#BlogTour: The Darkness by Ragnar Jónasson @RagnarJo @MichaelJBooks

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the first book in the new Hidden Iceland series from Ragnar Jónasson, The Darkness which is released into the wild today. Happy publication day Ragnar – I hope you have a great one. I’ve been a big fan of Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series and Ari Thor, so I’ve been looking forward to reading this since pre-ordering the book about a year ago, Yep. That keen. I’ll share my thoughts in a few moments after we’ve seen what the book is all about.

TDAbout the Book

A young woman is found dead on a remote Icelandic beach.

She came looking for safety, but instead she found a watery grave.

A hasty police investigation determines her death as suicide . . .

When Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement, she is told she can investigate one last cold case of her choice – and she knows which one.

What she discovers is far darker than suicide . . . And no one is telling Hulda the whole story.

When her own colleagues try to put the brakes on her investigation, Hulda has just days to discover the truth. A truth she will risk her own life to find.

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#BlogTour: Bring Me Flowers by DK Hood @DKHood_Author @Bookouture

Today I am delighted to be joining, and indeed rounding off, the blog tour for DK Hood’s latest Kane and Alton thriller, Bring Me Flowers. My thanks to publisher Bookouture for providing an advance copy for review and to Noelle Holten for inviting me to join the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment, but first let’s take a look at what it’s all about.

BMFAbout the Book

She didn’t know he was watching. Until it was too late.

She’d walked this path hundreds of times before, she knew every twist and turn. But today was different. She didn’t know someone was waiting for her, hidden away from view. She didn’t know this was the last time she’d walk this path.

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her lifeless form. Detective Jenna Alton is called in to investigate the gruesome discovery.

With the body found just off a popular hiking route, Jenna believes the killer is a visitor to the town… until a second local girl is discovered.

Within days, Kate Bright, a school friend of Felicity’s, is found brutally murdered at the local swimming pool and once again, the killer has displayed his victim in a terrifying manner and left flowers at the scene. 

The town is gripped with fear and Jenna and her deputy, David Kane, now know that the killer is living amongst them, and that he’s picking off school girls one by one. But they don’t know who is next on the list.

As the trail goes cold, Kane and Alton are forced to sit and wait for the killer to make his next move. But now he has a new victim in his sights, and he’s looking much closer to home …

If you love Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott you’ll love this nail-biting thriller from D.K. Hood.

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New look – His First Lie by Mark Hill @MarkHillWriter @TheCrimeVault @LittleBrownUK

Today marks the rebirth or rather relaunch of one of my favourite reads of 2016. Originally published as The Two O’Clock BoyMark Hill’s fabulous first Ray Drake novel has had a makeover and a rebrand to tie it in with the upcoming sequel, It Was Her. Dark, brooding and a little bit dangerous are, in fairness, probably not words you’d use to describe Mark Hill. He’s really very nice. However they do fit his protagonist Ray Drake, and I have to admit that he is one of my book crushes so I cannot wait for his return.

But for now folks, it is time to say hello to His First Lie.

HFLAbout This Book

Do you want a thriller that grips from the first line?

Do you want a thriller to leave you gasping for air?

Connor Laird frightens people: he’s intense, he’s fearless, and he seems to be willing to do anything to protect himself and those he loves. He arrives in the Longacre Children’s Home seemingly from nowhere, and instantly becomes hero and villain to every other child there.

Thirty years later, someone is killing all of those who grew up in the Longacre, one by one. Each of them has secrets, not least investigating cop DI Ray Drake.

One by one the mysteries of the past are revealed as Drake finds himself in a race against time before the killer gets to him.

Who is killing to hide their secret?

And can YOU guess the ending?

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Guest Post: CJ Harter author of Fitful Head @cj_harter

Today I’m delighted to welcome author CJ Harter to Jen Med’s. Her latest book, Fitful Head is out now. Before we hear from CJ on the inspiration behind her story, let’s take a look at what the book is all about.

FHAbout the Book

Imagine you lose your mind… and something’s waiting to take its place.

Isobel Hickey’s husband, Richard, was intense, exciting and crazy, and she wants him back. The problem is she can’t have him: he died two years ago in circumstances too painful to remember. Now, she must keep going on for teenage children, Ben and Melissa, and her dog, Brodie. But how can she when nothing makes sense anymore? When she’s haunted by ghostly footprints in the snow, and a sinister stranger who knows too much about her?

When a mute old woman speaks from her death-bed, she plunges Isobel into terrifying danger, a nightmare chain of frightening events where Richard’s secrets lurk and threaten Isobel’s sanity. Now she has to fight to save her children from an insidious evil she doesn’t understand. She must uncover who, or what, is haunting her. But is she strong enough or will she succumb to its malevolent desire?

“Compellingly readable, Fitful Head is a suspenseful and thrilling ghost story for our times.” Caroline England, author of Beneath The Skin

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Review: The Reunion by Samantha Hayes @samhayes @Bookouture

Today I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for The Reunion by Samantha Hayes. My thanks to Kim Nash of Bookouture for inviting me to be a part of the tour. I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the book in just a moment after we’ve taken a look at what the book was all about.

TRThe Official Book Blurb

They were all there the day your sister went missing.
Who is lying? Who is next?

THEN – In charge of her little sister at the beach, Claire allowed Eleanor to walk to the shop alone to buy an ice cream. Placing a coin into her hand, Claire told her to be quick, knowing how much she wanted the freedom.

Eleanor never came back.

NOW – The time has finally come to sell the family farm and Claire is organising a reunion of her dearest friends, the same friends who were present the day her sister went missing.

When another girl disappears, long-buried secrets begin to surface. One of the group hides the darkest secret of them all…

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