#blogtour #IMayKillYou @dammpebbles @keithyd6

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Serial killers are secretive animals. They keep their deeds to themselves and hope never to be found.

But there’s a new man in town—a killer who warns people in advance he’s going to kill them, then does it, in a variety of unusual, even bizarre, ways.

Ex-policeman Ben Buckland wants to catch this man not because he’s on the list … but because his 15-year-old daughter is. And that’s just not fair.

Especially when the killer has sent out warnings to several hundred people …

BOOK REVIEW

Someone is sending out threatening notes , there are 100’s of them in circulation and they all end with I MAY KILL YOU . Not i will kill you but i may making the threat seem real yet unknown .The who and why behind them is forced into the hands of disgraced ex copper Ben when his family is targeted. Add into the plot the woman who was part of his downfall and who is currently in charge of the investigation and you have one doozy of a book . It’s certainly tension filled as the killer realises someone is on his tail and who will not be thwarted. The page by page build up of the case told from the point of Ben and the killer give life to the book making you want more and more till you get to the grand finale. Will Ben work it out in time, will the killer succeed in is plot and what crucially is the reason the killings are happening in the first place. Read the book and be immersed within its pages , root for Ben and keep your fingers crossed he succeeds.

My thanks to Emma Welton and Damppebbles for my copy of the book, as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 4.5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Keith Dixon was born in Yorkshire and grew up in the Midlands. He’s been writing since he was thirteen years old in a number of different genres: thriller, espionage, science fiction, literary. Two-time winner of the Chanticleer Reviews CLUE First in Category award for Private Eye/Noir novel, he’s the author of ten books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and two other non-crime works, as well as two collections of blog posts on the craft of writing. His new series of Paul Storey Thrillers began in 2016.

When he’s not writing he enjoys reading, learning the guitar, watching movies and binge-inhaling great TV series. He’s currently resident in France.

Social Media:

Website: www.keithdixonnovels.com

Blog: www.cwconfidential.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IMayKillYou

Twitter: https://twitter.com/keithyd6

Email: keith@keithdixonnovels.com

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/May-Kill-You-Keith-Dixon-ebook/dp/B083ZN2G9J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=I+amy+kill+you+keith+dixon&qid=1584989980&sr=8-1-spell

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/May-Kill-You-Keith-Dixon-ebook/dp/B083ZN2G9J/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=i+may+kill+you+keith+dixon&qid=1584990005&sr=8-1

#bookreview #WaitingForlindsey @cerisanne @moira_forsyth @sandstonepress

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On a hot July day, Lindsay Mathieson, confident, carefree and thirteen years old, walks up the beach where she has played all her life, around the rocks and out of sight. She does not come back. More than thirty years later, her younger brothers and cousins are still dealing with the fallout from that terrible summer.

BOOK REVIEW

A poignant, heartbreaking, haunting novel of loss. A loss that impacts the family down the generations, a loss only hinted at and swept under the carpet. Lindsey walks off down the beach and is never seen alive again. The story then moves down the years as the family deal with or in some cases don’t deal with her loss. How the children who were with her that fateful day grow up dealing with the what ifs, and if only i had gone with her. It’s not only the loss of Lindsey that threads through the story but that of the loss for the children not conceived. All Annie wanted was a child yet her body never gives her that dream. We find out the story of Lindsey as Annie looks back over her life and that of her family when her nephew turns up unexpected and moves in. The younger generation seem more curious as to what went before which awakens hidden memories. The family dynamic was changed forever when Lindsey left and this book paints a beautiful portrait of love,loss,regret,heartbreaking emotions that all of them faced over the years.

My thanks to Ceris Jones and Sandstone press for my copy of the book , as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I am the author of four novels, and a published poet and short story writer. During my working life (I wouldn’t call it a career) I’ve been a registrar of births, deaths and marriages, sold hotels and catering properties, been a bookshop manager, a lecturer and schoolteacher, and taught in a Young Offenders’ Institution. I’m now an editor, and have worked on a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. I have two grown-up children (non-resident), two cats (resident), and live in the Highlands of Scotland.

#bookboost #booklove #bloggerstribe @StuartField14 #HiddenSteel

My book boost today is for book two in the series of John Steel adventures HIDDEN STEEL. Another exciting , high octane thriller that spans two continents.

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In the UK, Detective John Steel is investigating the organization who killed his family. When he comes across information that something big is going to happen on the cruise ship Neptune, Steel goes undercover. He has fourteen days to figure out what is going to happen – and to stop it.In New York, Steel’s NYPD partner, Detective Samantha McCall, is investigating a series of deaths. All seems run of the mill for the homicide detective until they find out that the deaths are somehow connected to the cruise ship John Steel is on.McCall is convinced there is a mole in the department, but can she figure out who he is – and who he’s working for? Meanwhile, Steel is running out of options… and the clock is ticking.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stuart Field, real name Phil Syron-Jones, was born in Telford, Shropshire. He joined the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery at the age of seventeen in 1988 and went on to serve in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Gulf. Phil retired from the army in 2010 and took a security job in Germany, where he still lives and works. Phil decided to try his hand at writing. An idea came to him and he  just went with it; Steel and Shadows, his first novel, was born:

“When I left the army in 2010 I joined a security firm in Germany, the German Guard Service, for five years, guarding the bases and I was bored at work one day. This story popped into my head. I wrote it down and showed it to someone and they said it was good and it built up from there.” (Shropshire Star, 2/10/18)

Phil decided to self-publish and met with some success. Under the pen name Stuart Field he later secured a publisher for that first novel, Steel and Shadows. As Phil was already publishing his own work, there are already five more Steel stories ready to.

Despite his time in the army, Phil says that there are “absolutely no similarities” between his life and the life of his main character, John Steel:

“The story is a lot more fun than your usual crime thrillers. Usually they’re very dull and this is a bit more of a cross between James Bond, Castle, Jack Reacher and it’s a lot more fun.”

The knowledge and experience gained through a long military career do go towards the credibility of the novels though.

#BookBoost #booklove #bloggerstribe #SteelAndShadows @StuartField14

Ok something a little different today and for the next few weeks. Alongside my usual blog tours and book reviews i am going to help out authors who have had book events cancelled / postponed. This is in response to a twitter account i follow that sent out a plea for help @ScotlandYardCSI . Do check them out if you get a chance maybe give them a follow too. If there is anyone else who wants a boost then do get in touch.

My first book boost is for the first in a series by Stuart Field , STEEL AND SHADOWS . I will be boosting book two tomorrow with book three to follow at a later date as i am on the blog tour for that one curtesy of Emma Welton.

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After the brutal slaying of his family, British Special Forces ex-agent John Steel arrives in New York with a singular purpose: find the person in the photograph.Judicious NYPD detective Samantha McCall is investigating a triple homicide when Steel shows up to help find the perpetrator and bring him to justice. What at first appears to be the work of a serial killer soon turns out to be a deeper level of darkness and deceit, with relentless mercenaries, a shadowy informant and ghosts from the past for both McCall and Steel all involved.As unexpected alliances and Steel’s personal mission reveal a complex web of treachery, will he and McCall find a way to work together and solve the case?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Stuart Field, real name Phil Syron-Jones, was born in Telford, Shropshire. He joined the 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery at the age of seventeen in 1988 and went on to serve in Germany, Bosnia, Kosovo and the Gulf. Phil retired from the army in 2010 and took a security job in Germany, where he still lives and works. Phil decided to try his hand at writing. An idea came to him and he  just went with it; Steel and Shadows, his first novel, was born:

“When I left the army in 2010 I joined a security firm in Germany, the German Guard Service, for five years, guarding the bases and I was bored at work one day. This story popped into my head. I wrote it down and showed it to someone and they said it was good and it built up from there.” (Shropshire Star, 2/10/18)

Phil decided to self-publish and met with some success. Under the pen name Stuart Field he later secured a publisher for that first novel, Steel and Shadows (Crime Scene Books, 2018). As Phil was already publishing his own work, there are already five more Steel stories ready to go. Publishing details are currently being worked out for the next in the series, Hidden Steel. Phil is currently working on a new stand-alone novel.

Despite his time in the army, Phil says that there are “absolutely no similarities” between his life and the life of his main character, John Steel:

“The story is a lot more fun than your usual crime thrillers. Usually they’re very dull and this is a bit more of a cross between James Bond, Castle, Jack Reacher and it’s a lot more fun.”

The knowledge and experience gained through a long military career do go towards the credibility of the novels though.

#Blogtour #Containment @annecater @vandasymon @OrendaBooks

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Chaos reigns in the sleepy village of Aramoana on the New Zealand coast, when a series of shipping containers wash up on the beach and looting begins.

Detective Constable Sam Shephard experiences the desperation of the scavengers first-hand, and ends up in an ambulance, nursing her wounds and puzzling over an assault that left her assailant for dead.

What appears to be a clear-cut case of a cargo ship running aground soon takes a more sinister turn when a skull is found in the sand, and the body of a diver is pulled from the sea … a diver who didn’t die of drowning…

As first officer at the scene, Sam is handed the case, much to the displeasure of her superiors, and she must put together an increasingly confusing series of clues to get to the bottom of a mystery that may still have more victims…

BOOK REVIEW

What happens when a ship full of containers loses some of those containers overboard, why chaos, mayhem, and murder most foul. It’s a scene of chaos that greets Sam Shepherd as she gets to the site of the incident. Little does she know that it will set into motion a series of events that will have far reaching consequences. Sam is a fiery, sharp character who seems to be in the right place just at the wrong time. Finding herself embroiled in the investigation she ends up doing the wrong thing for the right reasons. So a very complex yet likeable character who whilst she knows what she wants work wise her personal life is a bit of a mess. It’s the first time I’ve read a book set in New Zealand yet it i could picture so well its rugged charm through the words of the writer who brings it to life. Coming from a small seaside town i also felt quite at home where Sam lives and can understand how everyone seems to know each other’s business often before they even do. A great read that will make you laugh in parts yet the serious undercurrent never leaves you.

My thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda books for my copy of the book, as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 4

THE AUTHOR

Vanda Symon is a crime writer, TV presenter and radio host from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the chair of the Otago Southland branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors. The Sam Shephard series has climbed to number one on the New Zealand bestseller list, and also been shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for best crime novel. She currently lives in Dunedin, with her husband and two sons

#audioblogtour #BackToReality @bestsellerxp @LifeBookish

Something new on my blog today. A review of an audio book, not something I had thought of doing before but sometimes its good to come out of your comfort zone and try something different. It worked i loved listening to it.

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The bestselling ’90s nostalgia time travel comedy

Jo’s world is about to change forever, and it’s about time

Her marriage is on auto-pilot, daughter hates her, job sucks and it’s not even Tuesday.

As Jo’s life implodes, a freak event hurls her back to ‘90s Los Angeles where, in a parallel universe, she’s about to hit the big time as a rock star.

Jo has to choose between her dreams and her family in an adventure that propels her from London to Hollywood then Glastonbury, the world’s greatest music festival.

Jo encounters a disgraced guru, a movie star with a fetish for double-decker buses, and the biggest pop star in the world… who just happens to want to kill her.

Back to Reality is a funny, heartwarming story about second chances, with a heroine to rival Bridget Jones and the rock n roll nostalgia of Keith A Pearson.

The novel from the Bestseller Experiment podcast presenters Mark Stay and Mark Desvaux. The Two Marks went to more gigs in the ’90s than in any other decade and are currently working on a time machine to see Prince in concert.

Praise for Back to Reality:

“Like if Nick Hornby wrote a time travel, body swap adventure!”—New York Times bestselling author Mimi Strong

“Everything the world loves about British comedy. For those who wished Simon Pegg wrote novels, you now have the Two Marks.”—USA Todaybestselling author Shannon Mayer

“Written with an authentic touch and plenty of good humour. A tough book to put down.”—Mark Dawson, USA Today bestselling author of the million-selling John Milton series

“A compelling story where the comedy compliments the drama and keeps you turning the page… A delight.”—Bestselling author of The Dublin Trilogy,Caimh McDonnell

“I LOVE IT! It’s Back to the Future meets Freaky Friday.”—#1 Kindle bestselling author of Hot Mess, Lucy Vine

“Crackles with all the addictive energy of a pop hit, and the heart of a soul classic.”—Samantha King, bestselling author of The Choice

“Like a book version of Hot Tub Time Machine with fabulous female characters and great music.”—Kate Harrison, author of the bestselling 5:2 series

“If you love time travel and rock and roll, you’ll love this book!”—Julie Cohen, author of Together

“Sliding Doors meets Back to the Future in a story to make you sing with joy.”—Karen Ball, Speckled Pen

“A magnificent book! Loved every page. Beautifully written.”—Callan McAuliffe, actor The Walking Dead

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What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ ‘A real page-turner overflowing with humour.’

★★★★★ ‘All kinds of funny, from laugh out loud to quiet snorts of recognition.’

★★★★★ ‘I miss the characters so much I think I’ll start reading it again!’

★★★★★ ‘Pure pleasure to read. You won’t put it down until you reach the last page.’

★★★★★ ‘An absolutely cracking read. It’s funny, it’s clever, it’s heartwarming, and completely impossible to put down.’

★★★★★ ‘It’s —Spinal Tap meets —Back to the Future meets —Freaky Friday.’

★★★★★ ‘Funny, fast and massively entertaining. Hugely recommend.’

★★★★★ ‘—Back To Reality has it all; It’s funny, it’s thrilling, its thought-provoking and inspiring, but be warned, once you start reading this book you won’t want to put it down.’

★★★★★ ‘Think —Peggy Sue Got Married meets MTV. Funny and warmhearted. Highly Recommended.’

★★★★★ ‘This book reads like the best comedy movies. Great pace, humour and loads of action. Recommended for fans of Douglas Adams and Helen Fielding.’

★★★★★ ‘Belts along at a cracking pace, at times reminding me of Douglas Adams.’


AUDIO REVIEW

If you are looking for a light hearted first toe dip into audio books then this is for you. Filled with humour and laugh out loud exerts it kept me company through housework and commutes to work. Easy to pick the thread back up too after a break. The flip between the two Jo’s is seamless and you never seem to lose the thread of the book. One person in two separate and totally different alternate realities ends up swopping bodies. This makes for some fun, confusion and tribulations as they come to realise what has happened. Their next challenge is to get back to their original bodies but this is a very bumpy road as life keeps getting in the way. Both women come to certain realisations of life as they know it and what the consequences of not going back could bring. The references to various songs and artists from the 90’s gives the story its nostalgic feel without being too maudlin. The narrator switching between voices give the impression of multiple voices so you know who is prominent at the time. All in all a fun lighthearted story , perfect for anyone wanting to escape Back To Reality.

My thanks to Heather Fitt for the chance to listen and help on the tour, as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the audio book.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Mark Stay co-wrote the screenplay for Robot Overlords which became a movie with Sir Ben Kingsley and Gillian Anderson, and premiered at the 58th London Film Festival. Author of the fantasy novel The End of Magic, he is also co-presenter of the Bestseller Experiment podcast and worked in bookselling and publishing for over twenty-five years. He lives in Kent, England, with his family and a trio of retired chickens. He blogs and humblebrags over at markstaywrites.com

Mark Desvaux writes fiction as Mark Oliver. He also authors inspirational non-fiction and online courses, and is a professional speaker in the fields of self-development and spiritual growth. He is chairman and co-founder of the charity Foodshare. As a bestselling recording artist (Urban Myth Club), Mark’s two critically-acclaimed albums have led to appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury (which he tries to mention on every podcast). He lives on Vancouver Island with his family, surrounded by the beautiful mountains and seas, with chickens, bees and very tall trees.

#blogtour #30DaysInJune @dampebbles @ChrisWestlake2 #dampebblesblogtours

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On the 1st day of June 1988, the residents of south Wales were thrown into a state of panic when a married couple were brutally murdered in their own home. The killer, nicknamed Spartacus by the media, did not flee the scene immediately; instead, he stayed to carve Roman Numerals onto his victims’ chests.

This was the beginning of a month-long killing spree, each murder taking a step closer to home.

Seventeen-year-old Jeffrey Allen was to be the final victim, on the final day of the month. Instead, he became the only survivor, and the only real witness. The killings ended as suddenly as they began. Jeffrey relocated to London, changing his name, and his identity, to Marcus Clancy. His past life became merely a dark secret.

On 1st June 2018, 30 years to the day since the first killing, a mysterious figure refers to Marcus by his old name, through closing lift doors.

Is Spartacus back? If so, has he returned to finish what he failed to do thirty years ago?

BOOK REVIEW

From the get go you know this book will prove to be a great read. The first chapter will show you this. It did me and after reading it i was sure i was onto a book that would bind me to its pages. Told from two different timelines thirty years apart it follow the survivor of the serial killer named Spartacus. That survivor went on to not only change his name but to move away from all he knew and kept away from social media for thirty years. Unfortunately he has been found and is now hounded by his memories and the possibility that the killer has come back for him. The fear he feels drips from the pages as he lurches from one crisis to another. Is he mad ? Is he being haunted ? Feel his pain as he fight off his demons to get to the bottom of what exactly is happening to him. Tension filled, disturbing and compelling the book will deliver to you the reader a story that will keep you guessing. It will serve up a twisted ending that you never expect and will make you take a breath in awe.

My thanks to Emma Welton for my copy of the book, as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

After completing a Creative Writing course in 2010, Chris Westlake’s short story, Welsh Lessons, was awarded 1st place in the Global Short Story Award (not bad for the first writing competition he had entered). He followed this up with 1st place in the Stringybark Erotic Fiction Award and 2nd place in the HASSRA Literary Award.

Chris has written three novels. 30 DAYS IN JUNE is his first crime thriller. He is currently writing his second thriller, on schedule to be completed in 2020. He is determined to write many, many more – his main regret is that he didn’t start writing earlier.

Chris considers himself to be a developing author. He is always looking to improve, to make his next novel even better than the last. He is continuously experimenting with different styles, different genres.

You can contact Chris at chriswestlakeauthor@hotmail.co.uk . He would love to hear from you.

Social Media:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ChrisWestlake2

Website: www.chriswestlakeauthor.co.uk

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/30-DAYS-JUNE-Serial-Thriller-ebook/dp/B08283SZBZ/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1584367251&sr=8-1

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/30-DAYS-JUNE-Serial-Thriller-ebook/dp/B08283SZBZ/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=30+days+in+june+chris+westlake&qid=1584367779&sr=8-1

Blackwells: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/30-Days-in-June-by-Chris-Westlake-author/9781712581353?a_aid=WhisperingStories

#blogtour #TheForeverHouse @annecater @FlameTreePress @timwaggoner

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Bram Stoker Award-winner Tim Waggoner consistently delivers the goods when it comes to hard-hitting horror fiction, with compelling characters and dangerous horrors at every turn. This is Horror

In Rockridge, Ohio, a sinister family moves into a sleepy cul de sac. The Eldreds feed on the negative emotions of humans, creating nightmarish realms within their house to entrap their prey. Neighbors are lured into the Eldreds home and faced with challenges designed to heighten their darkest emotions so their inhuman captors can feed and feed well. If the humans are to have any hope of survival, they ll have to learn to overcome their prejudices and resentments toward one another and work together. But which will prove more deadly in the end, the Eldreds . . . or each other?

FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

BOOK REVIEW

This book is a gory,spine chilling feast of words. The family that occupy the Forever House make the Addams family look like soft,fluffy sparkly Disney character’s. The Eldreds move into the neighbourhood and safety and sanity take the express train out . If you love a good ghostly horror story with more twist that a corkscrew on a Saturday night in a wine bar this is for you. The author has created a book filled with delightful deadly creatures who feed off your fear and prejudice in the place of your flesh although they are not above a nibble or two. You are welcome to a house of death and destruction created by its occupants. Can you survive the night or will all be lost. Add into the horror a battle for dominance within the family dynamic and you get a whole new level of deliciousness. For any horror fan this book will tick your boxes with s its gore, its suspense and mind blowing finale. A must for you TBR pile.

My thanks to Anne Cater and Netgalley for my copy of the book , as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 5

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Author Bio

Tim Waggoner’s first novel came out in 2001, and since then he’s published over forty novels and five collections of short stories. He writes original dark fantasy and horror, as well as media tie-ins. His novels include Like Death, considered a modern classic in the genre, and the popular
Nekropolis series of urban fantasy novels. He’s written tie-in fiction for Supernatural, Grimm, the X-Files, Doctor Who, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Alien, and Transformers, among others, and he’s written novelizations for films such as Kingsman: the Golden Circle and Resident Evil: the Final Chapter. His articles on writing have appeared in Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Journal, Writer’s Workshop of Horror, and Where Nightmares Come From.
In 2017 he received the Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in Long Fiction, and he’s been a finalist for the Shirley Jackson Award and the Scribe Award. His fiction has received numerous Honorable Mentions in volumes of Best Horror of the Year, and in 2016, the Horror Writers Association honored him with the Mentor of the Year Award. In addition to writing, he’s also a full-time tenured professor who teaches creative writing and composition at Sinclair College

#blogtour #RageandRetribution @dampebblesBTS @Iomace @AccentPress

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Can two wrongs ever make a right?

A man is found by the side of a canal, comatose and brutally attacked.

It quickly becomes clear that someone is abducting men and subjecting them to horrific acts of torture. After three days they’re released, fighting for their lives and refusing to speak.

A councillor is accused of fraud.

Montague Mason is an upstanding member of the community. That is until he’s publicly accused of stealing the youth centre’s funds – an accusation that threatens to rip through the very heart of the community and expose his best-kept secret. But how far would he go to protect himself?

Two cases. One deadly answer.

As the two cases collide, D.I. Paolo Sterling finds he has more questions than answers. And, when torture escalates to murder, he suddenly finds himself in a race against time to find the killer and put an end to the depravity – once and for all.

BOOK REVIEW

This is my first encounter with D.I.Paolo Sterling so yes the book can be read as a stand-alone if you are new to the series. The investigation starts with a man found comatose and brutally beaten. It’s up to the team to not only find the culprit but to identify the man. Unfortunately he is not the only victim but the others wont speak up as male rape is a taboo subject. The book handles that subject sensitivity yet thoroughly in order to bring about justice. There must be a link between the cases and its up to D.I.Sterling and his close knit team to get to the culprit before any more men are brutalised. Finding the who will give them the motive behind the crimes which when it is revealed is almost as shocking as the crimes themselves. Whilst searching for the sadist the team must work through what set out to be a prank yet that too spiralled out of control. The two cases take on an unexpected twist when they overlap leaving Sterling in a race to solve not one crime but two interconnected ones. Full throttle tension all the way through the book grips you to the end.

My thanks to Emma Welton for my copy of the book, as always they are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 4

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in South East London, Lorraine lived and worked in South Africa, on the Island of Gozo and in France before settling on the Costa del Sol in Spain. She lives with her partner in a traditional Spanish village inland from the coast and enjoys sampling the regional dishes and ever-changing tapas in the local bars. Her knowledge of Spanish is expanding. To stop her waistline from doing the same, she runs five times a week. 

When not working on the D.I. Sterling series of crime novels, Lorraine is engaged in many writing-related activities. She is a columnist for both Writing Magazine and Writers’ Forum and is head judge for Writers’ Forum monthly fiction competitions. 

A tutor for Writers Bureau, she also runs her own private critique and author mentoring service

Social Media:

witter: https://twitter.com/lomace 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.mace.52 

Website: www.lorrainemace.com 

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mace_lorraine/ 

Purchase Links:

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rage-Retribution-Sterling-Thriller-ebook/dp/B07ZK9B1PW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Rage-Retribution-Sterling-Thriller-ebook/dp/B07ZK9B1PW/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1584384154&sr=8-1

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/rage-and-retribution-2

#BLOGTOUR #MexicoStreet #ChastityRiley @annecater @OrendaBooks @ohneKlippo

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Hamburg state prosecutor Chastity Riley investigates a series of arson attacks on cars across the city, which leads her to a startling and life-threatening discovery involving criminal gangs and a very illicit love story…

Night after night, cars are set alight across the German city of Hamburg, with no obvious pattern, no explanation and no suspect.

Until, one night, on Mexico Street, a ghetto of high-rise blocks in the north of the city, a Fiat is torched. Only this car isn’t empty. The body of Nouri Saroukhan – prodigal son of the Bremen clan – is soon discovered, and the case becomes a homicide.

Public prosecutor Chastity Riley is handed the investigation, which takes her deep into a criminal underground that snakes beneath the whole of Germany. And as details of Nouri’s background, including an illicit relationship with the mysterious Aliza, emerge, it becomes clear that these are not random attacks, and there are more on the cards…

BOOK REVIEW

Not a long book yet packed full off details and tension. The short sometimes snappy chapters add to the tension building that fills the book. Gritty dark humour go hand in a hand with deadly seriousness as the characters work their way through the investigation. Cultural differences and languages make the investigation , weighty and heavy yet those investigating the crimes don’t stop or slow down. They might feel mired and bogged down as the fight to get to the truth is seemingly blocked by the various factions involved. Those factions don’t want outsiders looking into their deals and lifestyles they want to live how they want regardless of the laws that govern where they live. Sometimes complex and complicated the plot never falters , it gathers momentum page by page.its tense, realistic. The character of Chastity Riley is one you don’t want to mess with, you want her on your side should you be at loggerheads with the law.

My thanks to Anne Cater and Orenda books for my copy of the book, as always these are my own thoughts and opinions on the book.

STAR RATING 4

THE AUTHOR

Simone Buchholz was born in Hanau in 1972. At university, she studied Philosophy and Literature, worked as a waitress and a columnist, and trained to be a journalist at the prestigious Henri-Nannen-School in Hamburg. In 2016, Simone Buchholz was awarded the Crime Cologne Award as well as runner-up in the German Crime Fiction Prize for Blue Night, which was number one on the KrimiZEIT Best of Crime List for months. She lives in Sankt Pauli, in the heart of Hamburg, with her husband and son.