO

They told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.

Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff. 

A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.

Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason. 

Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.

Z’ is all it read.

Z for Zac.

A totally gripping psychological thriller that will have fans of Louise Jensen, Sue Fortin and The Silent Child absolutely hooked.

About the author

Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.

He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.

http://www.kerrywilkinson.com/

http://www.twitter.com/kerrywk


My Review 

This is not like his Jessica Daniels series in fact this is more like the traditional mysteries I remember reading when I was younger.  It isn’t all about the thrills but deals a lot with the emotions of the two sisters after the untimely death of their parents.

I really enjoyed this book as it held a different kind of fascination for me thst I wasn’t expecting. I love the interactions between the sisters even if one of them is more withdrawn.  Also the interactions between the girls and the village people is unique. 

Kerry has done a wonderful job of cleaning out his characters. Chloe seems to me the more difficult one to pin down she is artistic and is a vegan which seems tondefine her to a point.  Everything is about pointing it out.

Meg has the more harsh problems as she seems to be fighting herself all the time.  Whether it’s food or just trying to learn about herself she is the one that I kept watching.