So. I’m trying to be a good blogger …

Failing miserably, but I’m giving it a shot and that’s what counts right? ;o)

So as I have now managed to post something every day for nine days – yes that is correct – nine days – I am going to do a bit of a round up. One: because I can; and two: because I have read and reviewed some fluffing good books this past week which deserve a bit more time in the spotlight. So – here I go.

Books I have read.

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Starting last weekend, with the superb ‘Dark Water‘ by Robert Bryndza. The third instalment in the Erika Foster series, Erika is faced with solving a cold case, the disappearance of Jessica Collins, who left home to go to a friend’s birthday party just a few doors away, but never made it. Released by publishers Bookouture on 20th October, my full review can be found here.

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Next up was the brilliant debut thriller from Alex Caan, ‘Cut To The Bone‘. When young vlogging sensation Ruby disappears after going for a walk one evening, the specialist team of the Police Crime Commissioner, Justin Hope, are called in to investigate. Led by DI Kate Riley and new DS Zain Harris, the search takes a dark turn when a disturbing video featuring Ruby is sent to her parents. When someone else is threatened, it becomes a race against time to find out who was responsible for taking Ruby. For my full review, head here.

Read, and still to be reviewed later this week, are the following books:

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Debut thriller ‘Dancers in the Wind‘ by Anne Coates. Freelance reporter Hannah Weybridge is commissioned by a national paper to write an article on prostitution around Kings Cross to accompany a TV documentary which is due to be aired. Little does she know meeting with young prostitute Princess will mean putting her life and that of her young daughter Elizabeth in danger. ‘Dancers in the Wind’ will be released on 13th October by Urbane Publications and my review will post on release day.

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The Two O’Clock Boy‘ by Mark Hill introduces readers to DI Ray Drake. Called in to investigate a gruesome multiple murder, Drake and DS Flick Crowley initially struggle to find a motive for the killings. The victim is a petty criminal who was trying to go straight and no one from his past seems to have cause to want him dead. But someone on the team knows more than they are letting on and echoes of the past are set to taint the investigation. A stunning start to a new series which has an amazing twist at the end. I can’t wait to read more.

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And on my long drive to Dundee, I listened to the audio book of ‘White Gold‘ by Rachel Amphlett. The first in the Dan Taylor series, it follows Dan, a former army bomb disposal expert, as he tries to unravel the reasons for the death of his old college friend, Paul Edgewater. Drawn into a world of conspiracy and deep rooted corruption, Dan, alongside Paul’s ex wife Sarah, struggles to find the secret hidden with in Paul’s research, a secret someone is willing to kill to protect.

Reviews I have published:

A busy week for reviews I have managed to post my thoughts on the following books which can all be accessed by clicking on the images below.

Black Out‘ and ‘Night Blind‘ by Ragnar Jónasson.

Blood Lines‘ by Angela Marsons

The Killing Game‘ by J.S. Carol

I See You‘ by Clare Mackintosh

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A busy but productive and rewarding week. Here’s hoping I can pull off the same this week.

Happy reading all.

JM

 

 

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