Bad Sons by Oliver Tidy blogtour 

Book Description:

David Booker returns to Romney Marsh on the south coast of England for a holiday. He is expecting to spend time helping his aunt and uncle pack up the stock of their second-hand bookshop in preparation for a happy retirement.
He arrives in Dymchurch on a miserable April night to find his relatives missing without word or clue regarding their whereabouts.
As events unravel, the outlook of the local police pushes Booker to search for his own answers to the questions surrounding his family’s disappearance. To unravel the mystery he will have to put himself in danger. 
Will Booker find the answers he needs and make it out alive? 

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. 


My Review 

As I sit here I still try and put my thoughts in order for dealing with this book.  While I did enjoy it just not in the way many think.

In the book I saw the ending coming while not a bad thing it didn’t come as a surprise at all.  Sometimes I like to be shocked but this is not one of these books. 

Onto the characters they were not altogether memorable other than David Booker who seemed a little dim at times as to what was happening.   While I did feel for him it seemed he was notes emotional as I figured he would be.  

It shows a hugely different facet into the human mind.  I am looking forward to more from this author in the future. 

The girl on the bus by NM Brown

Today is my stop on #TheGirlOnTheBus by @Normthewriter.

Book synopsis

A retired detective and a young woman are about to face their worst fears.

Vicki Reiner is emotionally isolated and craves the fleeting happiness she experienced in the years prior to her college graduation. In an attempt to recapture this, she invites her former friend and room-mate, Laurie, for a break at her deserted beachside home. However, despite booking an online bus ticket, her friend never shows up and seems to have vanished.

Unable to accept the bizarre circumstances of the disappearance, Vicki approaches the police who dismiss her concerns before enlisting the reluctant help of Leighton Jones – a newly retired detective who is haunted by the death of his teenage daughter. Despite trying to remain detached from the case, Leighton is drawn to Vicki and her search for justice.

The unlikely pair face numerous obstacles but using a combination of methods he and Vicki track the killers who are working across the dusty freeways of North America.

Soon Vicki and Leighton find themselves nervously waiting at a remote bus stop expecting the arrival of the bus.

Will they ever discover what happened to Laurie?

And can they both escape with their lives?

My Review

What can I say about this book.  It was harrowing to read this book and had a lot of vivid imagery.  I love the main characters and seeing how well they interact with each other.

It was a very interesting read one that has a lot of plight for Leighton Jones as well as Vickie.

Leighton they showed him as a tough as nails former cop but in reality you see a fragility about him that you didn’t really expect.

I am looking forward to more from this author as thrynhave such ability to capture situations so well.