Posts Tagged ‘Thriller’

SLOW DRiP: by Gary Polisano

July 11, 2019 - 5:34 am No Comments

SLOW DRiP

When a beautiful and highly intuitive small town police detective is presented with a third related murder, she tries to follow conventional police procedure, while the teenage boy who discovered the body possess clues of his own that may lead directly to the killer, a mysterious figure with seemingly advanced medical knowledge who like to torture his victims in a particular sick manner.  Clues and taunts left by the killer along with the knowledge held by the teenager, cause the three characters to intersect in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.

SLOW DRiP: by Gary Polisano

Published on 21st January 2019

301 pages

From the opening page, you are met by the killer’s work, the victim is tortured to death and left for someone to find them. With not much to go on Detective Tina Patterson, is up against it, not only does she want to get a dangerous killer off the street but her boss doesn’t like that she is good at her job.  

Starting off with a kill, I knew exactly what I was getting into and devoured this book, reading it fairly quickly. Tina Patterson was good at her job and learnt to trust her instinct, so when she got help from an unlikely source, she eagerly took it. However, the story followed 3 characters, enabling you to follow the story from a different POV. As you follow Tina as she is on the hunt for the killer, you are also following the killer as he stakes his prey and goes in for the kill, adding to the story was Jeff a teenager, who got involved in the case after finding one of the victims.    

This story flowed fairly quickly as you wonder whether Tina as more and more clues are revealed is going to catch the killer. I enjoyed reading how Tina’s mind worked and how she went about eliminating suspects. The involvement of Jeff was a surprise and the reasons behind his help were unexpected. The story was explained in details which helps you follow the story with ease, my only niggle was the amount of detail that the baseball games went into, but that was probably me not understanding how the game was played. However, this did not stop me enjoying the story and it did enforce the struggle Jeff was having.

This was a good thriller and if you are looking for a new thriller series, then look no further. I hope it won’t be long for the next one in the series to be released.

Amazon  UShttps://www.amazon.com/SLOW-DRiP-First-heart-racing-thrillers-ebook/dp/B07N15Z57Z

Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/SLOW-DRiP-First-heart-racing-thrillers-ebook/dp/B07N15Z57Z

Google Play https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Gary_Polisano_Slow_Drip?id=ZD2FDwAAQBAJ

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Author Bio –

Originally from Los Angeles, California, earning an MBA in Business Management. Now, relocated to Northern Utah, Gary Polisano is a baseball fanatic and avid golfer.  He currently works in the medical field of pain/spine management.  SLOW DRiP is the FIRST in a murder/mystery series with an overtone of the paranormal.

Social Media Links –

WEBSITE – gpolisano.com

Twitter – @polisanoj

Instagram – garypolisano

LinkedIn – Gary Polisano

Facebook – gary j. Polisano – author

The Teeth of Giants by Gordon Wallis

June 30, 2019 - 9:01 am No Comments

The Teeth Of Giants

In the brutal war on Elephant poaching in Africa, one man takes a stand against a ruthless international ivory smuggling syndicate. A stand that almost costs him everything.

Jason Green never for one minute expected the appalling violence and horror he would endure when he returned to Africa to pay his respects to an old friend. 

A profound sense of guilt and nostalgia prompts London based ex-soldier Jason Green to return to Africa for the funeral of an old friend killed in suspicious circumstances in The Zambezi Valley. He is about to be sucked into the murky and brutal underworld of the illegal ivory trade. Grave injury and a burning desire for revenge thrust Green from the blistering heat of The Zambezi Valley to the tropical coast of Mozambique and beyond. Every tortured step of this journey is fraught with extreme danger and the ever-present threat of death. 

The Teeth Of Giants is the second novel by Gordon Wallis featuring his main character Jason Green. Readers of thrillers set in Africa will devour the frenetic pace and sheer brutality of this gritty crime thriller. 

Pick up The Teeth Of Giants today and prepare for the ride of your life

The Teeth of Giants by Gordon Wallis

Published 7th April 2019

285 pages

Regardless of where you live, you have probably heard of the poachers around the world killing animals into extinction. But what if one man fights back

As I was writing this review, I was surprised that this is the 2nd in the series, not having read the first I was not at a disadvantage and this makes a great standalone. In fact, I am going to read the 1st in the series as I really liked Jason Green. From the start, he was a man of principles and when he learnt of the death of his old comrade, he dropped everything to pay his respects. From the moment he stepped onto African soil, he became a man on a mission.

This story was well plotted and as you follow Jason on his missions you realise what a good soldier he was and how well prepared he had to be to get the job done. Following him, step by step gives you the chance to appreciate how beautiful the African country is and the vast array of animals there are in Africa.

You can tell straight away that this book was well researched and you a drawn into this story by the author’s passion for his own country. Whilst I was reading, I was also learning how dangerous the poachers could be and the horrific ways they go out about killing the animals for profit.  Jason Green is ex-military so expect some killings, although some were down to mother nature. This is a thriller that you won’t want to put down and I was at a loss when I had finished it. Another author on my watch list and this is a perfect read for thriller lovers

Purchase Link:

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QHY66Q2

US  – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QHY66Q2

Author Bio – Gordon Wallis is a 50-year-old author based in Zimbabwe, Southern Africa. Born of British parents he has lived there all his life. A keen reader of thriller novels, particularly those set in Africa, he has travelled extensively in Africa, Europe, The Middle East and Asia. He runs a number of businesses in Zimbabwe and is single.

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/gordon.wallis

https://twitter.com/zimbabaloooba

THREE: Deception Love Murder by KJ McGillick

June 29, 2019 - 6:53 am No Comments

THREE: Deception Love Murder

Inviting a stranger into your home can be dangerous. Inviting a stranger into your life can turn deadly.

How would you feel if you discovered your death was meticulously planned by someone you loved? You didn’t know how or when or even why. All you could do was wait.

Emma has it all-a job she loves and a man who professed to love her.

Or did she? How could she be so blind?

When her lover’s car is found burned and abandoned in another state, the police come asking some hard questions. What she discovers upends her world completely. Jude had been living a double life right under her nose. A deceitful life, a treacherous life. Who was this man that had already groomed another woman to take over Emma’s life? A woman who was Emma’s body double and now dead.  

Why had she so easily trusted this psychopath with her heart? Betrayed on every level, consequences not of Emma’s making were nipping at her heels. Tick. Tock.

THREE is a gripping crime thriller that will have you hooked. A fast-paced psychological thriller that has been compared to the works of Dan Brown. It can be read as a standalone and serves as the first book in the Path of Deception and Betrayal series.

THREE: Deception Love Murder by KJ McGillick

Published by KJRM Publishing LLC on 5th January 2018

330 pages                        

Emma was a lecturer of Art, whilst she had doubts with her relationship with Jude, she was happy with her routine. I took to Emma straightaway, and whilst at times she came across as a bit naïve, as you read this story, you realise how good Jude was at deceiving her. It makes you think, if you were put in this situation what would you do,

It is hard to say much without giving away any spoilers. As the story is written from 3rd POV, you get the whole story by both of the main characters and you soon become aware just how much danger Emma is in. However, she is not alone and her best friend and lawyer Eloise, was there to back her up and put everything into perspective when it all became overwhelming, she was strong-willed and god help any man that came up against her. Also having her back was her Aunt Mary, her elderly aunt who was suffering from dementia, and what a character. She was one of my favourite characters of all time, she did not let her dementia get in the way and some of her one-liners and comments had me laughing out loud.  

This was a fast-paced read and full of suspense as the plot behind Emma’s demise was laid out throughout the story. This book also gives you an insight into how complicated and dangerous the Art world is and I found it informative and interesting. The fine detail of the art, had me googling the pictures so I could see what they looked like. The scenes in the auction house were described in detail and it felt you were there feeling the apprehension of the bidders.

This is a great debut novel by this author and whilst this can be read as a  standalone read, I am off to read the rest of this series. A good psychological thriller and a new author for me to look out for.

Purchase Links:

US –  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078VFT9PJ/

UKhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B078VFT9PJ/

Three will be 99 p/c for the duration of the tour.

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/nxVD9MOsLss

Author Bio –

K. J. McGillick was born in New York and once she started to walk she never stopped running. But that’s what New Yorker’s do. Right? A Registered Nurse, a lawyer now author.

As she evolved so did her career choices. After completing her graduate degree in nursing, she spent many years in the university setting sharing the dreams of the enthusiastic nursing students she taught. After twenty rewarding years in the medical field she attended law school and has spent the last twenty-four years as an attorney helping people navigate the turbulent waters of the legal system. Not an easy feat. And now? Now she is sharing the characters she loves with readers hoping they are intrigued by her twisting and turning plots and entertained by her writing

Social Media Links –

https://www.facebook.com/KJMcGillickauthor/

Kathleen McGillick

@KJMcGillickAuth

http://www.kjmcgillick.com/

https://www.goodreads.com/Kmcgillick

The Lynmouth Stories by LV Hay

June 12, 2019 - 5:43 am No Comments

I am on the 1-day blog blitz tour for The Lynmouth Stories by LV Hay. A collection of three short stories that you can read whilst you are having a coffee. This book at the time of review is free on Amazon.

Blurb: The Lynmouth Stories

Beautiful places hide dark secrets … 

Devon’s very own crime writer L.V Hay (The Other Twin, Do No Harm) brings forth three new short stories from her dark mind and poison pen:

– For kidnapped Meg and her young son Danny, In Plain Sight, the remote headland above Lynmouth is not a haven, but hell.

– A summer of fun for Catherine in Killing Me Softly becomes a winter of discontent … and death.

– In Hell And High Water, a last minute holiday for Naomi and baby Tommy  becomes a survival situation … But that’s before the village floods.

All taking place out of season when the majority of tourists have gone home, L.V Hay uses her local knowledge to bring forth dark and claustrophic noir she has come to be known for.

The Lynmouth Stories by LV Hay

Published 3rd December 2018

I enjoy doing blog tours as I am always finding new authors. Reading their short stories gives me a taste into their work and The Lynmouth series ticks all the boxes.

With just three stories I read this book in less than 30 minutes, just perfect to read in my lunch break.

Starting with In Plain Sight, it tells the story of Meg and her son Danny abducted from a carpark, whilst out shopping. Throughout this story there were a sense of fear whilst Meg waits to find out what will happen to them.

Killing Me Softly: The tale of Catherine and her mystery visitor. This story had a creepy feel to it, mainly because he visited Catherine at night. Not knowing much about him, it is only at the end we find the real reason for his visits.

Blood and High Water. Naomi is on a short break with her husband and young baby. This was my favourite of the three. I loved the twist at the end.

Living in a coastal town, I know just how bleak the winter months are. The descriptive writing had you feeling that you were there watching the scenes unfold. All three stories have a dark feel to them and I wish there were more to the collection. As a new to me author, I am off to find some of their other books to read.

Purchase Link – http://myBook.to/LynmouthStories

Did You Know …?

Known as England’s ‘Little Switzerland’, the Devon village of Lynmouth is famous for its Victorian cliff railway, fish n’ chips and of course, RD Blackmore’s Lorna Doone.

Located on the doorstep of the dramatic Valley of The Rocks and the South West Cliff Path, the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth have inspired many writers, including 19th Century romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who honeymooned there in 1812.

Author Bio –

Lucy V Hay is a script editor for film and an author of fiction and non-fiction. Publishing as LV Hay, Lucy’s debut crime novel, The Other Twin, is out now and has been featured in The Sun and Sunday Express Newspaper, plus Heatworld and Closer Magazine. Her second crime novel, Do No Harm, is an ebook bestseller. Her next title is Never Have I Ever for Hodder Books. 

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Children in Chains by Lorraine Mace

May 30, 2019 - 5:09 am No Comments

My turn has arrived for Children in Chains blog tour, 2nd in the DI Paolo Sterling series by Lorraine Mace.

 Children in Chains

Detective Inspector Paolo Sterling is determined to shut down the syndicate flooding Bradchester’s streets with young prostitutes.

When a child is murdered, Paolo becomes aware of a sinister network of abusers spread across Europe, and spanning all levels of society. But Joey, the shadowy leader of the gang, always seems to be one step ahead in the chase.

Has Paolo come up against a criminal he cannot defeat?

Children in Chains

Published by Accent Press Ltd on 21st February 2019

245 pages

Following a few months after Retriever of Souls, Paolo is still his ex-wife’s no1 enemy. Katy is still in trauma after her kidnapping and showing no sign of recovery, but when a child is found dead from an overdose and signs of abuse, DI Paolo has to put his family on hold.

If you have read book 1 then a lot of the characters were familiar. Whilst Paolo is still the star of the story, you learn more about the other offices on the case.  Dave Johnson is becoming a fine officer, but as you read this story, you soon learn why he finds this case so hard. CC, the only woman on the case, is her usual confident self and with her wild hair colourings, she did give some light relief to the story. Dr Carter a new character, gives more of an insight into Paolo’s family life and just what a struggle he had with normality.

As in book one, you are hit with graphic scenes from the onset. The story of child trafficking and abuse is not an easy subject to read and whilst you hope it would not happen, you only have to turn on the news to see that it is going on. Saying that the author does write about this difficult subject with sympathy and sensitivity. As a mom to a daughter, my heart went out to all the girls.

From the start you know who is behind the trafficking and the person behind the abuse, the story follows Paolo as he tries to solve the case. This story was well plotted and I enjoyed the intricate plan of the trafficking explaining how the gang to pull it off.

This was another great gritty read which was riveting to the end. With Injection of Insanity out soon, I wonder how many more harrowing cases DI Paolo Sterling can solve. A must read for any fans of dark gritty thrillers.  

Price Drop Alert! 

Children In Chains is on offer at 99p/99c across all Amazon stores until June 15.

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KW7C6M2

US – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KW7C6M2

Author Bio – When not working on her D.I. Sterling Series, Lorraine Mace 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. She is co-author, with Maureen Vincent-Northam, of THE WRITER’S ABC CHECKLIST (Accent Press). Other books include children’s novel VLAD THE INHALER – HERO IN THE MAKING, and NOTES FROM THE MARGIN, a compilation of her Writing Magazine humour column.

Social Media Links –

Website: www.lorrainemace.com

Blog: http://thewritersabcchecklist.blogspot.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/lomace

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