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

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 Black Hornet by Rob Sinclair 

I am very proud as today I have the blog tour for Rob Sinclair’s newest book The Black Hornet

Book Descrition:

What do you do when the love of your life vanishes without a trace? If you’re ex-intelligence agent James Ryker you search for the answers whatever the cost, however much blood and sacrifice it takes…

Six months ago Lisa was taken from Ryker, and he’ll stop at nothing to find out who is responsible and why. Following a trail to Mexico, the ex-Joint Intelligence Agency asset soon finds himself in the firing line of enemies he long thought he’d left behind. Set-up for the murder of a former informant, Ryker is thrown into a crumbling jail run by The Black Hornet, the notorious leader of a Mexican drug cartel. But what connects the cartel to the informant’s murder, and to Lisa’s disappearance? And just who is the mystery American claiming he can help Ryker in his hour of need?

The Black Hornet is the second book in the bestselling James Ryker series. Part Bourne, partReacher, it’s an explosive and action-packed thriller to rival any other.

Author Bio:

Rob is the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring embattled agent Carl Logan, with over 250,000 copies sold to date. The Enemy series has received widespread critical acclaim with many reviewers and readers having likened Rob’s work to authors at the very top of the genre, including Lee Child and Vince Flynn. 

Rob’s fourth book, the pulsating psychological thriller Dark Fragments, released by Bloodhound Books in November 2016, has been described as ‘clever’ and ‘chilling’ and an ‘expertly crafted’ story, and became an Amazon UK top 50 bestseller soon after its release.

Rob’s James Ryker series follows on from the Enemy books, with the first novel, The Red Cobra, being released in April 2017 and quickly becoming an Amazon bestseller in the UK, US and Canada. The second book in the series, The Black Hornet will be released on June 12th.

Rob began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife, an avid reader, that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller. He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm after graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2002, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels. Rob now writes full time.

 

Originally from the North East of England, Rob has lived and worked in a number of fast paced cities, including New York, and is now settled in the West Midlands with his wife and young sons.

Links:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rob-Sinclair/e/B00LFXNU76/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1488963366&sr=8-1

https://www.facebook.com/robsinclairauthor/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/RSinclairAuthor

http://www.robsinclairauthor.com/

My Review

I wasn’t really sure what to expect when I agreed to be on this blog tour especially as I hadn’t read the first book in the series.

What I found was a book full of detail in settings that were fairly familiar to me.  I loved the fact thst they used both the USA and Mexico as backdrops in the story.

The story itself was great as it deals with two specific plots.  Ryker is searching for the woman he loves and seemingly will do anything to find Lisa and the second is the trading of arms to drug cartels in Mexico.

This book had a little bit of everything that I could ask for.   I really enjoyed the look inside the jail in Mexico and watched as anything that was bad could and dis happen.

I am now very interested to see just what will happen next.

Shadows by Conrad Jones Blogtour

Book Description:

Suicide. Drugs. Murder.

 DI Braddick is put on the case when a hijacked drug deal has resulted in murder and an eye witness goes missing. When victims are discovered strung up from the rafters of an abandoned fish factory, on the Anglesey coastline, the police are baffled as to what went on. A deserted trawler found at the scene helps Braddick put the pieces together.

 

Could this be the work of a notorious Russian crime family?

 

When an undercover officer goes missing everything points to an informer for the family and it is clear they will stop at nothing to the silence the leak and have their revenge.

 

As the body count rises Braddick will come to realise that no one is safe…

Author Bio:

I am Conrad Jones a 50-year-old Author, originally from a sleepy green-belt called Tarbock Green, which is situated on the outskirts of Liverpool. I spent a number of years living in Holyhead, Anglesey, which I class as my home, before starting a career as a trainee manger with McDonalds Restaurants in 1989. I worked in management at McDonalds Restaurants Ltd from 1989-2002, working my way up to Business Consultant (area manager) working in the corporate and franchised departments.

In March 1993 I was managing the Restaurant in Warrington`s Bridge St when two Irish Republican Army bombs exploded directly outside the store, resulting in the death of two young boys and many casualties. Along with hundreds of other people there that day I was deeply affected by the attack, which led to a long-term interest in the motivation and mind set of criminal gangs. I began to read anything crime related that I could get my hands on.

I link this experience with the desire to write books on the subject, which came much later on due to an unusual set of circumstances. Because of that experience my early novels follow the adventures of an elite counter terrorist unit, The Terrorist Task Force, and their leader, John Tankersley, or `Tank`and they are the Soft Target Series, which have been described by a reviewer as ‘Reacher on steroids

had no intentions of writing until 2007, when I set off on an 11-week tour of the USA. The Day before I boarded the plane, Madeleine Mcann disappeared and all through the holiday I followed the American news reports which had little or no information about her. I didn’t realise it at the time, but the terrible kidnap would inspire my book, The Child Taker years later. During that trip, I received news that my house had been burgled and my work van and equipment were stolen. That summer was the year when York and Tewksbury were flooded by a deluge and insurance companies were swamped with claims. They informed me that they couldn’t do anything for weeks and that returning home would be a wasted journey. Rendered unemployed on a beach in Clearwater, Florida, I decided to begin my first book, Soft Target. I have never stopped writing since. I have recently completed my 17th novel, SHADOWS, something that never would have happened but for that burglary and my experiences in Warrington.

As far as my favourite series ever, it has to be James Herbert’s, The Rats trilogy. The first book did for me what school books couldn’t. It fascinated me, triggered my imagination and gave me the hunger to want to read more. I waited years for the second book, The Lair, and Domain, the third book to come out and they were amazing. Domain

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/conradjonesauthorpage/

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conrad-Jones/e/B002BOBGRE/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1493730391&sr=8-1

https://twitter.com/ConradJones

jonesconrad5@aol.com

My review
I found that this started off slow and while I was hoping for fast paced this book had the slow burn thst can come with a good story.

While I found the story intimriguing I just couldn’t like the main good guy.  I wanted more bad stuff to happen to him.  He just got on my nerves but that is the sign of a good story as well to male you feel about the characters 

Be My Killer by Richard Parker 

Be My Killer by Richard Parker – out on 26th May

UK http://amzn.to/2pkYw80 
US 
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You set the trap. Now you can’t escape.

When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her.

The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice.

Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found. 

Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind. 

And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one…

shocking, ‘just-one-more-page’ thriller with the most twisted killer you’ll ever meet. This book will hook you from the first page and keep you guessing long into the night. PERFECT for fans of James Patterson, Mo Hayder, and Chris Carter.

About the author

 Parker is an ex TV script writer, script editor and producer who now writes dark, stand alone thrillers. His first novel, Stop Me, was nominated for a Dagger Award.  The movie rights to his second, Scare Me, have been bought by Hollywood studio Relativity Media with screenplay completed by Wentworth ‘PRISON BREAK’ Miller and his third, Stalk Me, rode high in the US and UK Amazon charts.

www.richardjayparker.com

https://www.facebook.com/richard.jayparker.9

https://twitter.com/Bookwalter

My review

This book was a dark and twisted work of art.  It is not for the faint of heart as the scenes are gruesome and very gory.


A perfect fit for someone who likes a dark and very disturbing tale.  The story itself I can see really taking place as it comes off playing to people who are naive or even stupid.  


The idea of the book was amazing and showed something that I hadn’t seen before.  The more we go to technology and the web the easier it is to lose ourselves in that one moment.  One moment was all it took to start the be my killer Twitter fest which started the mass murdering.


While I didn’t really like the characters and found the reporter annoying as anything indie find that they worked well for the book.  


This has to be my favourite dark thriller I have ever read as it has a bit of everything including an ending that I never guessed.


The true gift of a book is to say I was surprised by the ending and I didn’t see it coming.  This book was like that for me and has earned a special place in my books read.  


I was very pleased with this novel as I didn’t know What to expect having never read or heard of this author before bit I anxiously await the next novel he writes.


The Revelation Room by Mark Tilbury blog tour 

Book blurb for The Revelation Room:

Ben Whittle’s father, a private investigator, has been taken captive by a cult whilst investigating the case of a missing girl. When Ben receives a desperate call from his father asking for help he is drawn into a dark underground world.

As Ben retraces the last known steps of the missing girl he discovers his only option left is to join the cult and rescue his father from the inside.

The leader of the cult, Edward Ebb, is a psychopathic egocentric who uses his position to control his small group of followers in The Sons and Daughters of Salvation. When he initiates Ben into the group it soon becomes apparent how sick and twisted Ebb is.

Ben must find his father and the missing girl, but the odds are stacked against him and time is running out.

Can Ben rescue his father and the girl and escape with his life?
And what is the gruesome secret concealed in the Revelation Room?

The Revelation Room is the first in a new series of psychological mystery thrillers.

Author bio:


Mark lives in a small village in the lovely county of Cumbria, although his books are set in Oxfordshire where he was born and raised.

After serving in the Royal Navy and raising his two daughters after being widowed, Mark finally took the plunge and self-published two books on Amazon, The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused.

He’s always had a keen interest in writing, and is extremely proud to have his third novel, The Abattoir of Dreams, published, and The Revelation Room and The Eyes of the Accused re-launched, by Bloodhound Books.

When he’s not writing, Mark can be found trying and failing to master blues guitar,
and taking walks around the beautiful county of Cumbria.

My review

When I picked up this book to read I wasn’t sure what to expect having read o e of his later books.  I was pleasantly surprised as Ben Whittle really popped for me.

I loved the book with how it progressed.  The pace was not too fast but kept the story moving at the perfect speed.  

I like that the book also had a happy ending as so many books and with a more negative aspect dealing with grief.

Geoff is one of my favourites as he is so ornery and very much what you think of when you see someone who is older and in pain.  

I can’t wait to read more from Mark Tilbury as he has a unique way of writing and making you get into the characters minds.

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. 

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 

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.